Chrysler Voyager Vs. Honda Odyssey

By Justin Cupler | July 5th, 2019

In 2020, Chrysler will again shake up the minivan segment by splitting the critically acclaimed Pacifica lineup in two and releasing the new Voyager to inherit the existing Pacifica L and LX models. The 2020 Chrysler Voyager will deliver Green Cove Springs area buyers a well-equipped minivan with a relatively low price, but how does it stand up against a stalwart in the industry like the Honda Odyssey? Find out below. 

Exterior

The Honda Odyssey was all-new for 2018, and remains the same in 2019. This redesigned Odyssey features strong lines, including a chrome window underline that kicks downward at the C-pillar, giving it an unmistakable look. This line is complemented by other sharp body creases to create an unusually sporty look for this class. 

The 2019 Honda Odyssey not only look sharp from the outside, but it also has plenty of standard features to enhance this look, including 18-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, and LED taillight bars. 

The 2020 Chrysler Voyager is based on the Pacifica, so its body is the same one that critics have raved about since it debuted in 2017. This includes a semi-rounded rear liftgate, swoopy headlights, thin grille, sleek windshield, and sharp creases down the sides. 

The 2020 Voyager is only available in two simple trims L and LX, so its standard exterior features are simple and include 17-inch steel wheels with hubcaps and black grilles. Moving up to the LX trim will add more stylish features like standard 17-inch alloy wheels and body-color door handles. Despite its simplicity, the Voyager, like its Pacifica sibling, will still be one of the best-looking minivans on the market.  

 

Measurement 2020 Chrysler Voyager 2019 Honda Odyssey Difference
Length 203.8 inches 203.2 inches +0.6 inches
Width 79.6 inches 78.5 inches +1.1 inches
Height 69.9 inches 68.3 inches +1.6 inches
Wheelbase 121.6 inches 118.1 inches +3.5 inches
Ground Clearance 5.1 inches
Curb weight 4,330 pounds 4,354 to 4,593 pounds -263 to -24 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Honda Odyssey

  • Sharp, sporty design
  • Standard 18-inch wheels

Advantage: 2020 Chrysler Voyager

  • Shares Pacifica’s stunning body
  • Smaller and nimbler

Interior

Inside, the 2019 Honda Odyssey boasts a modern cabin with a clean look and loads of options. At its base level, things are very simple with a standard 5-inch display screen and no advanced smartphone integrations. But in its higher trims, it gains an 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, premium audio systems, a high-end rear entertainment system, an in-car vacuum, and leather upholstery. 

Like its exterior, the 2020 Chrysler Voyager’s interior is identical to today’s Pacifica L and LX. This gives it a sharp design with lots of swoops and curves to catch the eye and a rotary shifter to keep things clean. The Voyager gets a leg up on the Odyssey in standard features with its 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Stow ‘n Go third-row bench, and more. 

Though the Voyager gets the beat on the Odyssey in its base trim, its status as the brand’s budget minivan prevents it from matching wits with the higher-trimmed Odyssey models that include premium audio system, leather, and more. 

 

Measurement 2020 Chrysler Voyager 2019 Honda Odyssey Difference
First-row headroom 38.4 to 40.1 inches 38.7 to 40.7 inches -0.6 to -0.3 inches 
First-row legroom 41.1 inches 40.9 inches +0.2 inches
First-row shoulder room 63.8 inches 63.1 inches +0.7 inches
First-row hip room 59 inches 58.6 inches +0.4 inches
Second-row headroom 38 to 39.6 inches 39.2 to 39.5 inches -1.2 to +0.1 inches
Second-row legroom 39 inches 40.9 inches -1.9 inches
Second-row shoulder room 63 inches 61.6 inches +1.4 inches
Second-row hip room 64.8 inches 64.8 inches
Third-row headroom 38.7 inches 38.3 inches +0.4 inches
Third-row legroom 36.5 inches 38.1 inches -1.6 inches
Third-row shoulder room 61.2 inches 60 inches +1.2 inches
Third-row hip room 49.5 inches 48.4 inches +1.1 inches
Cargo room (behind third row) 32.3 cubic feet 32.8 cubic feet -0.5 cubic feet
Cargo room (behind second row) 87.5 cubic feet 88.8 cubic feet -1.3 cubic feet
Cargo room (behind first row) 140.5 cubic feet 144.9 cubic feet -4.4 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 Honda Odyssey

  • More upscale features in higher trims
  • More rear legroom
  • Huge cargo area
  • Available in-car vacuum

Advantage: 2020 Chrysler Voyager

  • Wider seating areas
  • Swoopy, stylish dash
  • Standard 7-inch touchscreen
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Performance

Other than the Pacifica Hybrid, there is little powertrain creativity in the minivan segment, as most use large V-6 engines to motivate their big bodies. The Honda Odyssey uses a 3.6-liter V-6 with 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque that pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The power heads to the front wheels only and helps it to up to 3,600 pounds. Unlike its Pacifica sibling, the Voyager has no hybrid option. 

 

The Odyssey also uses a V-6 engine, but it is a 3.6-liter unit that cranks out 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. This unit delivers a respectable 3,000-pound towing capacity and a surprising 6.9-second 0-to-60 time.

 

2020 Chrysler Voyager 2019 Honda Odyssey Difference
Engine 3.6-liter V-6 3.5-liter V-6
Horsepower 287 hp at 6,400 rpm 280 hp at 6,000 rpm +7 hp
Torque 262 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm 262 lb-ft at 4,700 rpm
Standard transmission 9-spd automatic 9-spd automatic
Optional transmission
10-spd automatic
Driveline FWD FWD
0-60 time TBD 6.9 seconds
Towing capacity 3,600 pounds 3,000 pounds +600 pounds
MPG City TBD 19 mpg
MPG Highway TBD 28 mpg
MPG Combined TBD 22 mpg

Advantage: 2019 Honda Odyssey

  • More advanced optional transmission
  • Zippy acceleration

Advantage: 2020 Chrysler Voyager

  • More standard power
  • Higher towing capacity

Pricing and Features

The new-for-2020 Chrysler Voyager has just two trim levels on the retail level: L and LX. There is no pricing data on these trims yet, but stay tuned for updates. 

