A head to head comparison of a 2018 Honda Odyssey to a 2017 Ram ProMaster City Wagon in Ergonomics near Katy, TX.
Compared To Ram ProMaster City Wagon 2017
When two different drivers share the Odyssey EX-L/Touring/Elite, the memory system makes it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position, outside mirror angle and climate settings. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a memory system.
The Odyssey EX-L/Touring/Elite’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer an easy entry system.
The Odyssey EX/EX-L/Touring/Elite’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The ProMaster City Wagon’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.
If the windows are left down on the Odyssey the driver can raise them all using the key in the outside lock cylinder. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote. The driver of the ProMaster City Wagon can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.
Push Button Start standard on the Odyssey allows you to start the engine without removing a key from pocket or purse (Odyssey EX/EX-L/Touring/Elite’s Smart Entry will also allow unlocking the doors and cargo door without taking your keys out). The Ram ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer an advanced key system.
The Odyssey EX/EX-L/Touring/Elite’s power side sliding doors make it much easier to load and unload kids and cargo. One touch opens the door, before you even get to the van. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a power rear door.
The Odyssey has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.
The Odyssey’s standard variable intermittent wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The ProMaster City Wagon’s fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent. The Odyssey Elite’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.
To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Odyssey has a standard rear wiper. A rear wiper costs extra on the ProMaster City Wagon.
The Odyssey EX/EX-L/Touring/Elite has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer automatic headlights.
While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Odyssey EX/EX-L/Touring/Elite detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.
When the Odyssey EX-L/Touring/Elite is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The ProMaster City Wagon’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.
The Odyssey’s optional rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.
Standard air-conditioned seats in the Odyssey Elite keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.
On extremely cold Winter days, the Odyssey’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.
The Odyssey EX/EX-L/Touring/Elite’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.
The Odyssey’s standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.
For greater rear passenger comfort, the Odyssey has standard rear a/c vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer rear vents.
To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Odyssey EX/EX-L/Touring/Elite has a standard Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.
Standard smartphone integration for the Odyssey EX/EX-L/Touring/Elite allows the driver and passengers access to select programs on their smartphones, including reading text messages aloud, playing internet radio stations, tagging songs to buy them later, searching the internet, following twitter accounts and other connected activities without taking their eyes off the road or their hands from the wheel. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer factory integrated smartphone program access.
The Odyssey (except LX/EX) offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The ProMaster City Wagon doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.