Why the childish ridicule?
The Odyssey, at least in my opinion, feels more comfortable to drive and the seats in the middle row are much more comfortable. It does look more luxurious both on the inside and outside. It is also a more reliable car.
I am seeing more Pacificas on the road which means it's a solid car and rightfully so, but the design of the Pacifica is already looking outdated. Makes sense though given it's the cheaper car.
Some of us are probably wondering why you are posting in this forum? You have already decided that the Pacifica is not for you. Perhaps you should join an Odyssey forum like this one
? I'm still a member there, as I am a former Odyssey owner.
However, if you are open to an alternate opinion, stick around, read and ask questions. We really are a nice bunch, but we do kid around a bit.
Style is always an opinion. My opinion is that the Pacifica looks nicer, more graceful, less weird. And IMO, the interior is far more inviting, the dash looks less like a piece of Sanyo stereo equipment.
I don't think the Pacifica is a cheaper car. The pricing is almost identical to the Odyssey, model for model comparison. The Pacifica is discounted more, as Honda and Chrysler have very different marketing philosophies. My Pacifica is far more solid feeling than my Odyssey ever was. In every respect is seems like a more expensive car.
I'll give you the comfort of the middle row seats. They are way more comfortable than the Pacifica seats. I've accepted that trade off for the benefit of Stow and Go design. I frequently have a need to have the carrying space, and removing the 70 lb. seats from the Odyssey was a backbreaking chore. I'm too old for that, never again!
As for quality, my Odyssey was mostly trouble free in six years and 87K miles of use, except for replacing two sets of front brake rotors, lots of rattles, and a stubborn sliding door that was never fixed properly. The engine is great, but I wasn't looking forward to replacing the timing belt in a year or so. Click on the forum I've linked above. You will see Honda has lots of problems too. There are frequent laments that the quality has dropped for the 2018's compared to the previous 2011-2017 series.