We’ve mentioned several times in the past that the minivan segment is somewhat of a dying breed. But like so many extinct segments before it, it looks poised for a possible comeback. Thanks to vehicles like the Honda Odyssey, Toyota’s “Swagger Wagon,” and the recent introduction of Chrysler’s brand-new Pacifica, minivans have begun to remove their negative stigma.
These manufacturers have proven that style can exist in a minivan, and that the segment might not be as dead as we thought. If you’re willing to give the minivan segment another shot, we thought we’d make your decision easier to make by comparing the 2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.
Advantages of the 2018 Honda Odyssey
2018 Honda Odyssey
2018 Chrysler Pacifica
|10.7 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||10.7 l/100km|
|280 HP||Horsepower||287 HP|
|38.6 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||32.3 cu. ft.|
|211.0 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||197.3 cu. ft.|
However, one minivan does have a decent boost when it comes to power. Unfortunately for us, it’s the Chrysler Pacifica. 7 horsepower is a nice advantage, but it’s certainly not a gamechanger. Plus, if power is the most important thing to you, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the minivan segment.
Instead, we would guess space is the most important thing to you. You’ll be happy to hear that the 2018 Honda Odyssey offers an extra 6.3 cubic feet of space behind the back seat for cargo, as well as a whopping 13.7 cu. ft. of extra space in the cabin for you and your passenger to stretch out in. If space is as important to you as we assume it is, then considering schedule a test drive behind the wheel of an Odyssey so that you can come try it out for yourself. We look forward to helping you!