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Is the Honda Minivan or SUV the Better Family Vehicle?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 5:20 pm
2019 Honda Odysseys vs 2019 Honda Pilot Elite

2019 Honda Odyssey Minivan vs 2019 Honda Pilot SUV

There’s often a debate among drivers as to which is the better vehicle build for families. Should a parent purchase a minivan or an SUV for their family? While we don’t have an exact answer to that, we did want to explore the question within the Honda catalog. That’s why we’re going to take a look at the 2019 Honda Odyssey minivan and the 2019 Honda Pilot SUV. Between these 2 spacious and powerful Honda models, which is the better buy?

2019 Honda Pilot Safety Features

2019 Honda Odyssey vs 2018 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Odyssey exterior shot with red metallic color paint job driving down a country highway

2019 Honda Pilot exterior shot blue paint job parked on a beach near a forest lake with cargo strapped to the roof

Model 2019 Honda Odyssey 2019 Honda Pilot
Baseline Engine 3.5L V6 3.5L V6
Horsepower 280 280
Torque (lb-ft) 262 262
City Fuel Economy (mpg) 19* 19*
Highway Fuel Economy (mpg) 28* 27*
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.) 19.5 19.5
Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft3) 158 83.9
Seating Capacity 7 8
Starting MSRP $30,090 $31,450


Well, it seems that the 2019 Honda Odyssey and the 2019 Honda Pilot are more similar than they appear. Both have the same engine specs, power output, fuel tank capacity, and nearly identical fuel economy ratings. However, the 2019 Honda Odyssey does have the distinct advantage of its cargo capacity and the 2019 Honda Pilot seats an additional passenger and has many performance and off-road features not available with the 2019 Honda Odyssey.

To explore further details concerning the 2019 Honda Odyssey and the 2019 Honda Pilot, please consult the official listings from Honda linked above.

2019 Honda Odyssey Trim Levels

Test Drive a 2019 Honda Odyssey or 2019 Honda Pilot in Vineland, NJ

If you’re in need of any additional information, please contact us. Additionally, you can browse, shop, and schedule a test drive with any Honda model we have available in our online inventory. The Rossi Honda dealership is located in Vineland, New Jersey within Cumberland County.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

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One Response to “Is the Honda Minivan or SUV the Better Family Vehicle?”

  1. Joe says:

    The Odyssey seats 8 as well

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