As per our norm, we did indeed drag-race the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs Toyota Sienna – just for fun. Funny thing, we actually learned something when we did it. We learned a lot about the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in terms of acceleration, ride, braking and interior comfort. At the same time, we learned that, despite its age, the Toyota Sienna Limited with AWD is (still) an excellent minivan.
We had two very different minivans wearing two very different trims. Our 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was the Touring model that, over the base model, came with automatic high-beam control headlamps, passive entry doors, power sliding doors and SiriusXM satellite radio. This precludes items like leather, sunroofs and passenger entertainment, among other popular additions. Still, this setup is going to be one of their bigger sellers; and why not? The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring’s price of $30,495 is impressive.
The Toyota Sienna Limited is one well equipped minivan. It sits just below the top-of-the-line Limited Premium. It comes with dual moonroof, Entune Premium JBL audio with integrated navigation and app suite with 10 speakers, parking assist sonar, power third-row seats, driver easy speak (amplifies the driver’s voice to the rear via a built-in mic), blind spot monitor (BSM), 19-in. alloy wheels, front and rear under-body spoilers, leather-trimmed steering wheel, power liftgate, smoked sport-trimmed headlights w/LED daytime running lights, and a sport-tuned suspension. All this for $41,900. To be fair, the equivalent Toyota Sienna (to our Pacifica tester) would be the $31,640 Sienna LE.
Despite these differences, we were able to come to several conclusions during our comparison drive. Check out this video of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs Toyota Sienna above and see what you think!