The minivan segment may not be as cramped as some others, but it still offers a great mix of vehicles competing for drivers’ attention. Drivers looking to buy a new minivan should take the time to compare some of the top competitors within the segment, such as the 2019 Toyota Sienna vs the 2019 Honda Odyssey.
Both minivans are available in a large number of trims, with the 2019 Sienna offered in eight (L, LE, SE, SE Premium, XLE, XLE Premium, Limited and Limited Premium) and the 2019 Odyssey offered in six (LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L with Navi and RES, Touring and Elite). Both minivans are offered in seven-seat and eight-seat configurations. It should be noted that the 2019 Toyota Sienna is the only minivan to currently offer all-wheel drive.
In terms of utility, the 2019 Toyota Sienna outclasses the 2019 Odyssey in several areas. The 2019 Sienna has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a standard cargo capacity of 39.1 cubic feet. In comparison, the 2019 Odyssey can only tow up to 3,000 pounds and has a standard cargo capacity of 38.6 cubic feet.
Every 2019 Toyota Sienna model includes Toyota Safety Sense, a bundle of driver assistance features such as lane keeping assistance, blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. Many of these driver aids are only offered in higher trim levels of the 2019 Honda Odyssey.
2019 Toyota Sienna safety features include: An advanced driver and front passenger airbag system, four LATCH child seat anchor points, strengthened steel body paneling, rear door child safety locks, front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones, side impact door beams, an engine immobilizer and hill start assist control.