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2017 Toyota Sienna vs. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

By David Undercoffler | August 21, 2018

2017 Toyota Sienna

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Automotive Website Analyzed


85%

Really Good

You should buy it

98%

The Best

You should buy it

Our User's Take

What owners think


-%

Would Buy Again

- Ratings

75%

Would Buy Again

4 Ratings

Similarities

  • Both come standard with a V6 engine, front-wheel-drive and efficient transmissions (eight-speed on the Toyota, nine-speed on the Chrysler).
  • Each minivan promises highly-configurable interiors with seats that fold, slide and move depending on your needs.
  • This duo of vans each has gobs of interior and cargo space too.
  • Both models can get pricey once you start adding up all the options.

Differences

  • Each offers a key powertrain option that the other doesn’t: the Chrysler is available with an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain while the Sienna is the only minivan on the market that offers optional all-wheel-drive.
  • A big ace-in-the-hole for the Pacifica is Chrysler’s patented Stow n’ Go flip-and-fold middle seats that disappear into the floor. Toyota’s are manually removable so save some garage space.
  • Toyota’s reliability is historically a lot stronger than Chrysler’s.
  • Most reviewers loved the looks of the new Pacifica while the Sienna’s aging look (it’s been around since 2011) isn’t as handsome.

Autolist’s take

While you can’t go wrong with the Toyota -- especially if you need all-wheel-drive -- it’s the older of the two models here, by a long shot. Chrysler’s newcomer builds on the company’s deep background of minivans (it invented them after all). The Stow n Go seats themselves are a lifesaver, and when you add in the Pacifica’s styling, functionality and refinement, you get a true winner. So we say Buy the Pacifica.

Cost of Ownership

2017 Toyota Sienna

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Annual Fuel Costs

$1,552
15k miles at $2.276/gal
N/A
15k miles at $2.276/gal
Fuel Economy

19 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
N/A
City
27 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway
N/A
Highway

Safety

2017 Toyota Sienna

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

NHTSA Crash Test Results

5 stars
Overall
5 stars
Overall
Safety Features

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Autonomous Braking
Available
Autonomous Braking
Available
Blind-Spot Warnings
Standard
Blind-Spot Warnings
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
-
Lane-Keep Assist
Available
Lane-Keep Assist
Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior

2017 Toyota Sienna

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Interior Features

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Leather
Available
Leather
Available
Moonroof
Standard
Moonroof
Standard
Heated Seats
Standard
Heated Seats
Standard
Keyless Entry
-
Keyless Entry
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Climate Control
Technology

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Apple Carplay
-
Apple Carplay
-
Android Auto
-
Android Auto
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Bluetooth
Standard
Bluetooth
Available
Navigation System
Standard
Navigation System

Under the Hood

2017 Toyota Sienna

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Powertrain

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Transmission
FWD
Drivetrain
FWD
Drivetrain
Drivetrain

296 HP @ 6600 RPM
Horsepower
287 HP @ 6400 RPM
Horsepower
263lb-ft @ 4700 RPM
Torque
262lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
Torque
V6
Cylinders
V6
Cylinders