In production since 1997, the Toyota Sienna’s 2020 model belongs to the vehicle’s fourth generation in North America. The Honda Odyssey was released to North America in 1995. In its fifth generation now, it had external redesigns in 2008 and 2013. Despite some similarities, these two minivans differ in key aspects of reliability, safety, and comfort. For instance, the Sienna has available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) on LE grade and above, while the Odyssey does not offer this feature on any trim. The Sienna also has more horsepower and torque than the Odyssey at 296 HP and 263 ft. lbs. vs. 280 HP and 262 ft. lbs, respectively.
Let’s explore other Toyota Sienna vs. Honda Odyssey features and differences.
Published Date: 01/13/2020
Minivans generally offer more standard safety features and passenger capacity than other vehicles. In fact, the 2020 Toyota Sienna and 2020 Honda Odyssey both received 5-star NHTSA Overall Safety Ratings.
Every 2020 Sienna comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P). This advanced active safety suite includes Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD). The Odyssey’s comparable package, Honda Sensing®, has Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). However, Honda Sensing® is not available on the base-model Odyssey LX.
Toyota vehicles also benefit from the Toyota Star Safety™ System which includes Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VCS), Smart Stop Technology®, and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) to further help you keep your family safe on the road. A similar feature to Smart Stop Technology® is not available on the 2020 Honda Odyssey.
Toyota vehicles have long been known for their quality and dependability. The 2020 Toyota Sienna continues this legacy with a commitment to features that get you where you need to go comfortably. This includes a standard roadside assistance and factory scheduled maintenance program called ToyotaCare.
All new leases and purchases of Toyota vehicles come with ToyotaCare, including factory scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. ToyotaCare also comes with roadside assistance that lasts for two years/unlimited miles. A maintenance plan with Honda will cost extra. See a Honda dealer for more details. As far as standard warranty, the two vehicles are similar. Both minivans offer basic coverage for three years and 36,000 miles, as well as 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain, corrosion perforation, and restraint system warranties.
A minivan should help to protect you and your family while providing a comfortable ride no matter what comes your way. Toyota Sienna’s available Split & Stow 3rd Row® seat with power or one-motion stow give you more seating and cargo options. The 2020 Honda Odyssey comes standard with a similar One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat®.
Tech touches can also enhance a vehicle’s appeal in today’s world. The 2020 Sienna L’s standard 7-in. touch-screen with Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility keeps you hands-free on the road. The Odyssey LX has a standard 5-in. touch-screen and does not feature Apple CarPlay® support. To include Apple CarPlay® compatibility, you have to go with the 2020 Odyssey EX grade or higher.
The 2020 Sienna also offers 7 different grades vs. 5 on the Odyssey, offering a wider array of feature combinations to suit many needs and lifestyles. For those in need of a mobility-centric trim, Sienna offers an Auto Access seat on LE and XLE models. Toyota is, in fact, the only car manufacturer to offer a mobility-centric minivan model with an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) option.
The Sienna L comes standard with three-zone climate control vs. Odyssey LX’s two-zone climate control. For its part, the Odyssey LX does come standard with Push-Button Start and a smart key, whereas these features are unavailable on the 2020 Sienna L.
When shopping for a minivan to meet your needs and lifestyle, don’t compromise on the latest important standard features in safety and interior comfort. When comparing the 2020 Odyssey vs. Sienna across categories like reliability, safety, and interior features, the Toyota Sienna has some distinct advantages.
Both the 2020 Honda Odyssey and 2020 Toyota Sienna received 5-star NHTSA Overall Safety Ratings. All trims of the Sienna also come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) set of advanced safety features. All new leases and purchases of Toyota vehicles also come with ToyotaCare factory-scheduled maintenance that lasts 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Factory scheduled maintenance will cost extra on the 2020 Honda Odyssey, see dealer for details.
The 2020 Sienna offers Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility while the 2020 Odyssey LX does not.
When it comes to price, the minivans start out similarly, but diverge quickly in cost. The Sienna L has a slightly higher starting MSRP of $31,640 to the Odyssey LX’s starting MSRP of $30,790. However, the Odyssey LX does not come with the advanced active safety suite Honda Sensing®. Also, the top-end Sienna Limited is just $44,535 starting MSRP vs. the top-end Odyssey Elite starting at $47,420 MSRP. For these reasons and more, the 2020 Toyota Sienna is the most versatile choice in this Odyssey vs. Sienna head to head.