If you’re on the look for a minivan that would be perfect for your whole family, then you should be considering two of the best brands out there – Honda and Toyota.
Both 2019 Honda Odyssey and 2019 Toyota Sienna comes standard with a powerful V6 engine. But Odyssey can offer extra fuel savings. Odyssey can deliver up to 28 mpg on the highway but Sienna needs to do a little better at 27 mpg. Honda Odyssey also has sharper driving dynamics, giving you a strong sense of control. On the other hand, Toyota Sienna’s noticeable body rolls make it far less stable around curves.
For a growing family, passenger capacity is a big deal. With Honda Odyssey, you can rest assured that your family has plenty of room to stretch out. Odyssey’s second row gives passengers an additional 3.3 inches of legroom and even more legroom in the third row.
Though Odyssey stands out when it comes to space, both of these minivans come standard with an impressive amount of technology including a backup camera and Bluetooth connectivity. It’s important to note though that there are certain features that aren’t available on the Toyota Sienna. For one, it still fails to offer Android Auto – a disappointment for a lot of smartphone users. Another possible disappointment on the Toyota Sienna is that ventilated front seats aren’t available.
Toyota Sienna features the Sienna Limited Premium FWD’s optional pre-crash seat belts which will automatically tighten when the vehicle detects an impending crash. This significantly improves protection against possible injury. Unfortunately, Odyssey doesn’t offer this kind of feature.
Other safety features available to both the Odyssey and Sienna are as follows:
- standard driver and passenger frontal airbags
- front side-impact airbags
- driver knee airbags
- side-impact head airbags
- front seatbelt pretensioners
- front wheel drive
- height adjustable front shoulder belts
- plastic fuel tanks
- four-wheel antilock brakes
- traction control
- electronic stability systems to prevent skidding
- daytime running lights
- rearview cameras
- available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.
There are a lot more factors that you need to look into when looking for a minivan that would suit your family’s land transportation needs. But we believe performance, interior, and safety should be on top of your list. Safe travels friends!