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Vehicle Comparisons:
2020 Honda Odyssey vs Toyota Sienna

2020 Honda Odyssey

The 2020 Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna are two of the best vehicles for families in Denver, Centennial, and Aurora due to their spaciousness, reliability, and safety reputations. But you can only get behind the wheel of one of these minivans, so which one is the better choice for your family?

At Mile High Honda, we want to help you answer this question, so we put together this comparison of the Odyssey vs. the Sienna. Read on to see how these vehicles stack up against each other and which one is a better fit for all your family adventures. If you have any questions along the way, reach out to a member of our team.

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2020 Odyssey vs Sienna: Comparable Driving Experience

Thanks to a robust powertrain, the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna are more than capable of getting you wherever you need to go. Additionally, these minivans are equipped with an array of performance features designed to optimize handling and control when you’re driving through the snow-covered streets of Colorado. Essentially, these technologies stabilize the minivans for a safer ride.

Honda OdysseyThe Odyssey takes this performance to the next level, though, with standard Intelligent Traction Management with Snow Mode. This system optimizes performance and traction to provide you with the optimal road grip needed to have a commanding ride through an array of weather conditions. Unfortunately, a comparable system isn’t available in the Sienna, so you might not feel as confident when tackling slick surfaces.

The powerful V6 engines in the Odyssey and Sienna also allow you to haul up to 3,500 pounds, perfect for taking your lightweight travel trailer into the mountains for the weekend. You won’t have to make frequent stops on your road trip, either, thanks to an EcoAssist™ System in the Odyssey creating an EPA-estimated 19 city/28 highway MPG with the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims.1 The Sienna is slightly less efficient with an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG.

Odyssey vs Sienna: Advanced Safety Tech

When it comes to your family, automakers know safety is your number one priority. And, despite their many differences when it comes to performance, these family haulers from Honda and Toyota are evenly matched when it comes to safety and reliability, offering an available Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor. When traversing the open road, this system acts as an extra set of eyes, detecting cars traveling in your side blind zones, so you can know when it’s safe to change lanes.

Honda Odyssey Parked

If you’re looking for baseline safety, though, the Odyssey and Sienna also deliver with a standard suite of advanced safety systems including:

  • Forward Collision Warning: Detects and alerts you to potential frontal collisions.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™: If impending frontal impact is detected, it applies the brakes to minimize the effects, or to avoid a collision entirely.
  • Lane Departure Warning: Alerts you to unintentional lane drift.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System: Provides gentle steering corrections to bring you back to your intended lane and keep you from leaving the road entirely.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Maintains a set following speed and distance between you and the car ahead—slowing, accelerating, and stopping you as traffic dictates.

The difference between these safety packages is that Honda Sensing® in the Odyssey comes with a Lane Keeping Assist System. It intelligently reads lane markers and applies subtle steering adjustments to keep your vehicle centered in your intended lane. You may notice a difference in the way these family vans drive, though, since this feature isn’t available in the Sienna.

Interior Dimensions Comparison

Honda Odyssey InteriorInterior space is a big concern when shopping for a new family car, but it won’t be with these two minivans. The 2020 Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna have tons of passenger volume for everyone to stretch out in, along with ample cargo space for all your necessities.

The Odyssey and Sienna come standard with seating for seven passengers, but larger families have the option to upgrade to seating for eight. Even with a full cabin, you’ll stay comfortable with over 40 inches of front legroom. Your passengers might enjoy the expansiveness of the Odyssey, though, since it offers more legroom in the rear rows.

Honda Odyssey

Second Row Legroom: 40.9 inches

Third Row Legroom: 38.1 inches

Toyota Sienna

Second Row Legroom: 37.6 inches

Third Row Legroom: 36.3 inches

Additionally, these family cruisers have over 38 cubic feet of rear cargo room, allowing you to store away groceries or kids’ soccer gear with ease. The interiors of the Odyssey and Sienna are also customizable to meet your needs. So, if you’re planning a weekend camping trip, you can fold the back seats down to configure your camping equipment around your passenger needs.

You might not be able to fit all your gear in the Sienna, though, since it has 87.1 cubic feet of space with the third row folded down and 150 cubic feet when all the seats are folded flat. Comparably, the Odyssey is much roomier with 92 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and a maximum of 158 cubic feet of cargo room.

2020 Honda Odyssey vs Toyota Sienna: The Verdict

Either of these minivans would be a good choice for families in Denver, Centennial, and Aurora. However, we think you’ll prefer what the 2020 Honda Odyssey has to offer over the Toyota Sienna in terms of space, capability, and safety.

So, if you’re interested in learning more about the Odyssey, visit the showroom at Mile High Honda. A member of our sales team is happy to meet with you to answer all your questions and show you the features you’re most interested in. Explain to us your specific wants and needs for your family ride, so we can best pair you with one of the five available trim levels offering the amenities and tech you desire.

In addition to our knowledgeable sales team, our dealership also boasts a team of financers to help you find the financing plan that suits your family’s needs. Contact us today to schedule a test drive of the Odyssey or to meet with a member of our finance team. We hope to see you soon!


119 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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