The 2018 Honda Odyssey'S aerodynamic design with lightweight functionality provides great fuel economy ratings currently set at 19 City and 28 HWy. 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 equipped with 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. 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. The 2018 Honda Odyssey comes with a 4G LTE Wifi on upgrade models that allows passengers to control cabin heating/cooling from their smartphones.
The 2018 Sienna has a new 296-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic. With the modifications, the Sienna’s fuel economy saw increases at averages of 19 City and 27 Hwy MPG. Cosmetic changes include bulkier and reshaped grille openings. The flared side sills are no longer reserved for the SE variant and are on the 2018 model. The Toyota Sienna now comes with automated emergency brakes, cruise control, and a lane-departure warning system that can automatically steer your van back into its lane. 2018 Siennas feature the latest Toyota’s technology with an Entune 3.0 multimedia system. Toyota’s App Suite Connect allows an app-based navigation system. Entune is available in three grades. Upgrading models will enable 4G LTE Wi-Fi up to five devices. Purchasing the premium package will allow will feature small Sienna model updates like the surround-view monitor on and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The seating for both models ranges from 7-8 seats with the option to upgrade. The NHSTA has not yet released federal crash test data for the two vehicles, but they both have similar safety features such as the lane-departure warning system. The Sienna's cargo significantly beats the Odyssey with 150 cubic feet compares to 144.9 cubic feet. The two are both comparable choices when it comes to safety, but not cargo. The Toyota Sienna has not yet been rated by the U.S News Best Cars, but The 2018 Honda Odyssey so far has ranked as #1 in minivans with an overall score of 9.4 out of 10.