Keeping Score - Comparing The 2019 Honda Odyssey in Clear Lake

It might sound like we’re bragging about the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Clear Lake in today’s blog topic, but really we’re just being honest about how incredible it is. We took a little score count between this Honda and the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse to see who would come out on top, and the results may surprise you…


A Few More Safety Features


Even though the Odyssey and Traverse share multiple safety features like lane departure warning systems, crash mitigating brakes, and front and rear parking sensors, a few things are missing on the Chevy that you need to know about. To enhance one’s safety, only the Odyssey can help with height adjustable shoulder belts in the front, which provides a better fit for both comfort and safety. This minivan also comes standard with a Whiplash Mitigation Front Seat Design that can protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. This system moves the headrests forward to prevent one’s head from snapping back when the vehicle has been rear-ended, further protecting you from neck and spine injuries. You won’t find these two incredible safety features on the Traverse; Honda - 1, Chevy - 0.


A Powerful Engine and Efficient Fuel Economy


Coupled with its impressive safety features, we move on to the Odysseys powerful engine and efficient fuel economy. The 3.5 SOHC V6 engine produces 280 horsepower, giving you the ability to reach a speed of 95 MPH in just a quarter mile. The Traverse can only amount to 255 horsepower, so it will have a hard time keeping up with the Odyssey. Though this minivan is impressively fast, you won’t have to worry about forking over a bunch of cash to travel long distances, because the nine-speed Auto gets 19 city* and 28 highway* MPG. But the real money saver here is that the Odyssey only needs regular unleaded gasoline to perform at its best. The Traverse requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can end up costing you a pretty penny at the pump. Honda - 2, Chevy - 0.


Spacious Cargo and Jaw-Dropping Towing Ability


Our final feature up for comparison in today’s topic is going to be cargo capacity and towing capabilities. When you need to buy a minivan, that already tells us you need a lot of room, and the Odyssey doesn’t disappoint here. Just check out the chart below to see just how much more room this Honda has over the Traverse:



Odyssey

Traverse

Behind Third Seat

32.8 cubic feet

23 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

88.8 cubic feet

57.8 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

144.9 cubic feet

98.2 cubic feet


And to make loading and unloading your cargo even easier, the Odyssey has a standard One-Motion Magic Seat third row seat that can fold flat into the floor. The Traverse’s seats don’t fold into the floor. And if you have cargo that just can’t possibly fit in the Odyssey, you can always hitch it up and tow it! This minivan has a standard towing capacity of 3,000 pounds versus the Traverse’s 1,500 pounds.


That leaves today’s final score at Honda - 3, Chevy - 0, but there’s more to discover from this minivan. If you want to know more about the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Clear Lake, visit us this weekend for a test-drive! We promise that the service you will receive at Honda of Clear Lake is unlike any other, so stop on by and join the Honda family!




*Based on 2012-2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.