2011 Toyota Sienna vs 2011 Honda Odyssey Competitive Comparison

By November 12, 2010Toyota Vehicles
2011 Toyota Sienna

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Honda’s highly regarded Odyssey minivan has been redesigned for 2011. With new styling inside and out, the wider, lower Odyssey has increased interior space compared to its predecessor. It goes up against the redesigned 2011 Sienna. Now in its third model generation, Sienna lifts the class standard for passenger comfort while delivering on the minivan promise of versatile cargo utility. Plus, Sienna offers
advanced technology and the only four-cylinder engine, and all-wheel-drive system available among the top-four selling minivans.
Here we compare the Sienna LE V6 and Odyssey EX, and showcase Sienna’s many strong points.

2011 Toyota Sienna vs 2011 Honda Odyssey

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ADVANCED POWERTRAIN

Sienna’s available advanced DOHC VVT-i V6 combines power and technology.
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  • More horsepower, better power-to-weight ratio when carrying a heavy load or accelerating up to highway speed, Sienna V6’s extra power helps out.
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission more transmission ratios help improve acceleration and fuel efficiency.
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PASSENGER-FRIENDLY INTERIOR

Sienna and Odyssey both offer comfortable interiors, but Sienna pulls ahead with seating, safety and roominess advantages.

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  • Passenger-space advantages sienna’s interior has more headroom and shoulder room in all three rows.
  • Driver’s knee airbag all Sienna grades have a standard complement of seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag.
  • Long Slide second-row seats 14.4-inches of fore-and-aft adjustability provides great comfort and easy access to the third row
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USEFUL TECHNOLOGY FEATURES

Sienna LE V6 has standard features you won’t find in Odyssey EX.
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  • Eco Drive Indicator helps provide “green” driving feedback.
  • More standard connectivity, more entertainment
    Sienna helps keep you in touch.
  • Standard backup camera Sienna LE V6 has a standard backup camera that provides a helpful rearward view.
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CONVENIENT CARGO FEATURES

Sienna’s generous cargo space helps make packing easier.
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  • Greater cargo space behind the first and third rows of seating from local errands to big loads, Sienna offers more space.
  • Convenient conversion to cargo mode Tip Up and Long Slide second-row seats can be quickly slid fully forward to open up a large cargo area.
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ALL-SEASON CAPABILITY

Added confidence for Sienna owners.
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  • Available full-time all-wheel drive Sienna’s smart all-wheel-drive system requires no driver interaction.
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Honda Odyssey at a Glance

Now offered in five model grades, the 2011 Odyssey has just two factory options: A rear-seat entertainment system or a navigation system are available in the EX-L grade. A variety of dealer-installed upgrades are also available. In each grade, the Honda is well equipped, a factor that contributes to an MSRP that’s higher across the board than matching Sienna grades.

Here’s a look at some of the major features of the Odyssey range:

