Five Ways the Chrysler Pacifica Beats the Toyota Sienna

The Chrysler Pacifica is American auto manufacturing at its best—innovative, safe, and strong. Consumers may be surprised to learn that, matched head to head with the 2018 Toyota Sienna, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica crushes its rival in a number of categories important to families seeking just the right mini-van for them.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Now available at Bloomington Jeep and Chrysler dealerships, the new Pacifica includes a host of standard safety and tech features. Buyers will enjoy all of the standard features, as well as the Pacifica’s fancy interior, strong fuel economy, and comfortable ride.

Stacked up against the Sienna, the Pacific excels in:

  • Fuel economy – The Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna’s standard gasoline engines are tied in fuel efficiency, but the Pacifica has an edge that the Sienna doesn’t—a hybrid version. The new Pacifica’s hybrid version is a plug-in that can run for 33 miles on battery power alone before switching to a gas/battery combo. In gas/battery mode, the Pacifica hybrid gets a combined rating of 32 miles per gallon.
  • Tech features – The new Pacifica has an abundance of standard tech features and lots of optional tech features. This far outweighs the tech offered by the Sienna. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with a 5-inch touchscreen and Uconnect infotainment system. Active safety tech is optional, but options packages for the Pacifica are less expensive than the ones for the 2018 Toyota Sienna.
  • Safety – The new Pacifica is one of the safest vehicles you can buy. While both the Sienna and the Pacifica get five-star overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Pacifica earns more five-star ratings in individual subcategories than its Japanese rival.

Pacifica also earns a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. IIHS ratings take active safety features into account in its ratings, and the Pacifica has more of these features than the Sienna.

  • Towing – The Chrysler Pacifica is the mini-van you want if you need to tow a personal watercraft or a camping trailer. The Pacifica can tow up to 3,600 lbs.—100 lbs. more than the Sienna.

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  • Pricing – For families seeking to get the most automobile for their money, the Pacifica is the right choice. The Pacifica starts at around $26,995, while the Sienna starts at $30,750. When you consider all the features that come standard on the Pacifica, it’s obvious that you’re not only getting a cheaper mini-van than the Sienna, you’re also getting a better mini-van.

Chrysler invented the mini-van back in the 80s, and the 2018 Pacifica shows Chrysler’s strengths in developing this segment of the market over the past 30 years. The Pacifica is arguably the best vehicle produced by the Detroit automaker, and one families can trust for safe and enjoyable transportation.

For consumers seeking a new Pacifica, the Chrysler and Jeep dealership in Indianapolis is the place to go. Visit Community Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bloomington today to find an outstanding deal on a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.