 

The 2019 Honda Odyssey has five trim levels — LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite — and their starting prices range from $30,190 to $47,070. 

2020 Chrysler Voyager Key Features and Pricing by Trim

L: $TBD

  • 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Automatic engine stop/start
  • Normal-duty suspension
  • 17-inch steel wheels with hubcaps
  • Black door handles
  • Black grille
  • Quad halogen headlights
  • Power, heated, body-color mirrors
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Dual-zone manual front climate control
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Floor tray
  • Floor console
  • 3.5-inch driver-information center
  • Power front windows with driver’s one-touch down
  • Power second-row windows
  • Premium cloth seating
  • Second-row deluxe bench seat
  • Stow ‘n Go third-row bench seats
  • Six-speaker AM/FM audio system
  • Uconnect 4 infotainment system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • USB port
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Proximity key (driver’s door)
  • Electric parking brake
  • Rearview camera

 

LX: $TBD

  • All L features, plus
  • Touring-tuned suspension
  • Body-color door handles
  • Black grille with bright surround
  • Automatic-on/off headlights
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Tri-zone manual climate control
  • Front and rear LED interior lights
  • Cargo compartment light
  • Front courtesy light
  • Ambient lighting
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • One-touch down front windows
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Second-row quad seats
  • In-floor storage bins 
  • SiriusXM radio

2019 Honda Odyssey Key Features and Pricing by Trim

LX: $30,190

  • 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Eco Assist system
  • Electric parking brake
  • Active noise control
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electric power steering
  • 18-inch light-silver-painted alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Auto-off halogen headlights
  • Active grille shutters
  • Tinted rear glass
  • Intermittent rear window wiper
  • Security system
  • LED taillight bars
  • Black door handles
  • Roofline spoiler with brake light
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Black, power mirrors
  • Black side sills
  • Automatic single-zone climate control
  • Power door locks
  • Keyless ignition
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Ambient console lighting
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Conversation mirror with sunglasses holder
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down front glass
  • Front- and second-row floor mats
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Four-way power passenger’s seat
  • 60/40 split-folding third-row Magic Seat
  • 5-inch color LCD infotainment screen
  • One 1-amp USB port in the center console
  • One 2.5-amp charge-only USB port in the center console
  • 160-watt, seven-speaker audio system with a subwoofer
  • Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio 
  • Hill-start assist
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire-fill alert
  • Multi-view rearview camera with guidelines

 

EX: $34,160

  • All LX features, plus
  • Remote ignition
  • 18-inch silver-painted alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Chrome door handles
  • Heated mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • Power-sliding rear doors
  • Smart entry with walk-away auto-lock
  • Fog lights
  • Black fin-type antenna
  • Power liftgate
  • One-touch-up/down rear windows
  • Floor mats in all three rows
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Second-row integrated sunshades
  • Magic Slide second-row seats with walk-in feature
  • 12-way power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • SMS text messaging
  • CabinControl remote compatibility
  • 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • HondaLink
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM
  • HD Radio
  • One 2.5-amp USB smartphone port
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Road-departure mitigation
  • Forward-collision alert
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Blind-spot monitoring

 

EX-L: $37,710

  • All EX features, plus
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Power moonroof
  • Memory-linked side-view mirrors with reverse-gear tilt-down
  • Power liftgate
  • HomeLink universal home remote
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather seating
  • Two second-row 2.5-amp USB charging ports
  • Two-position driver’s seat memory

 

Touring: $44,760

  • All EX-L features, plus
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Automatic idle stop
  • 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels with dark-gray inserts
  • Body-color side sills
  • LED fog lights
  • Body-color fin-style antenna
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • LED headlights
  • In-car vacuum
  • CabinTalk PA system
  • Rear entertainment system
  • 10.2-inch high-resolution rear screen
  • BluRay player
  • Built-in streaming apps
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • Rear HDMI interface
  • Satellite-linked navigation
  • CabinWatch rear-seat monitor
  • HondaLink subscription service
  • 4G LTE mobile Wi-Fi
  • Front and rear parking sensors

 

Elite: $47,070

  • All Touring features, plus
  • 19-inch machine-finished wheels with gloss-black inserts
  • Body-color roofline spoiler
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Acoustic front and rear door glass
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Blue ambient lighting
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 550-watt, 11-speaker premium audio system
  • Multizone audio
  • Wireless phone charger

Who Should Buy the 2019 Honda Odyssey?

The Honda Odyssey is a great minivan for buyers who seek premium features in their people haulers. With its upscale features, premium tech, and other desirable features in its upper trims, discerning buyers desire, but it comes at a price. 

Who Should Buy the 2020 Chrysler Voyager?

The 2020 Chrysler Voyager is all about value. Sure, it has just two simple trim levels, but Chrysler aims these at buyers seeking lower-cost transportation that still has the bells and whistles they desire like a 7-inch touchscreen and advanced smartphone integration. 

 

Ready to take the 2020 Chrysler Voyager for a spin and see what it can offer your family? It’s not available here at Garber Automall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Green Cove Springs yet, but it will be here soon. Keep an eye on our online inventory page to be one of the first to know when it is available in the Orange Park and Jacksonville areas. Until it arrives, there are plenty of in-stock Chrysler Pacifica models to pick from.