Comparison: 2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2018 Toyota Sienna

Comparison: 2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2018 Toyota Sienna

When shopping for a minivan, would you go for a model that gets a 10 out of 10 in consumer ratings, or settle for one that gets an 8?

The answer is obvious, but still, people want to know how the class-leading 2018 Honda Odyssey compares to competition like the 2018 Toyota Sienna.

Richmond drivers curious about the differences should check out our comparison below. Then, get behind the wheel to see why the Odyssey is a perfect 10.

Safety Ratings and Tech

Honda Odyssey

The 2018 Odyssey received a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the 2018 Odyssey was named a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Also, the IIHS rated its front crash prevention system Superior and reported excellent ease of use of child seat anchors.

Each Odyssey trim – including the LX, EX, EX-L N/R, Touring, and Elite – has a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, eight airbags, and Intelligent Traction Management with Snow mode. The EX trim and higher come standard with the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance features, including a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Toyota Sienna

The 2018 Sienna has not been fully evaluated by the NHTSA, but the organization has given it four stars each in frontal crash and rollover categories. Moreover, the IIHS deducted points for small overlap front impact crash results and gave it a Basic rating for its front crash prevention system. Child seat anchor ease of use was reported to be acceptable.

Despite its considerably lower third-party ratings, the Sienna does come standard with driver assistance tech. The Toyota Safety Sense package includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Convenience and Entertainment


Honda Odyssey

Honda engineers equipped the Odyssey with novel features that make your life easier. Standard features include power front seats, push-button start, automatic climate control, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and streaming audio, and a one-motion 60/40 split third-row Magic Seat that folds up and down.

The Odyssey EX adds heated front seats power sliding doors, heated exterior mirrors, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock, three-zone climate control, second-row Magic Slide seats, Cabin Control remote compatibility, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an HondaLink telematics. Upper trims include Cabin Talk in-car PA system, Cabin Watch camera system, HondaVAC in-car vacuum, mobile hotspot capability, and much more.

Toyota Sienna

Sienna trims include the L, LE, SE, SE Premium, XLE, XLE Premium, Limited, and Limited Premium. The base model features three-zone climate control, a backup camera, 6-way driver’s seat, and Entune infotainment. Upper trims feature premium leather seating, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and Entune Premium Audio with JBL, Dynamic Navigation, and App Suite.

While the Sienna does feature Driver Easy Speak, rear seat entertainment, and a sliding second row, it does not come available with an equivalent to Cabin Watch, Honda VAC, or the Magic Seat.


Honda Odyssey

Starting at $29,990 MSRP**

Toyota Sienna

Starting at $30,750 MSRP**

‡Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB). 2018 Honda CR-V with Honda Sensing TM and specific headlights.

**Prices shown are Honda Suggested Retail Prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicle/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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