2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2016 Honda Odyssey

Minivans have come a long way in the last decade or so. Looking at the comfort, fuel-efficiency, and feature options available in the modern family transportation makes older models look completely obsolete. We are going to take a closer look at a couple of the heavy hitters in this segment and compare the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs the 2016 Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey has long held a top spot in this segment, but the new Pacifica, with its premium features and optimizing design, can certainly give it a run for its money.

One of the places where the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica excels is in its powertrain. The standard 3.6-liter V6 on this model is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain delivers slightly lower fuel economy (18 mpg in the city compared to the Odyssey's 19 mpg, with both minivans offering up to 28 mpg for highway driving), but it blows its competition away when it comes to horsepower (287 vs 248) and torque (262 and 250 pound-feet, respectively). This means that the 2017 Pacifica can deliver confident acceleration even when passing on the highway. It can also tow up to 3,600 pounds.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2016 Honda Odyssey
$28,595 Base MSRP $29,550
3.6-L V6 (287 hp) Engine 3.5-L V6 (248 hp)
7 Max. Passengers 8
Available Automatic Braking N/A

Safety Features on the 2017 Pacifica

Another vital consideration for families choosing a vehicle is safety. Both of the minivans in this comparison come with multiple airbags and advanced safety features. However, when pitting the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs the 2016 Honda Odyssey, the Pacifica is able to deliver more of the crash prevention features that can help keep drivers and passengers safe. Both of these minivans come standard with a rearview camera and can be equipped with lane departure warnings, blind spot monitoring, and forward collision alerts. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is also available with rear cross traffic alerts, rear parking sensors, automatic parallel and perpendicular parking, lane keeping assistance, and a forward collision mitigation system which will both detect a possible collision and apply the brake in advance to try and avoid or minimize the crash.

Both of these models are available with a rear entertainment system, sunroof, and built-in vacuum cleaner. The infotainment option in the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the user-friendly Uconnect system, available with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. The 2016 Honda Odyssey HondaLink is available with an 8-inch touchscreen display.

For more information on this comparison, or to test drive the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica near St. Paul MN, contact a member of the Fury Motors team at 888-449-3307 today.

headlight closeup of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
view of the interior of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica (complete with surf board) as seen from the rear
2017 Chrysler Pacifica rear seat entertainment system
rear view of a red 2017 Chrysler Pacifica on a beach
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