When it comes to driving a minivan, drivers in the Cherry Hill, Marlton, and Mt. Laurel areas want a vehicle that meets their family's needs. If you’re thinking of choosing a vehicle as well-equipped as a minivan, there are no two better models than the 2020 Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna.
At Burns Honda, we want to walk you through the differences so you can decide which of these vehicles is the best choice for your most precious cargo.
As family-friendly vehicles, the Odyssey and Sienna both offer rear entertainment systems. Each one includes a screen that folds down from the ceiling, making it easy for both second- and third-row passengers to view.
The Odyssey’s entertainment system not only plays Blu-ray™ discs, but it also allows your little ones to track how much time is left until you reach your destination. This answers the age-old question of, “Are we there yet?”, so you can arrive at the beach in peace.
While the Sienna’s system is also Blu-ray™ compatible, it doesn’t offer this convenient feature. Plus, this entertainment system isn’t standard on any Sienna model—you can only get it as part of an upgrade package.
Both vans also have features that act as in-vehicle PA systems: CabinTalk™ in the Odyssey and Driver Easy Speak in the Sienna; both systems work as a loudspeaker that reaches everyone in the van.
The Odyssey also offers CabinWatch®, which basically gives you eyes in the back of your head. A ceiling-mounted camera shows a live feed of the second and third rows on your display touchscreen, even in the dark. You won’t find a feature like this in the Sienna.
From muddy cleats to crumb-filled snacks, kids can be messy. That’s why the Odyssey offers HondaVAC® at higher trim levels. This built-in vacuum cleaner makes it easy to clean up after football games and road trips. The Sienna doesn’t offer this.
Both vans realize that you often have your hands full when you’re transporting kids around town. That’s why they both have available features that can allow you to unlock the doors without ever removing the key from your pocket. Simply touch the inside of the door handle, and as long as you’re carrying the key, it will unlock for you.
In the Odyssey, this feature goes one step further with Walk Away Auto Lock®. When you walk away from the vehicle with the key, it will automatically lock for you. As it does so, the horn will chirp so you know it’s locked.
The Odyssey also offers a hands-free liftgate, making it even easier to access the cargo area when your hands are full. While you can find a power liftgate in the Sienna, it doesn’t offer hands-free open.
Now that you’ve had the chance to learn about the 2020 Odyssey and the 2020 Sienna, it’s time to come down to Burns Honda and take the best minivan out on the road. We’re calling all drivers from Cherry Hill, Mt. Laurel, and Marlton to come see what we have on the lot and take a little spin. Contact us today for your test drive!