The 2013 Toyota Sienna FWD V6 vs. the 2013 Honda Odyssey FWD V6

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2013 Toyota Sienna

2013 Toyota Sienna

Minivans certainly aren’t the coolest cars out there, but many families need them for the comfort and space. Some people are turning to crossover SUVs as another option while others still prefer the classic minivan feel. There are still plenty of minivans on the market and they can all seem very similar at first glance. We’re going to see how the 2013 Toyota Sienna and the 2013 Honda Odyssey do in a side-by-side comparison.

Vehicle Price

The Toyota Sienna starts with an MSRP of $26,585 while the Honda Odyssey weighs in at $28,675. These days most people are looking for the cheapest car out there and are going to settle on price alone. The Honda Odyssey is very close to $30,000 and that might be too prohibitive for some.

Powertrain and Fuel Economy

Both vehicles have a 3.5L V6. The Toyota minivan gets a little more horsepower (266 hp vs. 248 hp) while the Honda minivan has a little more torque (250 lb-ft of torque vs. 245 lb-ft of torque). Not a lot of difference here to justify paying more, but let’s take a look at fuel economy. The 2013 Sienna gets 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway while the 2013 Odyssey gets 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway; however, the Odyssey’s one gallon larger fuel tanks means both cars have a $232 average monthly fuel cost.

Vehicle Features

The question lies with whether or not Honda offers more features to justify its higher price. Well, they do offer standard Bluetooth connectivity and power-adjustable seats, the latter to cost extra on the Sienna. However, the Toyota does come with standard satellite radio and an optional DVD player on the base trim, which is not available on the base Odyssey.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is both vehicles are so similar that there’s not a whole lot of justification for spending over $2000 more for the Odyssey unless you’re really into Bluetooth, which is an optional feature on the Sienna. Of course, it’s all going to come down to personal preference. Who knows, the Honda might have a design that just appeals more to you.

Where to buy?

We like Middletown Honda in NY



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