[titled_box title=”LX (MSRP $28,580)¹”] Engine
3.5-liter 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC V6 with Variable
Cylinder Management (VCM)
Transmission
5-speed automatic
Driveline
Front-wheel drive
Standard features
Keyless entry
Driver and front-passenger dual-stage airbags
Front seat side airbags
Side curtain airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Tilt/telescope steering column
8-way power driver’s seat
Front and rear manual air conditioning
AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/AUX audio system
with five speakers
Cruise control
Auto-off headlights
Active noise cancellation
7 passenger seating
Third-row 60/40 split-folding Magic Seat®
17-inch steel wheels
Compare to:
Sienna V6 (MSRP $26,510)
¹[/titled_box] [titled_box title=”EX-L ($35,230)¹”] The EX-L differs from the EX by adding:
Standard features
Leather-trimmed front and second-row outboard seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Heated front seats
4-way power front passenger seat
Bluetooth®
USB audio interface
i-MID with 8-inch TFT Display (without navigation)
XM satellite radio (3 months complimentary)
Electrochromic interior rearview mirror
Cool Box (cooled compartment)
Power moonroof
Power tailgate
Available DVD rear-seat entertainment system
(N/A with navigation)
Available navigation/audio system with 7 speakers,
15GB hard drive and multi-view rear camera
(N/A with DVD entertainment system)
Compare to
Sienna XLE (MSRP $33,185)
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[titled_box title=”EX (MSRP $31,730)¹”] The EX differs from the LX by adding:
Standard features
Programmable keyless entry
Automatic on/off headlights
3-zone automatic climate control
Exterior temperature indicator
Heated exterior mirrors
Removable front center console
HomeLink®
10-way power driver’s seat
Audio system with 7 speakers and 2GB memory
Power side sliding doors
Removable second-row center seat
(eight-passenger seating)
17-inch alloy wheels
Compare to:
Sienna LE V6 (MSRP $29,910)
¹[/titled_box] [titled_box title=”Touring (MSRP $41,535)¹”] The Touring differs from EX-L by adding:
Standard features
6-speed automatic transmission
Foglights
Front and rear parking sensors
Navigation/audio system with 7 speakers,
15GB hard drive and multi-view rear camera
Multi-information display
Two-driver memory system
Exterior mirror indicator lights
3rd-row folding center armrest
DVD rear-seat entertainment system
18-inch alloy wheels
Compare to
Sienna XLE Limited (MSRP $39,510)
¹[/titled_box] [titled_box title=”Touring Elite (MSRP $44,030)¹”] The Touring Elite differs from the Touring by adding:
Standard features
HID low beam headlights
Blind Spot Information System
Audio system with 12 speakers, 15GB hard drive and
5.1 Surround Sound Theater Mode
DVD Ultra-Wide Rear Entertainment System
with HDMI Port
Clear taillight garnish
Compare to
Sienna XLE Limited (MSRP $39,510)
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Sienna Advantages A Closer Look

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More horsepower, better power-to-weight ratio
Though both minivans have identically sized engines, Sienna’s advanced double-overhead cam (DOHC) Dual Independent VVT-i design gives it a clear advantage in horsepower. And with its lighter weight, Sienna offers strong acceleration.

2011 Sienna
LE V6
2011 Odyssey
EX
Engine size (liters) 3.5 3.5
Valves/valvetrain 24/DOHC Dual
Independent
VVT-i
24/SOHC
i-VTEC
Horsepower @ rpm 266@6200 248@5700
Power-to-weight
ratio (lb. per hp)
16.4:1 17.8:1
Standard six-speed automatic transmission
All Sienna grades have a standard six-speed electronically controlled automatic overdrive transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). More transmission ratios help improve acceleration and fuel efficiency. Odyssey EX has only a five-speed automatic transmission. Honda only includes a six-speed automatic transmission in the much more expensive Touring grades.

2011 Sienna LE V6 2011 Odyssey EX
Transmission speeds 6 5
[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”Passenger Friendly Interior”] Passenger space advantages
Sienna’s comfortable interior offers more headroom and shoulder room in all three rows, plus more hip room in the first and third rows.
Driver’s knee airbag
All Sienna grades have a standard complement of seven airbags², including a driver’s knee airbag. No Odyssey grade offers the added peace of mind of a driver’s knee airbag.
Long Slide second-row seats
With 14.4-inches of fore-and-aft adjustability, Sienna’s second-row seats can be slid far back to provide limo-like leg room. Odyssey’s second-row seats don’t offer the same generous adjustability.
Standard six-speed automatic transmission
All Sienna grades have a standard six-speed electronically controlled automatic overdrive transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). More transmission ratios help improve acceleration and fuel efficiency. Odyssey EX has only a five-speed automatic transmission. Honda only includes a six-speed automatic transmission in the much more expensive Touring grades.

