You know WINTER tires on a FWD car work great. I like the idea of AWD, but I've lived in MN for almost 6 years, and will say winter tires on a FWD Odyssey and our Sienna will probably out stop and out accelerate your AWD Sienna. Just saying.No AWD on the Honda - not even in the game as far as my family is concerned.
You lucked out. I just traded my 2007 Odyssey for a 2015 Sienna XLE. The Odyssey only had 63,000 miles on the odometer. After 4 factory recalls, I continued to have numerous problems with the van to the point I could no longer trust it. I had window tracks replaced, defective rollers on both sliding door replaced, control rods replaced, power mirror mechanism replaced, tranny reprogram, exhaust system shields rotting off, etc. The white factory paint job started peeling resulting in a total stripping and repainting of the roof, hood and front fenders. (Honda initially refused to do this at no charge but the dealer interceded on my behalf. Thank God I had purchased an extended warranty on that lemon as the retail value of the repairs would have exceeded $3,000.00.I have a 2007 Ody EXL and it has been great, no complaints, just had its 100,000 service, all I have done previous is change the oil, NOTHING else, I think it drives like a sportscar (for a van) but have always seen the Sienna SE and think it looks sexy (for a van), the 2015 with the black interior looks just great, of course Honda doesn't offer a sport edition or black inside, I may have to take a Sienna for a drive, wondering how it sitting an inch lower and having 19 inch wheels will make it handle, I won't consider anything but an SE.