Chrysler Pacifica vs. Kia Sedona

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Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Bassem Girgis is a Freelance Writer with a strong passion for creativity. Bassem strongly connects with writing, music, photography, and martial arts.


, - November 1, 2016

The Chrysler Pacifica is a brand new model that replaces the long-running Town and Country minivan. The Pacifica offers breakout styling for this class and all the latest automotive industry.

The Kia Sedona has only seen mild changes since its major redesign in 2015. The exterior gets some chrome accents this year, and base models receive various interior upgrades.

The Pacifica and Sedona are impressive minivans, but which contender is the better choice?

See a side-by-side comparison of the Pacifica & Sedona »

What the Pacifica Gets Right

The Chrysler Pacifica comes equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 287 horsepower, and 262 pound-feet of torque. The V6 is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. This setup delivers 22 mpg in combined city and highway driving. The interior is equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a three-pane panoramic sunroof, and a vacuum cleaner. The exterior features a 360-degree surround camera, parking sensors, and the optional HID headlights. As for the safety, the Pacifica features options like blind spot monitoring and the rear cross-traffic detection. The new Pacifica is the perfect addition to the Chrysler family.

What the Sedona Gets Right

The Kia Sedona comes equipped with a 3.3-liter V6 engine, which produces 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. The Sedona is rated to get 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg of combined driving. The third row can be folded easily, and the second row features Slide-N-Stow seating. The Sedona is filled with luxurious features like the heated front and second-row seats, a chilled glovebox, and ventilated front seats. The Kia Sedona feels as luxurious inside as any fully equipped competitor.

Which Vehicle Is More Compelling?

Both vehicles are extremely close in every respect. However, the Pacifica's new and somewhat daring styling gives it an edge.

Our Verdict: Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica's good looks and versatile features make it the perfect successor to the Town and Country.

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Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Bassem Girgis is a Freelance Writer with a strong passion for creativity. Bassem strongly connects with writing, music, photography, and martial arts.