2018 Honda Odyssey vs. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica: Full Comparison

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Drivers in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville who are seeking an award-winning minivan have great things to say about the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. In a comparison with the same-year Honda Odyssey, the Pacifica does very nicely.  Safety, flexibility, design and utility scores were high for this minivan. 

Styling: 
The Pacifica isn’t shy about its tall windows and strong proportions. The front end of the vehicle is sleek and slim, the door line is low for better driver visibility, and gone are the boxy vibes of the interior that used to plague the old minivans. The Pacifica scored 8 on styling; the Honda Odyssey came in at a 6. 

Performance:
The 3.6-liter V6 engine delivers a smooth, confident ride in the 2018 Pacifica. The 9-speed automatic serves up 287 horsepower to the front wheels, allowing for smooth acceleration. Fuel economy showed 22 mpg for combined, and of course the Hybrid has even more impressive stats: its plug-in drivetrain nabs 30 miles of electric-only driving, and an overall fuel economy of 84 MPGe. The Pacifica ties with the Honda Odyssey in this category with a rating of 7.

Comfort & Quality
Whether you need to transport up to 8 people and their gear from A to B, or you’re ferrying home some home-reno equipment, the Pacifica’s 197.3 cubic feet of interior space will serve you well. Flexibility is one of the chief requirements of any minivan. Tied with the Honda Odyssey in this category—both nailed an impressive 10—the Pacifica’s fold-away chairs in rows two and three are a nice touch. 

Safety
Safety is a major concern for all drivers, but the minivan market, often charged with the job of transporting family, is judged more closely on this topic. The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica provides excellent visibility, performed extremely well in crash tests, and scored an 8, tying again with the Honda Odyssey. All Pacifica vans are fitted with a rearview camera and Bluetooth technology, and the carmaker also offers several upgrades to further enhance safety. 

Features
The Pacifica ranked a 10 in this category, as did the Odyssey. As mentioned, all base models come with a rearview camera. They also feature a respectable 7.0-inch touchscreen audio system hooked into Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, air conditioning, 17-inch wheels, blind-spot monitors, and rear parking sensors. You can bump up the features with higher-end audio options, surround view cameras, a tow package and much more. This year, Chrysler added a Pacifica L base-level trim to the existing roster of LX, Touring Plus, Touring-L, Touring-L Plus, and Limited. 

Fuel Economy
With a score of 6, the 2018 Pacifica earns EPA ratings of 18 mpg city, 28 highway, 22 combined, making it the best minivan for fuel economy. The combined number equals that in the new 2018 Honda Odyssey, with its 9- and 10-speed transmissions. Go for the Pacifica Hybrid and you’ll be even more impressed with your mileage: 30 miles of electric-only driving and 84 MPGe in city driving. Don’t forget, we have a charging station here at the dealership, available 24/7.  

Final Tally:
The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica tallied up at 8.2, besting the 7.8 Honda Odyssey in overall scoring. If you’ve never had the pleasure of test-driving a Pacifica minivan, come to Team Chrysler and we’ll get you behind the wheel of this truly versatile vehicle. 

Question: How much is a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica? 
Answer: A New 2018 Chrysler Pacifica L Starts at $31,995 CAD , A 2018 Chrysler Pacifica LX starts at $33,195 CAD, Touring and Touring Plus start at $33,445 CAD , Touring L starts at 37,559 CAD, and Touring-L Plus starts at $40,445 CAD, while top of the Line 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited starts at $46,445 CAD.

Where is Team Chrysler? Team Chrysler is located at 777 Bancroft Drive, in Mississauga, Ontario near Britannia and Mavis in Heartland.

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