Compared: 2022 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2022 Toyota Sienna

Gas, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid? Front- or all-wheel-drive? You have choices with these two family haulers.

Andrew Ganz | 
Mar 4, 2022 | 3 min read

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Minivans offer an unbeatable combination of utility, comfort, and space. Here’s a look at some key aspects of two of the most popular models, the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna.

Chrysler Pacifica vs. Toyota Sienna: Pricing

The Sienna costs $35,925 to start; that’s for the LE trim level. Above that, you’ll find the XLE ($41,215), XSE ($43,465), Woodland Edition ($46,565), Limited ($48,165), and Platinum ($51,365).

The Pacifica lineup opens quite a bit higher, with the Touring model starting at $38,690. Next is the Touring L ($42,060), followed by the Limited ($50,345) and Pinnacle ($54,800). You’ll pay a steep premium to upgrade to the plug-in hybrid, which opens at $48,355 in Touring L trim. Chrysler also offers this powertrain in the Limited ($52,255) and Pinnacle ($56,535) trims.

A fully loaded Sienna costs $54,465, while a Pacifica Pinnacle can run up to $57,990 with all-wheel drive or $56,930 for the front-drive-only hybrid version.

Chrysler Pacifica vs. Toyota Sienna: Fuel Economy

The Sienna, which comes standard with a 245 hp hybrid powertrain, boasts EPA ratings of 36 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway, 36 mpg combined when equipped with front-wheel drive and 35, 36, and 35 mpg with all-wheel drive.

In nonhybrid front-drive form, the 287 hp Pacifica manages 19 mpg in the city, 28 on the highway, and 22 combined. Those with all-wheel drive see 17, 25, and 20 mpg, respectively. When fully charged, the 260 hp Pacifica Hybrid offers 32 miles of electric range and 82 MPGe. Once the battery runs out of juice, the gas engine provides 30 mpg combined.

Chrysler Pacifica vs. Toyota Sienna: Features and Interior

In base form, both vans come with a full complement of airbags, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and touchscreen infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

All-wheel drive is standard on the outdoorsy Sienna Woodland Edition and optional otherwise. Chrysler doesn’t offer an all-wheel-drive Pacifica Hybrid, but it’s available on the nonhybrid if you choose one of the top three trim levels.

Adding leather upholstery requires stepping up to the Sienna Limited or better, though the seats in the XLE, XSE, and Woodland models come draped in synthetic leather. Chrysler fits leather to Touring L-and-higher Pacificas.

The LE and XLE come standard with eight seats, but you can swap the latter’s second-row bench for a set of captain’s chairs to match the seating arrangement of all other Siennas. In the Pacifica lineup, only the front-drive, nonhybrid Touring L offers eight seats. If you want the ability to stow the second row underneath the floor, select an unelectrified Touring, Touring L, or Limited.

In Touring L, Limited, and Pinnacle Pacificas, drivers can keep an eye on their passengers with Chrysler’s FamCam option, which displays a video feed of the back seats on the central infotainment screen. Toyota offers something a little different. On all but the base Sienna, you can get Driver Easy Speak, wherein the van projects the driver’s voice to third-row occupants. As for rear-seat entertainment systems, the Chrysler provides a 10.1-inch touchscreen ahead of each captain’s chair, whereas the Toyota Sienna offers a single 11.6-inch screen.

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