Which is Better: 2018 Chrysler Pacifica or Honda Odyssey? | Columbia, IL

A comparison of the Chrysler Pacifica & Honda Odyssey

Do you need a new vehicle that will fit all of the members of your family, as well as provide essential features you need to make your daily drive a success? There are a plethora of options out there, so we’ve paired down the list to two popular minivans: the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and 2018 Honda Odyssey. Read on to learn more about their similarities and differences.

For the purposes of this comparison, we’ll be taking a look at the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited, starting at $44,095 MSRP, and Honda Odyssey Touring, starting at $44,610 MSRP.

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A Chrysler Pacifica in the woods and a Honda Odyssey in a parking lot


Both vehicles come with a V6 engine, but the Chrysler Pacifica’s model delivers more horsepower, 287 HP over the Honda Odyssey’s 280 HP. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica also comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The Honda Odyssey offers an optional 9-speed transmission, but it isn’t available on the Touring trim.

Interior Comfort & Technology

The main prerequisites for a minivan are, hands-down, comfort and advanced technology. Luckily, the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey have the interior and technology options your daily drive requires. However, the Pacifica has a number of options that you will highly benefit from over the Odyssey.

  • Both vehicles come with a vacuum, but only the Chrysler Pacifica comes with the RIDGID® Stow ‘n Vac integrated vacuum.
  • The Chrysler Pacifica’s tri-pane panoramic sunroof surely invites in more sunshine than the basic power sunroof on the Honda Odyssey.
  • Ventilated front seats are standard only on the Chrysler Pacifica.
  • The Harman Kardon® premium surround sound system is only available on the Chrysler Pacifica.
A family on a picnic in their Chrysler Pacifica

Safety & Reliability Features

  • The Pacifica was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick in 2017.
  • A 360-degree surround view camera gives you a much better perspective than the Odyssey’s multi-view camera.
  • Exclusive to the Pacifica, the Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist System allows you to ease into a spot without a problem.


Schedule a Test Drive at Royal Gate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Columbia Today!

Get behind the wheel of the new Pacifica by scheduling a test drive at our Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in Columbia, IL today! For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Royal Gate CDJR of Columbia by sending a message or calling (866) 855-5151. You can also save on a new Pacifica lease by checking out our current lease offers.

A 2018 Chysler Pacifica parked in a driveway

Further Reading

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