2016 Honda Odyssey TouringIf you’re shopping around for a new family vehicle in the West Michigan area, you have quite a few to choose from, even if you restrict yourself to just minivans. Do the 2016 Town & Country features impress you? We could understand Chrysler’s minivan looking impressive next to a vehicle like the Nissan Quest or the Toyota Sienna, but what about the 2016 Honda Odyssey?

Honda has been redefining how drivers think of “standard features” in their recent models, and we think it has an edge over the Town & Country. Let’s take a look.

What Comes Standard?

One of the best ways to judge a vehicle is to see what the automaker gives to you without requiring any upgrades, and these days, Honda has been giving drivers quite a bit. You can find the following on each 2016 Odyssey, from the basic LX trim to the top-of-the-line Touring Elite:

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
  • Pandora Internet Radio compatibility
  • SMS text messaging capabilities
  • Steering wheel–mounted controls
  • Rearview camera system with guidelines
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

The 2016 Town & Country features do include some similar amenities, but in order to be on the same level as the Odyssey, you would need to upgrade Chrysler’s minivan. Features like a power-adjustable driver’s seat that let you get comfortable for the long ride in an Odyssey simply aren’t available on the basic Town & Country.

And when it comes to optional features, the new Odyssey Special Edition trim gives drivers access to a rear DVD entertainment system and the Honda-exclusive HondaVac vacuum cleaner without having to upgrade to the highest trim levels. Convenience and cleanliness is right there in the Odyssey Special Edition, and the Town & Country doesn’t really have a trim level that offers a similar combination of features.

Test Drive an Odyssey

We think the best way to see the Odyssey and the way it outclasses the 2016 Town & Country features is to get behind the wheel and take it for a drive. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you today to test drive the new Honda Odyssey—we suggest starting with the Special Edition trim.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.