There aren’t a ton of competitors left on the market in the minivan segment, but one brand is trying its best to become the industry leader. Chrysler currently has three different minivans on its lineup of vehicles, but the Honda Odyssey has been a segment leader for a long time. The Odyssey made its debut for the 1995 model year, whereas the Chrysler Pacifica was just introduced a few years ago for 2017. Let’s see how well the young minivan measures up to our favorite option by pitting the 2021 Honda Odyssey vs 2021 Chrysler Pacifica in a side-by-side comparison.
2021 Honda Odyssey LX
2021 Chrysler Pacifica
|22 mpg*||Combined Fuel Efficiency||20 mpg|
|280 hp||Horsepower||287 hp|
|38.6 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||32.3 cu. ft.|
It becomes quite clear that these two minivans are quite similar to one another by looking through the table we put together up above. We started off by looking at fuel economy ratings, which is certainly an important aspect in today’s market regardless of segment. The Honda Odyssey manages to achieve an extra 2 miles per gallon combined across both highway and city driving. That’s not a massive difference, but it might lead to saving some pocket change at the pump over time.
In the second row, the Chrysler Pacifica does fire back with an advantage of its own, in the form of 7 extra horsepower. Again, not a huge advantage, but a leg up nonetheless. The biggest difference between the two minivans has to do with how much space you’ll have to fill with luggage or other cargo behind the third row of seating. The Odyssey offers 6.3 cubic feet more room. While that’s certainly the biggest advantage of the table, even that isn’t a huge difference, though you will be able to accommodate an extra bag or suitcase or something similar.
If you think you might be interested in a 2021 Honda Odyssey of your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at White’s Honda in Lima!
*19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.