When searching for a minivan, many buyers look for family-friendly features, a value-oriented price, and top safety ratings. Both the 2019 Honda Odyssey and 2018 Toyota Sienna strive to provide ample features that will keep families comfortable and entertained – especially in their highest trim levels. Here, we examine these two models to see what each one offers – and how the 2019 Odyssey Elite model outdoes the 2018 Sienna Limited Premium.
If you’re interested in sticking to a budget, then your minivan’s starting MSRP needs to suit you. Honda’s minivan is value-oriented with a starting MSRP $30,190*, which is lower than the Sienna’s $30,850. The Odyssey’s Elite trim, which is the model’s premium option, has an MSRP of $47,070, which is also less than the 2018 Sienna Limited Premium’s MSRP of $47,355. This means you should be able to find the features you’re interested in without having to spend more.
Safety is an important aspect of any vehicle. Both the Odyssey and Sienna are engineered to keep their passengers as safe as possible, though the Odyssey has a better safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It has received an overall five-star crashworthiness rating, while the Sienna has only earned a four-star rating.
Honda has made a multi-angle rearview camera standard on its Elite trim, along with the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistance technologies, which provides drivers with a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. Comparative features are also available on the Toyota Sienna Limited Premium.
Because they are focused on providing comfort for the whole family, both of these vehicles are spacious. The Odyssey has seating for more passengers though with enough space for eight passengers, opposed to the Sienna’s seven passengers. It also has more legroom in all of its rows with 40.9 inches in the first row, 40.9 in the second row, and 38.1 in the third. The Sienna only offers 40.5 inches, 37.6 inches, 36.3 inches respectively.
The 2019 Odyssey Elite also has certain features that the Sienna doesn’t offer. This includes Android Auto™ smartphone integration, wireless phone charging, and an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, which is handy to have for your family.
At the end of the day, the 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite is simply the better vehicle for families, big or small. Explore all of its features at Honda of Tiffany Springs.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.