Is the 2018 Pilot or Odyssey the Best Fit for Your Family?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, New Vehicles on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 5:30 pm
side by side images of a maroon 2018 Honda Odyssey and a silver 2018 Honda Pilot

Different families have different transportation needs. Smaller families might find their match in a well-equipped sedan like the 2018 Honda Accord. But when it comes to large family transportation, should parents opt for an attractive crossover like the 2018 Honda Pilot or a technology-laden minivan like the 2018 Honda Odyssey? We are going to compare the 2018 Honda Odyssey vs the 2018 Honda Pilot to see which one is the best fit for families.

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2018 Honda Odyssey vs the 2018 Honda Pilot

One of the essential differences between the 2018 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Honda Odyssey is body style. Minivans like the Odyssey offer families easy entry and many attractive features, but they lack the tall ride high that can give crossover drivers an advantage on the road. Each of these models comes with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Both of these models are available with the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance features, though the exact features include may vary.

Seating Capacity

Depending on the trim level, both the 2018 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Honda Odyssey are available with seven or eight seats. Eight seats are standard on the Pilot, with the Elite trim coming with seven. The base LX trim of the 2018 Odyssey comes with seven seats, while all other trims come with eight-passenger seating.

Cargo Space

Both the models in this 2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison offer generous cargo space. Depending on trim levels and equipment, the 2018 Pilot offers up to 109.2 cubic feet of cargo space with it seats folded down, while the 2018 Honda Odyssey offers up to 158 cubic feet of cargo space.

rear entertainment screen on the 2018 Honda Odyssey showing available inputs

Rear Seat Entertainment

Both the models in this comparison offer an available back seat entertainment option. The Honda Odyssey was redesigned for 2018, so its Advanced Rear Entertainment System offers a 10.2-inch screen and Blu-ray and video streaming compatibility. The rear entertainment system on the 2018 Honda Pilot is also available with Blu-ray, but not streaming, and this crossover has a nine-inch screen.

Both of these models are currently available in new Honda inventory here at Battison Honda. To decide which one is right for you, schedule a test drive at our dealership in Oklahoma City OK today.

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