I’m pretty sure the answer is no but figured I’d ask to see if anyone had some insight.
Do any Toyotas have the ability to change the regen brake settings? I think Hyundai hybrids had paddles on the steering wheel to change it for a bit.
I wouldn’t want to one pedal drive like a Tesla but it would be cool to be able to play around with it.
No, haha. You need to understand the customer base that Toyota markets to. The average consumer is NOT a car enthusiast like us. They see a car like a washing machine: An appliance you buy because you need it for a specific purpose. (In this case, transportation. Toyota - Let's go places) They want simplicity. They want uniformity. They want familiarity.
Historically, Toyota has always been extremely conservative. They don't rock the boat with new untested features and they don't want people to complain about the car acting differently all of a sudden because they accidentally bumped a paddle which they had no idea what it did.
20 years ago, this hybrid thing was a quantum leap and a HUGE risk for Toyota. They built the Prius, I think deliberately, in such a way that would scare off people who weren't entirely committed to trying out something new. Turns out it was a huge hit, and a lot of people wanted a hybrid car but wouldn't be caught dead at the wheel of a Prius, so along came the Camry hybrid. But now that every model is being hybridized, they must make a concerted effort to make the hybrid versions drive very similarly to the traditional ICE only versions. Lest potential customers deem the car too scary and futuristic and go buy an Odyssey, which is more familiar to them.
Still, the engineers throw enthusiasts like us a "bone" here and there, lest we think their cars are too boring and buy a Honda for more excitement. They give us drive modes, which change throttle response AND steering response (Yes! Engage sport mode while negotiating a cloverleaf exit. The simulated feedback does get heavier.) The Prius has a dedicated "B" mode for additional regenerative braking, and the Sienna actually has some version of it too. While coasting at 25MPH with EV indicator on, push your shifter from "D" into manual mode. You'll feel extra regen initially down to about 20MPH. Now, drop a gear (it defaults to 4th). At 17MPH, drop it into 2nd. At 10MPH, 1st. Much faster than those speeds and you'll force the engine on. When stopping, hold the shifter up for 2 seconds or so, it'll automatically select "6th gear" which accelerates and behaves exactly like D. When slowing down in 6th, you can start dropping "gears" at 30MPH without forcing the engine on. SIDE NOTE: This is a CVT transmission. It does not have gears. These are simulated ratios that can provide a bit more regen/a bit more acceleration at low speeds. Though if you wanted acceleration from a Gen 4 Sienna, you'd need to push it off a cliff.