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Chrysler Pacifica vs. Kia Sedona

When we compare the Chrysler Pacifica to the Kia Sedona, the Chrysler Pacifica has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Kia Sedona has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Chrysler Pacifica versus the Kia Sedona, the Kia Sedona is a better car than the Chrysler Pacifica.

Chrysler Pacifica versus Kia Sedona Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chrysler Pacifica ranges from $28,999 to $44,499 while a used Kia Sedona from the same model year range is priced between $26,990 to $38,002. For a new model, the Chrysler Pacifica's price is between $38,166 and $56,745, with the Kia Sedona priced between $29,870 and $39,909.

Chrysler Pacifica versus Kia Sedona Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chrysler Pacifica is 8.0 out of 10 while the Kia Sedona's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Chrysler Pacifica being ranked 4 out of 7 Best Minivans and the Kia Sedona being ranked 3 out of 7.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chrysler Pacifica’s base engine makes 287 horsepower, and the Kia Sedona base engine makes 276 horsepower. The Pacifica is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 532 miles. The Sedona is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 506 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are minivans, the Kia Sedona has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Chrysler Pacifica has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room, rear head room

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2022 Chrysler Pacifica

2021 Kia Sedona

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$38,166 - $56,745

Used Asking Price:

$28,999 - $44,499

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,870 - $39,909

Used Asking Price:

$26,990 - $38,002

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

6.1 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.1 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 7
4 / 7
4 / 7
5 / 7

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 7
3 / 7
3 / 7
5 / 7

Summary Review

The Chrysler Pacifica was a large crossover SUV during the 2000s before Chrysler brought it back as a minivan. Our coverage here is dedicated to the minivan that started production in 2016 as a 2017 and later model year vehicle.

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Summary Review

Shoppers seeking an alternative to the Honda Odyssey may find it in the Kia Sedona. The Sedona is a modern minivan with a satisfying luxurious ride in its top trims.

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Pros and Cons

  • Unique plug-in hybrid powertrain available
  • All-wheel-drive available on new models
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick (2017-2020)

  • AWD and the plug-in powertrain cannot be combined

Pros and Cons

  • Modern infotainment system
  • Standard V6 power
  • Best minivan warranty in America
  • Standard spare tire

  • About to be discontinued
  • LX trim lacks common safety features

Available Body Styles

Minivan

Available Body Styles

Minivan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Touring, Limited, Pinnacle, Touring L

Trim Levels

EX, LX, SX

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

287 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

262 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.063 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

276 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

248 foot-lbs @ 5200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.062 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 28 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

361 / 532 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 24 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

380 / 506 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

63.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

63 inches

Cargo Space:

32.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

87.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

197.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

63.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

63.1 inches

Cargo Space:

33.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

78.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

199.7 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4521 lbs

Width:

90.4 inches

Height:

69.9 inches

Length:

204.3 inches

Wheelbase:

121.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4443 lbs

Width:

89.3 inches

Height:

68.5 inches

Length:

201.4 inches

Wheelbase:

120.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

235/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R17