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Brighter Change Coming for 2022 Toyota Sienna

Learn what is coming new for 2022 Toyota Sienna.

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Many people ask me what will be new for upcoming Toyota model years. It makes complete sense that Toyota fans and owners want to know about new features, minor refreshes and redesigns.

And I take a lot of pride in knowing details. With my “ToyotaJeff Reviews” and “AutoJeff Reviews” YouTube channels, I have worked hard to position myself as a resource in the automotive world.

However, sometimes, information is challenging to come by. Toyota is notorious for keeping specifications private until the time is right to release to the public.

In the case of 2022 Sienna, there is not much, but there is a little bit of information to share.

2022 Toyota Sienna News

Since Toyota Sienna was completely redesigned for 2021, we can expect there will not be many updates. Not necessary.

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition Cement color passenger side front endSienna Woodland Edition - Cement color

We do have an intriguing new 2022 Sienna trim level – Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition. This versatile Sienna grade is ideal for road trippers, weekend campers, and outdoor enthusiasts in general.

Sienna Woodland will be offered in both Cement and Midnight Black Metallic colors.

Another color scheme change may interest potential buyers. A brighter color switch is in store for 2022 Toyota Sienna.

Blizzard Pearl will be replaced by Wind Chill Pearl for new Toyota Sienna models.

2021 Toyota Camry XSE Wind Chill Pearl front end profile viewToyota Camry XSE - Wind Chill Pearl color

Wind Chill Pearl is a whiter, brighter hue than Blizzard Pearl and it really sparkles in direct sunlight.

2021 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Wind Chill Pearl profile viewToyota Tundra 1794 Edition - Wind Chill Pearl color

You can find Wind Chill Pearl on popular Toyota models like Camry, Tacoma and Tundra.

2022 Toyota Sienna Release Date

Due to ongoing vehicle shortage concerns, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly when 2022 Sienna will be available.

However, I would expect to see new Sienna minivans at dealerships in the September-October time frame.

2022 Toyota Sienna Colors

Buyers will have many different colors to choose from in 2022. Some are traditional while some are bold and vibrant.

Look for Super White, Predawn Gray Mica, Celestial Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Blueprint, Sunset Bronze Mica, Ruby Flare Pearl, Cypress Green Metallic and Wind Chill Pearl.

Toyota Sienna MPG and AWD

People who enjoy incredible fuel economy will appreciate Sienna Hybrid. This is rated at either 35mpg or 36mpg depending on whether you get all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive.

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Plus, Toyota Sienna is a minivan that thrives in slippery weather and road conditions because of its on-demand all-wheel drive system. Having optimal traction allows families to have peace of mind knowing this system is available in their ride. When they need it.

Time for your Toyota Sienna comments

Are you a Sienna owner, and if so, what has your experience been through the years?

Have you purchased a 2021 Sienna Hybrid? How is the ride comfort and miles per gallon for you?

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Mark (not verified)    July 17, 2021 - 9:35PM

I just sold my 2005 Sienna that I bought new. With 200k miles on it, it was, hands down, the best car I have ever owned.
It drove smoother at 200k than my 2016 Odyssey. The engine was butter smooth with zero oil burn. I did service by the book and replaced worn items like brakes and bushings. But otherwise it was stunningly reliable.
The worst event was a front wheel bearing failure at 120K. That necessitated an entire new hub that had to come form Japan. It was out of commission for a month but I was more bitter at Toyota for not having the part than I was that my van needed it.

Henry (not verified)    August 2, 2021 - 2:40PM

In reply to by Mark (not verified)

I agree, butter smooth and reliable car, especially if you bought it new or only a few years old from a first owner. For parts sometimes it's best to order from Rockauto and go to the local trusty mechanic shop. Fortunately, I have a couple that specializes in Japanese imports. Although these cars are mostly made in the USA, more than Ford. But they will always be called Japanese imports.

Nancy Williams (not verified)    July 17, 2021 - 10:02PM

I owned a 2003 Sienna; loved the comfortable captain chairs in front & 2nd row. I went to purchase a 2021 Sienna & was totally disappointed in the lack of comfort of the front & 2nd row seats as well as the cheap look of the fabric chosen. Tried a Sienna with leather seats... same disappointment! Loved all the other updates, including the hybrid feature but Toyota really lost me with the lack of comfort of the seating choices! I travel by car alot, so comfortable seating was a key "must have" to purchase the Sienna. Toyota did not deliver that, so I did not purchase the van. Hope they bring back the comfort captain chairs in the 2022 Sienna model!

Mitch (not verified)    July 21, 2021 - 2:32PM

In reply to by Nancy Williams (not verified)

I checked out an XLE at a dealership. I don't remember the front and second row seat comfort, but I was astonished as to how uncomfortable the 3rd row was. I could see if it was an SUV... you don't expect 3rd rows to be that comfortable in an SUV. But in a minivan the 3rd row should be comfortable even for adults and it was not in the new Sienna. The cushion is hard and short and the roof a little too low. My Odyssey is much better in this regard!!!

William (not verified)    July 18, 2021 - 12:33AM

The Toyota sienna 2000 is hard to do just tune no space need to raise the engine just to replace the spark plugs .

Tom (not verified)    July 18, 2021 - 5:10PM

How about putting hooks in the back so you can hang a rod to hold clothes. The backseat doesn’t work to hang clothes cause people have to sit there. It’s a mini van, hauling kids, no place to put clothes.

