2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2016 Kia Sedona

2017 Chrysler Pacifica 2016 Kia Sedona

Chrysler Press Release Highlights

The all-new Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with a boldly styled and sculpted exterior and a highly functional yet beautifully crafted interior. From every angle, its proportions, surfacing and styling create an appearance not expected of a vehicle in the segment. The Chrysler Pacifica features a sophisticated road presence, with a dynamic stance, wind-swept profile and aggressive wheel-to-body proportions. With its long wheelbase, wide track and low ground clearance, the Chrysler Pacifica appears planted, with a capable stance and athletic proportions. Tailored brightwork throughout the exterior acts as a "jewel" to highlight the styling.
The redesigned minivan boasts unsurpassed aerodynamic performance, which benefits from features like underbody aero panels, aerodynamically tuned windshield wipers and an optimized relationship between the front glass and the roof panel. The front of the Pacifica features the contemporary face of the Chrysler brand, with a sleek, flowing upper and lower grille. The slim upper grille flows seamlessly into the headlamps, while the Chrysler wing floats within the mesh grille texture. The upper and lower grilles feature ribbon-like chrome accents that flow in concert for geometric balance and a premium appearance. The beautifully crafted interior of the Chrysler Pacifica mixes high-tech elements with a sculpted, muscular feel. Control elements are high-tech and modern looking, with their hard surface contrasting with the soft, sculpted look elsewhere. Outlets appear more formal, highlighted by a simple chrome ring that was designed to be thinner for an exquisite, precise feel. Bezels feature a similarly weighted accent.
• Choice of two powertrains - Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine and electrified hybrid model with adapted version of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine
• 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gas engine - 287 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque
• Standard fuel-saving engine stop-start (ESS) technology will be introduced later in the model year
• TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission
• E-shift rotary dial shifter - electronically actuates shift selection. The e-shift system replaces traditional shift cables and levers with electronics.
• MacPherson strut front suspension layout
• Independent rear suspension
• Co-efficient of drag (CD) is .300
• Electric power steering (EPS) system - power assist via an electric motor system
• Four-wheel disc brakes with four-wheel antilock braking system (ABS) and traction control system (TCS) are standard
• Uconnect touchscreen - available as either a 5-inch or 8.4-inch
• All-new Uconnect Theater entertainment system - 7-inch full-color driver information display, 8.4-inch touchscreen, acclaimed Uconnect Access and an array of other features including navigation, integrated voice command, and Uconnect Access, which keeps drivers and passengers connected with helpful information, such as fuel prices and movie listings
• Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system - passengers can watch movies, play built-in games, connect personal devices to surf the Internet and stream content throughout the vehicle via two high-definition 10-inch touchscreens.
• Available KeySense programmable key fob - places limits on speed and audio volume, mutes the audio when front seatbelts are not buckled, prevents the disabling of certain features like Forward Collision Warning-Plus and ParkSense rear park assist, and allows blocking of SiriusXM Radio channels.
• Standard with six speakers and Active Noise Cancellation
• Premium audio systems, either a 13-speaker Alpine system or a 20-speaker Harman Kardon system, are also available.
• Keyless Enter 'n Go, remote start, and heated and ventilated seats.
• Hands-free sliding doors and liftgate - operated by making a kicking motion under the sliding door or bumper to open or close the sliding doors or liftgate.
• Available Stow 'n Vac integrated vacuum - powered by RIDGID provides easy access to all corners of the vehicle.
• Stow 'n Go seating and storage system - with the press of a button on the B-pillar, the front seat moves forward to allow the second-row seat to be stowed into the floor tub.
• Standard Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
• Surround View camera - uses four cameras positioned around the vehicle to provide 360-degree views
• ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist - uses ultrasonic sensors to guide the driver into parking spaces
• Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Hold - maintains the distance between the vehicle and the one in front of it, and can bring the vehicle to a controlled stop under certain circumstances
• Forward Collision Warning-Plus - deploys the brakes to alert the driver if an impact appears imminent, and assists with driver response
• LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus - leverages electronic power steering (EPS) by delivering a torque input to alert and assist the driver with corrective action
• Available features include Blind-spot Monitoring, ParkSense rear park assist with stop, ParkView rear backup camera, electronic stability control and electric park brake.

