Compare the 2016 Toyota Sienna
The minivan segment isn’t as crowded as it used to be and
that means that only the best of the best have survived the test of time. Most
minivans, like the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey, come from popular brands
that can offer the minivan at a competitive price. Over time, minivans have
evolved to boast some of the best features on the market, particularly when it
comes to safety. In the end, however, only one minivan can come
out on top.
Both the Sienna and Odyssey boast a 3.5-liter V6 engine
mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Earning an EPA-estimated 18
city/25 hwy mpg, the Sienna compares well to the Odyssey’s EPA-estimated 19
city/28 hwy mpg. Producing 266 hp and 245 lb-ft of torque, the Sienna offers
more power than the Odyssey, which pushes out 248 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.
While both minivans can seat up to seven passengers and tow
up to 3,500 lbs., the Sienna goes further. With a maximum payload capacity of
1,380 lbs., the Sienna is more capable than the Odyssey.
The Honda Odyssey is firm in its three-row seating but the
Sienna is more convenient. With a flexible seating arrangement that allows
drivers to reconfigure seating and cargo space, the Sienna continues to prove it’s
more utility-driven than the competition.
When it comes to warranty, both the Toyota Sienna and Honda
Odyssey are backed by a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and a
three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty. Both models also stock convenience- and
safety-driven technology like hands-free Bluetooth and steering-wheel audio
While these two minivans are competitively close, the 2016
Toyota Sienna starts at just $29,750, more than $500 less than the 2016 Honda
Odyssey. A guaranteed value with all of the features of the competition and
more utility for a lower price, the Sienna is the clear