|2016 Honda Odyssey||2016 Mazda5|
|248 HP||Horsepower||157 HP|
|8.4 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||8.4 l/100km|
|38.4 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||30.3 cu. ft.|
|211.0 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||142.1 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda Odyssey vs 2016 Mazda5
While it might not have a hip name like Swagger Wagon, Honda’s entry into the minivan segment is extremely comparable and both make up the very top of the segment. Minivans might not be as popular as they used to be, but if you’re looking for the perfect vehicle for your growing family then there is no need to look further than the extremely safe Honda Odyssey. We wanted to take a look at a few of the reasons the Odyssey makes such a great choice, so we decided to compare the 2016 Honda Odyssey vs 2016 Mazda5 to get a better feel for its advantages and differences.
For starters, though it’s not listed on the table above, the 2016 Honda Odyssey is the safest minivan on the road. It is the only minivan to score a 5-star crash test rating from the IIHS in the United States, and comes with the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive safety features. Protecting you and your children comes first to Honda, so the Odyssey makes the perfect option.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda Odyssey
Moving on from the advantages in safety, let’s take a look at the table above that highlights a few of the most important specifications when looking at a minivan. Power might not seem like a huge deal in a minivan rather than a sports car, but it is still important. It might not be used for the same thing, but more horsepower still delivers a more enjoyable driving experience and the power you need to comfortably move whatever load you might have, be it people or cargo, to where you need to go. So an advantage of nearly 100 horsepower is a pretty big edge.
The two minivans are identical in fuel efficiency, but the Honda Odyssey takes another large leap forward in terms of capacity. Behind the back row of seats, the Odyssey provides an extra 8.1 cubic feet of space to hold your stuff, meaning you could fit quite a bit more cargo for your road trip to Grandma’s. But more importantly, the cabin offers much more space for everyone to stretch out and get comfortable. In fact, the Honda Odyssey delivers an extra 70.9 cu. ft., and ridiculous amount that leaves the Mazda5 in the dust.
If you’re interested in checking out a minivan, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving the Wheaton Honda sales team a call. We can’t wait to help you find the perfect vehicle.