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Honda Odyssey vs. Toyota Sienna



  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The Oddy's sideway's sliding seat

    You can lift it and move it over, but the only one that actually slid over was Mazda's side-by-slide seats from the defunct MPV.

    That was a nice feature that competitors should have copied.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I feel like ride vs handling is usually a trade-off. In most cases to improve one you sacrifice the other.

    Lexus makes cars that ride smoothly but many of them can't handle worth a darn. The exception is the IS-F, which handles great, but has a brittle ride that'll loosen your fillings. It's all about trade-offs, preferences as you mentioned.

    C&D scored the Ody one point higher (out of 10) for handling, and the Sienna one point better for ride. I agree, in fact that about sums it up nicely.

    I haven't driven the 2011s. Supposedly the new Sienna handles better, and the SE has quicker steering ratio (all models have quicker steering, the SE more so). Maybe when the new Ody arrives I'll drive them both, I'm just not in the market right now.
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 1,350
    Speaking of which, has anybody heard when the SE will hit the lots? Has anyone seen one yet?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Just looked and Fitz has 4 Limiteds, a bunch of XLEs, and even more LEs.

    No SEs yet, good point actually.
  • nobonobo Posts: 305
    edited April 2010
    I had one salesman tell me he was to have one start production April 2, 2011. I don't know if has arrived at dealership yet.
  • gmechocgmechoc Posts: 4
    What is so different about the SE?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Different suspension and steering.

    Previews were positive, but let's see the production models.
  • gmechocgmechoc Posts: 4
    well, every lot I have been in has them. I think I will have to test drive one and see if it is still a soft ride.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,350
    If they decide to firm up the ride, they will please some and lose others.

    I just hope they continue to configure their seats as they have them now and I hope Honda doesn't mess wht their current system too much.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    In that case maybe my local dealer sold out of the SEs first.
  • nobonobo Posts: 305
    So you have seen several SE model Siennas?
  • hogan773hogan773 Posts: 255
    SE styling a little too ghetto for me - trying a little too hard to be "cool"

    Its a minivan guys.....just accept that fact and move on......
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I don't mind it, but I know what you mean.

    To be honest styling was #72 on my priority list when shopping for my van, right behind headliner texture. :D

    Space, # of Seats, Comfort, Efficiency, and Power to haul it all were my priorities.

    I like the "Swagger Wagon" ads because they sort of poke fun at the coolness factor. Would you really look cool getting out of an SUV with a diaper bag on your shoulder? ;)
  • Fitz is now showing 2 SE's coming, one black and one white. Both are selling for close to sticker so looks like it'll be a little while before they're discounted.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    That'll last a day.

    Ok, maybe 3 days.
  • No thanks. Unless I decide to transport only adults some day.
  • dbtdbt Posts: 298
    Yeah, for today only, you can pay $18 more to buy the Sienna I4 base than the Sienna V6 base ($25015 vs $24997)! Won't last long.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    They must be in the middle of updating pricing.

    I'll take the V6. ;)
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,350
    Do they make 4 cylinder Siennas??

    If they do, I've never seen one.
  • nobonobo Posts: 305
    4 cylinder Sienna new for 2011. They were supposed to start production of the SE version and the 4 cylinder versions April 2010.
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