Poll: Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Pacifica?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

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.

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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