The 2018 Honda Odyssey's aerodynamic design with lightweight functionality is expected to result in better EPA fuel economy ratings. With a new body and chassis, it now has a sleeker look than we are used to seeing. The front grill has been refined with a wider presence and smaller headlights. The exterior of the powered rear doors is stylized with LED lighting. It is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with two available transmissions to choose from, a 9-speed and 10-speed automatic. It has a magic slide second-row seating system that moves front to back and side to side. As far as safety features are concerned, the Honda Odyssey has Honda sensing and more. The 2018 model features a multi-angle rearview camera and brake assist in as standard safety features. The advanced driver assistance suite includes forward collision warning, pre-collision braking, road departure mitigation, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. The Honda Odyssey offers an array of technology preferences for riders through its display audio system. The PA system allows the driver to connect with others through a speaker located in the trim and it comes with 4G LTE Wifi on upgraded models. With the update, passengers to control cabin heating/cooling from their smartphones.
The Chrysler Pacifica has similar performance to the Odyssey, with strong acceleration and responsive handling. It also gets similar fuel economy estimates of 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The Odyssey beats the Pacifica in cargo size; the Pacifica has a maximum space of 140.5 cubic feet, while the Odyssey has 158 cubic feet. This Chrysler model, however, does rival against the Odyssey as it also has rear-seat entertainment systems. The Pacifica's seats ultimately are not as comfortable or as adjustable as the Odyssey's. Both minivans have great technology, but per the usual, the Honda Odyssey offers more, ranging from CabinWatch, CabinTalk, to wireless phone charging. The Pacifica has a lower starting price of $28,995, but the redesigned Odyssey is worth the extra amount.
At this time The 2018 Honda Odyssey hasn't been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. How However the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica receives a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ designation from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the NHSTA's 5-star safety rating rivals that of the 2017 Odyssey's similar 5-star rating. The Chrysler Pacifica offers cargo room at 140.5 cubic feet comparable to the Odyssey's 144.9 cubic feet. The two compare with safety, but not cargo.