Honda Odyssey Vs. Chrysler Pacifica

By Justin Cupler | April 8th, 2019

With stylish models like the 2019 Honda Odyssey and 2019 Chrysler Pacifica in showrooms, today’s minivans have officially shed the boring stigma they’ve had for many years. Both the Odyssey and Pacifica are great minivans options for growing Rochester area families. Which is better for you? Find out below.

Exterior

The fifth-generation Honda Odyssey, which debuted in 2018, brought in a new look that wasn’t a huge shift away from its previous generation, but it was a stylish upgrade to keep pace with sudden shifts in this once stale segment. This new look carried on the basic design that made the Odyssey so popular in its previous generation, but it brought in a new front-end design, new taillights, and more.

The Chrysler Pacifica’s return in 2017 was the revolution the minivan segment needed as it brought in a sense of style it lacked for many years. Experts consistently call the Pacifica the best-looking minivan available today. Fortunately for us, the Odyssey is not far off in terms of looks, there still is no competing with the great-looking Pacifica.

In terms of size, the 2019 Honda Odyssey is smaller than the Pacifica in every measurable, making it easier to handle in tight spaces.

 

Measurement 2019 Honda Odyssey 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Difference
Length 203.2 inches 203.8 inches -0.6 inches
Width 78.5 inches 79.6 inches -1.1 inches
Height 68.3 inches 69.9 inches -1.6 inches
Wheelbase 118.5 inches 121.6 inches -3.1 inches
Ground Clearance
5.1 inches
Curb weight 4,354 to 4,593 pounds 4,330 to 4,987 pounds -394 to +24 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Honda Odyssey

  • Smaller and easier to handle
  • Newest design

Advantage: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica

  • Stunning good looks
  • Plenty of stylish wheel options

Interior

The 2019 Odyssey has your typical Honda cabin, and that’s a good thing, as it features an available high-resolution touchscreen, a push-button transmission, two-tone dash, and more. Plus, there are premium goodies, including leather upholstery, a single-screen rear theater with Blu-Ray player, ambient lighting, an in-cabin PA system, a rear-seat camera, and more.

Like its exterior, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica’s interior is about as stylish as they come with its  available two-tone luxury steering wheel, premium Nappa leather seating, and more. Plus, it matches the Odyssey in features with its large touchscreen, rear theater system, and in-car vacuum. The Pacifica gets one up on the Odyssey with a more advanced theater system with two screens with independent media players.

In seating room, the Odyssey has more legroom in both rear rows and more cargo room, but the Pacifica beats in is nearly every other measurement.

 

Measurement 2019 Honda Odyssey 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Difference
Front headroom 40.7 inches 40.1 inches +0.6 inches
Front legroom 40.9 inches 41.1 inches -0.2 inches
Front shoulder room 63.1 inches 63.8 inches -0.7 inches
Front hip room 58.6 inches 59 inches -0.4 inches
Second row headroom 39.5 inches 39.6 inches -0.1 inches
Second row legroom 40.9 inches 39 inches +1.9 inches
Second row shoulder room 61.6 inches 63 inches -1.4 inches
Second row hip room 64.8 inches 64.8 inches
Third row headroom 38.3 inches 38.7 inches -0.4 inches
Third row legroom 38.1 inches 36.5 inches +1.6 inches
Third row shoulder room 60 inches 61.2 inches -1.2 inches
Third row hip room 48.4 inches 49.5 inches -1.1 inches
Cargo room behind third row 32.8 cubic feet 32.3 cubic feet +0.5 cubic feet
Cargo room behind second row 88.8 cubic feet 87.5 cubic feet +1.3 cubic feet
Cargo room behind first row 144.9 cubic feet 140.5 cubic feet +4.4 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 Honda Odyssey

  • Roomy rear seats
  • Larger cargo area
  • More accessible advanced safety features

Advantage: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica

  • Stunning interior design
  • Loads of standard features
  • Two-screen optional rear-seat entertainment center

Performance

Under their hood, the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica have similar standard setups. The Odyssey boasts a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Pacifica’s base powertrain has a few more horsepower, but the Odyssey is still significantly quicker to 60 mph.

Where the 2019 Pacifica separates itself from the entire class is with its hybrid powertrain, which uses a 3.6-liter engine and a pair of electric motors to create 260 horsepower. It also has a small battery pack that allows it to drive up to 32 miles on electricity only. When the Pacifica runs out of juice and switches to hybrid mode, the Pacifica Hybrid gets up to 30 mpg combined.

