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2021 Toyota Sienna Vs. 2021 Kia Sedona: Which One Is Right for Me?

Posted at Fri, Sep 24, 2021 9:00 AM

Minivans really are the all-in-one vehicle as they have ample room for both passenger and cargo, an abundance of state of the art safety technology, and enough convenience features to make every drive an enjoyable one. Narrowing down your choice of minivan is not a quick task given how many are currently on the market, so it often comes down to how much they can each offer you. Having to pick from so many is not an enviable task, and to help you make a more informed decision we here at Westbury Toyota have put together a quick and thorough comparison guide for two of 2021’s top minivans: The Toyota Sienna and the Kia Sedona.

Which Has Better Fuel Economy?

While nobody is buying a minivan only for its fuel economy, it is still important to know just what it will be costing you at the gas pump. Unlike the Kia Sedona, the Toyota Sienna has incredible fuel economy and even better, a standard hybrid engine.

The EPA-estimated mileage rating for the all-wheel drive (AWD) Sienna is 35 miles per gallon (mpg) city driving, 36 mpg highway driving, and 35 mpg combined and 36/36/36 for the front-wheel drive (FWD) Sienna. In comparison, the Kia Sedona’s mileage is quite disappointing as it only gets 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined. For the savvy driver who is always looking to save money on fuel where possible, the Sienna is clearly the better choice.

Another great advantage the Sienna offers is that it has more drivetrain options than the Sedona. Every 2021 Sienna trim is available in AWD or FWD, whereas the Sedona is only available with a FWD configuration. When you compare the drivetrain, fuel economy, and the fact that the Sienna has a standard hybrid engine, it’s clear which of these minivans offers more in the area of savings at the gas pump.

Which Has Better Safety Features?

The sheer number of standard safety features the Toyota Sienna comes with is impressive, particularly as they are all available even on the base trim. Not only will you have access to Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, you will also have the following:

  • Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Road Sign Assist

These are just a few of the safety features the 2021 Sienna possesses. The 2021 Kia Sedona does have its own safety feature suite; however, this safety suite is not available on the base model. The Sienna also has two crucial safety features that are standard on the base trim which are not standard on the Sedona’s base trim: Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Monitor.

Which Has More Convenience and Comfort?

In this day and age, interior amenities play a big part of vehicle purchasing decisions. A minivan in particular should have enough to keep large groups of people comfortable and gratified. The 2021 Sienna has got you covered in that regard, with features such as a 9-inch touchscreen with a six-speaker setup and compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, and Android Auto. In the 2021 Sedona you will find a standard 7-inch touchscreen with a similar speaker setup, but there is no Amazon Alexa compatibility.

The Sienna is loaded with things to ensure you and your passengers will always ride in comfort, such as the standard three-zone automatic climate control that features individual temperature settings for everyone (both front passengers and rear seat passengers). To make it easier for those in the back to set their preferred temperature range, there is even a separate digital control panel for them to use.

Which One Is Better For Me?

The 2021 Kia Sedona is a good minivan, but it is not the best. A quick look at our comparison guide will show you all the ways the 2021 Toyota Sienna surpasses the Sedona. Fuel mileage, safety, and convenience are three of the most important categories to consider when buying a new vehicle and the Sienna is at the top of them all.

If you’re interested in the leasing or purchasing options for the 2021 Toyota Sienna, please do not hesitate to pay us a visit or give us a call.

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