The minivan market hasn’t been kind to models that break tradition. The mold is a big rounded-off box with sliding doors, a quiet ride — and a V6 engine. But this year, one of America’s most popular minivans took a big gamble. The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna ditched its V6 in favor of a four-cylinder gas-electric hybrid powertrain.
To see how this new approach compares against another minivan class leader, we tested the hybrid Sienna and the V6-powered 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, which is itself newly updated this year. Keep reading to learn how the two vans compare in eight ways, and which one comes out on top.