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2018 Honda Odyssey

Starting Price: $30,930 | Price yours

Above Average: Thoughtful family-friendly features, refinement, comfort, driving satisfaction 

Below Average: Not much

Consensus: Arguably the best family car ever

 

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2018 Toyota Sienna

Starting Price: $31,710 | Price yours

Above Average: Roomy interior, stellar reliability, powerful, efficient engine 

Below Average: The oldest of the top-sellers

Consensus: A smart choice and still the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive

 

The Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna are minivans that are easy to recommend, thanks to historically strong reliability, high resale values, and low cost-to-own. Both have frequently been named to our Best Family Cars list, earning their place there thanks to an appealing mix of room, versatility and features. The Sienna and Odyssey have much in common, but the all-new-for-2018 Odyssey, our Minivan Best Buy of 2018, tops the Sienna in terms of technology and clever family-minded solutions.

Honda Odyssey Advantages

Innovative family features, practical yet tech-savvy nature, comfortable, roomy interior


2018 Honda CR-V2018 Toyota RAV4Popular Powertrains
Engine1.5-liter turbo I42.5-liter I4Horsepower190 hp @ 5600 rpm176 hp @ 6,000 rpmTorque179 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm172 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpmTransmissionContinuously VariableAutomatic, 6-SpdFuel Economy30 mpg (28 city, 34 hwy)26 mpg (23 city, 30 hwy)Also Available2.4-liter 4-cylinder4-cyl. hybridSpecs
Warranty3 years or 36,000 miles3 years or 36,000 milesNHTSA Overall Safety Rating5 Stars5 StarsMax Seating Capacity55Wheelbase104.7 inches104.7 inchesOverall Length180.6 inches183.5 inchesWidth73.0 inches72.6 inchesHeight66.1 inches65.9 inchesTurning Diameter37.4 feet34.8 feetHeadroom, Front40.1 inches39.8 inchesHeadroom, Rear39.2 inches38.9 inchesLegroom, Front41.3 inches42.6 inchesLegroom, Rear40.4 inches37.2 inchesShoulder Room, Front57.9 inches57.3 inchesShoulder Room, Rear55.6 inches55.4 inchesEPA Passenger Volume102.9 cu. ft.101.9 cu. ft.EPA Cargo Volume75.8 cu. ft.73.4 cu. ft.

Toyota Sienna Advantages

Ease of use, available all-wheel drive

Similarities

If you look at our Best Resale Value Awards and 5-Year Cost to Own Awards in the minivan segment, you'll notice the Odyssey and Sienna are in first and second place in both cases. Both vans have a strong reputation for providing many years of easygoing transportation. For comfortable, versatile, easy-to-reconfigure 8-passenger family hauling with a bevy of safety features, the Honda and Toyota are compelling choices.

Final Recommendation

If you're shopping for a minivan, you should consider both the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey.

  2018 Honda Odyssey 2018 Toyota Sienna
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 3.5-liter V6 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm 296 hp @ 6,600 rpm
Torque 262 lb-ft @ 4,700 rp,m 263 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm
Transmission Automatic, 9-Spd Automatic, 8-Spd
Fuel Economy 22 mpg (19 city, 28 hwy) 22 mpg (19 city, 27 hwy)
Also Available Automatic, 10-Spd All-wheel drive
Specs    
Warranty 3 years or 36,000 miles 3 years or 36,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating 5 Stars Not yet rated
Max Seating Capacity 8 8
Wheelbase 118.1 inches 119.3 inches
Overall Length 203.2 inches 200.6 inches
Width 78.5 inches 78.1 inches
Height 69.6 inches 70.7 inches
Turning Diameter 39.6 feet 37.5 feet
Headroom, Front 40.7 inches 41.0 inches
Headroom, Middle 39.5 inches 39.7 inches
Headroom, Rear 38.3 inches 38.3 inches
Legroom, Front 40.9 inches 40.5 inches
Legroom, Middle 40.9 inches 37.6 inches
Legroom, Rear 38.1 inches 36.3 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 63.1 inches 65.0 inches
Shoulder Room, Middle 61.6 inches 64.6 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 60.0 inches 61.1 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 163.6 cu. ft. 164.4 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 158.0 cu. ft. 150.0 cu. ft.
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