When you want more room and more options that will please the whole family, a minivan is the perfect way to keep everyone happy. Looking at the 2021 Toyota Sienna and 2021 Chrysler Voyager, both are great options, but the Sienna has more standard features in multiple categories.
With Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) standard on all Sienna models, Toyota drivers get more standard active safety features than with the Voyager. As you'll see, the Voyager doesn't offer many active driver-assistive technologies. Plus, the Sienna also has options for FWD and AWD to help keep you going in inclement weather conditions. The Voyager is only available in FWD.
If impressive fuel economy is what you're looking for, the 2021 Sienna has an all-hybrid engine lineup.
The standard features and gas savings you get with the Sienna make it a top competitor in this head-to-head matchup. Read on to see just how these two minivans compare when it comes to safety, performance, and interior offerings.
Published Date: 02/01/2021
Whether you've got hours on the highway or are on a quick trip to the store, keeping passengers safe while you do so is a top priority. The Sienna comes packed with tons of standard safety features that help look out for you.
With a standard Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and Road Sign Assist (RSA) Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) helps keep you and your family safe in the 2021 Sienna.
The Voyager standard safety features don't go much beyond their airbag system. In a market where advanced active safety features are becoming the norm, the Voyager lags behind. To get Full-Speed Forward-Collision Warning Plus, Pedestrian Emergency Braking, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist with Stop, and Advanced Brake-Assist you'd have to get the optional SafetyTec package for an additional $895.
The Voyager's SafetyTec package also includes Blind-Spot and Rear Cross-Path Detection but they do not come standard. Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) is standard with the 2021 Sienna. However, Voyager’s SafetyTec system does not offer Road Sign Assist, which is standard on the Sienna.
Taking performance to the next level, the 2021 Sienna features an all-hybrid powertrain lineup.
With its hybrid technology, the Sienna offers outstanding gas mileage for both the AWD and FWD models. The Sienna FWD has an EPA-estimated 36/36/36 (city/highway/combined) MPG rating and the Sienna AWD has an EPA-estimated 35/36/35 (city/highway/combined) MPG rating. Comparatively, the Voyager has an EPA-estimated 19/28/23 (city/highway/combined) MPG rating on all trim levels. A hybrid option is not currently available.
Not only can you fill up less in the Sienna, you can also feel more confident driving in adverse weather conditions with the aid of available AWD. Front-wheel drive is the only option for Voyager drivers.
You get more options when choosing a Sienna model when it comes to drivetrain, but you get even more choices while you drive. Depending on where you're going, the Sienna has several drive modes including Normal, ECO, EV, and Sport. Voyager does not have available drive modes based on the information available via Chrysler’s official website.
Along with switching between driving modes, the 2021 Sienna has a standard Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with sequential shift mode which makes for an almost unnoticeable and swift transition between gears. The Voyager has a 9-speed automatic transmission and does not include sequential shift control.
Keeping you comfortable and entertained, interior features play a big role in turning your minivan into a “swagger wagon”.
No matter which Sienna model you go with you'll have a 9-in. touchscreen front and center. With Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa compatibility standard, your infotainment center can do more than just look good. Plus, utilize hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology and SiriusXM® with a 3-month All Access trial subscription.
On the other hand, the 2021 Voyager includes Uconnect® 4 with a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia center which has available SiriusXM®, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Voice Command, Hands-Free Calling, Apple CarPlay® support, and Android Auto™ integration.
While you listen to your tunes, the Voyager LX helps keep you comfortable with automatic dual zone front air conditioning. However, this feature is not available on the base model Voyager L. Taking comfort a step above, the Sienna comes standard with three-zone automatic climate control with air filter, individual temperature settings for driver, front passenger and rear-seat passengers, and a separate rear digital control panel. To get Air Conditioning with 3 Zone Temp Control in the Voyager you'd need the Climate Control Systems package for $445.
You can also seat up to 8 in the Sienna LE and XLE 8-Passenger while the Voyager only seats a maximum of 7. Plus, to make it even easier to get the kids in and out or to make more room for your things, the Sienna XLE, XSE, Limited, and Platinum with 7-Passenger seating have the super-long-slide feature standard. The Chrysler Voyager does not claim any long-slide feature on their specs page.
The 2021 Sienna and Voyager are both great vehicles with features to keep your family safe and comfortable. The Sienna stands out in the comparison with some extra standard active safety features, better fuel efficiency, and its standard convenience and multimedia options.