Honda Odyssey vs. Toyota Sienna: Why the New 2021 Sienna Could Unseat the Incumbent

Price Comparison: Sienna vs. Odyssey

Minivans these days have starting prices in the low to mid-$30,000s. Some feature pricing wasn’t available for the Sienna at the time of this publishing, so for the purpose of this minivan comparison we’ll use MSRP. If you’re shopping for a Sienna or Odyssey, check our Minivan Deals Center for possible incentives and special offers.

Sienna pricing starts at $35,635 (including destination) for a front-wheel-drive (FWD) model and tops out over $51,000 for an all-wheel-drive (AWD) Platinum trim. Honda does not offer an AWD minivan. This gives the Toyota Sienna AWD minivan an advantage, although at a price premium. Our well-equipped Sienna Platinum FWD had leather upholstery, a cabin intercom, smartphone integration and a vacuum, to name a few of its offerings. Notable extras are an optional fridge, a surround-view camera and front-to-back long-slide second-row seats.

Our test Odyssey Elite was also loaded, costing $49,335

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class blends luxury with family life

Top-shelf luxury items aren’t made for family life, they are made for the rich and famous.

In the upper echelon of luxury vehicles everything becomes motorized, buttons and interfaces are slick, and there are touch controls for the touch controls. But at some point the rich and famous have kids, and for that there is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class three-row SUV is the German Escalade, though it’s made in Alabama. It competes head-to-head with the Cadillac Escalade, BMW X7, Lincoln Navigator, and Lexus LX. It stacks up well.

Mercedes-Benz redesigned the GLS-Class for 2020 with a posh interior, physics-defying handling, and crisp screens. But getting to the third row is a hassle, intelligent cruise control isn’t so intelligent, and some of the tech is annoying.

I spent a week road tripping with the wife and kids, towing boats, and running errands in

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