Honda versus Toyota is a classic comparison. The two Japanese automakers have developed potent reputations for comfort, quality, and overall execution of their vehicles. And in the minivan market, Toyota Sienna versus Honda Odyssey has been a frequent question for more than two decades.
Now, though, these two minivans are more different than ever. The Odyssey hasn’t been comprehensively reinvented since 1999; the styling and features have advanced, and the mechanical pieces have changed over the years, but its formula is consistent. It’s a big, comfortable van with a big, powerful V6 engine; a third-row seat that folds into the floor; and sportier handling than its competitors. The newly redesigned Sienna, meanwhile, uses a hybrid powertrain that combines a four-cylinder gas engine with electric motors to achieve standout fuel efficiency. We tested both vans to explore their pros and cons and choose a winner. Keep reading to learn about our pick and see which minivan might be the better fit for your family.