The redesigned 2021 Honda Odyssey in Clear Lake is the fun family minivan that you need in your driveway. With seating for up to eight, configurable cargo space, and high-tech features, this Honda is the perfect addition to your family’s lifestyle. To help you decide, we’re comparing the Odyssey against the 2021 Kia Sedona, so you can see first-hand which minivan is the best.

Diving right into the convenient ergonomic standard features between these two minivans, the Odyssey has many systems that are missing on the Sedona. If you need to activate the parking brake, you won’t need to struggle with a lever because the Odyssey has a power parking brake that can be set and released with one-touch or automatically. The standard front power windows on the Odyssey can also be fully opened and closed with a single touch instead of holding down the switch. The Sedona unfortunately, doesn’t offer automatic windows and only has a manual parking brake, making it less convenient when rolling up to toll booths or trying to secure your parking. If you accidentally leave the windows down on the Odyssey, you won’t have to get behind the wheel to close them. All windows can be closed via outside door handle, so there’s no need to turn on the engine.

Not only is the Odyssey more spacious and convenient, but it is also more fuel-efficient, which will save you money in the long run. Under the Odyssey’s hood, you’ll find an engine control system that can shut down some of it’s cylinders, which is crucial for improving fuel efficiency. And when put head-to-head on the EPA test cycle, the Odyssey proved to get better fuel mileage with 19 city and 28 highway vs. 18 city and 24 highway MPG. The Sedona doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine, nor does it provide a capless fueling system like the Odyssey, which can reduce fuel evaporation that causes pollution.

The advantages don’t stop there, as the Honda Odyssey provides economic benefits as well. Over time, owning and operating the Odyssey will cost you less than if you drove the Sedona because of its superior resale value and cost of repairs. According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, it costs $455 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles on the Odyssey. With typical repairs costing much less on the Odyssey, including $128 less for fuel injection, $73 less for front struts, and $402 less for a timing belt/chain, what would you do with all that extra cash?

There’s plenty more to the 2021 Honda Odyssey in Clear Lake than what we’ve mentioned here, and the only way to truly embrace this redesigned minivan is to visit us for a test drive. Come in this weekend to Honda of Clear Lake and discover all of the incredible features that make this Honda the perfect family minivan for you!

Sources: AdvantaSTAR
Fuel Efficiency: 19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2021 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.

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