You want to transition your growing family into a vehicle that delivers the capacity, versatility, and capability that only a new minivan offers, but which one is right for you? The 2017 Honda Odyssey and 2017 Chrysler Pacifica are two of the most popular models on the market right now, and often the two minivans that customers choose between. We've compared two similarly priced models side-by-side to see which minivan will have your family moving in the right direction, and which vehicle simply doesn't stack up.  

For our analysis, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica LX will be compared to the 2017 Honda Odyssey LX.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Honda Odyssey in McHenry, IL

2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Honda Odyssey: Cargo, Seating, & Interior 

Create your own space with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and its class-exclusive Stow 'n Go® seating and storage system. When you need more space, simply stow the second row and third row seats, and if you need to move more passengers, slide them out of storage. The interior of the 2017 Honda Odyssey does offer advanced storage features, but it doesn't quite measure up to the versatility of Stow 'n Go® seating. Additional interior seating and cargo differences between the two minivans include:

  • Eight-passenger configuration available with the Pacifica, but the Odyssey only seats seven.
  • In addition to the Stow 'n Go® seating, the new Pacifica also has second-row in-floor storage bins for even greater convenience
  • A USB hub and aux port are standard for the Chrysler Pacifica, but the Odyssey doesn't feature nearly as many power points.  

2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Honda Odyssey: Safety & Technology

Adaptive driver aids and connected technology can make the difference between a rough trip to Grandma's or a trip that everyone looks forward to. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica more tech features to keep your kids occupied, and more safety systems to protect them than the 2017 Honda Odyssey.

  • The ParkView™ Rear Back-Up Camera comes standard with the Pacifica, but you can even upgrade to the ParkSense® Rear Park Assist with an automatic stop feature.
  • The new Pacifica is the only SUV to offer an inflatable knee-bolster airbag on the passengers' side.
  • Uconnect® 5.0 allows Pacifica drivers to stream media, make hands-free calls, and use apps in the center console.
  • Active Noise Cancellation included with the Pacifica won't block out screaming kids, but it will keep road noise on the outside of your new minivan.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Interior and Technology in McHenry, IL

2017 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2017 Honda Odyssey: Performance & Efficiency

Both minivans come paired to V6 engines, and that's where the similarities end as far as performance goes. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is designed to out-power, out-tow, and outlast other minivans in its class, including the Honda Odyssey. Important specs and performance features are as follows:

2017 Chrysler Pacifica


2017 Honda Odyssey

3.6L V6


3.5L V6

287 HP


248 HP

262 lb.-ft.


250 lb.-ft.

18 MPG city 28 MPG highway

Fuel Efficiency

19 MPG city 27 MPG highway

9-speed shiftable automatic


6-speed automatic

3,600 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs.

The new Chrysler Pacifica starts at only $28,595 MSRP, and provides the interior layout that you need with the safety, technology, and performance you want. The 2017 Honda Odyssey has a $29,850 starting MSRP, but doesn't offer nearly the same level of comfort, convenience or drivability as the Pacifica. 

Find your next new minivan at Sunnyside Chrysler in McHenry, IL and schedule an appointment for a test drive today. The family vehicle you need is waiting for you at our Chrysler dealership right now!

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Family Minivan in McHenry, IL 

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