2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Honda Odyssey

September 28th, 2020 by

2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Honda Odyssey

The Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey are two of the most family friendly vehicles on the market today. Both vehicles are loaded with safety and technology features that make them two of the best-selling minivans on the market. In this article, we will compare the “2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs the 2021 Honda Odyssey.”


Drivetrain and Fuel Economy

Both the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and 2021 Honda Odyssey come with one available engine option. The Pacifica gets a 3.6L V6 which puts out 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Odyssey has a 3.5L V6 engine which puts out a comparable 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Pacifica can tow up to 3,600 pounds when properly equipped versus 3,500 pounds on the Oydssey. The Chrysler Pacifica has a 9-speed automatic transmission while the Honda Odyssey has a 10-speed automatic transmission. One significant difference between the two vehicles is that the 2021 Pacifica is offered in an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) drivetrain while the 2021 Odyssey only gets a FWD drivetrain.

As for fuel efficiency, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica gets up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway in a gas FWD drivetrain. The 2021 Honda Odyssey also gets up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the same drivetrain. One big difference between the vehicles is that the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica is again offered with a hybrid option while the 2021 Honda Odyssey is not. The Hybrid, which is powered by both gas and electric, can reach an impressive EPA-estimated 80 miles per gallon equivalent and can travel up to 510 miles on one tank of fuel.


Interior and Technology

In previous model years, the Chrysler Pacifica offered seating of up to 8 passengers; however the 2021 Pacifica offers seating up to 7 with the second row only being offered with bucket seating. The 2021 Odyssey offers the choice of 7 or 8 passenger seating. Both vehicles offer similar front and rear legroom. The Pacifica offers 41.1” in the front and 39” in the rear versus the Odyssey with 40.9” up front and 40.9” in the rear. The Odyssey edges out the Pacifica in third-row legroom at 38.1” versus 36”, respectively. The Honda Odyssey claims a higher cargo volume than the Pacifica, however the Pacifica has the convenient Stow-N-Go seating (seats fold into floorboard) whereas the Odyssey seats must be removed from the vehicle to achieve maximum cargo volume.

While the 2021 Honda Odyssey received some much need technology upgrades, the Chrysler Pacifica features some “best-in-class” options that you should know about. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica gets a 10.1” full-color touchscreen compared to an 8” display on the 2021 Honda Odyssey. Both vehicles offer available front and rear charging ports, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and cabin cameras so that you can keep an eye on your family from the front display screen. Both vehicles also offer available rear entertainment systems however the Pacifica offers 2 seatback-mounted 10” touchscreens versus the Odyssey’s 10.2” single display.


Safety Features

Both the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey are rated as two of the safest minivans on the market. In 2020, both vehicles received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Both vehicles earned 5-stars in every category except for 4-stars in the Rollover Rating. Both vehicles are loaded with advanced safety features like collision warnings, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring. And child proof rear door locks.


Price and Warranty

Both the 2021 Pacifica and 2021 Odyssey come in a range of trim levels with various features offered. The entry level trims, Touring for Pacifica and LX for Odyssey, start at an MSRP of $35,045 and $31,790, respectively. Both vehicles also come with a 3-year/36,000 mile limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000 mile limited powertrain warranty.


2021 Chrysler Pacifica at Glenn’s Freedom

Thanks for reading our article comparing the “2021 Chrysler Pacifica vs 2021 Honda Odyssey.” At Glenn’s Freedom CDJR, we are proud to offer the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid for sale to customers in Kentucky. Our professional sales staff is standing by to help answer any questions you have regarding your purchasing decision. Call, click or stop by our Chrysler dealership in Lexington, KY today!

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