If you’re looking to upgrade to a vehicle with more space and convenient features for your family, there’s nothing more classic or practical than a minivan. There’s a reason this segment is so popular among families across the country. Over the past few years, minivans have gotten increasingly more appealing, thanks to plenty of added features and more refined and sleek exterior designs.
Two of the class leaders in the minivan arena are the 2017 Honda Odyssey and the 2017 Toyota Sienna. These are both exceptional options that would be extremely beneficial to your commutes around Washington, Canonsburg, and McMurray. But how do you know which is the better option for your family’s unique needs? This comparison from the experts at the Washington Auto Mall will help you better understand what each of these vans have to offer, so you can decide which is best for your lifestyle.
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Both the Odyssey1 and the Sienna2 seat seven to eight passengers, and have an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 19 city/27 highway MPG, which is great for the class. The 2017 Odyssey produces 248 horsepower, while the Sienna produces 298 horsepower. The 2017 Odyssey and 2017 Sienna have both received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Front legroom is almost identical, with the 2017 Odyssey offering 40.9 inches and the Sienna offering 40.5 inches. The Odyssey offers a roomy backseat with 40.9 inches of rear legroom, compared to the Sienna’s 37.6 inches. The Odyssey comes standard with power-adjustable front seats, while the Sienna’s are manual. Both have options to add leather upholstery and heated front seats.
With all seats in use, the Odyssey offers 38.4 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Sienna has 39.1 cubic feet. The Odyssey’s maximum cargo capacity is 148.5 cubic feet, and the 2017 Sienna offers 150 cubic feet of total cargo space.
The 2017 Odyssey comes with a standard eight-inch infotainment display, while the Sienna’s standard display is only 6.1 inches. Both are equipped with standard Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free phone calls as well as a USB port for charging your devices. Both vans are also equipped with a standard rearview camera for safe and easy reversing.
A suite of additional safety features is available on either of the vans, offering helpful features such as parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring, Pre-collision Braking, and more. These systems are designed to prevent collision-causing scenarios before they have an opportunity to arise.
For more information on the Toyota Sienna, check out Washington Auto Mall’s model review.
Whether you think the 2017 Honda Odyssey or the 2017 Toyota Sienna would be a suitable option for your family, there’s still plenty to explore in both of these vehicles. You’ll be able to take a closer look at the features of each minivan for yourself and decide which is better suited to your family’s needs when you set up a test drive. To take a look at either of these great family vehicles, contact us to schedule a test drive and we’ll set you up with an expert who can show you around the vans.
1 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
2 2017 EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg for Sienna FWD. Actual mileage will vary.