When it comes to a minivan, parents and individuals with serious passenger and cargo hauling needs want top infotainment features, generous space, and confident, safe driving. Both of the models in this 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2017 Toyota Sienna comparison can offer this, but here at Fury Motors Stillwater we have fallen in love with the premium features and the ground-up, ideal minivan construction of the 2017 Pacifica. For 2017, the Toyota Sienna has received a brand new 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain delivers the top engine output in this comparison, but the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica offers some of the top convenience and safety features.
If families are interested in a built-in vacuum cleaner to handle life's little messes, the 2017 Pacifica has the Stow 'n Vac. If parents want children to be able to entertain themselves without distracting the driver, there is an available rear seat entertainment system which, unlike the Sienna, has two individual screens set in the front seats so second-row passengers can play games or watch movies. Also, if passengers just enjoy taking in the sky, the Pacifica offers a dual-panel panoramic sunroof that allows folks in all three rows to enjoy the view.
|2017 Chrysler Pacifica||VS||2017 Toyota Sienna|
|3.6-L V6 (gas), V6 + Motors (hybrid)||Powertrain Options||3.5-L V6 (gas)|
|Dual 10-inch Touchscreens||Rear Seat Entertainment||Single 16.4-inch Splittable Display|
|Second and Third Row||Flat-Folding Seats||Third Row Only|
Each of the minivans in this 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2017 Toyota Sienna comparison can hold either seven or eight passengers, depending on the configuration. The Sienna in the seven-passenger model has second-row captain's chairs that can move smoothly forward or back for varying leg-room. However, these seats are difficult to remove if you need to haul cargo. In contrast, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with Stow 'n Go second row seats that can easily be folded down to create a flat loading area. Even better, the space beneath the seats can be used as storage so that even when the Pacifica is full of passengers relatively little cargo space is lost. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica offers 32.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and a total of 140.5 cubic feet of space with most seats folded down.
Another advantages that the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has in this comparison is in its fuel efficiency. Not only will the Chrysler minivan have an available hybrid model by the end of 2016, but it offers 18 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway with its gas powertrain. Official numbers are not yet available for the 2017 Toyota Sienna, but its new engine will have to improve fuel efficiency impressively to meet those numbers. The 2016 Sienna offered just 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
For more information on this comparison, or to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in Stillwater MN today, contact a member of our Fury Motors team.