Which Minivan Works Best for your Family: Comparing the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna

When driving your family around New Braunfels, you need a minivan that is both stylish and functional for your needs.  Two of the top models on the market are the Chrysler Pacifica and the Toyota Sienna.  But how do you know which one is the best for you?  Blue Bonnet Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram wants to help by pointing out the best features of the Chrysler Pacifica for you.

The Chrysler Pacifica comes in six trim levels, from the base level L trim to the top tiered Limited.  All trim levels give you a sleek, modern look to assure you're the coolest parent in the pick-up line.  The higher trim levels you get, the more luxurious you'll find the Chrysler Pacifica.  The Chrysler Pacifica is also available in a Hybrid.

There are 16 trim levels of the Toyota Sienna.  They differ depending on front-or all-wheel drive, or auto access seat and whether you want captain's chairs or a bench for the second row.  It has the look of a traditional minivan.

Cargo and Passenger Space

The Chrysler Pacifica can seat eight people inside a classy 165 cubic feet cabin. It holds a 39.1 cubic feet storage area behind the third row.  Lay down the rear Stow 'n Go seats and you'll get a whopping 140 cubic feet.  But your storage isn't limited to the back of the Pacifica, there are small pockets scattered throughout and storage under the floor means there's room for everyone's knick-knacks.

The Toyota Sienna brings you 164 cubic feet of space inside the cabin.  While it gives you an identical 39.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the back, its 150 cubic feet provides slightly more when both rear rows are lowered.

Safety Features

Toyota Safety Sense comes standard on all levels of the Toyota Sienna.  It comes with forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, auto emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist.  Other safety features come starting in the SE Premium trim level, with rear cross-traffic alert.

The Chrysler Pacifica was built with your safety in mind.  It earned five-star ratings in most of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests.  Two LATCH connectors secure your child's car seat.  In the eight passenger Chrysler Pacifica you'll find three LATCH connections in the third row.  You can find great safety features, like a 360-degree surround view camera, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, Full-speed forward collision warning with active braking and LaneSense lane departure warning.  Its strong steel safety frame provides a great foundation.

Fuel Efficiency

The Chrysler Pacifica will net you an EPA estimated 19 mpg while cruising around New Braunfels and 28 mpg on the highway.  Official estimates haven't been released for the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, but it is predicted to be a 33-mile range, when running on electricity alone. Or 32 mpg combined with the gas engine.  The Toyota Sienna is slightly less efficient with its EPA estimated 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

Technology Features

Last but not least, it is important to keep your passengers entertained.  Both minivans come with a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay.  The Chrysler Pacifica has the Uconnect system and throws in Android Auto, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, USB ports and tri-zone climate control.  The built-in vacuum cleaner is a bonus feature that makes keeping up with the messy kids even easier.  The Sienna can provide Amazon Alexa and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

When it comes to features, safety and style, the Chrysler Pacifica edges out the Toyota Sienna in several categories.  That makes the Chrysler Pacifica the ideal minivan for your family.  But don't take our word for it.  Visit Bluebonnet Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to see for yourself.  Get behind the wheel and check out the great offers on the Chrysler Pacifica.  You'll soon be planning your next trip just for the excuse to ride in your stylish new minivan.


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