We’re looking at buying a recently used minivan and are down to the 2015-2017 Odyssey and the 2017+ Chrysler Pacifica. I’ve done quite a bit of research but have always found the forums to be more reliable than a lot of other sources, so any input on the below would be appreciated (whether personal experience or what you’ve read or learned online):
- How is the 2015-2017 Odyssey’s reliability generally? Are there any known issues / weak points that I should be aware of going in? The reviews of the Odyssey are generally favorable, but I’ve seen it ranked pretty low on reliability (including in Consumer Reports). I know earlier Odyssey generations had known transmission issues, so just wondering if there’s anything like that to be aware of that affects this generation. I’ve never owned a car with this much tech and electronics in it, so I’m particularly worried about electronics (like adjustable seats, buttons, screens, etc.) having issues and being expensive to fix.
- Related to the reliability question, any thoughts on getting a CPO vs. non-CPO Odyssey? Do you think it’s worth it?
- Any tips about features/options to definitely get vs. ones to avoid (or ones that have known issues)?
- Lastly, it would be great to hear anyone’s thoughts about comparisons between the 2015-2017 Odyssey and the 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica, including reasons you chose the Odyssey over the Pacifica.