2017 Honda Odyssey vs 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Looking for the right family vehicle? If you have a big family, or even one that is about to grow, then a minivan may just be your ideal solution, but which minivan should you choose? Here we will help you answer that question with our 2017 Honda Odyssey vs 2017 Chrysler Pacifica comparison.
Both auto manufacturers call their base model minivans the LX trim, and to make this comparison as fair and balanced as possible, it will be these base models that we use. We will also be using a set of comparison metrics that are typically important to minivan buyers namely we will be looking at interior room, entertainment, safety, and maneuverability. You can see how these two models stack up below. Otherwise, if you would like to see our Indianapolis inventory of new Honda Odyssey minivans right now, you can click the link below.
|2017 Honda Odyssey LX||VS||2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX|
|172.6 Cubic-Feet||Passenger Volume||165.0 Cubic-Feet|
|Standard||CD Player||Not Available|
|Standard||Second Row Head Restraints||Not Available|
|36.7 Feet||Turning Diameter||39.7 Feet|
Is the Honda Odyssey better than the Chrysler Pacifica?
The reason minivans exist is to maximize interior room so you can comfortably fit your whole family, and all their belongings. In this category, you can see that the Odyssey LX beats out the Pacifica LX with over 7 cubic-feet of extra passenger room. On top of that, the Odyssey LX also has more maximum cargo room with 148.5 cubic-feet, which beats the Pacifica LX by 8 cubic-feet.
Though nearly all of us have a phone that we carry with us wherever we go, playing music from it isn’t always ideal. Sometimes you just want to slap in some tunes and go, and CDs may still be the best way to do that. If you agree with that, then the Odyssey LX has your back as it comes with a CD player standard. This is a feature that the Pacifica LX doesn’t even offer.
Safety will always be important when it comes to your family. The Odyssey LX has the best interests of your family in mind as it not only includes second row head restraints, but also third row head restraints. You won’t find these safety features on the Pacifica LX.
Minivans are not known for their maneuverability, and when it comes to turning diameter every inch counts. That’s why it’s so astounding to hear that not only does the Odyssey LX have a tighter turning diameter, but it’s a full 3 feet tighter. That’s the difference between making a turn and ending up on the sidewalk.
If you want to park your family in a 2017 Honda Odyssey, and you live in the Indianapolis area, then you should come down to Indy Honda and check out our impressive new Odyssey inventory. We have a wide variety of trim levels for you to choose from. We hope to see you soon.