If you want to easily transport your family around Miami, Doral, and Hialeah, your best choice of vehicle is a minivan. You’ll want to make sure you’re driving the top minivan on the road. Two top choices are the 2021 Honda Odyssey and the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica.
Two of the most consistently popular choices in the minivan class, both the Odyssey and the Pacifica provide great features that drivers love. Compare the 2021 Honda Odyssey and the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica in this review from the team at Braman Honda and learn about these models’ best features so you can pick the perfect minivan for you and your family.
There are several features you should consider when choosing your next minivan, but for many families, the most important feature is cargo space. While you’re on the road, you’ll need to make sure you’ll have room to store your equipment without being cramped. That’s why it’s a good idea to compare the cargo volume of the Odyssey and the Pacifica.
If you choose the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, you’ll get 140.5 cubic feet of space behind the first row. Compare that to the 144.9 cubic feet of cargo room you’ll find behind the first row of the 2021 Honda Odyssey—just the right amount of room.
All the working parts you’ll find under the hood factor into a variety of things, including power, performance, efficiency, and more. When it comes to the standard powertrains in both the Honda Odyssey and the Chrysler Pacifica, you’ll notice they’re quite similar. The Odyssey is equipped with a 3.6 V6 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission with shift-by-wire and paddle shifters.
As for the Chrysler Pacifica, you’ll also find a 3.6-liter V6 engine, but it’s only paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The similarities continue with both the Odyssey and the Pacifica cranking out over 280 horsepower, quite impressive for a minivan! The vans also both dish out exactly 262 lb-ft of torque.
When you’re driving with your family, you don’t want to have to constantly stop to refuel your vehicle, so you’ll need a vehicle that provides excellent fuel efficiency. Comparing the fuel ratings of the Odyssey and the Pacifica could help you choose between these two popular minivans.
While you’re out and about in the Chrysler Pacifica, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 19 city/28 highway MPG, the perfect level of efficiency for many families. The Honda Odyssey offers exactly the same rating across all trims: an EPA-estimated 19 city/28 highway MPG, meaning both these vehicles will reduce your time and money spent at the gas pump.1
When it comes to a tech-savvy interior, the Honda Odyssey has the upper hand over the Chrysler Pacifica in its base trim model. This trim is jam-packed full of features you and your whole family will be sure to love. It all starts with the standard 5-inch color LCD screen. This display is your hub for accessing some of today’s most popular infotainment features, such as:
Aside from connectivity features, the Odyssey delivers additional features to keep your cabin’s technology game on point. You’ll notice the cabin offers a 2.5-amp USB charging point to plug in your devices, plus a 12-volt power outlet in both the front and the rear of the van.
As we’ve mentioned before, the standard trim of the Chrysler Pacifica doesn’t provide nearly as many amenities. You won’t find a touchscreen display, meaning you won’t have access to as many connectivity features.
Perhaps the most important factor when choosing a family minivan is selecting a vehicle equipped with advanced safety features. Fortunately, if you want to keep your family secure, both the 2021 Honda Odyssey and the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica provide excellent safety suites.
The active safety features of the Odyssey and the Pacifica are very similar, including such options as a Lane Keeping Assist System and Collision Mitigation Braking System™. However, only the Odyssey provides a multi-angle rearview camera that offers three different angles: normal, top-down, and wide. It gives you a better view of what’s behind your vehicle whenever you’re backing up.
There’s no denying the Honda Odyssey and the Chrysler Pacifica are both stylish rides. However, the Odyssey is designed to look futuristic thanks to its sleek and bold curves and lines, whereas the Pacifica looks a bit more like, well, your typical minivan. The Odyssey also offers a variety of amazing exterior features you’re sure to love, including:
As for the Chrysler Pacifica, the only exterior feature from that list you’ll find on its standard trim is the LED headlights. The rest are exclusive Honda features.
While the Honda has a bit more to offer when it comes to features, both vans come in a variety of color options to choose from. In the Odyssey, choose a color that suits your unique lifestyle, such as Platinum White Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Pacific Pewter Metallic, Forest Mist Metallic, and several others. On the Pacifica, choose from Velvet Red Pearl, Bright White, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, and more.
When you want to make sure your family has access to the safest, most reliable minivan on the road, your best bet is the Honda Odyssey. If you agree it bested the Chrysler Pacifica in this direct comparison, go for a test drive in the 2021 Honda Odyssey today by visiting Braman Honda in Miami.
The team at Braman Honda offers our Miami, Doral, and Hialeah drivers fantastic new and pre-owned Honda models like the Odyssey, and we can help you choose the automobile that fits the specific needs of your family, too.
¹ 19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.