2016 Honda Odyssey vs 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

In the last few years, minivans have started to fall into the shadows of other family-friendly vehicles such as crossovers and SUVs. The Honda Odyssey has remained popular amongst the declined interested in minivans overall. Now there’s a new minivan making its way to dealership lots this Spring, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. Our team here at Garden State Honda is going to show drivers how the 2016 Odyssey stands up to the Pacifica in a head-to-head battle.

We’re focusing on the base models for both vehicles, so the 2016 Honda Odyssey LX and the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX. Keep in mind there are other models and trim levels available to choose from for both vehicles, and they offer additional features and performance capabilities. The Odyssey and the Pacifica are set with similar sized engines; the Odyssey is slightly more efficient and the Pacifica is slightly more powerful. Both of these minivans offer seating for seven passengers, but the Odyssey offers more passenger volume overall. We’re going to dig deeper into the specifics to give drivers an idea of what these two minivans have to offer both inside and out.

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2016 Honda Odyssey LX 2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX
3.5-liter V-6 Engine 3.6-liter V-6
19 city/28 hwy* MPG 18 city/28 hwy
38.4 cu. Ft. Cargo Volume 32.3 cu. Ft.
Standard Variable Assisted Steering Not available

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Let’s look closer into the specific dimensions and capacities for both of these minivans. The 2016 Honda Odyssey has 172.6 cubic feet of space for passengers, while the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has just 165 cubic feet. The Odyssey also comes out on top when it comes to cargo space. Behind the third row seating, the Odyssey has 38.4 cubic feet of cargo volume and the Pacifica has 32.3 cubic feet. When all of the rear seats are folded down, the Odyssey offers 148.5 cubic feet for storage whereas the Pacifica offers 140.5 cubic feet. Rear seat passengers in both the second and third row of the 2016 Odyssey will have more room than those in the 2017 Pacifica. The Pacifica can tow slightly more than the Odyssey with 3,600 pounds of towing capacity compared to the Odyssey with 3,500 pounds.

When it comes to safety, these two family-friendly minivans have a lot in common. Both are designed to protect your family at all times regardless of the circumstances, so they’re filled to the brim with standard safety features. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has yet to be rated by the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, so we can only compare the safety features offered. Both the Odyssey and the Pacifica are set with standard traction control, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, tire pressure monitors and, most importantly, child proof rear door locks. The 2016 Honda Odyssey comes standard with active head restraints for the front, second and third row passengers. These are not offered in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. Other standard convenience features standard on both the Odyssey and the Pacifica include a rearview camera, remote keyless entry and automatic headlights. The 2016 Honda Odyssey comes with a CD player and stereo anti-theft protection that’s not included in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Honda Odyssey are encouraged to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this family-friendly minivan can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.

*19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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