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Whoa! Top Ways this All-New 2022 Toyota Sienna Trim Just Went Next Level

Brand new 2022 Sienna trim level just announced. You may literally be able to take this minivan anywhere now.


For a long time, I have considered Toyota Sienna to be, perhaps, the ultimate family road trip vehicle.

Sienna rides smooth, quiet and comfortable. Especially at highway cruising speeds. It has room for either seven or eight passengers, depending on the configuration you own.

Plus, Toyota Sienna will last a long, long time. In fact, recently named Sienna the top minivan that owners keep the longest (11.5% of original owners keep their Sienna for at least 15 years).

Yes, Sienna is the ideal road trip vehicle. For on the road.

But off-road? Not so sure about that.

2022 Sienna: Hold my beer.

Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition Cement color passenger side front end

Imagine a 2021 Toyota Sienna that achieves 35mpg. It can switch on its own between gasoline and electric power to give you optimal balance between performance and fuel efficiency.

Sienna accomplishes this through use of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and electric motors. Teamwork.

Now add in the all-new 2022 Sienna Woodland Special Edition. Time to go next level here folks.

Sienna Woodland (I will call it Sienna Woodland for short) allows drivers and their families to go places not normally reserved for, well quite frankly, a Toyota Sienna.

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Look for standard all-wheel drive (AWD) with an increased ground clearance that builds on the 6.37 inches currently found on 2021 Sienna. This official ground clearance has not been released by Toyota yet. But we know it will be higher up from the ground. Helpful for stumps, sticks and rocks in your path.

The 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland features an electronic on-demand all-wheel drive system that works both on dry roads and in more slippery conditions like mud, sand, snow and dirt.

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition Cement color driver side front end

Sienna Woodland drives in front-wheel drive mode when on dry ground, thus saving on fuel. However, when your wheels begin to slip, your Sienna can divert up to 80% of torque to the back wheels. As needed.

Talk about peace of mind when the road and driving conditions become less than favorable.

More 2022 Sienna Woodland features

Look at some of the unique features that will make 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland one-of-a-kind.

Think of where you will take your new Toyota Sienna while you read this list.

- Standard tow hitch with a 3,500-pound towing capacity.
- Roof rails with cross bars for storing coolers, luggage and kayaks.
- A 1,500-watt power outlet. Time to microwave and use that blender.
- Black sport-trimmed seats.
- Dynamic Navigation system.
- JBL sound system with 12 speakers and 1,200-watt amplifier.
- Unique black exterior badging.
- Dark chrome accents (think 4Runner Nightshade).

Toyota Sienna Woodland colors

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition black interior black front seats

Plan to see 2022 Sienna Woodland Edition in two colors. Midnight Black Metallic and Cement. The Cement color screams outdoor adventures, and Woodland is the only trim level that will feature this color.

Time for your Toyota Sienna comments

Thanks for reading everyone.

I have driven this redesigned fourth-generation 2021 Sienna many times already. I find it to have good acceleration (245 net hybrid horsepower). It is also quite smooth and quiet as well.

READ MORE: Learn about the top two best selling Toyota hybrid vehicles last month.

The addition of 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition to the Sienna lineup may give you extra incentive to give Sienna a try.

2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition black interior

I can imagine seeing this new trim level at the beach, in the mountains, or heading for a weekend camping trip.

What do you think of Sienna Woodland? And how about that Cement color?

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Bob Barker (not verified)    May 5, 2021 - 2:23PM

The Woodland should only be offered in Cypress and Sunset Bronze Mica, with tan or brown leathers inside - now THOSE colors scream outdoors! Why does Toyota continue to push Black, White, and 50 shades of grey/silver (including Cement) as "cool" colors? Borrrring!

Cynthia Strickland (not verified)    May 6, 2021 - 12:55PM

Even more Woodland would be the 2nd row seats coming out as in previous models. Would be great for camping.

Stephen Cole (not verified)    May 6, 2021 - 4:30PM

Yet you still cannot remove 2nd row seats without hacking the airbag system. Not really aligned with the go anywhere,camp in your car lifestyle.

C. Stars (not verified)    September 18, 2021 - 10:52AM

In reply to by Stephen Cole (not verified)

Middle-row seats not removable?! Very hard to fathom why Toyota did that as it certainly reduces its versatility - makes it more of an SUV than a minivan. It's getting time to replace my 2004 Sienna and with this change, the 2022-generation will be off my evaluation list. Being able to easily remove the middle seats to carry 4'x8' panels and furniture has been wonderful. And we have removed both the middle and rear seats (just 2 easily accessible bolts hold each rear seat half) for maximum storage for month-long cross-country vacations.

Martin (not verified)    May 8, 2021 - 1:28PM

Can't take out the middle seats! If you do there are seat carriages sticking up so the floor isn't flat. There's a front console so you can't get in back without going outside the vehicle. It's just another SUV, not a minivan. The rest is just details.

Lori Dixon (not verified)    May 8, 2021 - 7:32PM

Love the lift and AWD for improved ground clearance! Not crazy about current 2 limited colors and if it has to be limited, I'll second Bob Barker's suggestion -- I can easily go with Cypress exterior with tan interior. (White is my preferred exterior color.) Because of the pandemic, I would like to be able to use the Sienna as a temporary camper for road trips and not have to use public facilities so I agree with Cynthia Strickland's suggestion of allowing the 2nd row seats to be easily removable. I would be a buyer!

Mark (not verified)    May 19, 2021 - 2:05PM

I created my own sorta Woodland. Bought a new 2020 SE Sienna AWD. Added the tow hitch, crossbars, mud flaps, interior rubber mats and... paint protection film all around. Wanted to make it like a big SUV I could camp in and hit the snow. Also bought Blizzak snow tires for the winter and wow it got around great. Once it goes off warranty I might add a little more clearance but so far it’s not been necessary.

Viggo (not verified)    May 20, 2021 - 4:47PM

I enjoy your reviews. great job!
I will be waiting for this Van: the standards 1500W, roof bar, tow, AWD are options that i am looking for.

Maybe Toyota can build middle row seat such that the back can fold flat, with this approach, people can build platform and make it an 8ft long space (to carry or to sleep) without removing the middle chair.

TheTruthHurts (not verified)    July 1, 2021 - 2:19AM

Is the hitch 2" and does it come with wiring? I assume not. Does it matter, no, the friggin rear seats don't come out and they market this as a camping vehicle.

Mark (not verified)    July 18, 2021 - 5:26PM

Sienna is only available as a hybrid. Some folks keep their Siennas for 15 years. Hybrid batteries will probably die sometime after 10 years causing the vehicle owners to shell out $6000-$8000 to replace them if they want to keep the vehicle. That doesn't sound like a good choice. A friend of mine had to recently make this choice with his RX hybrid at 10 years. He chose to get rid of it despite it being in great shape otherwise because he couldn't justify putting $8000 into a 10-year-old vehicle. It's too bad Toyota is not providing Sienna buyers with a naturally aspirated engine option.

Jemimah Cardenas (not verified)    July 18, 2021 - 7:09PM

Loving my Sienna 2021 hybrid great on gas …
Only thing that I don’t like is that I can hide or remove the middle sits …. Or a list can fold flat so I can sleep comfortable on the back.crossing my fingers they change this on the 2022
➡️Woodland Also borrring colors! Will be great if you can pick your on color exterior & interior ..custom
Otherwise I will be a buyer