2020 Sienna Comparison Review



Comfy, Customizable Seats.

 

Cargo Space for Any Trip.

 

High Quality and Dependability.

 

Incredible 5 Year Value.

 

Safety Comes Standard.

 

Base Horsepower Better than the Rest.

 

Only Minivan with All-Wheel Drive.

 

I grew up in minivans. My mom used to drive around a Grand Caravan when I was little, and we went everywhere in that thing. When I got into high school, my best friend was given his mom’s old Odyssey. That minivan saw a lot of trips and bumps through the end of high school and most of college. I love the space that a minivan offers. I typically drive small cars that aren’t great for road trips, so my friend’s minivan was an absolute savior when we wanted to go anywhere.

With all that being said, the 2020 Toyota Sienna impresses me. I could imagine taking trips in it, whether they be to Indy or to Florida. It offers plenty of space for people and cargo. It comes with high rankings in quality and dependability, and its five year value is above class standard. Beyond that, it comes with several standard safety features, and it has enough horsepower to get even a fully-loaded cabin down the highway.

The 2020 Toyota Sienna comes with the option of either seven or eight seats. If you opt for the eight seats, the second row is bench seats, but if you choose the seven seats, you get two captain’s chairs for the second row. There is also an option for an Auto Access Seat that slides out of the minivan to help the elderly and disabled.

Regardless of what the configuration is, the 2020 Sienna comes with plenty of comfort and space. With 164.4 cubic feet of passenger space, there is plenty of room to go around. Legroom can be at a premium in some passenger vehicles, but the 2020 Sienna offers plenty of legroom for the back and second row. In the second row, you get 37.6 inches of legroom while the back row gets 36.3 inches. Whether you have kids or adults in the back seat, they should be plenty comfy.

There is not only space for people, but there is also plenty of space for cargo. The 2020 Toyota Sienna rocks 39.1 cubic feet normally. As The Car Connection says, “That’s enough room for several suitcases and backpacks, something most crossover SUVs would struggle to accommodate.” Its competitors offer far less space. The 2019 Kia Sedona has 33.9 cubic feet, the 2019 Honda Odyssey has 32.8 cubic feet, and the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica has only 32.3 cubic feet of space. That can make a big difference when planning a trip where everyone needs to bring luggage.

If you fold down the back row and remove the second row, the 2020 Toyota Sienna has 150 cubic feet of space. The 2019 Honda Odyssey sits at 144.9 cubic feet, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica gets 143.8 cubic feet, and the 2019 Kia Sedona makes due with only 142 cubic feet of space. If you need to move, the 2020 Toyota Sienna will help you make less trips, saving you time, gas, and money.

There is ample space in the 2020 Sienna, but that is not all it has. In a 2019 study of initial quality by J.D. Power, the Toyota Sienna was ranked in the top three for minivans. The Chrysler Pacifica and the Honda Odyssey were not ranked. Toyota as a brand was ranked at three less problems per 100 vehicles than the average. Honda had five more problems per 100 than the average, and Chrysler had twenty more problems than average.

In another 2019 J.D. Power study, this time on dependability, the Toyota Sienna continued to rank highly. The dependability study examines how cars do after three years, and after that time, the Sienna was one of only two minivans that performed at an above average clip. The Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, and Dodge Grand Caravan did not make the list. As a brand, Toyota ranked second among all vehicle with 108 problems per 100 vehicles. The industry average is 136 pp100. Kia manages to be above average with 126 pp100, but Honda and Chrysler are below average with 146 pp100. Dodge is fourth from the bottom of the list with 178 pp100.

With initial quality and dependability, it’s no wonder that the Toyota Sienna also retains an incredible amount of value. MotorTrend and IntelliChoice estimate five year value for their vehicles, and although the rating on the 2020 Sienna isn’t out yet, we expect it to be very similar to the 2019 model’s ranking. The 2019 Toyota Sienna has an expected five year cost of $39,108. That earns it an Above Average rating. The 2019 Kia Sedona gets a Poor rating that brings its five year cost to $40,822. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica gets a Below Average rating and costs $42,099 over five years. The 2019 Dodge Caravan gets a Poor rating like the Sedona, but its five year price soars to $43,698. After five years, you save no less than an expected $1000 over any of these competitors.

Every 2020 Toyota Sienna comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P, a suite of safety technologies that include Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Crash Imminent Braking, and Dynamic Brake Support. All of these are options on the 2019 Kia Sedona, but they are not standard. The 2019 Honda Odyssey and 2019 Chrysler Pacifica have Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning as options, but they don’t have Crash Imminent Braking or Dynamic Brake Support. The 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan offers none of these.

With 296 horsepower, the 2020 Toyota Sienna can haul you, your children, your children’s friends, and a full trunk. Its competitors do not quite stack up. The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica comes with 287 hp, the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan comes with 283 hp, the 2019 Honda Odyssey has 280 hp, and the 2019 Kia Sedona has only 276 hp. The extra horsepower not only helps you haul a full cabin, but it also lets you get up to speed faster on the highway, causing less stress.

Finally, the Toyota Sienna is the only minivan with All-Wheel Drive. All-Wheel Drive sends power to all of your tires, allowing for more traction in rainy or snowy conditions. Let’s be honest here. This is Indiana. Tomorrow might snow, rain, cloud up, or shine like never before. It might do all four in the same day. All-Wheel Drive helps you be prepared for whatever the weather might throw at you. No other minivan gives you this option. Not the Odyssey, not the Pacifica, not the Sedona, and not the Grand Caravan. It is a unique option for the Toyota Sienna.

When I told my mom I was writing this article, I asked her what kind of minivan she drove when I was growing up. She said that she drove a Grand Caravan but that she always wanted to buy a Toyota Sienna. She just never pulled the trigger on it. If you would like to purchase a 2020 Toyota Sienna, you can visit us at 515 W Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. You can also call us at (260) 482-3730. You won’t regret it.



Websites/Articles Mentioned (in order mentioned):

The Car Connection 2020 Toyota Sienna Review: https://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/toyota_sienna_2020

J.D. Power 2019 Initial Quality Study: https://www.jdpower.com/business/press-releases/2019-initial-quality-study-iqs

J.D. Power 2019 Dependability Study: https://www.jdpower.com/business/press-releases/2019-us-vehicle-dependability-studyvds

MotorTrend 2019 Toyota Sienna Buyer’s Guide: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyota/sienna/2019/