When it comes to naming 2019’s most sought after minivans, you’ll find that there are two that frequently top the lists: The 2019 Toyota Sienna and the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. Not only do these two vehicles offer up everything you’d expect to find, they also have a lot of extras that set them apart from all the others.
Narrowing down the best choice between the two of these is hard to do, so to that end, we here at Westbury Toyota have put together a comprehensive list of comparisons between the Sienna and the Pacifica for you to go over. Once you look over the differences, you’ll see that out of the two of these impressive minivans, only the Sienna has what it takes to be crowned king!
Both of these vans have more than enough room to seat eight, which make them great options for families that are always on the go. Cloth seats are standard in both, as is third row split and stow seating. However, the Sienna has some conveniences that come standard in the base model that aren’t available in the Pacifica, including:
When it comes to ample cargo and passenger room, these two vans are again neck and neck. The Sienna’s got a bit more to offer here, however, as it gives passengers a bit more room regardless of where they are sitting. In addition, the Sienna has better cargo volume overall, giving you 150 cubic feet of hauling space up to the first row (compared to the Pacifica’s 140.5) and 39.1 cubic feet to the third seat (compared to the Pacifica’s 32.2).
While you’re not buying a minivan for its power, it’s always nice when there’s a little more muscle under the hood than what you expected, as well as decent fuel economy. As the experts over at The Car Connection point out, while the specs are similar between the Sienna and the Pacifica, there’s one that edges out ahead:
|2019 Toyota Sienna||2019 Chrysler Pacificar|
|3.5-liter (L) V6 that delivers 296 horsepower (hp) and 263 pound-feet (lb-ft.) of torque.||3.6-L V6 that puts out 287 hp and 262 lb-ft. of torque.|
|EPA fuel estimate of 19 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.||EPA fuel estimate of 18 mpg city driving, 28 mpg highway driving, and 22 mpg combined.|
|All-wheel drive (AWD) is an available option.||AWD is not available.|
|Eight-speed automatic transmission.||Nine-speed automatic transmission.|
As you can see it’s a close competition between the two, but the Sienna has more power to offer drivers. The disparity in fuel mileage with these vans isn’t that large, with both of them giving you fairly considerable fuel mileage overall.
As Alvin Reyes of Slash Gear points out, the 2019 Sienna has a bit more to offer in regards to safety than the 2019 Pacifica does. In fact, the Sienna comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense which includes features such as Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control. If you’re looking for a vehicle that can keep you and your passengers as safe as possible whenever you’re on the road, the Sienna is the way to go.
Being as we’re a part of the Toyota family, we here at Westbury Toyota aren’t going to pretend we’re not a little biased in this scenario. However, the facts don’t lie – while the Pacifica is indeed a reliable minivan, the Sienna clearly has far more utility and reliability to offer drivers. Considering those are two of the most important factors people keep in mind when shopping for a minivan, we’d say it’s pretty clear that the Sienna is the right choice for you. If you’re interested in learning more about purchasing or leasing options for this 2019 minivan, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit!