Chrysler's minivans, the Town & Country and the nearly identical Dodge Grand Caravan, are the closest rivals to the Odyssey, as they also have innovative seating arrangements, as well as class-leading entertainment features, and good performance from the new 4.0-liter V-6.
On the down side, the Dodge and Chrysler vans have interiors are a little cheap-feeling compared to the Odyssey and Sienna.
Meanwhile, the Sienna has somewhat better straight-line performance, as well as comparable features and more luxury, at a lower price, but it rides like a heavier vehicle, doesn't handle as well, and has a seating arrangement that simply isn't as handy as the Honda and Chrysler vans.
The Lincoln MKT and Ford Flex aren't minivans, but they're close to it.
With wide-opening, rear-hinged back doors, they also have three rows of seating and well-configured interiors--although they're not set up for cargo as well as the true vans.
The Kia Sedona temporarily drops from the market for 2013, but it might be back as soon as 2014; in the meantime, if any 2012 models are left on the market, they're a strong value in terms of features for the money but not quite up to their peers in most other respects.
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