Vehicle Comparisons:
Toyota Sienna vs Honda Odyssey

Toyota Sienna vs Honda Odyssey

In a world where SUVs are taking control of the roads, there’s still plenty of space across Nashville, Madison, and Gallatin for a classic family minivan. With the more limited number of models in this body style, the market for a solid minivan is exceptionally competitive. Two of the best choices on the market today are produced by Toyota and Honda: the Sienna and the Odyssey.

Both of these minivans look similar, offering a solid driving experience, plenty of interior space, and comfort for the whole family. However, which one stands out as the better overall minivan? Let’s look at a direct comparison of the Toyota Sienna vs. Honda Odyssey to find out. Discover the vehicle options available at Ron Hibbard Toyota!

Engine Performance

2018 Toyota Sienna PerformanceThe Toyota Sienna’s base engine is more powerful overall, delivering better handling than the Honda Odyssey. Its new 3.5L V6 engine gives you 296 horsepower backed up by 263 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the Odyssey’s engine gives you only 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

Additionally, you get a far greater degree of control from the Toyota Sienna. The engine is matched up to an 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), delivering superior control and acceleration that the Honda Odyssey simply can’t match.

Safety Features

At the entry level, the Sienna blows the Odyssey out of the water in terms of safety features. The Sienna offers standard knee airbags, something Honda’s entry-level model can’t match. Additionally, the Toyota Safety Sense™ P package is included in the base level and up, providing unparalleled intelligent safety features.

Part of the package, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist features both keep you safe by monitoring your surroundings, alerting you to any potential hazards before they become a real danger and making sure that you stay safely in your lane. You also get Automatic High Beams to ensure that you always have proper vision, and you can take advantage of Dynamic Radar Cruise Control to comfortably cruise to your destination.

Believe it or not, that’s all just scratching the surface of the safety features found inside the base-level Toyota Sienna. Unfortunately, the Honda Odyssey doesn’t include nearly any of these features in the base level, meaning you’ll have to upgrade to get access to the more advanced safety features that you’ll automatically get in the Toyota.

Total Cargo Volume

2018 Toyota Sienna Cargo SpaceThere’s a reason why minivans are called “family haulers,” and that’s because they need to have plenty of room to carry not just passengers, but sports equipment, groceries, luggage, and other gear. Once more, the Toyota Sienna comes out on top in this category as well. Behind the back row, the Sienna offers 39.1 cubic feet of space, which is expandable to a full 150 cubic feet of space with all of the seating area folded down.

The Honda option doesn’t even come close to this kind of generous space. Behind the back row of seats, it offers only 32.8 cubic feet, and even with the entire seating area folded, you only get a maximum of 144.9 cubic feet of space.

See the Sienna at Ron Hibbard Toyota

While the Sienna and the Odyssey are very similar minivans, the Sienna really shines in terms of engine performance, standard safety features, and total cargo volume. If you live in the areas of Gallatin, Nashville, and Madison, you can check one out for yourself at Ron Hibbard Toyota. Stop into our showroom today for a test drive!

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