We were in the market for our first minivan, narrowing the search to a Sienna or Odyssey. Odyssey's ability to load and control the DVD from the front with 2 small kids is a big win. Ultimately, though, Honda was willing to negotiate more than Toyota, with an offer below the TMV - What Others are Paying quote (below invoice). Have had the van for almost a month... no issues with noise, great mileage (avg. 21 mpg with a mix of highway/city driving), love the handling.
Front loading DVD, remote control for DVD, automatic liftgate open/close, adjustable armrests.
My husband doesn't like the speedometer since it only shows miles by 20's, with dashes for the 10's. I wish the parking break was further back so I didn't bump it when trying to find a place to rest my left foot. These are minor when compared to everything we like about it so far!