The Miraculous Minivan - Comparing the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Katy

With all of these minivans out there, how can you be confident which one is right for you? We went ahead and compared the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Katy to the 2019 Kia Sedona so you can be confident in your next vehicle purchase!

The Safer, The Better

Not every minivan can share the same incredible safety features that the Honda Odyssey has, so don’t settle for anything less! The Odyssey has Daytime Running Lights which makes it more visible in any weather condition, and Canadian government studies have shown that having this safety feature reduces daytime accidents by 11%! This minivan also comes with HondaLink Assist which utilizes GPS and a cellular system to dispatch emergency personnel to your exact location if any airbags deploy. Every second counts when you’re in an accident, and unfortunately the Kia Sedona doesn’t offer this GPS response system or daytime running lights.

Faster and More Efficient Fuel Economy

When it comes to power, the Odyssey’s V6 engine produces four more horsepower and 14 lbs.-ft. more torque than the Sedona’s V6, and with that power comes excellent fuel economy too! Coming in hot with 19 city and 28 highway* is the winner of this round...THE HONDA ODYSSEY! This minivan’s engine can also shut down half of the cylinders to improve fuel efficiency, and when at a stoplight or in heavy traffic, the Touring and Elite models automatically turn off the engine which can significantly reduce pollution. But don’t worry, the engine automatically restarts when the driver is ready to move again. The Sedona doesn’t offer either of these features.

In case you’re curious about how big of a difference four horsepower can make, here is a speed test by Motor Trend:



Zero to 60 MPH

6.6 sec

7.9 sec

Quarter Mile

15 sec

16.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

94.6 MPH

89.2 MPH

Vehicle Ergonomics

Additional conveniences can go a long way when you find yourself on the road more often than not. Little things like power windows, speed adjusting wipers, and interior amenities can sometimes go unnoticed. But once you have a taste of these conveniences, it’s hard to go without. The Odyssey comes standard with power windows that can completely open and close with just one touch, and if the windows are left open once you exit the vehicle, the driver can close them via door handle. The Sedona doesn’t offer these conveniences. Also, for those days when the weather won’t make up its mind, the Odyssey has standard wipers that adjust their speed based off of the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

Don’t just take our word for it, visit us at Honda Cars of Katy to test-drive the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Katy, today! We look forward to seeing you!

*Based on 2012-2018 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.