In 2021, the family adventure begins in a minivan, but not just any minivan. Go for a winning minivan: the Toyota Sienna. Experts say it’s at the top because it’s reliable and durable.
Manic Toyota, in Baie-Comeau on the Côte-Nord, is not only a new-vehicle and used-vehicle dealership, it’s also the place to go for cars for sale in Baie-Comeau. With its large inventory of vehicles on the Côte-Nord and its great financing rates for both used Toyotas and new vehicles, it is a leader in the region’s dealership rankings. Here, we examine three minivans for you before suggesting you a final choice.
THE 2021 TOYOTA SIENNA
In addition to its excellent handling, the new Sienna AWD minivan will enable you to drive safely thanks to the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package. The latter includes a pre-crash detection system for pedestrians and cyclists, lane-keeping assistance, cruise control and much more. A standard rearview camera as well as the sidewalk view function will make parking the vehicle a lot easier. LED fog lights and a blind spot monitor are also part of the package.
With the 2021 Sienna, which is built on a TNGA-K platform, the Japanese manufacturer offers you your best ally for long family trips. With its increased space, seven to eight seats and long-sliding second-row captain’s seats, you’ll never feel cramped! You’ll also benefit from an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat and lumbar support included starting with the XLE version. Comfort is guaranteed with 3- or 4-zone automatic climate control and heated or ventilated front seats on XSE Limited and Platinum.
Finally, the 2021 Sienna is also offered as a powerful, high-performance hybrid. Its 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors produce 243 horsepower. Combined, fuel consumption is about 7.1 L/100 km, which is about four litres less than the latest generation Sienna. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about recharging the battery, which is a common problem with hybrids: it recharges itself while driving!
THE CHRYSLER PACIFICA
The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica also offers all-wheel drive. This all-wheel-drive system is fully automatic and has no weaknesses. It makes the Pacifica the only vehicle in the segment capable of transferring all available engine torque to the rear wheels, or to whatever wheels having more available traction. The Pacifica AWD system is also capable of detecting and preventing the drive shaft from rotating when all-wheel drive is not required, another unique feature in the segment that undoubtedly improves efficiency and reduces emissions.
The Pacifica 2021 is not only a new all-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicle, it’s also a seven- or eight-seat vehicle available in Hybrid and Touring-L versions. However, the Pacifica is rather dull in comparison to the Toyota Sienna. The latter is much more reliable and durable than its American rival.
THE 2021 HONDA ODYSSEY
Finally, the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan is now equipped with a 3.5-litre i-VTEC V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque that offers driving dynamics and fuel economy (average of 10.6 L/100 km). It’s all linked to a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which gives an average acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in as little as 8.2 seconds; what could be better on the roads of Quebec and Canada!
However, the 2021 Odyssey has only one engine, while the other two have hybrid versions. This is a major weakness for Honda.
The 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan is by far the best choice for the great adventure on the roads of Quebec, Canada and the United States. It is efficient with its hybrid engine and offers greater long-term reliability than its two rivals.
MANIC TOYOTA: THE ONE FOR YOU!
With its unbeatable prices and advantageous financing solutions through Toyota Financial Services, Manic Toyota in Baie-Comeau on the Côte-Nord is the dealer you need; we’re waiting for you!