Will your next new family vehicle be a crossover or a minivan? Most family-minded shoppers face this decision when they begin to survey the modern vehicle landscape, as crossover vehicles have permeated our culture so thoroughly. However, if a more traditional choice is right for you, the 2016 Toyota Sienna and 2016 Kia Sedona both offer distinct advantages as multi-passenger, people-and-things movers.
The 2016 Kia Sedona attempts to appeal to shoppers who may feel more torn than others between the minivan and crossover classes. It also offers a strong value proposition on certain trims. In total, there are four Sedona incarnations to choose from (L, LX, SX, SXL), and each comes fitted with a 3.3-litre V-6, a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. This configuration uses 9.7 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres on the highway and 13.2 litres per 100 kilometres in the city. Also standard are 17-inch wheels, projection headlamps, heated side mirrors, privacy glass and front and rear splash guards.
|2016 Toyota Sienna||vs||2016 Kia Sedona|
|3.5L V-6||Engine||3.3L V-6|
|11.4L/100 km||Combined Fuel Economy||11.6L/100 km|
|4,248L||Maximum Cargo Volume||4,022L|
Inside the Kia Sedona you’ll find seating for seven with second-row “Slide-n-Stow” side seats, third-row, 60/40-split, fold-in-floor seats, a front centre armrest with storage, rear air-conditioning controls, four speakers, a CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio and USB ports, remote keyless entry, a tilt and telescopic steering column, two 12-volt power outlets, 12 cup holders and a conversation mirror.
The more-handsomely equipped 2016 Toyota Sienna offers more cargo space and slightly better efficiency. The standard 3.5-litre V-6 engine, paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, uses 13 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres in the city and 9.5 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway. The Sienna also offers optional all-wheel drive, an exclusive segment feature. Standard equipment on the 2016 Sienna includes: 17-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, blind spot mirrors, roof rails, splash guards, automatic headlamps, seven-passenger seating with middle captain seats, a 6.1-inch touchscreen with a CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, four speakers, auxiliary and USB inputs, a 3.5-inch driver information screen, a backup camera, a conversation mirror, cruise control, three 12-volt outlets and more.
Contact us today to find out which 2016 Toyota Sienna trim is right for your family!