The Chrysler Pacifica or the Honda Odyssey? Which Minivan is Right for You?

Often seen as the ultimate family vehicle, a minivan can offer a level of space and comfort that few other vehicle types can match. When you're shopping for a minivan, it only makes sense to seek out a vehicle that delivers quality above and beyond that norm. That's exactly what you can expect when you buy a minivan like the Chrysler Pacifica.

Spacious and feature-laden with seating for eight, the Pacifica delivers a rich take on a vehicle-type that many consider to be their favorite. It's worth pointing out, of course, that the Pacifica isn't the only good option in this segment. Minivans like the Honda Odyssey also provide great driving experiences that rival what the Pacifica has to offer. Wondering how they compare? We've got you covered.

The Chrysler Pacifica

With seating for eight, 140 cubic feet of potential cargo space and a long list of solid features, the Chrysler Pacific is a good option for drivers who need the space of a minivan but also want to enjoy modern technology. Its active safety suite includes some essential systems that help drivers avoid accidents before they happen. Efficiency-minded drivers will likewise enjoy its powerful and economical V6 hybrid powertrain.

Performance: 3.6-liter V6 (287 horsepower, 262 pounds-feet of torque, 18/28 miles per gallon), 3.6-liter V6/dual-electric motors (260 total horsepower, 32 miles per gallon, 84 miles per gallon equivalent)

Feature Options: Stow 'n Go Seating, Uconnect Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Active Noise Cancellation, Uconnect Theater, Power Sliding Doors, Wi-Fi Hotspot

Safety Options: Lane-Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward-Collision Warning, Surround-View Camera,

Starting Price: $28,000

The Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey is an attractive minivan with great features and seating for seven or eight. Boasting a strong suite of technology and convenience features, it's impressed many with the inclusion of things like Magic Slide seating and options for a built-in vacuum cleaner.

Performance: 3.5-liter V6 (280 horsepower, 263 pounds-feet of torque, 19/28 miles per gallon

Feature Options: Magic Slide seating, Power Sliding Doors, Remote-Sensing Keyless Entry, Infotainment System, Rear Entertainment System, CabinTalk Interior PA System, Hondavac

Safety Options

: Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control

Starting Price: $30,930

While the Honda Odyssey has a few nifty features that the Chrysler Pacifica doesn't, the Pacifica delivers hard on valuable benefits like its hybrid V6 engine options. Moreover, the Pacifica runs a bit cheaper than the Odyssey across basically all of its available models. That built-in Hondavac is a fun idea, but you might feel less keen on it when you realize you'll be paying at least $2,000 more to get it. All in all, both the Pacifica and Odyssey deliver great experiences. In our opinion, however, the Pacifica offers you a better value than its competitors.

You don't have to just take our word for it, though. Come on down to Bluebonnet Chrysler Dodge Ram in New Braunfels, TX, and you can take a test drive and experience the Pacifica for yourself. Once you're here, we can also answer any questions you have about the Pacifica and the rest of our inventory. Whatever you're looking for, we're sure that there's a match waiting for you in our stock of new vehicles. Contact us and set up a visit today!


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