Comparison: 2017 Honda Odyssey vs 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Comparison: 2017 Honda Odyssey vs 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Not all minivans are created equal, but that doesn't make deciding on a model any easier. The perfect family ride for you depends on your individual needs, so be sure to shop around and compare models.

Richmond drivers caught in the middle between the 2017 Honda Odyssey and the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica have a hard decision to make, so we've put together a one-to-one comparison to help you choose:

Safety and Tech

Honda Odyssey

The 2017 Odyssey received a best possible 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*, earning perfect scores in tests for frontal and side crash.

This Honda minivan is available with standard Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, and an Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure. Additionally, the Odyssey has available Honda LaneWatch monitor, High-Intensity Discharge headlights with automatic on/off, and blind spot information system.

Chrysler Pacifica

The 2017 Pacifica also earned a 5-Star Overall Rating from the NHTSA. It has available Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Park Assist, rear backup camera, Auto High-Beam Control, and Rear Cross-Path Detection. The Pacifica also features electronic stability and traction control.

Comfort and Convenience

Honda Odyssey

Who said minivans couldn't be fun? Honda engineers ensured that your family will never be bored, and that you'll always have the ultimate conveniences at your fingertips. For instance, the HondaVAC in-vehicle vacuum cleaner has a long reach and a removable waste bin – something you won’t see in any other minivan. It’s also available with a Cool Box to keep beverages and temperature-sensitive groceries chilled, three-zone automatic climate control, power sliding doors, and a handy second-row walk-in feature for easy access to the third row. Plus, the Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System features a 16.2-inch monitor with wireless headphones to keep the kids (and grown-up kids) happy in the back.

The Odyssey is also available with heated power side mirrors, Smart Entry system, push-button start, HondaLink with Aha compatibility, Sirius XM Radio, one-touch power moonroof, heated front seats, leather trim, 12-speaker audio system, and Honda’s Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition.

Chrysler Pacifica

The Pacifica includes all the basics you would expect but does not come available with an in-car vacuum, cooling box, or ultrawide rear entertainment system. It does have available Uconnect with navigation, Sirius XM Radio, Harman Kardon audio system, dual-screen rear entertainment system, three-zone climate control, leather-trimmed seating, and Siri Eyes Free. Additionally, the Pacifica features second-row Stow ‘n Go Seating for additional cargo space and a power-folding third row.

Pricing

Honda Odyssey

Starting at $30,750 MSRP

Chrysler Pacifica

Starting at $28,995 MSRP

*The Honda lineup is full of safety-conscious choices, with the 2017 Accord, Civic, Fit, HR-V, Pilot, Ridgeline and Odyssey all earning top ratings with 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

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