The Honda Odyssey vs. Toyota Sienna faces off in the battle of the minivans. The competition is fierce. Who will take home the crown and the title of Supreme Minivan? Here, we’re going to dive in to the specs and find out. Will the Honda Odyssey beat out the competition, or will the Toyota Sienna get the upper hand for good? It will all be determined by the power, trim options, reliability, and features of each minivan. It’s going to be a fierce battle, so strap in tight and be prepared for the fight of the year.
The 2022 Toyota Sienna has five trim levels.
The Toyota Sienna has a hybrid-only powertrain, making it one of just two existing gas-electric hybrid minivans available right now.1
The 2022 Honda Odyssey also has five trims levels.
You might have also heard talk about a 2022 Honda Odyssey Hybrid. However, it is only currently available in Japan with no plans to bring the model to the US.
So when it comes to trim level offerings, the Toyota Sienna vs. Honda Odyssey are pretty much neck and neck. Stay tuned as we check the power specs, where a leader is sure to begin emerging.
When we compare the power specs and available features below, we’ll be looking at the highest possible trims for comparison. That is the Honda Odyssey Elite and the Toyota Sienna Platinum.
The Toyota Sienna comes with either AWD or FWD, depending on your preference of drivetrain. It has a hybrid 2.5L 16-valve engine with Double Overhead Cam (DOHC), D-4S Injection, and Dual VVT-i. Its net hybrid system horsepower reaches up to 245.
The number of electric motors differs between the FWD and AWD models. The Toyota Sienna AWD has Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors, with two in the front and one in the rear. The Toyota Sienna FWD has just two of the same motors in the front only. It also comes with Electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with sequential shift mode as well as a drive mode selector with Normal, Eco, EV, and Sport modes. If you’re looking to tow with this minivan, know that you can safely tow 3,500 lbs. when properly equipped.
The Honda Odyssey sports a direct-injection V6 engine, earning it an SAE net horsepower of 280. While that is an impressive number, it isn’t a hybrid, so the emissions from this engine will be much more costly for the environment as opposed to the Toyota Sienna’s hybrid powertrain.
If you were hoping for a Honda Odyssey AWD model, we hate to be the bearers of bad news: the Honda Odyssey does not offer an AWD model. All trims come as FWD only. However, it does come with a 10-speed automatic transmission, a good point in its favor. The Honda Odyssey also adds on some impressive engineering tech of its own like Eco Assist™, Active Noise Cancellation™, and Hill Start Assist. As with the Toyota Sienna, you can tow 3,500 lbs. with the Honda Odyssey when properly equipped.
So, when it comes to picking between the Odyssey vs. Sienna in terms of power specs, we would go with the Toyota Sienna given its hybrid powertrain and AWD availability. But, the extra features of the Honda Odyssey do put up a good fight.
The battle concerning Sienna vs. Odyssey reliability can be a bit harder to judge, given there aren’t always hard and fast, specific numbers that can be compared side by side. We’ll look at some data from U.S. News & World Report2 to compare. We’ll also take their warranties into account.
The Toyota Sienna has great reported reliability ratings. According to U.S. News & World Report, it earns a 4 out of 5 for reliability. When you combine that high score with the extensive warranties available, we’d say that you can easily rely on a new Toyota Sienna for a long time. Toyota backs the Toyota Sienna with three warranties: a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a 10-year/150,000-mile hybrid battery warranty.
The Honda Odyssey has an average reported reliability rating of 3 out of 5, according to U.S. News & World Report. It also offers decent warranties. There are two currently available for the Honda Odyssey: a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The Toyota Sienna offers a ton of innovative features. It has four-zone automatic climate control, a bird’s eye view/360-degree-view camera with perimeter scan, leather-trimmed heated & ventilated front seats, and seven-passenger seating with leather-trimmed and heated second-row seats.
This Toyota minivan comes equipped with the Smart Key System with push-button start and remote illuminated entry. It also has power windows with the one-touch up/down function as well as an auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink universal transceiver.
For audio, the Toyota Sienna has a nine-inch touchscreen display with premium audio and dynamic navigation. You’ll also get 12 JBL speakers as well as a subwoofer and amplifier.
The Honda Odyssey isn’t shy with its features, either. It has tri-zone automatic climate control (one zone fewer than the Toyota Sienna), leather-trimmed seats, and heated & ventilated front seats. It can seat one extra person — eight passengers as opposed to the Toyota Sienna Platinum’s seven (though some trims on the Toyota Sienna do offer eight-passenger seating) — but it does not offer heated second-row seats.
The Honda Odyssey comes equipped with a push-button start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and HomeLink Remote System.
In the Honda Odyssey, you get an eight-inch audio display and a premium audio system with 11 speakers and a subwoofer.
So, Sienna or Odyssey? Odyssey or Sienna? We think the answer is pretty clear. The Toyota Sienna one-ups the Honda Odyssey in almost every category. All Dallas, TX, drivers deserve to get behind the wheel of the Toyota Sienna minivan. It’s incredibly reliable, packed with tons of modern tech and convenience options, and offers a hybrid powertrain that’s unique for the class. If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a greater minivan, give us a call, and we can discuss your options of getting behind the Toyota Sienna today.
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1For more information, see motorbiscuit.com.
2For more information, see cars.usnews.com.