2011 Sienna LE V6 2011 Odyssey EX Sienna Advantage
Headroom, 1st/2nd/3rd row (in.) 41.0/39.7/38.3 39.7/39.5/38.0 1.3/0.2/0.3
Hip room, 1st/2nd/3rd row (in.) 58.6/66.1/50.3 58.2/66.1/48.4 0.4/—/1.9
Shoulder room, 1st/2nd/3rd row (in.) 65.0/64.6/61.1 64.4/63.5/60.9 0.6/1.1/0.2
[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”Useful Technology Features”] Eco Driving Indicator
To help drivers go “green,” all Sienna grades have an Eco Drive Indicator Light. It illuminates during environmentally sensitive driving. And to provide even more detailed driver feedback in Sienna LE, the Eco Driving Indicator Zone Multi-Information Display further highlights accelerator operation.
Eco Driving Indicator Light 2011 Toyota Sienna
Rear Back-Up Camera 2011 Toyota SiennaStandard backup camera6
Sienna LE V6 has a standard backup camera6 that provides a view of the area directly behind the vehicle. The image is projected on the MID screen when the transmission in put into Reverse. To get a factory-installed backup camera on Odyssey, you’ve got to move up to the significantly more expensive EX-L grade.
More standard connectivity, more entertainment
Sienna LE V6 has features that make it easy to connect a personal audio player to the vehicle’s audio system, or to operate a compatible mobile phone hands-free. And for more entertainment choice, XM Radio³ is standard. Odyssey EX can’t match these standard Sienna LE V6 technology features.

2011 Sienna LE V6 2011 Odyssey EX
Bluetooth® wireless music streaming4 Standard Not Available
USB port with iPod®5 connectivity Standard Not Available
XM³ Radio (includes 90-day trial subscription) Standard Available (dealer installed)
Hands-free phone capability Standard Available (dealer installed)
[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”Convenient Cargo Features”] Greater cargo space behind the first and third rows of seating
If you’ve got to pack a little or a lot, Sienna offers more cargo volume7 than Odyssey.

Cargo room (maximum) 2011 Sienna LE V6 2011 Odyssey EX Sienna Advantage
Behind the 1st-row seat (cu.ft.)7 150.0 148.5 1.5
Behind the 3rd-row seat (cu.ft.)7 39.1 38.4 0.7

2011 Toyota Sienna Rear Cargo VolumeConvenient conversion to cargo mode
Sienna’s Tip Up and Long Slide second-row seats can be easily slid fully forward to open up a large cargo area.7 Since its bottom cushions don’t tip up, Odyssey’s second-row seats don’t slide as far forward.

2011 Toyota Sienna Long Slide Second Row Seat

[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”All-Season Capability”] Greater cargo space behind the first and third rows of seating

For all-season traction, Sienna offers the security of available all-wheel drive (AWD) in LE V6, XLE and Limited grades. No other minivan offers this great all-season technology. Even with traction control, a front-drive system like the Odyssey’s just can’t compare.

The Sienna system can be operated on most surfaces: dry or slick roads and light off-road conditions, such as dirt roads. Since the engine power is split among all four wheels instead of just the front wheels, grip is improved. This means AWD can be an important benefit for owners faced with difficult driving conditions or harsh winter weather.

To enhance traction even more, a limited-slip function is created by the Traction Control (TRAC) system. The AWD system is also complemented by the Sienna’s standard Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)8, which can help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. No other minivan offers such an advanced combination of all-wheel drive power delivery, Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Control.

One of the Sienna AWD system’s greatest features is its sheer simplicity. There are no modes for the driver to select or control, and no special driving techniques are required. That makes it a good choice for drivers looking for the potential benefits of all-wheel drive, with no increase in operating complexity.

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*Disclaimer

(1) MSRP includes delivery, processing and handling fee. Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. Actual dealer price may vary. (2) All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See your Owner’s Manual for further information/warnings. (3) XM services require a subscription after 90-day trial period. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. If you decide to continue your XM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates unless you call 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. (4) Performance of Bluetooth® compatible phones will vary based on phone software version, coverage, and your wireless carrier. Toyota does not endorse a particular phone or substantiate the Bluetooth® audio streaming capability of cell phones. See Toyota.com for more details. (5) iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. (6) The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy. (7) Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. (8) Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details
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