2016 Honda Odyssey LX vs 2016 Chrysler Town & Country LX
Quality & Value Analysis
Base price for Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Town & Country are similar, but which minivan is better? Chrysler Town & Country has an ALG Residual Value of 42% after 36 months and 27% after 60 months. Not as good as Honda Odyssey’s 52% after 36 months and 35% after 60 months. Honda also has better fuel economy, getting 19mpg city/28mpg highway. Chrysler gets 17mpg city/25mpg highway*. These minivans both have a 36 months/36,000 miles Basic Warranty, and 60 months/60,000 Powertrain Warranty.
Performance & Engineering
The engines in these minivans are very similar. Honda Odyssey has a 3.5-Liter V6 engine getting 248 Horsepower @5,700 rpm, and 250 Torque @4,800 rpm. Chrysler Town & Country has a 3.6-Liter V6 engine getting 283 Horsepower @6,400 rpm, and 260 Torque @4,400 rpm. Chrysler’s minivan can hold 20 gallons of fuel, Honda’s minivan can hold 21 gallons.
Both vehicles have front and rear Disc Brakes. Town & Country might have a hard time U-turning with a 39.1 turning diameter, Odyssey has a smaller 36.7 turning diameter. Honda Odyssey also has Variable Assisted Steering, which isn’t an available feature on Chrysler Town & Country.
Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Town & Country both scored 4 stars in the NHTSA Rollover Safety Rating, but Honda Odyssey got 5 star ratings on all other NHTSA Crash Safety Ratings and Crash Safety Tests, which means it is safer. Chrysler Town & Country is not unsafe, but it did get only 4 stars for Front Driver Crash Test, Front Passenger Crash Test, Overall Rating, and Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating. Town & Country scored 5 star ratings in Front and Rear Side Crash Tests, Overall Side Crash Safety, Overall Side Barrier Safety, and Side Pole Crash Safety Ratings. Both Minivans come standard with Driver, Front Passenger, Front Side, and Side Curtain Airbags. Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitor, Child Proof Rear Door Locks, and Front Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor are also standard safety features on both Minivans.
Comfort & Convenience
Chrysler Town & Country and Honda Odyssey both come standard with Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel mounted controls for Audio and Cruise Controls, Map Lights, Rearview Camera, Tilt-Adjustable-Telescopic Steering Column, Cargo Area Light, Driver’s Side Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Vanity Mirror, Front Power Outlets, Rear Seat Heating/Air Conditioning Controls, Rear Window Defroster, Delayed Power Retention, and a Multi-function Remote. Both Vehicles have Front Bucket Seats and a Third Row Split Bench Seat. Power Driver Seat and Front Adjustable Seat Height are standard features of Honda Odyssey, but are optional on Chrysler Town & Country. Both vehicles come with an AM/FM Stereo CD-MP3 Player with MP3 Jack and Auxiliary Input Audio Jack. Honda’s stereo has Anti-Theft, and also has one more speaker than Chrysler. Chrysler comes equipped for Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Town & Country come with these standard storage features: Beverage Holders, Cargo Area Tie-Downs, Door Pocket Storage, Overhead Console Storage, and Seatback Storage. Both Minivans also have these standard exterior features: Driver Side Sliding Van Door, Passenger Side Sliding Van Door, Rear Wiper, Remote Keyless Access System, Vehicle Theft Deterrent System, Folding Side Mirrors, Power Side Mirrors, Tinted Glass, and Privacy Glass. Honda’s Minivan also has Automatic Auto-Off Headlights, a feature not available on Chrysler Town & Country. Both vehicles come with 17-inch All-Season Tires.
Upgrade from Chrysler Town & Country to a new Honda Odyssey, the clear choice.
*19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2016 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.
Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).