For the past few years, the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica have been going at it in the race to prove who’s truly the star of the minivan segment. Let’s see how these two match up for the 2023 model year.
Engine Options, Capability, And Tow Ratings
There are two powertrain options for the Chrysler Pacifica. The first is the 3.6-liter V6 motor, producing 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. With the help of the optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, the 9-speed automatic transmission gives life to either the front wheels (FWD) or all four (4WD).
The second choice is the Pacifica Hybrid, which merges a V6 engine with two electric motors, a battery pack, and a hybrid-specific engine. This configuration produces up to 260 horsepower. As a substitute for the standard automatic transmission, the PHEV (plug-in electric vehicle) has an electric continuously variable transmission.
The Honda Odyssey only has one engine option, a 3.5-liter V6 motor. This lone wolf produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission utilizes its FWD system.
The tow rating of the 2023 Odyssey minivan is 3,500 lbs, while the Pacifica fair slightly better with 3,600 lbs.
Infotainment And Tech
Since its inception, the 2023 Pacifica has been known to come out swinging with its standard features. Starting with the 10.1-inch touchscreen display, operated by the new Uconnect 5 infotainment system. The Uconnect 5 includes dual-phone connectivity, Amazon Alexa virtual assistant functionality, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Its navigation system also stays up to the minute with over-the-air updates derived from TomTom.
Moreover, passengers can stream content through Amazon Fire TV for Auto owing to dual 10.1-inch rear monitors that are included in the available Uconnect Theater package.
The Honda Odyssey’s based LX model still has some…features, such as Bluetooth and a 5-inch LCD screen, which some may view as either outdated or “vintage .” Moving up the trim will at least grant those a larger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility.
Lower Odyssey models also involved a CabinWatch rear-seat monitor, CabinTalk in-car public address system, factory navigation, a CabinTalk in-car public address system, and a rear entertainment system with two 10.2-inch screens.
Both minivans have a Blu-ray player, a 115-volt outlet (150 watts), and HDMI ports.
Which Minivan Comes Out On Top?
As much potential as the 2023 Honda Odyssey has, it’s still not a 2023 Chrysler Pacifica. Our winner ultimately gives you the most bang for your buck, such as towing, an effective plug-in hybrid model, an optional all-wheel drive system, and overall more standard features.
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