Minivans have become a highly specialized market in recent years. As a result, only a few brands are able to master designing the minivan correctly. The Honda Odyssey has long been a trusted, smart option for families, along with the Toyota Sienna. But which is the better new van for sale in Springfield Missouri?
The 2018 HondaOdyssey hasn’t been crash-tested as of yet, so the two minivans cannot be compared in that regard. However, for 2018, the Honda Odyssey offers standard features in the HondaSensing package, including lane keeping assist and automatic emergency braking. Plus, the Honda Odyssey has a newer body construction than the Toyota Sienna, which is still using the same platform from 2011 and results in a history of lackluster safety scores.
Both minivans comfortably accommodate up to eight passengers. The Honda Odyssey is more versatile and has a unique rail system for its middle seats, allowing you to easily move the second row off to the side, called Honda Magic Slide seats. The Odyssey also comes with spill-resistant cloth seats, making it better for families.
The Toyota Sienna comes standard with a 6.1-inch infotainment system touchscreen for its Entune software, while the base Honda Odyssey only offers a 5-inch screen. The Sienna, however, does not support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and if you want a bigger screen on the Odyssey all you have to do is take one step up to the next trim to get the 8-inch screen.
Our Verdict: Go with the 2018 Honda Odyssey. It features a newer construction, better technology, and enhanced convenience features.