2011 Honda
Odyssey EX
vs. 2011 Toyota
Highlander SE

2011 Toyota Highlander SE

9.6

starting from

$34,660

Reasons to buy the Toyota Highlander SE

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More airbags
6
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Roof rails
Standard
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Moon roof
Standard
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Leather
Standard
2011 Honda Odyssey EX

9.6

starting from

$32,035
"Readily adaptable to cargos."
popularmechanics.com | talking about the Odyssey's storage
"Onboard entertainment systems are attractive."
popularmechanics.com | talking about the Odyssey's stereo

Reasons to buy the Honda Odyssey EX

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Safer for the driver in head-on collisions
5 stars
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Good cargo space
148.5 ft3
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Spacious back seats
56.8 ft3
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Winner: Highlander SE
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • The Odyssey EX's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Odyssey EX has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • The Odyssey EX has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • The Odyssey EX has 5 more cupholders, 15 vs 10
  • A single tank lasts more than 20% longer, 567 miles vs 461 miles
  • Room for around 60% more stuff, 148.5 ft3 vs 95.4 ft3
Safety Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Winner: Highlander SE
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  • The Highlander SE has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Winner: Highlander SE
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  • The Highlander SE's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • The Highlander SE's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.0 lb/hp vs 17.8 lb/hp
  • Around 10% more powerful, 270 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 248 HP @ 5,700 RPM
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Honda Odyssey EX Winner: Odyssey EX
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  • The best price we've seen is $2,625 cheaper (around 10% less), $32,035 vs $34,660
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Toyota
Highlander SE
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Highlander SE's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Highlander SE; the Odyssey EX only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Toyota
Highlander SE
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Number of speakers 7 vs 6 The Odyssey EX has an OK number of speakers, while the Highlander SE has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the Highlander SE, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Odyssey EX has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Toyota
Highlander SE
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the Highlander SE
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Practicality

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Toyota
Highlander SE
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Passengers 8 vs 7 The Odyssey EX has lots of passenger seats and the Highlander SE is OK, too
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Highway driving range 567 miles vs 461 miles The Odyssey EX has good highway range and the Highlander SE is reasonable
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Cargo space 148.5 ft3 vs 95.4 ft3 The Odyssey EX has lots of cargo room and the Highlander SE is pretty good
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front seats 60.5 ft3 vs 59.3 ft3 The Odyssey EX has roomy front seats and the Highlander SE is OK
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Standard Need to carry bulky cargo? The Highlander SE's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Odyssey EX cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Highlander SE offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Odyssey EX
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Cupholders 15 vs 10 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Odyssey EX is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Toyota
Highlander SE
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The Highlander SE has a good number of airbags, but the Odyssey EX is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Toyota
Highlander SE
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Horsepower 248 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 270 HP @ 6,200 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The Highlander SE's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.8 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp The Highlander SE is a sporty car, while the Odyssey EX is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.7 ft vs 38.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Toyota
Highlander SE
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MSRP $32,035 vs $34,660 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 18 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Road Tests

Honda
Odyssey EX
2011 Honda Odyssey EX
2011 Toyota Highlander SE Toyota
Highlander SE
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0-60 mph 8.7 seconds vs 8.0 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 143 ft vs 139 ft The Highlander SE's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Odyssey EX is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.7 s @ 87 mph vs 16.4 s @ 87 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs 0.74 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs 114 mph

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2011 Toyota Highlander SE 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE Highlander SE vs Sienna XLE
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