Amarillo Cars: 2014 Honda Odyssey vs. 2014 Kia Sedona

January 14th, 2014 by

Southwest Honda wants to help you find the right minivan for your family. Two popular, new minivan options in Amarillo are the 2014 Honda Odyssey and the 2014 Kia Sedona. If you’re wondering how these two vehicles compare, here are some key differences to consider:

2014 Honda Odyssey Performance Advantages

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Consumer Reports named the Honda Odyssey a Top Pick. J.D. Power and Associates ranked the Odyssey first among minivans. And Automobile Magazine named the Honda minivan an “All Star.” With performance advantages like 28-mpg highway fuel economy, a 21-gallon fuel tank, large tires and wheels, and active noise cancellation, it’s no wonder the Odyssey earned these accolades. It’s also no surprise that the Odyssey was named a Top Pick + by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with safety features like parking sensors and available collision and lane departure warning systems.

2014 Kia Sedona Performance Advantages

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The 2014 Kia Sedona’s 3.5-liter, V6 engine does produce 269 horsepower, which means it’s a little more powerful than the Odyssey’s 248-hp, V6 engine. However, this extra horsepower comes with a price: a meager fuel economy rating of 24 mpg on the highway. Additionally, although the new Sedona isn’t necessarily an underachiever in terms of performance, it does lack features like active noise cancellation, parking sensors, a collision warning system, and a departure warning system. Furthermore, the Sedona’s tires, wheels, and fuel tank are smaller than the Odyssey’s.

2014 Honda Odyssey Ergonomics

The 2014 Honda Odyssey made minivan history as the first vehicle in its class to include an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner. To say the Odyssey is a leader in the realm of ergonomics is an understatement. The Honda minivan’s smartphone app integration, navigation system with real-time traffic updates, pollen filter, and available voice command are just some of the most appealing ergonomic features the Odyssey offers.

2014 Kia Sedona Ergonomics

When it comes to ergonomics, the 2014 Sedona covers the basics: remote keyless entry, steering wheel controls, overhead console storage, and a removable second row seat. However, the Odyssey also offers these features. And the Sedona misses the mark without smartphone app integration, a pollen filter, available voice command, and a navigation system that provides real-time traffic updates.

Want to learn more about the 2014 Honda Odyssey? Stop by Southwest Honda and take a look at our available models!