2019 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2019 Toyota Sienna

March 25th, 2019 by

The Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna have two things in common. They are the most popular minivans on the market and are also two of the top-selling vehicles in their class. These vehicles can respectively give customers what they are looking for in a car but which one is best for its money and performance?

Both models have changed in the last few years but not by much. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica had minor changes since 2018 when its trim levels and standard features were shuffled. Toyota Sienna added standard Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa for 2019.

PERFORMANCE:

Chrysler Pacifica: Pacifica’s feature a 287-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive is standard. The Chrysler V6 has enough power for daily commute and provides decent acceleration. It’s relatively supple for a minivan, and its responsive steering and strong brakes help the Chrysler remain unruffled around corners and on winding roads.   

Toyota Sienna: A 3.5-liter V6 engine comes standard, and it produces 296 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It provides more than enough power to tackle a steep hill or merge on the freeway.  

The Sienna delivers, with its soft suspension soaking up most bumps in the road. It leans quite a bit around the corners. The Sienna is also available in the all-wheel-drive.

SEATING:

Chrysler Pacifica: Standard seating for the Pacifica is seven, but it can be increased to eight if you get the available second-row middle seat. Cloth seats are standard, while heated and ventilated seats, heated second-row seats, leather seats, and eight-way power-adjustable front seats are available. The front seats have enough room, and there’s plenty of leg- and- headroom in the second row.  

Toyota Sienna: The 2019 Toyota Sienna seats seven people on cloth upholstery. A portable center seat in the second row come in the other models, increasing the seating capacity to eight seats. Leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, second- and third-row manual sunshades, and dual power-sliding rear doors are accessible.   

Some upper trims also have extendable leg rests and second-row lounge chairs that recline. The seats are also comfortable. The second-row seats slide forward to allow more straightforward access to the rear.

TECHNOLOGY:

Chrysler Pacifica: Technology features that come standard in the Pacifica include Chrysler’s Uconnect infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, a USB port, Bluetooth, Apple CarPplay, Uconnect Access (which allows you to remotely track, lock, or start your vehicle using your phone), Android Auto smartphone integration and a six-speaker stereo.

The Pacifica exceeds its long list of features. Among its many available offerings are KeySense parental controls, two 10-inch rear-seat touch screens, satellite radio, a 13-speaker Alpine or 20-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a rear-seat DVD player, and a built-in vacuum. Also available is a 4G Wi-Fi hot spot and an upgraded Uconnect system with an 8.4-inch touch screen and navigation.

Toyota Sienna: A rearview camera comes standard along with the Entune infotainment system, five USB ports, a 7-inch touch screen, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Wi-Fi hot spot, smartphone-app navigation, voice controls, and a six-speaker sound system. Available features also include push-button start, proximity keyless entry, HD radio, satellite radio, a Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens, a dynamic navigation system, a 10-speaker JBL premium stereo, and Driver Easy Speak, which intensifies the driver’s voice through the rear speakers. The touch screen is susceptible to touch, the menus are logically displayed, and several redundant physical controls make using the interface extremely easy to use.

SAFETY:

Chrysler Pacifica: Safety features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. As for availability, there is driver assistance which features include automatic parking and front parking sensors. A surround-view camera, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control are also available.  

Toyota Sienna: Standard safety features include a rearview camera and Toyota Safety Sense P, which provides for forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning. There is also a front and rear parking sensor, surround-view camera and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert available. The Safety Sense P is standard for most Toyota cars and SUVs.

PRICE:

Chrysler Pacifica: The Chrysler Pacifica has a starting MSRP of $26,985 (plus destination fee).

Toyota Sienna: The Toyota Sienna has a starting MSRP of $31,315 (plus destination fee).

Come see for yourself if the Chrysler Pacifica is the right SUV for you at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep.

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