Jennifer (not verified)    July 18, 2021 - 11:13PM

I own a 2015 sienna se premium. Was looking to buy another sienna but not impressed with the new model. Its not as peppy, not as roomy and feels cheap now... No real leather, no real rear entertainment system any more either (you have to cast to it, no dvd player)...and lacks 8 passenger option in the higher models... Im really disappointed in Toyota with the new sienna. I do love my 2015 though. We ended up purchasing a 2019 odyssey elite instead, needed the extra full 8p seat that the our sienna lacks (it has one but its super small and uncomfortable for long trips) plus the vacuum is great on the odyssey, especially with messy kids.

Greg Dahlke (not verified)    July 19, 2021 - 1:06AM

It is a terrible step backwards that the middle seats cannot be removed from the van. What was Toyota thinking?

BD (not verified)    October 22, 2021 - 7:33PM

In reply to by Greg Dahlke (not verified)

They can be removed if your lifestyle requires it, jut not as quickly as others. And if you're worried about the airbag connector, you can plug in a airbag emulator to defeat the warning light for a few bucks from Amazon.

Brian K (not verified)    July 19, 2021 - 4:44PM

Toyota needs to improve the hybrid Sienna engine to not make so much noise at medium acceleration levels. The same engine in the Camry hybrid is great at medium acceleration levels. I'm not saying this is easy to do as the Sienna is quiet a bit heavier than the Camry but if they could have the battery output to be in the 100 hp range to supplement ~160 hp from the Atkinson engine even if they gave up 1 or 2 mpg that would be great. Kind of like what they do in the RAV4 Prime. Idea: Sienna Prime using the RAV4 Prime internals. Or a little more NVH analysis optimization of the engine sound in the 3000 to 5000 rpm range. If quieter can't be achieved at least make it sound better.

BD (not verified)    October 22, 2021 - 7:39PM

In reply to by Brian K (not verified)

This comment is dead accurate! Have a 2021 XLE FWD. Engine noise is the one thing that really makes it seem cheap. More sound deadening and optimization is needed like you mentioned if not replacing for better components.

LunaMom (not verified)    July 19, 2021 - 7:54PM

I was really hoping for the removal of the middle seats. I won't consider it for this reason, when we camp we lie down our sleeping bags there when raining. Kind of useless for what they are saying it is newly designed for, outback adventures.

BD (not verified)    October 22, 2021 - 7:42PM

In reply to by LunaMom (not verified)

They can be removed. Google it. A little more work than just pulling a lever but they can be removed and the airbag sensor can be defeated for a few bucks if you are keeping them out long term and don't want the warning light.

Aaron (not verified)    August 8, 2021 - 5:53PM

We have a 2006, and are upgrading to a 2021 or 2022. It's great to hear that there will be a slightly higher one. We need the AWD for snow, and even with our old one with more clearance we were high centered one day when the plow didn't come until 1pm on a 16-20" day. We really like the ability to reposition or remove our 2nd row seats, and with the collapsible center console we've put 4x4x10's or a 10' paddle board right up the center, with the back closed.

Amazing gas mileage and new safety features will drive us to the new one, and I love that nearly all safety features are put across the line. If only the birds eye view camera were an option on all trims, the parking sensors were on the LE too, and there was a way to skip on navigation instead of having it included on trims like the XLE plus package. Looks like I'll be adding a birds eye view to both of our new vehicles.

Bonnie Huisman (not verified)    August 21, 2021 - 9:01PM

We have driven Siennas for years, and I love them. We looked at the 2021 platinum model which has HUD and a heated steering wheel, both must haves for us. We were so disappointed in the interior color scheme, black and a horrible brown, and that was the only color scheme available for the platinum model. I was hoping there would be enough complaints for Toyota to come out with another option in 2022–do you think it’s possible?

Robert (not verified)    September 2, 2021 - 11:16AM

In reply to by Bonnie Huisman (not verified)

I’ve be pleading with numerous executives in corporate Plano and Indiana production to make me one platinum with red exterior and grey interior. I get way too many NOs. We have owned six Toyotas and hoped for my last vehicle to Platinum Red Grey interior!!!! I still am hopeful….

Dana (not verified)    September 6, 2021 - 7:45AM

In reply to by Bonnie Huisman (not verified)

Was concerning this model as well, but that brown interior on the top of the line not having another option and not being about to remove the 2nd row was a deal breaker for me. Guess I will be sticking with the Odyssey Elite. I would hope they would reconsider that horrible color, it does not look good at all and most definitely does not go with their exterior colors. Not sure who designed that but they need to seriously rethink that. The platinum should have options.

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Miran Vnuk (not verified)    September 18, 2021 - 12:41AM

I am thinking of buying the Sienna , I don't know what year 2021 or waiting for the 2022 .I want the top model without awd , I don't want 20 inch tires , I have a 2015 Prius V my wife has a 2012 Prius V ,I have low profile tires on my car 17 inch my wifes car has 16 inch regular tires , my tires are double the cost , is it worth waiting to buy the 2022 Sienna ? or should I buy the 2021

s. hall (not verified)    October 27, 2021 - 10:36PM

I have a 2018. Won't even consider another Sienna unless they make the second row seats either removable or stow and go like the Pacifica. I can't imagine what they were thinking.

jr (not verified)    January 30, 2022 - 10:57PM

We have a 2015 Sienna and love it. I want the new Sienna Hybrid but won't buy unless they make the 2nd row seats removable. What was Toyota thinking!