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2020 Chrysler Pacifica Features & Specs 2020 Toyota Sienna
9-speed Shiftable Automatic Transmission 8-speed Shiftable Automatic
19/ 28/ 22 mpg Fuel Economy (City/Hwy/Combined) 19/ 26/ 21 mpg
Standard Parking Assistance Optional
41.1/ 39.0 in Leg Room (Front/Rear) 40.5/37.6 in

2020 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2020 Toyota Sienna

The minivan is the staple vehicle for American families, and Chrysler and Toyota seem to have secured the market. Both brands have reliable and affordable minivans with plenty of features that the whole family will enjoy. In this article, we’re putting both of their signature minivans to the test to find out which model is the better choice for the quintessential American family. One the left is the roomy and high-tech 2020 Chrysler Pacifica, and on the right is the 2020 Toyota Sienna. Which vehicle comes out on top? Read on and find out!

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Power & Handling

If you’re looking for a powerful and fuel-efficient option, the Chrysler Pacifica comes with a standard, tried-and-true 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. It is among the most efficient engines on the market and is capable of up to 28 mpg on the highway! It also comes with a start/stop system for increased fuel economy when you’re at a stoplight or other idling situations! For even more efficiency, the Chrysler Pacifica also comes in a plug-in hybrid version, a one-of-a-kind, exclusive feature! The hybrid engine is a V6 with a continuously variable transmission and power supplemented, battery-fed electric motor. The Pacifica Hybrid is capable of 32 miles on the electric power alone!

2020 Toyota Sienna Power & Handling

The Sienna only offers one engine, a 3.5-liter V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Like the Pacifica, the standard setup is a front-wheel-drive system, but it also has an optional all-wheel drive. Unfortunately, the Sienna doesn’t offer much in terms of fuel economy with only 21 mpg combined efficiency. The 2020 Sienna’s power and handling get the job done, but it is in no way class-leading or groundbreaking.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Features & Design

The Chrysler Pacifica comes with a simple option of four main trims. The base Touring is well-equipped with tri-zone climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, power liftgate/sliding doors, and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Other standard features include safety features, including blind-spot monitoring and traction-control systems. The Hybrid version also comes with a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen standard! The Touring L model adds leather upholstery, heated front seats/steering wheel, and other features. Higher trims add the larger touchscreen system, upgraded Alpine or Harman Kardon audio systems, navigation, a rear-seat theater system, build-in vacuum cleaner, ventilated front seats, and a dual or tri-pane panoramic sunroof. The 2020 Pacifica also offers unique Stow ‘N’ Go 2nd-row seats, which are comfortable and allow you to store the seats flush into the floor! In the 2020 model year, the Pacifica also offers a Red S Appearance Package for even more features!

2020 Toyota Sienna Features & Design

The Sienna comes in a lot of different trims, but the entire lineup is due for an upgrade. There are five main trims and new Premium versions of the top three trims available. The base L model comes with a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa, while the next level LE adds power-sliding side doors, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and an upgraded infotainment system. All-wheel-drive is available at the LE level as well. The SE adds a power tailgate, leather seating, and heated front seats, while the XLE model adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Limited adds power-folding 3rd-row seats, the option of rear-seat entertainment with HDMI inputs, DVD, and two power outlets, front/rear parking sensors, and a dual moonroof.


After reviewing everything these two minivans have to offer, it’s obvious that the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is the clear winner. The engines are more powerful and fuel-efficient, even if you don’t go for the Hybrid model. The Pacifica offers more standard features that the Sienna reserves for higher trim levels and the simplicity of trim levels won’t leave you feeling cheated when it comes to additional features. At the end of the day, the Chrysler Pacifica has remained relevant and eye-catching, adding exclusive features that no other minivan even offers as an upgrade! If you’re interested in the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica for your family, check out our full review and come on down to the dealership today!