2015 Toyota Sienna vs Chrysler Town and Country, Honda Odyssey, and Dodge Grand Caravan

The 2015 Toyota Sienna has an excellent reputation as a safe and efficient family minivan, one of the few with available 8-passenger seating, only one in its segment to offer wide-angle fog lamps, and the only one in its segment to offer All-Wheel Drive. Sienna's revisions for 2015 enhance style and comfort, with updated design and features and an expanded lineup that helps customers pick the right Sienna for their lifestyle. More Cargo Volume, and Multiple Seating Options Offering greater cargo capacity than its principal competitors, and Sienna's long-slide second-row seats provide 23 inches of fore-and-aft adjustability.

2015 Sienna XLE vs. 2015 Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L

For 2015, Town & Country returns with content adjustments throughout, with a new base LX trim that offers some appealing refinements such as power sliding doors and liftgate, leather seat trim and Chrysler's Stow 'n Go rear seats, as well as a new top-of-the-line Limited Platinum trim. For 2015, Sienna, the only minivan with available All-Wheel Drive and best-in-class cargo capacity, returns with updated features that further boost its good looks and spacious, comfortable and quiet cabin. Along with an edge in EPA-estimated mpg, Sienna's added seating options, available all-wheel drive and cutting-edge technology help make it the better choice.

PERFORMANCE: Sienna FWD has higher EPA-rated city and combined mpg estimates than Town & Country, and it is also available with All-Wheel Drive. 

AMENITIES: Sienna XLE offers customers many features that are either extra-cost or unavailable entirely to Town & Country Touring-L, from available Driver Easy Speak to standard multi-stage heated front seats, power sunroof and the 4.2-in. color TFT Multi-Information Display integrated in the dash.

CONNECTIVITY: Sienna XLE offers impressive in-cabin connectivity with a standard 7-in. high-resolution touch-screen and HD Traffic and Weather in major metro areas, and offers the Navigation Package, which

includes both navigation as well as the Entune App Suite, at a lower price than Town & Country Touring-L's available navigation system.

ROOMINESS: Sienna has more second-row room in all dimensions and greater cargo volume both behind the third row and with all seats down. Plus, Sienna seats eight while Town & Country seats seven, and Sienna comes standard with 4 LATCH locations while Town & Country has 3 LATCH locations.

SAFETY: Sienna features a class-leading eight airbags while Town & Country features seven. Sienna also received a 5-star NHTSA safety rating while Town & Country received a 4-star rating, and Sienna was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus - Town & Country was not.

VALUE: While Town & Country comes with a 5-year/100,000-mile roadside assistance plan, Sienna features ToyotaCare's 2 year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance as well as 2-year/25,000 mile factory-scheduled maintenance plan.

REPUTATION: J.D. Power ranked Sienna the "Most Dependable Minivan" while Town & Country ranked third with 173 problems per vehicle, with multiple complaints related to transmission, brakes and folding seats.

2015 Sienna XLE vs. 2015 Honda Odyssey EX-L

The Honda's Odyssey, the minivan sales leader, returns a carryover for 2015 with a modest price increase after undergoing major revisions for 2014. Still, in comparison to Odyssey's practical design, 2015 Toyota Sienna offers a more upscale interior paired with capable technology and more stylish look and feel inside and out, reminding parents that minivans don't have to be a punishment.

PERFORMANCE: The 2015 Sienna has more horsepower than Odyssey, while also offering all-wheel drive, and sport-tuned performance on SE models.

TECHNOLOGY: Sienna is the only minivan in the segment to offer Driver Easy Speak, and offers Blu-ray Rear Seat Entertainment together with Navigation on more trims throughout its lineup than Odyssey.

ENTERTAINMENT: Sienna's audio systems outshine Odyssey's thanks to standard touch-screen operation and HD Radio on LE models and up. Plus, Sienna's available Entune App Suite provides more comprehensive functionality than Odyssey's HondaLink.

COMFORT: The 2015 Toyota Sienna's 2nd-row tip up, long slide seating provides easier 3rd-row access while boasting more maximum cargo volume and headroom. Plus, its 3-zone climate control features partial sync technology allowing driver, passenger front, and rear-passengers to adjust temperatures independently.

SAFETY: Sienna comes standard with eight airbags, while Odyssey has six. Sienna SE Premium, XLE, and Limited models also come standard with Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert where Odyssey only offers it on it's top of the line Touring Elite models.

VALUE: Sienna's standard ToyotaCare includes a 2-year/25,000-mile (whichever comes first) no-cost scheduled maintenance plan and 24-hour 2-year/unlimited-mile roadside assistance. Odyssey includes 3-year/36,000-mile roadside assistance but no complimentary maintenance.

2015 Sienna XLE vs. 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

Dodge Grand Caravan is in its fifth generation and hasn't seen a remodel since 2011. The low price leader in the minivan segment, Grand Caravan starts as low as $21,000 and stretches all the way up to $30,000. However, at the low and mid trim levels, it has very few features and amenities that are often standard on other minivans. Known for its affordability and versatile Stow 'n Go seating, the Dodge Grand Caravan is practical, but has little to offer. 

PERFORMANCE: The 2015 Sienna comes standard with front-wheel drive and offers available all-wheel drive, making it the only minivan to offer both drivelines.

STYLING: The 2015 Sienna offers a more upscale and luxurious interior, with soft touch padding, chrome accents, touchscreen audio and contrast stitching available. In comparison, Dodge Grand Caravan is stark and lacks advanced audio technology until higher trim levels.

COMFORT: Sienna offers more passenger capability and storage space, and adds the versatility of tip-up and long-slide second-row seating for easy ingress and egress to the third row. Plus, its 3-zone climate control features partial sync technology allowing driver, passenger front, and rear passengers to adjust temperatures independently.

SAFETY: For 2015, Sienna includes four sets of LATCH anchors, and eight standard airbags, while Grand Caravan has three sets of LATCH anchors and seven airbags. Sienna offers more safety technology in upper trim levels, like Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert standard on Sienna XLE versus available on Dodge Grand Caravan R/T.

VALUE: Sienna comes standard with ToyotaCare no-cost scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and an "Excellent" value rating from IntelliChoice.com. Grand Caravan doesn't offer complimentary maintenance and received a "Poor" rating from IntelliChoice. 

REPUTATION: JD Power ranked Sienna the "Most Dependable Minivan" while Grand Caravan ranked fifth with 196 problems per vehicle, with multiple complaints related to transmission, brakes, and sliding doors.







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