|2016 Honda Odyssey||2016 Hyundai Santa Fe|
|10.0 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||10.9 l/100km|
|38.4 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||13.5 cu. ft.|
|148.5 cu. ft.||Max Cargo Capacity||80.0 cu. ft.|
|211.0 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||160.0 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda Odyssey vs 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
With the small amount of minivans available on the market today, vehicles like the Honda Odyssey find itself competing with similar vehicles outside of its segment, like midsize crossovers. Considering crossover utility vehicles are a large part of the reason minivans have seen such a steady decline over the past several years, we think this is somewhat fitting. But we thought we’d show you that minivans still have plenty of advantages over their newer counterparts by comparing the 2016 Honda Odyssey vs 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda Odyssey
Crossovers offer a much more stylish mode of transport for drivers who still want to carry around a lot of people, there is no arguing with that. But over the past few years, minivans like the Odyssey have certainly stepped up their appeal by enhancing design cues and style both inside and out. And as you can tell by looking at the table above, the Odyssey has plenty of other advantages that make it a viable option over crossovers like the Santa Fe.
For instance, starting from the top of the table, after averaging the combined fuel efficiency of each vehicle, the Odyssey utilizes nearly a full litre less fuel ever 100 kilometres on the road. While that’s not a mind-blowing advantage, drivers will save quite a bit of change at the gas pump in the long run. With gas prices always uncertain, this definitely becomes a sizeable advantage.
Where the Odyssey truly reigns supreme however, is in terms of space. Behind the back row of seats, the Odyssey offers a whopping 38.4 cubic feet of space to fill with luggage or soccer balls or whatever it is you need to bring along with you, and that is nearly 25 cu. ft. more than the Santa Fe offers. Drop the seats down because you’re helping a neighbor move or anything like that, and the Honda minivan provides an immense amount of space that is 68.5 cu. ft. larger than the Hyundai crossover.
Perhaps most importantly, though, is the amount of space you and your passengers have to get comfortable in, because family road trips with the kids can become troublesome when they’re all packed into a confined space. So the 51 extra cu. ft. of space in the Odyssey is definitely a plus. If you think that the 2016 Honda Odyssey is the right vehicle for you, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk here at Wheaton Honda.