Minivan Comparison: 2021 Honda Odyssey Vs. 2020 Toyota Sienna

Minivan Comparison: 2021 Honda Odyssey Vs. 2020 Toyota Sienna
2021 Honda Odyssey
2020 Toyota Sienna
Honda Odyssey LX Standard Vehicle Comparison Toyota Sienna L
$31,790* Base Price MSRP $31,640
19 / 28** Fuel Economy (city / highway) 19 / 27
10-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
Standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera Available
158 cu. ft. Maximum Cargo Volume 150 cu. ft.
7 Standard, 8 Available Seating Capacity 7 Standard, 8 Available
40.9 in. / 40.9 in. / 38.1 in. Legroom (front/middle/rear) 40.5 in. / 37.6 in. / 36.3 in.
3,500 pounds Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds
205.2 inches Length 200.6 inches
Honda Sensing® Driver-Assist Suite Toyota Safety Sense™
Available Built-In Vacuum Not Available
Features On The Honda Odyssey
Available Features
Features On The Toyota Sienna
  • Leather-Trimmed Seating
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Advanced Rear Entertainment System
  • CabinWatch® and CabinTalk®
  • Wi-Fi® Hotspot Capability
  • 19-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • HondaVAC®
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • 550-Watt Premium Audio System
  • Five USB ports
  • Easy-clean fabric-trimmed seats
  • Seating for up to eight
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Dual power sliding side doors
  • Premium leather-trimmed seating
  • Multi-stage heated front seats
  • Smart Key System
  • Push Button Start

Comparing Honda & Toyota Minivans

When it comes to dedicated family vehicles, nothing tops a minivan. With dual power-sliding rear doors, large windows for great visibility and easy ingress and egress, minivans are ideal for busy and active families on the go. If you are shopping for a new minivan for your family, then you're sure to have the new 2021 Honda Odyssey on your list. But what about its competition?

Honda's Odyssey minivan goes up against the Toyota Sienna and holds its own, thanks to its spacious cabin and innovative and class-exclusive features. Still, the Sienna puts up a good fight and is a worthy competitor to Honda's popular minivan.

In the comparison table above, we've reviewed some of the key differences between these two minivans. Let's dig deeper to see any advantages one minivan may have over the other, and help you find the right vehicle for your family.

The team at Stirling Honda can answer any questions you may have regarding the Honda Odyssey and its relation to the competition. Feel free to reach out to our team if you would like further details following this head-to-head comparison.

Interior Features & Versatility

The 2021 Honda Odyssey and 2020 Toyota Sienna feature a similar starting MSRP and similar exterior dimensions, so some shoppers may conclude that there's not a big difference between these two minivans. However, starting prices and dimensions don't tell the whole story. After all, it's what's inside that counts!

The 2021 Odyssey is over five inches longer than Toyota's 2020 Sienna, and that translates to more space within the cabin for both passengers and cargo. When the second- and third-row seats in these minivans are folded down, the Honda offers more cargo space, 8 cubic feet more than the Toyota! While both cargo holds expand to hold a lot of gear, the Odyssey gives you more space for the unexpected.

The overall passenger volume of these two minivans may seem similar at first glance, but when you break it down by first-, second- and third-row legroom, you notice something. Honda's Odyssey tops the Toyota Sienna in legroom for middle- and back-row passengers by a wide margin. Your onboard crew will thank you for selecting the Odyssey, which has more than 3 inches of additional legroom in its middle row.

When it comes to an advanced interior with innovative amenities, the 2021 Odyssey is leaps and bounds ahead of the aging 2020 Sienna. Every new Odyssey minivan comes with Honda's Multi-Angle Rearview Camera that boasts normal, top-down and wide viewing angles.

The 2020 Sienna can be equipped with a backup camera that also includes a bird's-eye view angle, but it will cost you. This upgraded rearview camera is only available on pricier 2020 Sienna trims.

How would you like to have an in-cabin camera that lets you keep an eye on the kiddos in the second and third rows? How about an intercom system, where you can speak directly to back passengers through the minivan's rear speakers? A built-in vacuum would certainly come in handy when spills and messes occur during your family's travels.

What do the above features have in common? They're all only available on one of these minivans: the 2021 Honda Odyssey!

Other Key Differences Between the Odyssey & Sienna

Both the 2020 Toyota Sienna and 2021 Honda Odyssey indeed offer affordable pricing, a suite of safety and driver-assist features, V6 performance and seating for up to eight, but that's where most of the similarities end. As we've covered so far, the Odyssey is the more advanced minivan, which extends to its powertrain.

The 2021 Honda Odyssey returns an EPA-estimated highway mpg rating higher than the 2020 Toyota Sienna's, thanks in part to its newly standard transmission. Every 2021 Odyssey gets Honda's 10-speed automatic transmission and compares favorably to the Sienna's 8-speed unit. With two more forward gears than the Sienna's automatic, it's no surprise that the Odyssey is more efficient while cruising at highway speeds.

There is more on the technology front that favors the new Honda Odyssey. This is the minivan that comes with Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®, an added safety and security feature that automatically locks your vehicle if you walk away with the key fob on your person.

From wireless phone charging and Wi-Fi® Hotspot Capability to a 550-Watt Premium Audio System and Advanced Rear Entertainment System, the 2021 Honda Odyssey is loaded with the high-tech features that families are after -- and all at family-friendly pricing!

Tour the New Honda Odyssey Minivan at Our Longview, WA, Dealership

Doesn't your Washington family deserve an upgrade to a spacious, advanced and safety-packed new vehicle? The 2021 Honda Odyssey awaits you in an array of well-appointed editions, including the affordable LX, leather-trimmed EX-L and fully-loaded Elite trim.

Motorists around Chehalis, Washington, and surrounding communities can rely on our nearby new and used Honda auto dealership to access family-focused vehicles like the Honda Odyssey minivan. Our Longview, WA, car dealership boasts a stunning selection of new and pre-owned Hondas for sale at competitive prices and backed by affordable finance and lease offers.

Before scheduling your test drive and visiting us in Longview, why not go ahead and apply for Honda financing online? Our auto loan specialists and sales associates are standing by to assist you in your new Honda search!

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1120 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors.
**19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2021 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.