The minivan is hardly the popular segment that it used to be, but it’s still holding on. Rivalries like the Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey still exist, no matter how popular crossover and larger SUVs get. Neither the Sienna nor the Odyssey can claim to be the original minivan, but both claim different interpretations.
Putting the Sienna up against the Odyssey in the year 2020 means comparing technology, not just drivetrains and seat comfort. If you’re looking to purchase a minivan in the new decade, you should make sure you’re aware of the features you can get and know which ones you shouldn’t go without. The table below compares a few highlights of each vehicle.
2020 Toyota Sienna
2020 Honda Odyssey
|Available||All-Wheel Drive||Not Available|
|10-Speaker, 605-Watt JBL® Premium Brand Sound System||Sound System||11-Speaker, 550-Watt Unbranded Audio System|
|Dual-View Blu-ray Disc™ Entertainment Center||Passenger Entertainment System||Blu-Ray/DVD Player|
Nothing in this comparison carries the same weight as the fact that the 2020 Toyota Sienna has AWD where the 2020 Honda Odyssey does not. Beyond that, it’s a bit astonishing that the two minivans have the same size engine, but the Sienna outperforms in both horsepower and torque. But the Sienna has advantages that aren’t just mechanical.
The passenger entertainment system is superior since it gives two HDMI ports for two different video sources to display at once. The Sienna may have one speaker less than the Odyssey, but more total wattage and therefore far more wattage per speaker for fuller, louder, more comprehensive sound from trusted speaker engineers at JBL® audio.