When it comes to picking the ultimate family-friendly vehicle, minivans check all boxes. Models of this segment offer ample space to stretch, even on the third row, and plenty of technology to keep passengers safe and entertained. One of the most stand-out minivans available in the automotive market continues to be the Chrysler Pacifica, which for 2020 is more refined than ever.
But don’t take our word for it. To see how this family hauler compares to strong opponents in the segment, we have put the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica head to head with the 2020 Kia Sedona. Keep reading as we dive into everything this popular minivan has to offer or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock models at Albany CDJR.
Key Differences Between the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica and the 2020 Kia Sedona
One of the first differences to come up when comparing the 2020 Pacifica and the 2020 Sedona is the lineup of powertrain options available. The Chrysler minivan offers shoppers a selection of gas-powered and hybrid options, while the Kia model limits the offer to just one engine. The power delivered by the two standard engines is also different. The Pacifica gets powered by a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine, which matched to a 9-speed automatic transmission delivers 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The Sedona, in comparison, only generates 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque through a 3.3-liter 6-cylinder powertrain paired with an 8-speed automatic. The 2020 Pacifica also takes the win in terms of fuel efficiency, with an EPA-estimated rating of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Both minivans also differ in terms of measurements. While the Kia Sedona features slightly wider second-row seats, the Pacifica offers passengers in the third row more legroom to stretch. The cargo volume between both models is similar, with the Sedona having somewhat more space behind the third and first row. Still, the Chrysler Pacifica eclipses its competitor in terms of practicality thanks to the Stow ‘N Go seating and storage solution. This system allows you to fold the second- and third-row seats flat into the floor to make extra space for cargo. To increase the cargo area in the Sedona you need to fold the second-row seats upright, which reduces capacity. That’s why the Chrysler model offers 87.5 cubic feet of space behind the second row, versus the 78.4 cubic feet offered in the Kia.