2017 Honda Odyssey vs. Its Competition

2017 Honda Odyssey
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Many automakers have left the minivan market altogether—but Chrysler isn't one of them.

Their newest Pacifica is a very compelling entry this year and we liked it enough to name it our Best Car to Buy for 2017.

The Pacifica can be more efficient in the pricey plug-in version, but base vans have managed to crib a note or two from the Odyssey by way of rear-seat entertainment and in-car vacuums.

The Toyota Sienna is the only van with available all-wheel drive, but that could be something that a decent set of winter tires could remedy.

Both the Kia Sedona and Dodge Grand Caravan trade on value, although neither has the same polish as the Odyssey.

The Honda Pilot could be a minivan substitute for some shoppers, although we think rear sliding doors are just the tops for young children.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2017 Honda Odyssey may be replaced soon to bring it in line with competitors. It's still a practical van with a plan, and indispensable for big families.
8.3
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica plays to all the traditional minivan strengths, while it strikes out in exciting new directions in styling and in plug-in hybrid technology.
5.3
The 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan has a fantastically flexible interior, but crash-test scores are a major concern.
7.5
The 2017 Honda Pilot is a capable, refined crossover SUV with all the goodness of a minivan, save for the sliding doors.
6.5
The 2017 Kia Sedona is a viable alternative to more popular vans that can cost much more. For less than $30,000 to start, it makes a strong case based on value.
6.3
The 2017 Toyota Sienna is now more powerful, but its real strength is its capability and versatility.
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Gas Mileage     
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777877
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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