2013 Toyota Sienna Compared To 2013 Crysler Town and Country

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Long established as the segment leader in performance and utility, Sienna sets a new class standard for passenger comfort while preserving the versatile cargo utility that makes minivans so accommodating. And while the competition is tougher than ever, they’re no match for Sienna.

The reviewers at KBB.com said you’ll like the 2013 Toyota Sienna, “If good looks, ample storage space, comfortable amenities and all-wheel-drive are important to you in a van, the Toyota Sienna has a good chance of finding a place in your heart and driveway.”

They also said you may not like the 2013 Sienna van, “If spending the least amount of money is one of your priorities in buying a new minivan, you may want to look at the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan; With a starting price of around $21,500, it’s more than $5,700 less than a base Sienna. But keep in mind that the long-term resale value of a Grand Caravan is also much less than a Sienna.”

The reviewers at KBB.com said you’ll like the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country, “If you are unwilling to surrender luxury and driving enjoyment in exchange for utility and necessity, choosing the 2013 Town & Country will undoubtedly leave you satisfied with your decision.”

They also said you may not like the 2013 Town & Country, “Since the Chrysler Town & Country commands the highest starting price in the segment, buyers searching for an affordable minivan without all the bells and whistles should consider the Dodge Grand Caravan or the Toyota Sienna.”

Comparing sticker prices is only consideration, but what if you plan on keeping your van for a while.  The KBB 5 year cost to own favors the 2013 Toyota Sienna.  What does the cost to own include?  Out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus loss in value over time (depreciation).  The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring van has a 5 year cost to own of $47,380 or $0.63 per mile.  The 2013 Toyota Sienna LE van had a 5 year cost to own of $43,073 or $0.57 per mile.  So the Sienna can save you thousands over the the years of ownership.

Here are a few other advantages of the 2013 Toyota Sienna 

  • Sienna’s comfortable interior offers more head and hip room than Town & Country in all three rows. Second-row passengers will also appreciate an extra 1.1 inches of leg room.
  • Sienna’s comfortable second-row seats are large and supportive. Plus, with its available removable center second-row seat, Sienna can accommodate up to eight passengers. Town & Country only seats a maximum of seven passengers.
  • Sienna uses four-channel ABS, so braking performance at each wheel is monitored and adjusted independently. Town & Country puts both rear wheels on one channel. Thus, even if only one rear wheel slips, braking effort on both will be reduced.
  • Toyota includes Toyota Care complimentary scheduled-maintenance program with every new retail delivery. Town & Country buyers have to pay for scheduled maintenance.

Now we know that the Sienna can’t be better in everything.  Or can it?  Well . . . the Chrysler Town & Country does offer a more powerful V6 engine that delivers 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque compared to Sienna’s V6 at 266 horsepower and 245 lb.-ft.

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