Kia Press Release Highlights

The all-new Kia Sedona offers a fresh take on the minivan, building on the MPV’s traditional strength of flexible utility and transcending its conventional design limitations. With European-inspired styling similar to that of a CUV, the Sedona maintains functional convenience with ample passenger space and cargo room, while also fulfilling the promise of technology, amenities and safety. The Sedona has something for everyone with the addition of three new trim levels: L, SX and the premium SX Limited, which join the LX and EX trims previously offered. Customers will have the option of seven- and eight- passenger seating, offering flexibility to meet various needs. With a base MSRP of just $25,900 for the L, $28,100 for the LX, $32,100 for the EX $36,100 for the SX and $39,700 for the SX Limited, the completely transformed Sedona pushes the limits beyond any other vehicle in the segment in terms of design, amenities and value. Transcending mundane functionality, the Sedona’s wide stance exudes a modern, CUV-like appearance highlighted by a front fascia and cab-forward design that project confidence and strength. The Sedona’s muscular face and clean, smooth look feature a fully integrated version of Kia’s signature grille as well as headlamps with LED positioning lights.

The all-new Sedona provides more front shoulder room, greater leg room in the front, second and third rows, as well as a slightly higher hip-point, improving outward visibility for the driver. The horizontal design cues across the instrument panel create a greater sense of width, and the generous use of soft-touch materials adds to the all-new Sedona’s premium ambiance. The Sedona’s proportions provide flexible seating in both seven- and eight-passenger configurations and a multitude of storage options. The front center console is unique to the segment and allows for generous and cleverly convenient storage space between the front seats. Second row Slide-N-Stow tracked seating slides and folds upright to allow for “on-the-go” cargo hauling, eliminating the hassle of removing heavy and cumbersome seats. The all-new Sedona also offers the choice of second row “First Class” lounge seating that can be positioned rearward for astonishing legroom and provides retractable lower-leg rests and airplane-style winged headrests. And while some configurations feature second-row seat cushion heaters for added comfort, all Sedona models offer a third-row that provides the convenience of a split folding 60/40, in-floor-retractable design.
• New Lambda Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 3.3-liter V6 engine
• 276 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, 248 lb.-ft. at 5,200 rpm
• Three-step Variable Induction System (VIS) - automatically adjusts the intake runner lengths to optimize engine torque under different load conditions.
• Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) combined with a piston-cooling oil jet improves engine efficiency
• Engine components - piston rings, piston skirts, valve tappets, timing chain guide and valve springs - are all of a low-friction design.
• Amplitude Selected Dampers (ASD)
• Independent rear suspension
• Revised rear cross-member bushings
• Isolated rear sub-frame with longer trailing arms
• Added rear strut reinforcement
• Expected to be among the quietest in the segment thanks to wheel-house padding, double seal sliding doors and expanded use of sound-deadening foam in the engine compartment
• Next-generation UVO Infotainment & Telematics system
• New eServices features: Geo-fencing, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert and Driving Score.
• Kia app connector is now available
• Pandora®, iHeart Radio and Yelp®
• Siri “Eyes Free”
• Local Search – powered by Google – for finding locations, addresses and points of interest.
• Sirius XM Travel Link - access to traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports scores, stock information and movie times
• Optional driver aid technology - Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
• High-power (2.1 Amp) USB charging ports and 115-volt AC outlets
• Dual glove box that offers a cooled lower storage area
• Available Surround View Monitor - provides real-time images from cameras placed around the vehicle.
• Smart Welcome - automatically illuminates the door handles and unfolds the power retractable side mirrors when the vehicle key fob is detected.
• Hands-free “Smart Power Liftgate” - opens the rear lift gate automatically when the key fob is sensed for three seconds
• Active safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Antilock Braking System (ABS).
• Additional standard technologies - Roll Over Mitigation (ROM) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
• Body is 76 percent Advanced High Strength Steel or Press Hardened Steel - provides exceptional rigidity, durability and collision protection in a lightweight design.
• Reinforced pillars that distribute impact loads with ultra-high-strength steel tubes installed inside the A-pillars.
• Extensive use of bonding adhesives and larger diameter welds also add to Sedona’s overall structural integrity and strength.
• Targeted to earn the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-Star overall vehicle safety rating.
• Six-speed Sport-Matic transmission

Photo Comparison

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Front View
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Front Side View
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Side Front View
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Side View
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Rear Side View
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Interior

2016 Kia Sedona

  • 2016 Kia Sedona Front View
  • 2016 Kia Sedona Front Side View
  • 2016 Kia Sedona Side Front View
  • 2016 Kia Sedona Side View
  • 2016 Kia Sedona Rear Side View
  • 2016 Kia Sedona Interior

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