If maximizing value is the priority, and you’re willing to sacrifice a little refinement, TheCarConnection.com recommends the Hyundai Entourage.
It does not offer every feature the Honda does, but the Entourage may have enough for you.
Otherwise the closely related Kia Sedona feels slightly sportier than the Entourage.
For storage and seating options, the Chrysler Town & Country (and its Dodge sibling, the Grand Caravan) are still the ones to beat; they offer in-floor storage and seating options not available on the Honda, and for keeping kids happy while on the road they’re a good choice.
The Toyota Sienna doesn't drive with the same enthusiastic personality exhibited by the Honda—its ride isn’t as smooth either—but of all the minivans listed here, only the Toyota Sienna can match the 2009 Honda Odyssey in terms of refinement and polish.
Finally, Ford doesn’t make a minivan anymore, but the Ford Flex, with its MINI-esque styling and seven-passenger interior, might be worth considering.
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|2009 Honda OdysseyBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2008 Chrysler Town & CountryBrowse Used Listings||2008 Hyundai EntourageBrowse Used Listings||2008 Kia SedonaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota SiennaBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Minivan||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivan||2WD Minivans|
|5-Door LX||4-Door SE FWD||4-Door Wagon LX||4-Door Wagon GLS||4-Door SWB||5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||5 Door Minivan||4 Door||5 Door Reg WB|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|