Compare the 2019 Honda Odyssey with the 2019 Toyota Sienna

The main things you probably look for in a minivan are safety, roominess, and reliability. After all, your minivan carries the most important cargo of all - your family - so it needs to be safe. If you're going to put your whole family in it, you also need room for all their stuff. And of course, if it won't go, it won't be available for you when you need to pick up the kids after school. The 2019 Honda Odyssey has three rows of spacious, comfortable seats, and more cargo space than most minivans in its class. It also delivers a smooth ride and has more standard and available features than most of its rivals. While the Toyota Sienna is similar in size and function, here at Honda of Jonesboro, we think you'll agree that the Odyssey is the better minivan when all factors are considered.

  • The Honda Odyssey Has More Cargo Space: Your minivan needs to be able to haul not only people, but the things they want to take with them to a soccer game, picnic, or vacation. While both the Odyssey and Sienna are spacious, the Odyssey has 158 cubic feet behind the first-row seats, while the Sienna has just 150 cubic feet of space. It also has 92 cubic feet behind the second row of seats compared to 87.1 cubic feet for the Sienna.
  • The Honda Odyssey Is Safer: The safety of yourself and your passengers is priceless, and the Honda Odyssey's safety scores were better than the Toyota Sienna's. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Odyssey the highest rating of Good in six crash tests and a Top Safety Pick designation. The Sienna got the highest rating of Good in four crash tests and the second-highest rating of Acceptable in the small overlap front driver-side test from IIHS. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests, the Honda Odyssey earned five stars in front and side crash tests. The NHTSA gave the Toyota Sienna four stars in frontal and rollover crash tests, and five stars in the side crash test.
  • The Honda Odyssey Is More Reliable: The Odyssey got a 3.5 out of five reliability score from J.D. Power, which is on par with most other rivals. Comparatively, the 2018 Toyota Sienna has a lower 2.5 out of five reliability rating, which is below average in the minivan class.
  • The Honda Odyssey Handles Better: Both the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna deliver a smooth, comfortable ride over uneven pavement, but the Odyssey's handling dynamics are superior to the Sienna's. While the Sienna suffers from noticeable body lean when making sharp turns, the Odyssey has minimal body lean through corners. Unlike the Sienna, the Odyssey also has communicative steering. The Sienna SE does have a sportier suspension system that minimizes body roll, but its ride is a bit too firm for many people.

When you take into account its space and comfort, abundance of user-friendly tech features, smooth ride, and solid performance, minivans don't get much more complete than the 2019 Honda Odyssey. It even delivers better performance than you probably expect from a minivan, with quick acceleration and ample power for most driving situations. Honda of Jonesboro has a wide selection of 2019 Honda Odysseys in stock. Visit us and test drive one today.

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