If you’re in the market for a new family vehicle, there’s a good chance you’re debating between a traditional minivan and a more modern SUV. Both are great at providing space for extra passengers, and most of them are filled with technology features to satisfy the whole family. Our team here at Serra Toyota is working to provide you with comparisons between all the vehicles on the lineup, and next up is the Toyota Sienna and the Toyota Sequoia.
The 2016 Toyota Sequoia SR5 has a much higher starting price point than the base of the 2016 Toyota Sienna, so we decided to compare it to the top Sienna model, the Limited. The Sequoia is equipped with a larger, more powerful engine. The Sienna is set with a smaller engine that offers a much more efficient fuel economy, so the decision ultimately rides on whether power or efficiency is more important to you.
|2016 Toyota Sienna Limited||VS||2016 Toyota Sequoia SR5|
|Passenger Van||Body Style||Sports Utility Vehicle|
|39.1 cu. Ft.||Cargo Volume||18.9 cu. Ft.|
|3.5-liter V-6||Engine||5.7-liter V-8|
Drivers in need of more cargo space may opt for the Toyota Sienna because it ultimately offers more room for extra belongings behind the third row seats. In the Sienna minivan, drivers will find almost 40 cubic feet of space, whereas in the Sequoia SUV, there is just shy of 20 cubic feet for storage. However, drivers looking for a vehicle that can tow additional cargo may turn to the Sequoia because it can tow up to 7,400 pounds compared to the Sienna with 3,500 pounds.
When it comes to safety, these two Toyota vehicles have a lot in common. Toyota vehicles are designed to keep the entire family safe regardless of the circumstances, and these two are no different. Both the Sienna and the Sequoia come standard with anti-theft protection and an immobilizer for safety even when you’re not present. They also have automatic headlights, front fog lights, brake assist systems, child safety door locks and electronic traction control. The Sienna Limited comes set with active head restraints, which are not available in the Sequoia SR5.
Both the Sienna Limited and the Sequoia SR5 offer standard cruise control, heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry, backup cameras and power moonroofs. The Sienna does offer a few standard features that are only optional with the Sequoia including heated front seats, a navigational system, parking distance sensors and voice activated controls. In addition to these, the Sienna has a few standard features that are not available in the Sequoia SR5, which include a remote fuel filler door release, a smart key system, a leather steering wheel and illuminated vanity mirrors.
Those interested in learning more about what the 2016 Toyota Sienna or the Toyota Sequoia have to offer are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Depending on your needs, both of these make excellent family vehicles. Schedule a test drive online today to find out which one works best for you.