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2017 Kia Sedona vs Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Kia Sedona vs Toyota Sienna

It's hard to beat the practicality and comfort that minivans like the 2017 Kia Sedona and the Chrysler Pacifica offer families and businesses who need to shuttle people and their things. But which is the best minivan for your needs? If you're trying to narrow down your choices, check out our Sedona-Pacifica comparison guide to learn more.

2017 Kia Sedona vs Chrysler Pacifica

Family Friendly

The Sedona embraces the traditional minivan structure, but, inside, it feels fresh and stylish. A car-like cockpit includes a class-exclusive center console to stow your smartphone, wallet, or handbag. But the style doesn't abandon the substance in the Kia Sedona. This van has three roomy rows of seating, so passengers can stay comfortable for hours. Luxury items, like leather upholstery and first- and second-row seat heaters, make the Sedona feel like a mobile version of living room.

The Pacifica cabin feels open, with plenty of head room in all three rows. Its supportive seating is your friend - especially when you're spending hours on the road. Compared to the Sedona, however, the Pacifica's second-row seats aren't as comfy.

Infotainment and Tech Features

The Sedona is our pick for technology because it provides all of the latest smartphone integration features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity display smartphone apps directly on the Sedona's central touchscreen, so you can use Google Maps or access your music collection without picking up your phone. We are also big fans of the optional rear-seat entertainment system, which keeps passengers occupied with their favorite DVDs.

Like the Sedona, the Pacifica offers rear-seat entertainment for your kids. You can plug gaming systems and smartphones into the system, making options endless. The Pacifica, however, has yet to offer full smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; you can still link your device to the Uconnect infotainment system to make hands-free calls, though.

Safety

The Sedona's impressive crash-test scores bolster its high-tech safety lineup. In government crash tests, it earned a perfect five-star rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Sedona its top score of "Good" in every crash test. Driver aids, like the forward collision warning system, boost your ability to maintain a safe ride.

The Pacifica comes in a close second, with similar crash-test scores and a handy array of driver aids. However, whereas some Sedona models come standard with features like forward collision warning, the Pacifica only offers these as a pay-extra option.

Fuel Economy

The Pacifica offers you a thrifty ride, earning up to 19 city/28 highway mpg. Besides keeping your budget in check, the Pacifica puts you up in a smooth-riding, quiet cabin - even at highway speeds.

In the Sedona, you can earn up to 18/25 mpg. That's not quite as much as in the Pacifica, but the Sedona balances things out with some of the quickest acceleration in the minivan segment. You'll never have to worry about merging into a busy highway.

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2017 Kia Sedona vs Toyota Sienna

The Chrysler Pacifica has its merits, but the 2017 Kia Sedona leaves its minivan competition in the dust. Inside, there's enough space for your kids to grow without losing leg room or for tall passengers to ride in any row, making the Sedona an adaptable family and business van. That room, combined with its fuel economy, tech savvy infotainment system, and impressive safety record makes the Kia Sedona one of the best minivans on the market today.