Busy families on the go want reliable and spacious transportation. While some drivers will opt for a crossover SUV, many more like the comfort and convenience of the traditional minivan. In this 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2017 Honda Odyssey comparison, we are going to look at two attractive, seven-passenger vehicles. Each of these offers many advantages to families and children, but we believe that the all-new Pacifica excels. Designed from the ground up to be the ideal minivan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has the engine power, the efficiency and the comfort features that families can fall in love with.
While the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has a lower starting MSRP, it still delivers top features. Tri-zone climate control is standard even on the base LX trim, while the base 2017 Honda Odyssey LX comes with just dual-zone automatic climate control. The Honda minivan offers slightly more interior cargo space when all seats are folded down, but the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has a slight advantages when it comes to highway mileage numbers. The 2017 Pacifica also offers a comfortable interior design optimized for how families actual use their vehicles.
|2017 Chrysler Pacifica||VS||2017 Honda Odyssey|
|3.6-L V-6 (287 hp)||Gas Engine||3.5-L V-6 (248 hp)|
|19/28 mpg||Mileage (city/highway)||19/27 mpg|
|8.4-inch Uconnect||Top Infotainment Option||7-inch HondaLink|
Both of these minivans offer attractive features. A built-in vacuum cleaner is available on upper trims of both models, and rear entertainment systems are also available. The top infotainment system on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the 8.4-inch Uconnect system, which is one of the most user-friendly options on the market. The largest available touchscreen on the 2017 Honda Odyssey is seven inches.
One place where the new Chrysler minivan truly excels above other models is when it comes to powertrain. The Honda in this 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2017 Honda Odyssey comparison is available with a single 3.5-liter V-6 engine option rated for 248 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica standard gasoline 3.6-liter V-6 is rated for 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. This means more responsive handling, and about 100 pounds more towing power than the Honda.
However, the powertrain excellence of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica doesn't stop there. This minivan also has a hybrid powertrain option, available later in the year, that will offer truly stunning fuel efficiency without compromising on engaging driving. To learn more about this comparison, or to test drive the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in Stillwater MN, contact a member of our sales team today.