For the past 25-plus year, the Honda Odyssey has been holding down the fort in the minivan segment. It’s a class that used to be one of the most popular on the market and has since dwindled in number, but through it all the Honda Odyssey has been a beacon, continuing its success even as so many similar models were discontinued. Now, the segment is seeing a bit of a revival, as brands like Chrysler and Kia have begun creating premium entries into the segment, packed full of luxury amenities and the newest technologies. So, let’s see how the 2022 Honda Odyssey measures up to one of these new models, the 2022 Kia Carnival.
2022 Honda Odyssey
2022 Kia Carnival
Highway Fuel Efficiency
38.6 cu. ft.
40.2 cu. ft.
The table above highlights some of the technical specs that are important to take into consideration when shopping for any vehicle, including these two. Each minivan has its clear advantages, with the Honda Odyssey achieving slightly superior fuel economy ratings on the highway and the Kia Carnival returning the favor with a bit more power in its engine. When it comes to space, though, the advantages are split pretty evenly. The Carnival might offer a bit more space behind the rear seats, but that might have something to do with the Odyssey being able to accommodate a whole extra human.
What’s truly important in this comparison is the laundry list of standard and available features. Can the Odyssey continue to be a stalwart member of the segment with premium models like the Carnival being introduced? The short answer is yes because the Odyssey has plenty of its own near-luxury amenities and content. For example, the rear-seat entertainment system and the CabinTalk & CabinWatch features.
If you think you might be interested in an impressive 2022 Honda Odyssey of your own, be sure to reach out to us right here at White’s Honda of Lima!