If you would like to fit up to eight people inside your ride or pack over 100 cubic feet of bags in the back, and you'd also like room to spread out and relax, then a minivan is what you're looking for. So it's fortunate we have a comparison of the 2017 Toyota Sienna with the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan and the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.
The 2017 Toyota Sienna comes with a bigger and bolder power base for 2017, with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that pumps out a stunning 296 horsepower to make the drive easier, and an 8-speed transmission to make gear shifts smooth and seamless. The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan has a rougher feel with a 6-speed transmission, as well as inferior power at 283 HP. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica falls short at 287 HP, as well. While the 2017 Pacifica gets essentially the same fuel economy as the 2017 Sienna, the 2017 Grand Caravan is inferior here as well, with 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway that falls far short of the 2017 Sienna's 19 mpg city, 27 mpg highway.
|2017 Toyota Sienna||VS.||2017 Dodge Grand Caravan||2017 Chrysler Pacifica|
|MPG (city, highway)||17, 25||18, 28|
|Yes||Kelley Blue Book KBB.com 2016 Best Resale Value Awards - Minivan?||No||No|
|Yes||KBB.com "16 Best Family Cars of 2016"?||No||No|
The Toyota Sienna is affectionately known as the "Swagger Wagon," and why shouldn't it be? When you go out and sweep up as many awards as the 2016 model Sienna did, the bravado is well-deserved. To name a few of the plaudits the Sienna received, it received an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, and made the Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com "16 Best Family Cars of 2016." In stark contrast are the other two minivans, which did not make KBB.com's list of top family cars, nor did they receive the KBB.com Best Resale Value Award for the minivan class for 2016 like the 2016 Toyota Sienna did. Bottom line, the Toyota Sienna continues this legacy of safety, quality and value in 2017 models with the Toyota Star Safety System and cool, useful features like Driver Easy Speak, which projects the driver's voice to the rear speakers in the back rows.
If you want the award-winning minivan with 150 cubic feet of cargo room, nearly 300 horsepower and available leather seating trim, then you want the 2017 Toyota Sienna. We carry the Sienna at Novato Toyota, 115 Vintage Way in Novato, CA, which is about 30 miles from San Francisco, and we serve the area that includes San Rafael and Petaluma, as well as the greater San Francisco and Oakland areas. Please contact us at (415) 897-3191 or visit us to set up a test drive today.