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Watch 2015 Toyota Sienna AWD beat the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 on snow and ice

Of course the 2015 Toyota Sienna AWD beats the Odyssey and Town and Country in winter conditions, but how well does it stack up to a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4?

The 2015 Toyota Sienna is the only minivan in the US market with all-wheel drive (AWD). In this video, Toyota shows what happens when a Sienna goes head to head with the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Town and Country. Well, you can probably guess the results. The Toyota simply walks away from the competition in the snow in a standing start, hitting 50 MPH in less than half the time the Odyssey could. When a hill was introduced to the testing, the Sienna really shined. Of course the AWD Toyota Sienna beat these front-wheel drive competitors. The real surprise was the results of the Sienna AWD against a tough Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4.

Sienna Faster Than Grand Cherokee
As the video demonstrates, the Sienna is faster off the line in the snow than the rugged and pricey Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4. The Sienna’s AWD system and its powerful V6 engine are more than a match for the Grand Cherokee. Tire choices matter too. Watch how much shorter the Sienna stops in a side by side braking test on ice compared to the Grand Cherokee.

Sienna AWD Advantage
This winter has been one of the worst in history for much of the US. Those drivers without AWD have been at a decided disadvantage. Toyota’s Sienna AWD gives its owners peace of mind when the snow and ice fly, buts its safety and security advantage does not stop there. In addition to being the only AWD minivan in the US market, the 2015 Sienna is also the only Top Safety Pick Plus rated minivan and Sienna has the highest resale value in its segment.


Ray (not verified)    January 6, 2019 - 3:16PM

What tires were on the sienna during these tests? The stock bridgestone turanza el-400 run flats? Or were they snow tires?