With such a functional design, few vehicles are a better option for families than the minivan. They're big, comfortable, and practical, and two of the best options in this class are the 2018 Honda Odyssey and the Chrysler Pacifica.

Drivers in Eatonton, Milledgeville, and Sparta can learn the key differences between these minivans with our head-to-head 2018 Honda Odyssey vs. Chrysler Pacifica.

Interior Comfort and Space

Both the Odyssey and the Pacifica can accommodate eight passengers along with camping gear, sporting equipment, luggage, diaper bags, and just about anything else a family needs. The seats are comfortable and supportive in all rows, perfect for long road trips, and passengers enjoy ample head- and legroom. Luxury upgrades like heated and ventilated seating, leather upholstery, and automatic climate control are available for both.

For cargo space, both offer folding seats and unique second-row features to make cargo configuration and loading quick and easy. The Odyssey offers Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats™, which feature a removable middle seat that creates captain's chairs and allows for easy walkthrough. The seats also move front to back, as well as side to side for better passenger or cargo usability. The maximum cargo space in the Odyssey is 144.9 cubic feet. The Pacifica has similar offerings, with 140.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo space and second-row seats that fold into the floor, though that leaves them less comfortable than the Odyssey's.

Odyssey vs Pacifica Safety

The Odyssey and the Pacifica attained high marks for safety from federal and independent testers. They also both earned the 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK¹ designation from the IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA².

Advanced safety features are available for each vehicle as well, including Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Forward Collision Warning. The Odyssey makes these features standard for all but the base model, however, and includes features like road departure mitigation and active lane control. These features provide an added layer of safety and protection in many driving scenarios, especially in a vehicle of this size.

Technology: Honda Odyssey vs Chrysler Pacifica

Premium audio, high-end infotainment systems, app connectivity, and Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration are available for the Odyssey and the Pacifica, as well as rear-seat entertainment. These features ensure that everyone in the vehicle has the entertainment options needed for long trips, especially young children seated in the back.

The Odyssey takes it a step further, however, with the innovative CabinWatch™ system with CabinControl™ and CabinTalk™. CabinWatch™ allows the driver to direct a camera at any seat in the vehicle, making it much easier to monitor the activity in the rear. CabinTalk™ enhances this feature with a microphone that amplifies the driver's voice over the onboard audio system or the rear entertainment system. CabinControl™ allows passengers to control the rear entertainment system and to adjust climate settings, as well as sending media or information to the sound system. No such features are available for the Pacifica.

Test Drive the 2018 Honda Odyssey

The Town and Country was a popular minivan, which is continued by the Pacifica model. The Odyssey has proven to be a worthy opponent, however, topping the Chrysler in nearly every aspect. We hope that the 2018 Honda Odyssey vs. Chrysler Pacifica comparison gave you some insight into the differences between them.

Drivers in Sparta, Milledgeville, and Eatonton can get more information about the 2018 Odyssey by visiting Butler Honda. Call or come to our dealership today to take a test drive!

¹With available Honda Sensing® and LED Headlights.

²Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

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