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2020 Toyota Sienna Vs. 2020 Chrysler Pacifica: Which One Is Right for Me

Posted at Fri, Sep 25, 2020 9:00 AM

Minivans are a popular choice for families and individuals alike because of just how much they can offer to drivers. You’re not only getting exceptional passenger room, you’re also getting innovative and versatile storage solutions. Anyone considering a minivan in 2020 has likely already given some consideration to two of the year’s most popular models: The 2020 Toyota Sienna and the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica. Both of these minivans are top of their class for good reason, but which one of these will be the best for you? To help you make an informed decision, and prove once and for all that the Toyota Sienna is a minivan without peer, we here at Westbury Toyota have put together a quick comparison guide.

Considerable Performance Capabilities

Both of these minivans have quite a bit of get up and go, which we’ve detailed in the table below:

2020 Toyota Sienna 2020 Chrysler Pacifica

3.5 liter (L) V6 DOHC 24-Valve with Dual VVT-i that puts out 296 horsepower (hp) and 263 pound-feet (lb.-ft.) of torque

3.6 L regular unleaded V6 engine that puts out 287 hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque

8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)

9-speed automatic transmission

Front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD)

FWD only

19 miles per gallon (mpg) city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined

19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined

As you can see, both of these minivans have plenty to be excited about. However, the Toyota Sienna pulls ahead in terms of power and torque.

Seating and Storage

If you are buying a minivan here on Long Island, you are likely interested in the extra room for cargo and passengers. The Chrysler Pacifica has seating room for 7 and a maximum interior cargo volume of 140.5 cubic feet. The Toyota Sienna has a maximum seating allowance of 8, and a cargo volume of 150 cubic feet with all seats down, 87.1 cubic feet with the second row of seats down, and 38.1 cubic feet with only the third row of seats down. The Sienna also has the incredibly useful Auto Access Seat, which is meant to help those with mobility issues by making it easier to get in and out of the vehicle.

If you are looking for a comfortable, roomy minivan to shuttle your family around in (or to haul your tools/materials/luggage), the 2020 Sienna definitely is the minivan to consider.

Interior Features

In terms of infotainment, sound, and convenience the Sienna has a bit more to offer than the Pacifica does, including:

  • Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa
  • A USB media port
  • Five USB charge ports
  • Music streaming via Bluetooth
  • 7-inch touchscreen

What’s more, you have the option of getting three different premium audio systems in the Sienna, letting you ensure that you can listen to your favorite music or podcasts in the highest quality of sound.

Safety Spec

Safety is always important, and this is especially true for a vehicle that may be carrying numerous passengers on a daily basis. Both of these minivans have traction and stability control, as well as 360-degree cameras and rear parking assist cameras. The Sienna takes safety a bit further by adding in Hill Start Assist Control, as well as the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) suite. The TSS suite includes a bevy of safety features, including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Tracing Assist, and Road Sign Assist.

Which One Is Right for Me?

Selecting the best minivan from these two will be a really tough choice, and that’s why we wrote up this quick guide for you to peruse. Obviously we may have our preference in this competition, but you also cannot deny the facts: The 2020 Sienna has better performance, more room for passengers and cargo, better convenience and entertainment options, and a more thorough safety package. If your interest has been piqued by this comparison, be sure to call or visit us here at Westbury Toyota to learn more about the leasing and purchasing choices for the 2020 Sienna.

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