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You are in the Honda Odyssey
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Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Car Comparisons, Van
#2813 of 5511 Re: and... [05ody]
Aug 14, 2005 (6:52 am)
I am not sure what the HP rating will be on your Accord (I read your profile you have a 1998 one) But i know the 2006 Accord will have 244 HP V6 engine (it had a HP increase) Probably the Sienna will have its HP numbers changed, because the Camry had it done to. Maybe around 215-225, I am not really sure.
Well, If Honda lied about its HP ratings on every car, then every car will be effected and same goes with Toyota and other manufacturers.
#2814 of 5511 Re: and... [ctalk]
Aug 14, 2005 (7:19 am)
Oh...so I guess so far Honda only tested the Accord V6 and the Odyssey, and Toyota only tested the Camry. I read somewhere about that the camry went from 225hp to 210hp. Well it said the Odyssey still has the most power for a van....so I'm guessin the Quest didnt go up much. Thanks everyone for their help!
#2815 of 5511 Re: Quality: Odyssey vs. Sienna [texasbuyer1]
Aug 14, 2005 (3:00 pm)
I read the same stuff you did and I am under the same impression as you are about the Sienna and Odyssey. I drove both vans and researched both for months and I feel that the Sienna is better built, has a more appealing interior and exterior, and is a lot more plush.
One thing I did like about the Odyssey is that is has dual sliding doors on the EX-L but not enough to sway me in it's direction when it came time to buy. The dash is cheap looking to me and I think the exterior is outdated.
To me the extra money spent on the Sienna is worth it, as well as all of the time spent on package shopping, I was not impressed by the Odyssey.
#2816 of 5511 Re: 2005 Sienna vs 2005 Odyssey? [cccompson]
Aug 14, 2005 (4:03 pm)
I had my Dunlop RFT's evaluated by a Dunlop dealer a few weeks ago. He said they look better than most he's seen, but won't last another summer season. I have 30K on this van, and 12K was using my winter tires (Blizzak RFT's, which show almost NO wear). I'm considering conventional replacements. This van rarely leaves my small town, so if I purchase the spare, it will be on board only for long-distance road trips.
My snows go back on in less than four months, so I'm waiting until spring to see if better RFT options have hit the marketplace before I go conventional....
#2817 of 5511 Re: Quality: Odyssey vs. Sienna [str]
Aug 15, 2005 (2:49 am)
The sienna is better. We drove both the sienna and the odyssey and everyone in the vehicle noticed that the sienna was much more comfortable than the odyssey. The seat quaility was much better in the sienna. Much less road noise also, The road noise in the odyssey reminded me of our 98 windstar or should I say junkstar. Needless to say we bought a new sienna le with the bz package. Now is the right time to buy as toyota is trying to clear the lots to make room for the 06's.
#2818 of 5511 Sienna or Odyssey Auto Door Locks?
Aug 15, 2005 (4:29 am)
I have driven SUVs for the past 7 years. Now that I have a newborn, I'd like to buy a minivan.
I thought I read somewhere that Odyssey does NOT have door locks that lock automatically when you put the car in drive.
Can you tell me whether either the Sienna or the Odyssey offer auto door locks? I cannot tell from the brochures -- they each state something like "power door locks." To me, that doesn't answer the question.
Thanks for your input.
#2819 of 5511 Re: Quality: Odyssey vs. Sienna [donnie2494]
Aug 15, 2005 (8:53 am)
Oh really. I found that the Sienna's dash design and that shifter looked like the stupidest thing I ever saw. But thats just my opinion. I found the Odyssey's dash to look more classy and more expensive. I also found the Odyssey's seats to be WAY more comfortable expecally on long trips. The Sienna's seats were way too soft. Also the steering on the Sienna sucks, way to lose and doesn't drive like a car whatsoever. And to answer the question above, the Odyssey does not have the auto door locks, and yes the Sienna does.
#2820 of 5511 Re: Sienna or Odyssey Auto Door Locks? [mi_sat]
Aug 15, 2005 (3:47 pm)
You have to lock your own doors by simply hitting the button. If it's a Touring Odyssey you can program the doors to lock automatically.
This has been discussed in these forums before and auto locking doors is a "feature" a lot of us don't want!
#2821 of 5511 Re: Quality: Odyssey vs. Sienna [donnie2494]
Aug 15, 2005 (4:50 pm)
Well in general i dont like minivans, but one day i decided to test drive the Odyssey at my Honda dealership (while my accord was in for oil change) and wow is it nice. Very car-like. It felt quite powerful, and luxurious. If i was shopping for the minivan i would most likely buy the Odyssey. I've also test drove the Sienna (when i owned a Corolla), its a great minivan. But I find the Odyssey better (maybe because i prefer a more entertaining drive)
#2822 of 5511 Re: Quality: Odyssey vs. Sienna [donnie2494]
Aug 15, 2005 (4:56 pm)
We just bought a Sienna LE with package #4 and some other stuff and we had the leather upgrade, wood dash and trim, as well as a sunroof added. What is the package BZ? I'm not as familiar with the letters as I am the numbers on the packages.
I was an unbiased shopper when we started looking at minivans last spring. I was having a really hard time giving up my SUV because we had never had a van and I thought driving a minivan in my 20's was crazy! However, after four months of research and many test drives and testimonials from various minivan drivers we decided on the Sienna over the Odyssey and it all boiled down to quality and style, period.