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2014 odyssey vs. 2014 toyota highlander

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Mar 19, 2008
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2014 odyssey vs. 2014 toyota highlander

Hi, we need to buy a new vehicle in couple of weeks. We have a 2000 Camry now. But we r expecting our second one in couple of weeks. Price wise odyssey is better. But look wise highlander is better. Can anyone got any input on any of these vehicles? Highlander is coming out in few weeks. Thanks in advance.
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You will appreciate the sliding doors at parking lots.
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If you don't care about all the stigma surrounding the minivan, the Odyssey is the better choice in this case.
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Why are you looking to change?

What are your needs?
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Mar 19, 2008
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We r going to be a family of 4. Toddler and a newborn baby. We'll have my in lows staying for couple of months. Beside our current car needs lot of work done which is not worth fixing it. We r looking to sell it. We like the 7/8 seater.
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I'd go for the van. Good and safe vehicle for a young family.

Biggest downside to the van is the stigma of driving a mini van, like mentioned, but if you get over that then rock that sh** :)
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Shouldn't be
odyssey vs. sienna
pilot/MDX vs. highlander
?
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kvithya wrote:
Feb 7th, 2014 8:43 pm
We r going to be a family of 4. Toddler and a newborn baby. We'll have my in lows staying for couple of months. Beside our current car needs lot of work done which is not worth fixing it. We r looking to sell it. We like the 7/8 seater.
Highlanders are not known for any usable 3rd row space. Stuffing inlaws in the crammed back seats won't score you brownie points as a good son in law. You really need to compare the Odyssey and Pilot and Sienna, not the Highlander.
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spike1128 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2014 9:34 pm
Highlanders are not known for any usable 3rd row space. Stuffing inlaws in the crammed back seats won't score you brownie points as a good son in law. You really need to compare the Odyssey and Pilot and Sienna, not the Highlander.
2014 Highlander has a bigger third row now.
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Highlander since its all new(except engine) and resale is excellent.
I wouldn't go with the Odyssey since even 2013 models are included in the big Oil burning/Spark Plug fouling Lawsuits in the US.
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2014 odyssey - more practical and allows your family to grow with it
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Although it is not on your list of choices, have you thought of Acadia Vs. Town and Country???

I personally have an Acadia as a company vehicle and I would get another one in a heartbeat. 80k kms on it now and other than oil changes, 1 time brake service front and back, and 1 set of wipers, no other repairs. As for space, plenty of room in the 3rd row for adults and still have room for 2 large suitcases in the trunk. Something to really consider.
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Mar 19, 2008
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We will definitely look into it. We didn't want to go over 40k.
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While both might fit your needs, you should go for the Odyssey if you value practicality and price more, and Highlander if you value image and luxury more.
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