Honda Odyssey EX-L Minivan Vs. Toyota Sienna XLE Minivan

Honda Odyssey EX-L minivan

Toyota Sienna XLE minivan

2014 Honda Odyssey Minivan front view
Toyota Sienna XLE front view
The Honda Odyssey Minivan Features

Awards, Accolades & Ratings

Safety

MPG

Convenience

Interior

Odyssey Touring Elite® Minivan

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The Odyssey is an Edmunds 2013 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award
Awards, Accolades & Ratings
With a long list of standard features and a 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award (when equipped with optional front crash prevention), the 2014 Odyssey is a valuable asset to any family. It’s no surprise Edmunds.com named it the Best Minivan You Can Buy (August 2013). According to the editors, “Though the Toyota Sienna has its own virtues, the Honda Odyssey is ultimately superior.” Cars.com even described it as "mom-blissdom."
The Honda Odyssey EX-L minivan has safety features
Safety
The Odyssey EX-L minivan is equipped with advanced technology like Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Comparable safety features are not available on the Sienna XLE minivan.
The Honda Odyssey EX-L's engine has a 28-mpg rating
MPG
With a 28-mpg highway rating[1], the Odyssey EX-L minivan doesn't just top the Sienna XLE minivan (25 mpg), it's among the best in its class.
[1] 19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Open rearview of the Honda Odyssey trunk
Convenience
The Odyssey EX-L minivan is equipped with an 8-inch intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) screen that displays calls, music information from Pandora®[1] and, when stopped, incoming text messages[2]. This family van also comes with push button start, allowing you to operate the vehicle when the key fob is inside. The Sienna XLE minivan has a 3.5-inch screen and doesn't have push button start.
[1] Pandora, the Pandora logo and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
[2] Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.
The Odyssey minivan has plenty of interior seating room
Interior
The Odyssey EX-L minivan has plenty of room for family, friends or both. Eight adults can stretch their legs in its spacious 170.1 cu ft interior. Plus, behind the 2nd row, the Odyssey EX-L minivan has a maximum cargo volume of 93.1 cu ft, compared to the Sienna XLE minivan's 87.1 cu ft
The Honda Odyssey Touring Elite minivan features a DVD entertainment system
Odyssey Touring Elite® Minivan
Life is full of surprises, and the Odyssey Touring Elite is built to handle just about every one of them. This ultimate family van comes loaded with standard features like the Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System and a blind spot information system (BSI)[1]. It's also the first minivan equipped with a built-in vacuum. The benchmark has been set.
[1] The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.
Price, Performance, Feature Comparison
 
2014 Honda Odyssey Minivan side view
Honda Odyssey EX-L Minivan
Toyota Sienna XLE side view
Toyota Sienna XLE Minivan
$35,625 (1)
$33,645
$36,455 (1)
$34,505
93.1 cu ft ✔
87.1 cu ft
8 passengers
8 passengers
19 City/ 28 Hwy ✔ (2)
18 City/ 25 Hwy
  
X
8" ✔
3.5"
HondaLink™ featuring Aha™ compatibility ✔ (5)
X
  


(1) MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

(2) 19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

(3) FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

(4) LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

(5) Compatible smart phone required. All Aha™ platform feeds are audible, not visual in nature. Vehicle does not provide any feeds. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Launch smartphone applications only when the vehicle is safely parked. Aha™, the Aha™ logo, and the Aha™ trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Harman International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier's rates may apply.

 
Forward Collision Warning
A small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield can detect the presence of vehicles in front of you. If the FCW system determines that you are at risk of a collision with a detected vehicle, it activates audio and visual alerts to warn you[1].
[1] FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
Lane Departure Warning
A small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield tracks lane markings on the road, so it can detect when the driver is making an unindicated lane departure[1]. Visual alerts will light up on the driver's instrument panel, and the system can also provide an audible warning.
[1] LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine
The 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine produces 248 hp (SAE net) and an equally impressive 250 lb-ft of torque (SAE net), giving the Odyssey minivan exceptional fuel efficiency at no cost to performance[1].
[1] 19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID)
The 8-inch intelligent Multi-Information Display communicates with virtually all of your vehicle's systems. You'll be able to connect calls, review text messages [1] and see music information from Pandora®[2].
[1] Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.
[2] Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
Push Button Start
The Odyssey EX-L minivan can detect when your key fob is inside the vehicle. And whether you want to start the engine, open the windows or play some music, it all starts with the push of a button.
Available HondaVACTM
The 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite features the only built-in vacuum in a minivan. Though housed in the rear of the vehicle, the hose easily reaches the front, so it's a breeze to vacuum the entire interior. HondaVACTM includes two attachments and a removable waste bin.