If you’re researching new minivan options in San Antonio, Benson Honda want to help provide you with the information you need. Both the 2014 Honda Odyssey and the 2014 Toyota Sienna are excellent options. Here are some important things to know about how they compare:
2014 Honda Odyssey Safety Accolades
Hands down, the 2014 Honda Odyssey has won the most safety awards and honors in its class. Just last week, the Odyssey won the highest safety score of 5 stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This 5-star rating was based on the Odyssey’s overall performance in a series of rigorous crash tests.
In addition to earning this prestigious honor from the NHTSA, the new Honda Odyssey was also named a Top Safety Pick + by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Only vehicles that exceeded expectations in moderate-overlap front, rollover, side, and seats tests were able to receive this distinction from the IIHS, and the Odyssey was the only new minivan to earn this title.
2014 Toyota Sienna Safety Accolades
Like its Honda competitor, the 2014 Toyota Sienna earned an overall 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA. Both the Sienna and the Odyssey were among the few in their class to score so highly. The Sienna did perform slightly less impressively than the Odyssey in side crash tests, only earning 4 stars from the administration.
The Toyota Sienna has not been fully tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and therefore has not been named a Top Safety Pick +.
2014 Honda Odyssey Performance Highlights
Consumers look for a minivan that’s reliable, efficient, and comfortable. The 2014 Odyssey is all of those things. With a 250 horsepower, V6 engine and combined fuel economy rating of 22 mpg*, the Odyssey gets you where you need to go with ease and grace while offering incredible fuel efficiency. Plus, the Odyssey offers advanced features like variable-assist power steering, complimentary Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and active noise cancellation to improve the way the minivan handles on the road and improve the overall experience of spending time in the Odyssey on the road.
2014 Toyota Sienna Performance Highlights
The 2014 Sienna’s 245 horsepower, V6 engine allows the minivan to perform well overall but doesn’t offer the same level of power and efficiency as the 2014 Odyssey’s engine, offering less horsepower and a slightly less remarkable combined fuel economy rating of 21 mpg. And while the Sienna does distinguish itself with specs that the Odyssey lacks like standard automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors, standard dual zone air conditioning, and a rear stabilizer bar, it arguably doesn’t provide an experience on par with the experience in an Odyssey. Without things like standard Bluetooth wireless connectivity, variable-assist power steering, and active noise cancellation, the ride in a new Sienna just isn’t as smooth or enjoyable.