2021 Honda Odyssey vs. 2021 Chrysler Voyager
For years, the Odyssey has reigned supreme as one of America’s best-selling family haulers. In fact, Motor Trend Magazine recently named the Odyssey its number-one pick for the best minivan in America. How does the Odyssey stack up against the competition? Let’s check out how the Odyssey fares when compared to the 2021 Chrysler Voyager.
Handsome vs Ho-Hum
The recently redesigned Odyssey exudes class from every angle. Its handsome sheet metal conveys an air of sporty sophistication, with an upgraded front grille featuring dazzling LED headlights. The Odyssey’s flanks feature sculpted creases that give it an athletic demeanor. Available LED fog lights and new 19-inch wheels add a sporty flair.
The Voyager takes a more cautious approach with a countenance that seeks more to blend in with the crowd than stand out and be noticed. And that’s okay if bland and boring is your thing. You’ll also have to settle for run-of-the-mill steel wheels on the base Voyager L model, while attractive alloy wheels are standard on the Odyssey LX.
Well-Appointed vs Bare-Bones
Critics and consumers alike rave about the Odyssey’s spacious, quiet, and versatile interior. Built for comfort and convenience, the Odyssey offers innovative touches such as the exclusive MagicSlide® 2nd-row seats that move forward, backward, and side-to-side giving you a variety of seating configurations. You can even remove them when you need to carry more gear. You won’t find them on the Voyager.
The Voyager is essentially a low-budget version of its sibling, the Pacifica. In keeping with the phrase, “you get what you pay for,” the Voyager offers a more bare-bones interior than its stablemate.
As Car and Driver’s 2021 Voyager review notes: “You won’t find leather seats, in-dash navigation, automatic climate control, or power-sliding doors here. If you want the second row to fold into the floor, you’ll need to shell out around $35,000 for the base Pacifica.”
Let’s face it, families can get messy, especially on long road trips. But the Odyssey’s got you covered with its class-exclusive, built-in HondaVac®. Its long hose and powerful suction make cleanups a breeze.
Unfortunately, Voyager owners don’t have the luxury of a built-in vacuum. Instead, they’ll have to take their vehicle to the local car wash or haul out the household vacuum to get the job done.
With just 140.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity, the Voyager also falls short of the Odyssey’s more generous cargo space.
|2021 Honda Odyssey EX||2021 Chrysler Voyager L|
|Cargo Capacity||144.9 cubic feet*||140.5 cubic feet|
|HondaVac||Available Option||Not Available|
|Magic Slide Seats||Available Option||Not Available|
Odyssey’s Innovative Tech is Tops
Honda has a long history of engineering the latest technology innovations into its vehicles and the Odyssey is no exception. In addition to Apple CarPlay*, Android Auto™*, Bluetooth®*, and a large, easy-to-operate touchscreen display, Honda leaps ahead of the competition with available family-friendly options that some competitors can’t match. Among them are Honda’s exclusive CabinWatch® and CabinTalk®* features. With them, you can view what’s going on in the back seats on the Odyssey’s touchscreen, as well as use the Odyssey’s audio system or available headphones to communicate with rear-seat passengers. Imagine not having to raise your voice to quiet combative young siblings on those long family road trips.
Another Honda exclusive is its convenient, available CabinControl® that lets passengers control such things as temperature and their favorite playlists right from their compatible smartphone.
Unfortunately, the Voyager doesn’t offer any of these handy features as an option.
|2021 Honda Odyssey Touring||2021 Chrysler Voyager LX|
|CabinWatch rear-seat monitor||Available Option||Not Available|
|CabinTalk rear-seat communication||Available Option||Not Available|
|CabinControl smartphone capability||Available Option||Not Available|
Standard Honda Sensing® Is Miles Ahead
Honda continues to lead the industry with some of the most comprehensive driver-assist safety features on the road today. The Honda Sensing suite of advanced active driver-assist technologies is standard on every Honda. These include Collision Mitigation Braking*, Road Departure Mitigation*, Adaptive Cruise control with Low-Speed Follow*, Lane-Keeping Assist*, Forward Collision Warning*, Lane Departure Warning*, and Traffic Sign Recognition.
Also, every Honda Odyssey comes with Honda’s exclusive ACE™ Body Structure that is specifically designed to help absorb the impact of a frontal collision.
The Voyager, however, comes up lacking in similar standard safety technology. You’ll have to opt for the pricier Voyager LX model to get even a few of these important safety features as an option.
As Caranddriver.com notes in their recent online review of the Chrysler Voyager: “Looking for driver-assistance features? You won’t find many in the Voyager and nothing of the like is offered as standard.”
More Choices Means Better Value
Finally, the 2021 Chrysler Voyager minivan only comes in two flavors: The base L model and the higher-priced LX model. The Odyssey, however, offers savvy minivan buyers a choice of five trim levels. These range from the well-equipped LX up to the superbly appointed Elite, which offers just about every bell and whistle imaginable. That means you can choose just the right Odyssey for your budget and your lifestyle. Why get stuck with a minivan like the Chrysler Voyager that not only may not meet your family’s needs but also doesn’t give you a lot of options to choose from in the first place? That’s why, when shopping for the ultimate family-friendly minivan that gives you more of what you’re looking for, the obvious choice is the spacious, versatile, and incomparable 2021 Honda Odyssey.
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Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.
CabinTalk through headphones (Touring).CabinTalk through headphones or speakers (Elite).
Cargo volume based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard.
CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
ACC with Low-Speed Follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
TSR cannot detect all traffic signs, may misidentify certain signs and does not include any braking or speed control functions. Accuracy will vary based on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations.