2019 Honda Odyssey
2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
|19 city / 28 hwy*||
|17 city / 25 hwy|
Serving Tallahassee, Valdosta, and Panama City, FL
Regardless of whether you are interested in buying a new minivan to use as a spacious commuter vehicle, a family vehicle or something else, you understandably are focused on a few specific traits as you make your decision. In addition to the style of the vehicle, the interior comfort and convenience features as well as safety capabilities may come to mind. Both the 2019 Honda Odyssey and the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan are seemingly top options that share similar features. They have both been available for several decades. Keep in mind that the Odyssey’s current generation launched in the 2018 model year, and the Grand Caravan’s current generation was introduced more than a decade ago.
Because the Honda Odyssey has most recently been refreshed from bumper to bumper, you understandably can expect the Odyssey to have a more modern look than the Grand Caravan. The 2019 Odyssey has an appealing front end with sloping, contoured hood that blends beautifully into the signature grille and integrated LED headlights. On the side, the unique bi-level window design corresponds well with the angular style of the contour lines. The 2019 Grand Caravan has a boxy look. Its front end is rounded and has a sloping hood, but these aspects are less pronounced than the Odyssey’s features. There is also a lack of contouring on the side panels to create a smooth look.
If you intend to use your new minivan as a people-mover, you will love the fact that these models can both accommodate up to seven passengers with three rows of seating. They also both have a lovely interior design with ample cargo space in the rear. Interior features in the Odyssey that are common across most trims include an automatic climate control system, cruise control, power door locks and windows, a push-button ignition, an audio system, Bluetooth technology, speed-sensitive sound control, USB ports, power outlets and more. The Grand Caravan’s features include several hidden storage areas, USB and power outlets, a color touchscreen and a heated steering wheel.
Minivan shoppers today may be searching for a vehicle that is safe to drive, and you may love the fact that both of these models have an extensive list of equipment for most trim levels. The 2019 Honda Odyssey comes with adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, a lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, collision mitigation, daytime running lights, child safety features and other safety equipment. The Grand Caravan comes with airbags, child safety features, a rear backup camera, stability control and more.
Improvements in interior features, safety features and overall design give the Odyssey true value over the Grand Caravan. Before you finalize your plans to purchase a new minivan, head to our Honda dealership. After you test drive a few trim levels, you can more accurately decide which minivan you want to take home soon.
*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.