2019 Honda Odyssey 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Difference
Engine 3.5-liter V6 3.6-liter V6
Horsepower 280 hp at 6,000 rpm 287 hp at 6,400 rpm -7 hp
Torque 262 lb-ft at 4,700 rpm 262 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm
Standard transmission 9-spd automatic 9-spd automatic
Optional transmission 10-spd automatic
Driveline FWD FWD
0-60 time 6.6 seconds 7.3 seconds -0.7 seconds
Towing capacity 3,000 to 3,500 pounds 3,600 pounds -600 to -100 pounds
MPG City 19 mpg** 18 to 19 mpg 0 to +1 mpg
MPG Highway 28 mpg** 28 mpg
MPG Combined 22 mpg** 22 mpg
Optional engine
3.6-liter V6
Electric motors
Dual electric motors
Horsepower
260 hp +20 hp
Torque
Standard transmission
1-spd automatic
Driveline
FWD
0-60 time
7.4 seconds -0.8 seconds
Towing capacity Not recommended +3,000 to +3,500 pounds
MPG City
MPG Highway
MPG Combined
30 mpg -8 mpg
MPG EV
82 mpg-e
EV range
32 miles

 

Advantage: 2019 Honda Odyssey

  • Quicker to 60 mph
  • Respectable handling for a minivan

Advantage: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica

  • Slight towing advantage
  • Class-leading fuel economy with hybrid powertrain

Pricing and Features

The Honda Odyssey is available in five trim levels — LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite — and their prices range from $30,190 to $47,070.

 

Because the 2019 Pacifica has standard and hybrid versions, it has tons of trim levels to pick from: L, LX, Touring Plus, Touring L, Touring L Plus, Limited, Hybrid Touring Plus, Hybrid Touring L, and Hybrid Limited. The 2019 Pacifica’s starting prices range from $26,985 to $45,545.

2019 Honda Odyssey Key Features and Pricing by Trim

LX: $30,190*

  • 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Eco Assist
  • Electric parking brake
  • Active noise cancelation
  • Hill-start assist
  • Electric power steering
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • 18-inch silver-painted wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Halogen headlights with auto-off
  • Active grille shutters
  • Tinted rear glass
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Variable-intermittent windshield broccoli
  • Remote entry
  • LED taillight light bar
  • Black door handles
  • Black, power mirrors
  • Black side sills
  • Automatic climate control
  • Power door locks
  • Keyless ignition
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Ambient console lighting
  • Rear-seat heater ducts
  • Cargo-area light
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Conversation mirror with sunglasses holder
  • Power windows with one-touch-up/down in front
  • Conversation mirror with sunglasses holder
  • First- and second-row floor mats
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Four-way power passenger’s seat
  • 60/40 split-folding third-row Magic Seat
  • 5-inch color LCD screen
  • 1.0-amp center console USB port
  • 160-watt, seven-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • MP3 capability
  • 2.5-amp center console USB port
  • Front and cargo-area 12-volt power outlet
  • Multi-angle rearview camera

 

EX: $34,160*

  • All LX features, plus
  • Remote engine start
  • LED daytime running light
  • Chrome door handles
  • Body-color, heated, power mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Auto-on/off headlights with wiper link
  • Power-sliding door
  • Smart entry with walk-away auto lock
  • Fog lights
  • Black fin-type roof-mounted antenna
  • One-touch-up/down rear windows
  • Allrow floor mats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Second-row integrated sunshades
  • Magic Slide second-row seats with walk-in feature
  • 12-way power driver’s seat
  • Multifunction second-row center seat
  • Heated front seats
  • SMS text messaging function
  • CabinControl Remote compatibility
  • 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • HondaLink
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM radio
  • HD Radio
  • Center console 2.5-amp USB port
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Road-departure mitigation
  • Forward-collision warning
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Blind-spot warning

 

EX-L: $37,710*

  • All EX features, plus
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Power moonroof
  • Memory-linked mirrors with reverse-gear tilt-down
  • Power liftgate
  • Universal home remote
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather seating
  • Two second-row 2.5-amp USB ports
  • Third-row 12-volt power port

 

Touring: $44,760*

  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Engine idle stop
  • 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels with dark-gray inserts
  • Body-color side sills
  • LED fog lights
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • LED headlights with auto-on/off
  • Second- and third-row integrated sunshades
  • In-car vacuum
  • Im-car PA system
  • Rear entertainment system with 10.2-inch high-resolution screen
  • Blu-Ray player
  • Built-in streaming apps
  • 115-volt rear power outlet
  • Rear HDMI port
  • Satellite-linked navigation system
  • Rear-seat video monitor
  • In-car Wi-Fi

 

Elite: $47,070*

  • All Touring features, plus
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Acoustic glass on front and rear doors
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Blue ambient lighting
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 550-watt, 11-speaker audio system
  • Multizone audio
  • Wireless phone charger

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Key Features and Pricing by Trim

L: $26,985

  • 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • 17-inch steel wheels with hubcaps
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Black door handles
  • Black grille
  • Quad-halogen reflector headlights
  • Power, heated, partial-body-color mirrors
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Dual-zone manual climate control
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Floor console with storage
  • Power windows with one-touch driver’s window
  • Power door locks
  • Premium cloth seating
  • Six-way manual driver’s seat
  • Second-row bench seat with fold-in-floor third-row
  • Active noise cancellation
  • 3.5-inch driver-information center
  • Uconnect 4 infotainment system with 7-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Android Auto
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Electric parking brake with brake hold
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Hill-start assist

 

