2014 Honda Odyssey vs. Its Competition

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

Over the past decade, the level of innovation in minivans has definitely slowed, and several more automakers (like Ford) that had previously offered up competitive vans have dropped out in favor of crossovers.

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.

Compared to the Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, their interior materials are a little disappointing though.

The Sienna has somewhat better straight-line performance, as well as comparable features and more luxury, at a lower price, but it's a heavier-feeling vehicle that doesn't handle as well--and its seating arrangement 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 is back for the 2014 model year, but doesn't change at all from its 2012 edition.

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Quick Specs
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With the 2014 Odyssey, Honda continues to innovate and offer up the most space-efficient interior for families, while driving better than most crossovers and SUVs.
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The Chrysler Town & Country is a more expensive, more plush Caravan--and a great choice for shoppers looking for the best flexibility and features in minivans.
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With the best flexibility and infotainment in the minivan world, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan also satisfies families with great safety scores and good gas mileage.
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Boring isn't in its vocabulary: the 2014 Ford Flex makes owning a family wagon a statement of style.
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The provocative Lincoln MKT has undeniable charm--a fantastic cabin, great infotainment features, and paddle-shifted EcoBoost power--but you have to buy into the look.
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The Toyota Sienna only comes up shy in fold-away second-row seats and gas mileage; otherwise it's a leader in power and durability.
MSRP From     
$28,825$30,765$20,895$29,015$43,050$26,920
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
2WD Minivans2WD Minivans2WD MinivansStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Minivans
Style Name     
5-Door LX4-Door Wagon Touring4-Door Wagon SE 30th Anniversary4-Door SE FWD4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD5-Door 7-Pass Van V6 L FWD (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777777
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Passenger VanLWB Passenger VanPassenger VanSport UtilitySport UtilityPassenger Van
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODMulti-Speed Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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