The 2020 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon improves each year with its versatility, safety, and styling. With seating for seven, it is incredibly versatile and can be configured to suit all of your needs. Carry your family and your stuff, or use it for work to accommodate your company equipment and crew. The 2020 Toyota Sienna is practical and also meets the needs of most buyers. It offers a spacious cabin and is the only minivan that has available all- wheel drive. Let’s look at both.
The 2020 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon undergoes a revision for the 2020 model year. It comes in both cargo or passenger configurations and either short or long-wheelbase versions. Trims include the XL, XLT, and the Titanium on the passenger configuration. An updated front fascia and dashboard; as well as a power-sliding door is introduced and dual sliding doors are an available option. Automatic headlamps with configurable running light and rain sensing windshield wipers are now standard. Vinyl upholstery and vinyl floor covering is standard. You will get cloth upholstery and floor mats on the XLT and leather upholstery on the Titanium. This passenger van can seat up to seven people, but also offers useful configurations. It is easy to maneuver in and out of places and on the road. The cargo van offers up to 127 cubic feet of cargo volume, while the passenger van provides up to 105 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded down.
The 2020 Toyota Sienna will be fully designed for the 2021 model year. For 2020, the Sienna doesn’t change much from the 2019 model year. You will have the choice of five trims: L, LE, SE, XLE, and Limited. Its cabin remains a functional environment for passengers of all ages, with available features such as second-row captain’s chairs and a drop-down rear-seat entertainment system. Sienna’s have seating for up to eight passengers, but available all-wheel-drive models seat seven. The Sienna offers class-leading cargo room and an adjustable second row and a fold-flat third row. It features upper/lower grille openings and fog light housing in the front fascia. The SE adds a sport-specific honeycomb grille insert. The Sienna SE comes standard with 19-inch 6-spoke gunmetal-finish alloy wheels and low-profile tires. A new available Nightshade Edition Package expresses its personality with its black sport mesh front grille, aggressive black wheels, door handles, mirror caps and spoiler. The packages are available in Super White, Celestial Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic and Salsa Red Pearl.
Performance, Fuel, and Price
The Transit is available with two different four-cylinder engines - 2.5-liter engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and generates 150 horsepower and 144 pound-ft of torque. The 2.5-liter engine is not too quick, especially trying to pass at highway speeds. All versions of the Transit Connect are front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive isn’t available. It can tow up to 2000 pounds and carry a maximum payload of 1570 pounds. The 2.0-liter gets an estimated 19/27 mpg in the city and on the highway and the 2.5-liter will get an estimated 20/29 mpg city/highway. Starting price for the XL is $27,020 and ranges to $32,250 for the Titanium Passenger wagon.
The Sienna delivers 296 horsepower with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. It offers an available class exclusive all-wheel-drive system. The Sienna SE’s optimized sport suspension enhances handling dynamics and lateral stability while the Electric Power Steering (SPD) enhances steering response. It estimates an average 24/27 mpg in the city and on the highway. Pricing starts at $32,815 for the L trim and ranges to $45,710 for the Limited trim.
Safety and Technology
The Co-Pilot bundle of active safety features is included in the Transit on the XLT and Titanium trims and is optional on the XL versions. It comes with automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, and lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. The XL comes standard with a rearview camera, automatic headlights, and pre-collision assist, which includes forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking. A four-speaker sound system with Bluetooth and one USB port is standard. The XLT will give you the SYNC 3 interface with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, and satellite radio; and the Titanium trim will add HD radio, and integrated navigation.
The Sienna features a long list of standard driver-assistance technology. These features include automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. Each Sienna comes with an easy-to-use Entune infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration, and up to five USB ports. It comes available with a mobile hotspot and optional rear-seat entertainment. Android Auto is not available.
The 2020 Ford Transit Passenger Van and the 2020 Toyota Sienna will meet your needs in transporting your passengers. If you’d like a passenger van that can be equipped to tow and haul your gear and doesn’t come with bells and whistles, then the Transit might be your choice. The Sienna is equipped with more features and power but at a higher price tag. It comes down to what you are looking for in a passenger van.