LX: $29,795

  • All L features, plus
  • Touring suspension
  • 17-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Second- and third-row fold-in-floor seats
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Second-row in-floor storage bins
  • Three-zone manual climate control
  • Ambient surround lighting
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Cargo-area light
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • LED reading lights

 

Touring Plus: $33,245

  • All LX features, plus
  • 17-inch 10-spoke aluminum wheels
  • LED taillights
  • Black grille with bright surround
  • Fog lights
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-sliding rear doors
  • Remote ignition
  • Security system
  • Full-body-color mirrors
  • Second-row sunshades
  • Three-zone audio control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Interior door handle LED lights
  • Full-length floor console
  • Front-row charge-only USB port

 

Touring L: $36,545

  • All Touring Plus features, plus
  • Roof rack with bright side rails
  • Heated front seats
  • Second- and third-row window shades
  • Grocery-bag hooks on back of third-row seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • McKinley perforated leather upholstery

 

Touring L Plus: $39,395

  • All Touring L features, plus
  • 17-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Rear ambient lighting
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • One-touch up/down power windows
  • Eight-way power passenger’s seat
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Auto Advance ‘n Return passenger seat
  • Alpine 13-speaker audio system
  • Unconnect 4C infotainment system with navigation
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Rear-seat theater with wireless streaming
  • 10-inch seatback touchscreens
  • Wireless rear headphones
  • Rear HDMI inputs
  • Third-row USB charge port
  • Two rear USB ports
  • Blu-Ray player

 

Limited: $44,445

  • All Touring L features, plus
  • 18-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Hands-free sliding rear doors
  • LED fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Dual HID headlights
  • Chrome mirrors
  • Courtesy lights
  • Mirror-integrated turn signals
  • Auto-dimming driver’s side mirror
  • Reverse-gear tilt-down mirrors
  • Footwell courtesy lighting
  • Luxury steering wheel
  • In-car vacuum
  • Front and rear one-touch-down windows
  • Driver’s seat memory
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Heated second0row seats
  • Premium Nappa leather seating
  • Auto Advance ‘n Return passenger’s seat
  • Power-folding third-row seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Alpine, 13-speaker audio system
  • Uconnect 4C NAV infotainment system
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Navigation
  • Apple CarPlay

 

Hybrid Touring Plus: $39,995

  • 3.6-liter hybrid powertrain
  • Single-speed transmission
  • Regenerative braking
  • Heavy-duty suspension
  • 17-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Bright door handles
  • Power-sliding rear doors
  • Premium fog lights
  • Black grille with bright surround
  • Automatic-on/off halogen reflector headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Full-body-color, power mirrors
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Front and rear LED reading lights
  • Cargo-area light
  • Interior door-handle LED lights
  • Ambient lighting
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Floor storage console
  • Power windows with driver’s one-touch-down
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Premium cloth seating
  • Easy-entry sliding second-row seats
  • Third-row fold-in-floor seats
  • Uconnect infotainment system
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • HD Radio
  • Six-speaker AM/FM/SiriusXM audio system
  • Voice command
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Electric parking brake with brake hold
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Security alarm

 

Hybrid Touring L: $42,195

  • All Hybrid Touring Plus features, plus
  • Power liftgate
  • Roof rack with bright side rails
  • Grocery bag hooks on third row
  • Remote ignition
  • Second- and third-row retractable sunshades
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Full-length upgraded floor console
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Heated front seats
  • McKinley perforated leather upholstery

 

Hybrid Limited: $45,545

  • All Touring L features, plus
  • Hands-free power-sliding rear doors
  • Power-folding, chrome mirrors with memory and auto-dimming
  • Courtesy lighting
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with painted pockets
  • 115-volt plug
  • Luxury steering wheel
  • Driver’s seat memory
  • Eight-way power passenger’s seat
  • Auto Advance ‘n Return front seats
  • Premium Nappa leather seating
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 20-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
  • Uconnect 4C NAV
  • Navigation
  • Unconnect rear theater
  • Two 10-inch rear touchscreens
  • Wireless rear headphones
  • HDMI inputs
  • Third-row USB port
  • Blu-Ray player

Who Should Buy the 2019 Honda Odyssey?

The 2019 Honda Odyssey is a great van for anyone looking for a better-performing people hauler that has a little extra space. This would put it right in the wheelhouse of a larger, young family.

Who Should Buy the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica?

Want the best-looking minivan available today? The 2019 Chrysler Pacifica is the leader in that department. Plus, with its available hybrid powertrain, is delivers surprising mileage for commuters.

 

Get you family where they need to be and crush your to-do list with the spacious 2019 Honda Odyssey. Head down to Garber Honda serving the Rochester area to take it for a test drive around the Henrietta and Pittsford areas. Can’t make it to our Rochester Honda dealership today? You can check out our online inventory to see what 2019 Odyssey models we have in stock today and pick one to test drive in your free time.

 

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

 

**19 city/28 highway/22 combined MPG rating for LX, EX, and EX-L trims with 9-speed automatic transmission. 19 city/28 highway/22 combined MPG rating for Touring and Elite trims with 10-speed automatic transmission. Based on 2019 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.