The minivan market has become more stacked than ever in recent years. Automakers realized the increased need for vehicles of this size and answered the call. Besides that there are more minivans on the market, there is also increased competition from another class of vehicles.
Third-row SUVs have become increasingly popular, hurting the usual minivan sales. Indeed, there is an overlap between minivans and third-row SUVs. Third-row SUVs can usually accommodate as many people as a minivan, and they also have a cooler factor. Because of this, companies had to find ways to make pickup trucks more attractive than ever.
Two of the most important options on the market for people who want minivans are the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. Both vans have new models for 2022, but which one is better? Since both vans come from highly reliable companies, we’ll tell you right away that they both shine.
But still, they stand out for different reasons. So here’s a quick look at the 2022 Honda Odyssey versus the new Toyota Sienna.
Let’s start with the general specifications of the Honda Odyssey
Starting with the 2022 Honda Odyssey, it is powered by a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces 280 hp at 6,000 rpm. It has 262 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm, according to Edmunds.com. The cam shown here is a simple overhead projector.
As for fuel economy, it gets 19 mpg in the city and an impressive 28 on the highway. It’s a combined 22 mpg, and the van runs on regular unleaded fuel. For full range on a single tank of fuel, you can go 370 miles in the city and 546 on the highway. This makes it a great vehicle to take the family on a trip.
The 2022 Honda Odyssey can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. So that’s pretty fast for a minivan.
The 2022 Toyota Sienna is no slouch either. It is powered by a smaller engine than its rival from Honda. Instead of a 3.5-liter, it has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid under its hood. This one also has a double overhead camshaft and it produces 245 horsepower at 6,000 rpm.
According to a test carried out by Car and Driver, it takes 7.7 seconds for this option to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. That makes it slower than Honda’s Odyssey.
Fuel economy is where the 2022 Toyota Sienna shines. It can achieve an ultra-impressive 36 mpg both in the city and on the highway. For full range on one tank of gas, that’s 648 miles on a single tank of fuel. It may be slower than the Honda Odyssey, but you can go nearly double the distance with the Sienna. This will make many people choose the Toyota option because fuel prices are everywhere these days.
The Sienna wins when it comes to technology and infotainment
When buying a new vehicle, people care a lot about the use of technology in the car. While it’s great in both the 2022 Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna, we have to give Toyota the win.
That’s because you get a standard nine-inch touchscreen interface in the new Toyota Sienna. It’s the norm! You also get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa functionality, which isn’t available on the base model of the Odyssey. The base model also gets six speakers, the XLE gets eight, and there’s an optional twelve-speaker setup for the XLE and XSE trims.
Honda riders are not left behind. The Odyssey comes with a basic five-inch LCD display with Bluetooth capabilities. Again, there’s no smart device integration for the base Odyssey. However, the more expensive versions have some of it.
Both SUVs are excellent
As is often the case, the best of these two titans in the minivan world is up to you and your needs. Sure, the Odyssey is faster and more powerful, but that might matter less to you as a driver. The same is true with the outstanding fuel economy found on the new Sienna, maybe having a faster pickup truck means more to you than just getting 36 mpg.
These two vans are great. They both have excellent safety ratings and they are sure to be top sellers. This is why the automotive market offers so many options. There’s no one size fits all for what’s going to make people happy, but Toyota and Honda have done their best to make sure your next minivan purchase is one of theirs. We think you’d be happy with either choice, as both companies are at the top of their game.
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