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Only one minivan wears the top-volume crown – but that doesn’t mean it’s the best minivan for the money in 2023. While the Toyota Sienna earns sales titles, its archrival gets the nod for best overall value. 

The Toyota Sienna has the best minivan sales, but not the best value 

Close up on the rear badging of a 2023 Toyota Sienna 25th anniversary edition.
Toyota Sienna 25th Anniversary | Toyota

The Toyota Sienna is currently the best-selling minivan in the U.S.

But according to U.S. News and World Report, it falls short of being the best value. It’s no surprise that the Sienna is the minivan segment’s volume leader. Toyota sells more cars annually than any other automaker, and the RAV4 is currently the best-selling vehicle on the planet.

Car and Driver reports that Sienna purchases more than doubled from 2020 to 2021. The brand knows how to do volume. And it does value well, too.

U.S. News and World Report ranked the 2023 Sienna as the third-best minivan for the money among 2023 models, with an estimated five-year cost of ownership of around $58,511. However, the top spot goes to the Sienna’s chief rival,  the Honda Odyssey.

What’s the best minivan for the money in 2023?

A silver Honda Odyssey sits in front of a playground.
Honda Odyssey | Honda

According to U.S. News and World Report, the best minivan for the money in 2023 is the Honda Odyssey. Here are the top five best minivans for the money according to the report:

  1. Honda Odyssey 
  2. Kia Carnival 
  3. Toyota Sienna
  4. Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  5. Chrysler Pacifica

It may be second in volume, but the Odyssey takes the top spot over the Sienna for overall value. The Honda minivan actually has a higher estimated cost of ownership over five years than the Toyota at $64,231. 

But according to U.S. News and World Report, the Odyssey still wins the value proposition with its wealth of features and general quality throughout. The publication gave an overall 9/10 score to the Honda Odyssey. The minivan’s practical cabin design, easy infotainment system, and quality materials earned it praise. 

Is the Honda Odyssey better than the Toyota Sienna?

A silver 2023 Toyota Sienna sits in the middle of a white and silver room.
2023 Toyota Sienna | Toyota

The Honda Odyssey earned a better value rating than the Toyota Sienna from one source – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a better minivan overall. Both minivans offer great features, practical designs, and strong reputations built on decades of success.

The Sienna gets a slight performance advantage with its standard hybrid powertrain and available all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the Odyssey has more flexible cargo space and practical features. 

SUVs may be taking over, but minivans are still the kings of family practicality in the automotive world. There are more solid choices than ever – the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey are among the best. 


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