Poll: Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Pacifica?

Poll: Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Pacifica?

The Honda Odyssey is arguably the best minivan on the market today, but Chrysler’s brand-new 2017 Pacifica looks like it could dethrone the current champ.

The Odyssey features a 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s good for 248 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. It’s matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to its ACE body structure and plethora of airbags, it’s also a Top Safety pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Chrysler’s Pacifica is back from the dead. If you remember, this nameplate used to be used on a swanky crossover several years ago. Now it’s the replacement for their Town & Country. It boasts 40 minivan firsts and some 115 other innovations. Motivation is provided by a 287-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine.

Which of these family-friendly haulers do you like more? Here’s a direct comparison between them to help make things a little easier.

  • smartacus

    can i punt and say Kia Sedona?
    That thing is DELIGIOUS [sic]

    i saw one at the car show and it leaves NOTHING to be desired.
    And i don’t know who chose their Napa Leather interior, but it just exudes luxury.

  • Jeff T

    Had to test drive one for my sister a few months back. The vehicle is a great setup but the handling and bouncing of the suspension was just odd. Overall I think it’s still good.

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    If Chrysler was the last automaker on earth, I’d buy a horse.

  • jacksan1

    It is a simple formula for me. It is rare that Chrysler does NOT screw up its cars, and it is rare for Honda to screw up any (the Civic mess a few years back notwithstanding). The Odyssey wins for being less risky to own.

  • timothyhood

    Where’s the “none of the above” option? As in, not any minivan.

  • iOptimusMoto

    Pacifica won. Good luck with reliability. I’ll wait for the 2017 Odyssey and go with that.