The 2016 Honda Odyssey and the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country are both minivans that provide transportation for up to eight passengers in comfort. They also offer a long list of smart features and high-tech options. When it comes to safety, which is no doubt one of your top priorities if you’re shopping in this class, the Honda Odyssey offers better features and better safety scores when compared to the Chrysler Town & Country.
The Honda Odyssey comes standard with some important safety features that are missing from the Chrysler Town & Country. While both get a rearview camera and side curtain airbags, as well as front active head restraints, the Honda additionally provides second- and third-row head restraints—a feature not offered in the Chrysler Town & Country. The Honda also offers automatic headlights standard.
The Honda can also be had with high-tech modern systems like a forward collision warning system and a lane departure warning system. The Chrysler Town & Country does not offer any of those features.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Honda Odyssey a perfect 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.* The Chrysler Town & Country received a second-best 4-Star Overall Safety Rating, garnering only 4 stars in the Front Driver, Front Passenger, and Overall Front Crash safety tests.
In IIHS testing, the Honda Odyssey received Good scores in all crash tests, and a Basic rating in the Front Crash Prevention category. The Chrysler Town & Country received a Poor rating—the worst possible—in the Small Overlap Front test. It received no rating in the Front Crash Prevention category because it offers no such feature.
Time for a Test Drive
It’s obvious that the Honda Odyssey is the better choice for safety than the Chrysler Town & Country. Find the Honda Odyssey right now at your local Hampton Roads Honda Dealer. Get behind the wheel and see for yourself all it offers beyond the Chrysler Town & Country safety features.
*Safety matters most, and the 2016 CR-V, Accord, Fit, Odyssey, and HR-V earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).