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Owners Reveal Their “Real-World” Toyota Sienna Hybrid MPG – Shocking

We hear from people who own Toyota Sienna Hybrid about their real-world gas mileage.


Are hybrids worth it?

This is quite an intriguing question and one that could branch off into many different directions with several different types of answers.

But how would this relate to the current generation Toyota Sienna hybrid – either 2021 Sienna or 2022 Sienna?

2022 Toyota Sienna Features
2021 Toyota Sienna XLE Wind Chill Pearl profile front end

Toyota minivan owners have had the last two model years to evaluate this current generation Sienna hybrid.
Released as a hybrid-only minivan, Toyota Sienna really raised the bar in this highly competitive market.

For example, a 2022 Toyota Sienna is available either in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Posted Sienna fuel numbers are 35mpg combined for AWD and 36mpg combined for FWD.

Pretty impressive numbers for a family road trip vehicle. Add that to the fact that Sienna is known for being smooth, quiet, comfortable, versatile, and reliable and you might have a winning formula for strong consideration.

What do actual Toyota Sienna owners really get for real-world miles per gallon, though?

Owners Comment on 2022 Sienna MPG

A recent post caught my eye in the “Toyota Sienna Owners Club” forum on Facebook. This group consists of more than 15,000 Toyota Sienna owners, fans, and enthusiasts.

A simple question was asked. “Are the hybrids worth it? What mpg are you getting?”

Jessica commented. “AWD. 28-29mpg in dead of winter in Upstate NY. 36-38mpg in summer.”

Derrell reported his Sienna mpg range. “30-36 all the time. Eco mode.”

Jimmy offered. “Yes. Consistent 33mpg and my wife drives like a NASCAR driver.” Just remember, Jimmy, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

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“Consistently 33 mph. No highway driving at all. We live in a rural area.” Added Shannon.

“We are getting 32-35mpg.” Commented Bob.

Julie said she is getting “36”.

“35, I also drive a bit fast. Great ride.” Nothing wrong with a fast Toyota Sienna Jan.

Brooke remarked. “34 in winter (Mid-Atlantic region), 38-39 in Summer.”

“35's with awd has been amazing. Sometimes 38 on a road trip.” Stated John.

Clint shared his Sienna fuel economy. “Depends on time of year. Upper 20s in winter (live in northern lower MI) low to mid 30s in summer. AWD.”

Time for Your Toyota Sienna Comments

Do you own a 2022 Toyota Sienna (or a 2021 Sienna)? If so, how do you like it and what type of fuel numbers are you getting?

Would you consider a hybrid minivan? If not, what reasons might be holding you back?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story.

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Nate (not verified)    August 9, 2022 - 1:33PM

That's nice. Unfortunately user provided information like this is completely worthless.
They could be hypermiling. They could be leadfoots. They could be lying. They could be normal drivers reporting normal driving habits, but they live on a mountain.

Cindy L (not verified)    December 17, 2022 - 11:42AM

I just picked up my all wheel drive hybrid sienna at Thanksgiving. Running the heater, I am getting 22 to 27 miles per gallon on the highway, in an area with rolling hills and strong winds. The only time I get above 30 miles a gallon is I if there is no wind, or the wind is behind me, or I am going downhill. I am extremely disappointed in the gas mileage, and wonder if there is something wrong with my car, because it appears to be an outlier with low gas mileage. . I have it an Eco mode, and I drive like a granny.

Randy (not verified)    January 16, 2023 - 2:31PM

If you do mostly town driving (electric), do you have to charge batteries in-between trips? Also, at what speed does the engine start?

DRobert (not verified)    March 2, 2023 - 9:08PM

I'm driving my friend's 2022 on a 1200 mile trip. According to the van I'm gettingt 24-25 mpg on the freeway, with the adaptive cruise control set at about 70. Anyone claiming to get the advertised 36 must know something I don't. My v6 2009 Honda odyssey gets about the same mpg. This Sienna just went over 1,000 miles.

Gjergj Qyra (not verified)    May 30, 2023 - 6:47PM

In reply to by DRobert (not verified)

You should not be driving on the highway for the first 1000 miles to let the car break in. Also, change the first oil at 1000 miles. I get 32 in winter and 46 in summer and I live in Wisconsin.

Sabrina (not verified)    July 21, 2023 - 10:25AM

In reply to by Gjergj Qyra (not verified)

I’m considering buying one. Weighing the pros and cons. But I don’t see how we could drive 1000 miles before driving it on highway. We live on a rural highway and we have to travel almost every weekend on highways and in mountains. ??? So this concerns me