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Sizing up the 2015 Honda Odyssey against the competition

Sizing up the 2015 Honda Odyssey against the competition image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Various | posted March 02, 2015 17:06

The upcoming Odyssey is slightly smaller overall

As you may have already read before, Honda Cars Philippines will be introducing the 2015 Odyssey minivan, though instead of offering the US/Canadian version, the next-generation Philippine-market Odyssey will be derived from the Japanese version.

Interestingly, the upcoming minivan has smaller body dimensions compared to its US/ Canadian relative so we've come up with a list that shows on how the all-new Odyssey will compete against similar models.

Comparision table for Honda Odyssey

2015 Honda Odyssey (Japan sourced)

The new JDM Odyssey

2012-2015 Honda Odyssey (U.S. sourced)

Outgoing Honda Odyssey

2015 Chrysler Town & Country

The Chrysler Town and Country

2015 Hyundai Grand Starex

The Hyundai Grand Starex

2015 Kia Carnival

The Kia Carnival / Sedona

2015 Peugeot Expert Tepee (with side mirrors)

The Peugeot Expert Tepee

2015 Toyota Alphard

The all-new Toyota Alphard

2015 Toyota Previa

The Toyota Previa

2015 Toyota Innova

The Toyota Innova

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Compared to the North American version, the new Odyssey is smaller in terms of overall dimension. It's seating configuration also differs as it will only seat 7 (2-2-3) since the second row features a pair of captain seats. The outgoing version was able to seat 8 (2-3-3).

Under the hood, it is fitted with a Earth Dreams 2.4-liter SOHC four-cylinder i-VTEC engine that generates 175 PS at 6200 rpm and 226 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. While it may seem odd that Honda decided to use a four-cylinder engine as opposed to the North American V6, the all-new Odyssey is again marginally smaller and lighter.

It will reportedly be retailed at PHP 2.3 million, PHP 500,000 less than the current model.