Minivans are certainly a hot commodity around town; they're versatile, safe, and roomy and have cutting edge safety features that make the whole family smile. With every new model year comes new upgrades, new features and all-new styling, which just gets you more bang for your buck! This model year, we have two minivans on our mind – the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2017 Toyota Sienna in Cincinnati. However, only one can reign as superior. Beechmont Toyota is set to find out which it is!
Safety first! You're probably even considering a minivan because you have precious cargo on board, so let's compare safety features. The Sienna Limited Premium has FWD optional pre-crash front seatbelts that automatically tighten when the vehicle detects a possible collision which overall improves protection. The Pacifica does not offer this. A couple of other features that the Sienna has but the Pacifica doesn't are the Active Headrests, which protects the driver and passenger from whiplash. The other is the Sienna's AWD option, which you may know works especially well in the snow to maximize traction!
Minivans are known for their exceptional amount of cargo space, but the Sienna has the Pacifica beat in this area, too. With 39.1 cubic feet behind the 3rd seat and 150 total cubic feet for the maximum cargo volume, it's hard to say what you won't be able to fit in the new Sienna. The Pacifica on the other hand, only touts 32.3 cu. Ft. of room behind the 3rd seat and a maximum cargo volume of just 140.5 feet. Go big or go home, we always say!
Recommended by Consumer Reports and recognized as a "Best Value in Class," the Sienna also has better technology features than the Chrysler minivan. The 2017 Sienna has front and rear one-touch power windows, a standard locking fuel door, and a standard automatic on/off feature. All of these combined make for a more efficient and enjoyable driving experience, especially when the whole family is on board!
Does the 2017 Sienna seem like the best option for you and your family? Stop by your favorite Toyota Cincinnati Dealer, Beechmont Toyota, today to take it for a spin! It'll be love at first key-turn.