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2018 Honda Odyssey vs Chrysler Pacifica: Styling Matters Too Much

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Both the 2018 Honda Odyssey and the existing Chrysler Pacifica are minivans that are elevating the image of the minivan segment, in regards to its design. Even though the Odyssey will only be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show on January 9, Topspeed has given us an rough idea of how the model will look.

Of course, Honda helped as well with its teaser shot. This image showed that the upcoming 2018 Odyssey will be retaining some of its traditional styling, like the “lightning bolt character line under the side windows, the V’shaped D-pillar and the large taillights.”

The 2018 Odyssey, marking the fifth generation, is far bigger and comes with more patterns on the Japanese-spec model than its previous generations. It also has a new C-shaped LED signature along with more protruding side panels.

The Honda Odyssey is expected to be launched in next summer and it will be competing against the Chrysler Pacifica. The Pacifica has moved away from what it’s familiar with and the 2017 model appears to be slimmer and sleeker.

On top of that, its side glass has a bold metal finishing whereas its rear seems to be more subdue with the sliding doors working to mask the tracks under the rear windows.

The door line is also moved lower for most drivers and its front pillars goes a little more inward under the windshield, making it look that much smaller and narrower than it really is.

So, what will your pick be; the Honda Odyssey or the Chrysler Pacifica?