There are many options for your next family minivan and deciding among them can be difficult. That is why we’d like to provide a comparison between two of the best selling minivans on the market, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2019 Toyota Sienna. It should be noted that the current model of the Toyota Sienna has been running longer than the current Chrysler Pacifica model, which means the Pacifica is more modern in both appearance and safety features. Read on to learn more and find out which minivan will be best for you and your family!
As a stand out in the minivan class, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has many features that are either superior to or don’t exist in the 2019 Toyota Sienna, or any other vehicle in its class. The Chrysler Pacifica was named a 2019 Best Buy by Consumer Guide®, an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2019, and also the 2019 Family Car of the Year by Cars.com. It also earned the NHTSA 5-star overall safety rating. Plus, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has class-exclusive standard second row Easy Tilt seats, class-exclusive available hands-free sliding doors, and the largest available dual touchscreens in its class. It also receives the best highway gas mileage in its class with 28 MPG. Available stop-start technology in the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica further improves its mileage. Unlike most vehicles in its class, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has an available 9-speed automatic transmission, compared to the 8-speed automatic transmission available in the 2019 Toyota Sienna.
The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2019 Toyota Sienna have a number of comfort and convenience features to make life easier for you and your family. Both minivans come standard with remote keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice recognition, bluetooth and Apple CarPlay. In addition, both the Pacifica and Sienna have available heated front seats, heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, push-button engine start, navigation and a rear seat entertainment system. The 2019 Toyota Sienna has more maximum cargo space, but the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has standard Easy Tilt second row seats and available Stow and Go second row seats so that you don’t have to entirely remove the second row just to get more cargo space.
In addition, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has available ventilated front seats, heated second row seats, and a power-folding third row. Differences in the available convenience and comfort features in the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2019 Toyota Sienna do not end there! The Pacifica also has an available tri-pane panoramic sunroof where the Sienna only has a single or dual-pane moonroof, and you can get 13 or 20 speaker audio systems in the Chrysler Pacifica, where the Toyota Sienna only has a 10-speaker system available. Furthermore, you can upgrade to an 8.4-inch touchscreen in the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica, but only the 7-inch screen is available in the 2019 Toyota Sienna.
Besides getting better safety ratings overall, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has some advanced safety features that are not available in the 2019 Toyota Sienna. Both minivans have a standard rear-view camera and the LATCH Ready child seat anchor system. The Pacifica also comes standard with blind spot monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and rear parking sensors.