The minivan is the perfect body style for any family, however, many parents expect the most out of their vehicles. Fortunately, at Sansone Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we offer the new Chrysler Pacifica on our lot, and are more than willing to compare this top-ranking minivan to its main competition, the Toyota Sienna.
The 2020 Toyota Sienna is at first glance, a solid minivan. Although, there are some areas where this Toyota minivan falls a little flat. Base performance is provided by a 3.5-liter V6 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission that does a decent job at putting out 296 horsepower and 263 lb-ft worth of torque. However, the lack of a plug-in hybrid limits this model’s powertrain capabilities. While the 164.4 cubic feet of cargo space is a definite bonus, the IIHS failed to award the Toyota Sienna with a Top Safety Pick Award which is bound to deter potential families from taking one home.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica offers no compromise with a 287 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission. The offering of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain provides an eco-friendly option, and with a total of 197.3 cubic feet of interior space, you’ll have no issue of fitting everyone and everything you need inside. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica also offers top tier safety features across all models including things like automatic emergency braking, active lane control, active parking assist, a surround-view camera system, and adaptive cruise control.
So, while the Toyota Sienna may offer a stronger base engine, you’ll probably be disappointed when you realize that Toyota fails to offer a hybrid powertrain. Compound that with the lack of a top safety rating, and the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is a clear choice. If you want to see the new 2020 Chrysler Pacifica firsthand, you’ll find it at our Avenel car dealership. Sansone Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is home to some of the best vehicles in the market today and auto dealers who are dedicated to incredible customer experiences.