|158||Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft.)||140.5|
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Minivans are often criticized for being lethargic at highway speeds and cumbersome to drive due to their massive size and minimal power. This, however, is quickly changing as automakers like Honda and Chrysler prove that minivans can be sophisticated, stylish, powerful, and capable. That’s what inspires this comparison of the 2022 Honda Odyssey vs 2021 Chrysler Voyager, two of the most popular minivans you’ll find on the road today. So, how do they compare?
Honda’s reputation far outshines that of the Chrysler brand as the Japanese automaker has a long history of delivering vehicles that truly stand the test of time and, with routine maintenance, can easily log hundreds of thousands of miles. We see this longevity, practicality, and reliability on the Odyssey, which is the best-selling minivan in America and has been for over a decade. When you look closely at everything the 2022 Odyssey has to offer, it’s easy to see why.
While the Odyssey and the Voyager offer similar fuel economy, towing capability, horsepower, and torque, the real differences are in the details. When you start comparing design features, amenities, and technology, the Odyssey easily outshines the Voyager and proves Honda’s ongoing ability to revolutionize the American automotive landscape. Here are the key differences between the 2022 Odyssey and the 2021 Voyager to help you choose the best minivan for your family’s next adventure.
Who doesn’t love to have options? The 2022 Odyssey immediately takes the lead ahead of the 2021 Voyager with its five-trim lineup that far outshines the Voyager’s two trim packages. The Odyssey LX starts the lineup at $32,290* and comes standard with the Honda Sensing safety suite, a 3.5-liter V6 engine, a multi-angle rearview camera, power front seats, Bluetooth streaming audio, automatic climate control, and Honda’s intelligent traction management system with snow mode. The EX builds on these features by adding Magic Slide second-row seats for easy access to the third row, Apple CarPlay integration, smart entry, and a Blind Spot Information System that serves as an extra set of eyes around the minivan.
The EX-L falls right in the middle of the Odyssey’s lineup and offers even more value with its leather-trimmed seats, one-touch power moonroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power tailgate, the latter of which makes it easy to access the rear cargo area. The Touring is designed for families looking for entertainment on the road and is equipped with a rear entertainment system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and CabinWatch and CabinTalk that allow you to keep an eye on and talk to your passengers. The Elite is the top of the line and offers every amenity imaginable, from wireless phone charging and a premium sound system to heated and ventilated front seats and a hands-free access power tailgate.
The 2021 Chrysler Voyager L starts at $27,860, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for. The Voyager L is equipped with a rear backup camera and Chrysler’s exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating system, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and active noise cancellation throughout the cabin. The Voyager LX adds to these features with additional in-floor storage bins, automatic headlamps, a power driver’s seat, and an available safety and driver-assist suite known as SafetyTec. This suite adds Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detection, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, and Pedestrian Emergency Braking, all of which you’ll find standard on every Honda Odyssey trim.
Every automaker is dedicated to keeping drivers and passengers safe on the road, but automakers like Honda truly go the extra mile. This is apparent in the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assist tools that are standard on every trim in the Odyssey lineup. If you look at the Chrysler Voyager, you have to upgrade to the Voyager LX before you can even add the safety suite, which adds to the LX’s base price.
The Honda Sensing suite includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, and Traffic Sign Recognition. In 2021, Honda redesigned the Odyssey and made vast improvements to the safety suite by expanding its features and capability to deliver more immediate alerts. This means that new tools like Pedestrian Emergency Braking actively monitor the road for pedestrians and alert you almost immediately of a potential collision so that you have plenty of time to react. Other updates include Low-Speed Follow and the addition of an Electric Brake Booster that delivers more confident braking.
The Odyssey also offers the only rear-seat camera and audio system in the segment via CabinWatch and CabinTalk. CabinWatch uses a rear-seat camera to give the driver a clear view of the rear passengers on the center display. The tool can be integrated with the Odyssey’s Rear Seat Reminder, which minimizes the potential of leaving small children in the minivan. You won’t find anything like this on the Voyager.
The Voyager comes standard with the ParkView Rear Back Up Camera that gives you a wide view of the area behind the minivan. If you’re looking for more advanced features like those found on the Odyssey, you’ll have to pay extra after you opt for the top-tier LX trim. The LX can be equipped with Chrysler’s SafetyTec Package that offers Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Path Detection, Full-Speed Forward-Collision Warning with Active Braking, and Pedestrian Emergency Braking. Advanced tools like ParkSense Rear Park Assist with Stop are also available at a premium.
When you think about a minivan, you don’t exactly think of luxury or intuitive tech, but Honda is determined to change that with the 2022 Odyssey. The Odyssey is sophisticated, stylish, and sporty; it’s unlike any minivan you’ve ever seen. It also offers plenty of conveniences and luxuries that enhance your experience whether you’re in the driver’s seat or taking in the scenery as a passenger.
This sophistication and style starts with the Odyssey’s modern front grille and extends to its interior, where you’ll find restyled seating, Honda’s exclusive Magic Slide second-row seats, and loads of technology to keep you and your passengers comfortable and entertained. The Odyssey’s intuitive tech is centralized in the center touchscreen display that gives you access to your smartphone and favorite apps via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Trims like the Touring and Elite offer a rear seat entertainment system that gives rear passengers plenty to do to pass the time, while the CabinWatch and CabinTalk features give you the ability to see and talk to everyone in the cabin without taking your focus off the road. Other convenience features include wireless phone charging and Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto-Lock that eliminates the need to take your keys out of your bag or pocket to lock the Odyssey. That’s especially convenient when your hands are full or you’re corralling young kids in the parking lot.
The Voyager is Chrysler’s budget-friendly minivan, and it shows when you compare its design and technology with the Odyssey. The Voyager offers Stow ‘n Go seating, which is exclusive to Chrysler, as well as Bluetooth capability and integrated voice command. You’ll also have access to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, but don’t expect to find a premium sound system or anything comparable to the Odyssey’s CabinWalk or CabinTalk. Instead, you can add a DVD player for rear-seat entertainment and use the traditional method of talking louder than the radio to check on your rear passengers.