With best-selling numbers and comparable bits of flair inside and out, these two minivans have been battling for the top spot for years. Now that they’ve both hit their pinnacles of success, the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna are ready to put this petty feud to rest—with a legendary Odyssey vs. Sienna bout for the ages. Will the 2017 Odyssey come out on top, or can the Sienna land a lucky knockout punch? Read this brief overview to find out which van is the newest king of the ring.

Comparing the 2017 Honda Odyssey vs. Toyota Sienna

Fuel Economy

The 2017 Odyssey is the most efficient of these two minivans, offering an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway mpg, which beats the Sienna’s 18 city/24 highway numbers. It also comes with a slightly larger fuel tank—21 gallons compared to the Sienna’s 20—meaning you’ll visit the pump a lot less often in your Odyssey.

Spaciousness

Honda Odyssey Spaciousness
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The Odyssey is about two inches longer than the Sienna, which allows for over 170 cubic feet of passenger volume. Eight passengers can fit comfortably in any ’17 Odyssey trim, while buyers of the Toyota Sienna would have to upgrade to a specialty 8-passenger model. The impressive folding rear seat and an additional six inches of rear legroom push the Odyssey way ahead of the Sienna.

Features

Both of these minivan aces come packed with twenty-first-century features, but those in the Honda Odyssey are by far the most useful—and we aren’t even including the innovative HondaVAC system.

Honda Odyssey Features
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In the Odyssey EX-L are standard leather seats to make passengers less antsy on road trips; the comparable Sienna LE trim doesn’t even have leather seats as an available upgrade. The Odyssey’s power windows, dual power front seats, and sunroof are also unavailable features in the 2017 Sienna.

A rear DVD entertainment system is standard starting in the Odyssey SE model, while you’d need to upgrade to a Toyota Sienna XLE Premium to find a similar setup. The Odyssey EX-L beats the Sienna’s XLE by offering a standard voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic reports. At the top of the roster is the all-star Odyssey Touring Elite, which comes with rear sound controls, armrest storage, and premier floor mats—all unavailable in the Sienna Limited Premium.

Safety

Although the IIHS has yet to rank the crashworthiness of Honda’s 2017 minivan, our Gainesville dealers expect the same Top Safety Pick rating to be smacked on the 2017 Odyssey. The all-new Sienna, by contrast, has earned no such recognition, grabbing just an “Acceptable” ranking in the IIHS’s crashworthiness category for “Small Overlap Front.”

Superb Odyssey Pricing at Central Florida Honda Dealers

Recommended MSRPs for the 2017 Odyssey are lower than the Sienna’s rivaling trims, making Honda’s minivan a no-brainer purchase for families. If you live near Gainesville, make a trip to one of your nearby Central Florida Honda Dealers locations to see why the Odyssey is at the top of every best-of list in the country. In addition to the Odyssey, our Honda dealerships near Ocala, Orlando, and Daytona Beach also offer incredible specials on new Honda models and pre-owned cars, so you’ll always find something in our inventory to strike your fancy.

Sources & Photos:

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/honda/odyssey-minivan/2016

http://www.toyota.com/sienna/

http://automobiles.honda.com/odyssey/

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/toyota/sienna-minivan