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2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2017 Kia Sedona

If you have a large family, you'll know that a lot of time gets spent in your vehicle, which is why choosing the right minivan is so important. Whichever model you drive home in, a lot is going to happen inside that vehicle over the next several years. Therefore, we want to make sure you choose a minivan that meets all your needs and prepares you for all of life's moments.

If you're shopping around for a new minivan, then the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and 2017 Kia Sedona are likely somewhere on your list, and rightfully so considering the fact that they are both recognized as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. But the Pacifica, formerly the name for a Chrysler SUV, had some big shoes to fill when it replaced the Town & Country, and it looks like Chrysler pulled out all the stops to build a vehicle that appeals to the whole family.

Take the available dual backseat 10-inch HD touchscreens, for example, which can keep kids entertained on any drive through videos and games on integrated apps. This is something not found in the Sedona. Up front, the Pacifica offers a large 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment touchscreen for the driver and front seat passenger, which is larger than any infotainment screen found in the 2017 Sedona.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica VS 2017 Kia Sedona
287 hp, 262 lb.-ft. of torque Standard Engine Specs 276 hp, 248 lb.-ft. of torque
Up to 18 city/28 hwy MPG Up to 18 city/25 hwy
Available Dual Backseat Touchscreens Not available
3,600 lbs. Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs.

The 2017 Pacifica: A Minivan Above Its Class

If you go around test driving the minivan options out on the market, you may find there isn't much to get excited about. Once you get behind the wheel of the Pacifica, however, we believe you'll find this model stands out from the rest in its class by breathing new life into the minivan driving experience.

This starts with its powerful 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which delivers quite a bit more horsepower and torque than the Sedona and allows you to haul up to 3,600 pounds. Yet, Chrysler also managed to edge out Kia in fuel economy by achieving up to 28 mpg highway with their minivan offering. Those who really want to save fuel can also check out the Pacifica Hybrid that delivers 80 MPGe and a 30-mile all-electric range.

By comparing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs the 2017 Kia Sedona, it's clear that the Pacifica truly deserves to be in a class of its own. But don't just take our word for it. Come experience the Pacifica for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Parks Motors.

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