Honda Odyssey Vs Toyota Sienna
When it comes to under-the-hood features, both the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna are comparably equipped. Both vehicles are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Despite the Odyssey’s smooth, car-like feel, it still produces a very reasonable 248 horsepower and 250lb-ft of torque, giving it plenty of passing power and confident acceleration. With a full load, the Odyssey handles better on the road and powers through curves with a better handling and response time than the Sienna. Less body roll also makes it a more comfortable, relaxing ride. Active noise cancellation and active engine mounts work tirelessly to eliminate road noise and vibration sounds coming from the cylinder deactivation system, making for a quieter and more refined driving experience.
Last year’s Odyssey received a facelift that carried over into the 2015 model. A deeply sculpted hood, bolder grille, darker-finish headlight housings and a lower front fascia with chrome-trimmed fog lamps give it a distinctively more aggressive look. In the back of the new Odyssey, you will find LED taillight bars that come standard across almost all trim levels. Inside, the center-stack has been redesigned for added convenience and more storage space. The 2015 Honda Odyssey is a capacious minivan not cramped for space nor style.
The sleek “lightning bolt” along the side of the Odyssey may seem out of place to onlookers, but it provides much better vision for rear passengers and an overall better aesthetic inside the cabin of the van. The new Odyssey has plenty of cargo room and creative storage spaces, along with an inventive reconfigurable seating layout that can be split into what Honda has dubbed with the moniker of “wide mode”. Essentially, the second row allows for the 2 outboard seats to be moved towards the doors, allowing more space for longer legs and broader shoulders. With six child-seat tether locations and five LATCH locations, beating the singular LATCH location in the Sienna, anybody can comfortably sit anywhere.
The 2015 Honda Odyssey in Edmonton is well-equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, Honda’s intelligent multi-information i-MID system, an 8-inch TFT screen, two gigs of available audio storage and a USB audio port. The higher-end Touring and Touring Elite models come standard with some of the more desirable features, including Honda’s popular HondaLink system. The Odyssey packs a couple of added bonuses that Toyota hasn’t come up with yet, those being a very convenient HondaVac vacuum cleaner in the rear of the van, making us wonder why nobody else has thought of this yet, and a Cool Box in the front designed to keep beverages cold when the weather is hot. These small additions make great leaps in showcasing the 2015 Honda Odyssey as the epitome of rolling utility.
The 2015 Honda Odyssey is not only one of the highest-rated family vehicles on the market, it has come out as the number one vehicle in its class. Its massive cargo space paired with a modest powertrain make it practical, fuel efficient choice for families seeking a versatile multi-passenger carrier with exceptional hauling abilities. When looking for a safe vehicle for you and your loved ones, why not trust a brand that is known for safety, efficiency and thoughtful design? Put your trust in the Honda name and let them take care of you. Here are 10 reasons why you should buy a Honda Odyssey.
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