2016 Toyota Sienna vs 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Competition has become even more intense in the minivan segment. We are talking brothers fighting over the XBox One controller type of carnage. Making its debut at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has garnered a lot of headlines and we want to see how it stacks up against the “Swagger Wagon” here at Gale Toyota.
The 2016 Toyota Sienna has long since cemented its status as a class-leading minivan and does it with good looks, family-friendly features and an exceptional interior. Take a look at how the upstart Chrysler Pacifica stacks up in our 2016 Toyota Sienna vs 2017 Chrysler Pacifica comparison.
Power and Performance Specs
The Toyota Sienna has been deemed the “Swagger Wagon” for a reason and a lot of it has to do with what is under the hood. Powered by a 266-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the Sienna provides a dynamic driving experience that will make 25 mpg on the highway. Available with a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels and class-exclusive all-wheel drive, the Toyota Sienna takes performance to new levels. When it comes to family, the available all-wheel drive is a tremendous asset when faced with inclement weather, providing exceptional safety.
By comparison, the Chrysler Pacifica has put an emphasis on power and performance with an untested hybrid powertrain. Base Pacifica models will employ a 287-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Power numbers have yet to be released for the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, though fuel-economy numbers show promise. While the Chrysler Pacifica promises good performance numbers, the sport-tuned handling and safety of all-wheel drive provide an advantage for the Toyota Sienna.
Cargo Space and Interior Features
What are you looking for when you consider a new minivan? Cargo space? Family-friendly features? In all of those situations, the 2016 Toyota Sienna has it all — including several innovative family-friendly features that the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica can’t match. As far as cargo space goes, the Toyota Sienna possesses an available 150 cubic-feet of space, for even the most arduous chores. Interior dimensions have yet to be released for the Chrysler Pacifica and are expected to be similar.
Inside the Toyota Sienna, you will find a host of fun features that cater to the family. A Dual-View Blu-ray Entertainment system provides a vivid 16.4-inch color display that will play media from two sources, maintaining the peace between siblings in the Sienna cabin. Chrysler Pacifica models provide a Uconnect Theater system with dual screens that will hopefully get the job done.
Another asset that sets the Toyota Sienna apart from the new Chrysler minivan is the Driver Easy Speak feature, which allows the driver to communicate with third-row passengers through the audio system. In addition to those elements, the available second-row reclining lounge chairs provide supreme comfort.
If you are searching for the perfect family vehicle, a new minivan may be exactly what you need and the “Swagger Wagon” is a premier option. Available with class-exclusive all-wheel drive and a plethora of family-friendly features, the Toyota minivan gets the edge in our 2016 Toyota Sienna vs 2017 Chrysler Pacifica comparison. Explore the Gale Toyota new model inventory today and find the Toyota Sienna that fits your lifestyle best.