It’s About Being The Best – Comparing The 2019 Honda Odyssey in Bristol, WI
Being the best isn’t always a big deal, but when you’re out shopping for a new vehicle, you should never settle for less. In today’s topic, we’re putting the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Bristol, WI under the microscope with the Toyota Sienna to see which is the best minivan for you and your family.
Better For The Environment
The Odyssey’s fuel economy is quite similar to the Sienna’s, having a 19 city and 28 highway MPG*. But there are a few more things the Honda has that are missing on the Toyota. With an engine control system that is capable of shutting down half of the engine’s cylinders, the Odyssey can improve its fuel efficiency throughout the day. The Touring and Elite models engine’s can also turn off when the vehicle comes to a stop, which can reduce pollution and save fuel. Once you’re ready to get going again, the engine automatically restarts, and you’ll be ready to go. As a final touch on helping the environment, the Odyssey has a standard cap-less fueling system, which automatically opens and closes when the fuel nozzle is inserted or removed. This helps cut down on fuel evaporation, which causes pollution, but unfortunately, the Sienna doesn’t have this environment-friendly feature.
The construction of a vehicle can significantly determine your driving or riding experience, and the Odyssey has a few tricks to brag about. Hosting an electronically controlled liquid-filled main engine mount, this feature nearly eliminates all engine vibration that emanates from the passenger area. By changing the viscosity via computer controlled electric current, the mount is then able to dampen the engine at all RPMs. On top of this, the Odyssey also uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to remove any additional noise and vibration from the passenger side, so together, these two features will make the cabin extremely quiet. The Sienna only has conventional solid rubber engine mounts and doesn’t offer active noise cancellation, so you’ll have to shout when you want to converse throughout the cabin.
A Better Grip Of The Road
The primary role of a vehicle’s suspension system is to maximize the amount of contact between the tires and the road, while also providing excellent steering, handling, and support of the weight of the entire vehicle. This ensures passenger safety and comfortability, and the system works hard to reduce the amount of stress your vehicle is exposed to. The Odyssey has a fully independent front and rear suspension system for superior handling, whereas the Sienna only has a semi-independent rear suspension, so any ride in the Toyota won’t be as smooth or comfortable.
Overall, the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Bristol, WI, is better for the environment, cabin comfort, and handling ability, but there is so much more to this minivan than what we’ve mentioned above. Visit us for a test-drive at Honda of Kenosha to learn more incredible features this Honda can offer!
*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.