2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Kia Sedona

February 26th, 2021 by

2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Kia Sedona

The Chrysler Pacifica and Kia Sedona are both minivans that offer incredible family-friendly features at a price to fit your budget. So which one is best for you and your family? In this article, we will compare the “2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Kia Sedona.”


Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and 2021 Kia Sedona are both offered with just one engine option. For the Pacifica, this means a 3.6L V6 engine which puts out 287 horsepower. For the Sedona, this means a 3.3L V6 engine which puts out 276 horsepower. The Chrysler Pacifica is offered with both a Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and All-Wheel Drive drivetrain while the Kia Sedona is only offered in a FWD drivetrain. The Chrysler Pacifica gets up to an EPA-estimated 28 highway MPG with FWD. The Kia Sedona offers just 24 EPA-estimated highway MPG. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is also offered in a hybrid model which gets up to 80 MPG equivalent.


Interior and Technology

One significant difference between the 2021 Pacifica and the 2021 Sedona is the seating capacity. The Pacifica is seats up to 7 passengers as the middle seats are split bucket seats. The Sedona on the other hand seats up to 8 passengers with 3 passenger 2nd row seating. The Chrysler Pacifica also offers Stow-N-Go seating which allows all of the seats to fold into the floorboard. This is useful if you need to haul some cargo, but don’t want to remove the seats from your vehicle.

Some similarities between the vehicles include a lot of modern luxury features. The higher level trims on both vehicles offer heated and ventilated leather front seats, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and an option for a power sunroof. Both vehicles come with plenty of 12 volt and USB ports for charging all of your family’s devices. The Chrysler Pacifica offers an optional 10.1” full color touchscreen while the Kia Sedona offers up to an 8” screen. Both vehicles come with an optional dual-screen rear entertainment system, however Chrysler’s offers interactive games along with its touchscreens. The Chrysler Pacifica also holds an edge with certain tech features like the FamCam interior camera which helps you keep an eye on your family while continuing to face forward.

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Interior


Safety Features

Both the Pacifica and Sedona offer a wide range of various safety features and perennially rate as some of the safest vehicles in the minivan segment. In 2019, the Chrysler Pacifica received the IIHS Top Safety Pick. Some available safety features for both vehicles include a rear-view camera, Forward Collision Warning, and Blind Spot Collision Warning. It is important to note that many of the safety features are not available on the lowest trim level of the Kia Sedona. Therefore you’ll have to opt for at least the EX trim level to get many of the available safety features.

2021 Kia Sedona Interior


Price and Trim Levels

The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica comes standard with many of the optional featured offered on the 2021 Kia Sedona. When comparing both vehicles, you’ll want to compare similarly equipped vehicles. As a result of the Kia Sedona offering only the base level of features on its base trim level, the Sedona is priced much lower than the Pacifica.

The 2021 Kia Sedona starts out at an MSRP of $30,400 on its LX trim. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica starts at $35,045 on its Touring trim level. The difference of $4,600 is quickly made up by the better technology, more safety features and features like Stow-N-Go seating which come standard on the Pacifica.



In conclusion, both minivans offer many great features that you should consider. The 2021 Kia Sedona offers a safe, modern ride at a very budget-friendly price. The Pacifica takes the edge in many of the major categories like fuel economy, base safety features and technology – albeit at a slightly higher price point. Additionally, the Chrysler Pacifica is available in an AWD drivetrain to help improve your stability in certain weather conditions.


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