An RV can be an exciting purchase that allows you to adventure on the open road in style. There’s a lot to consider when buying one, as they’re typically a large investment that people buy with the intention of keeping for a long period of time. If you’re in the market for a new RV in Idaho or Montana, check out the range of RVs at our locations in Boise and Nampa, Idaho, and Billings, Butte, and Missoula, Montana. A great option from our inventory that you might consider is the Entegra Coach Esteem or the Entegra Coach Odyssey.
While both vehicles have impressive features, there are a few things that set them apart from each other. Here’s a comparison of some the key features and specs for the Entegra Coach Esteem vs. Coach Odyssey.
The 2024 Entegra Coach Esteem comes equipped with E-Z Drive, which is a suite of technology to improve the performance of the RV. This model comes with the Elite package as standard, including FSD shock technology from Koni. Other standard features include a 200W solar panel with dual controller and a second battery and hydraulic leveling jacks, which automatically raise and lower your RV to the perfect height while parked.
You can opt for the second battery and the jacks on the Odyssey, but they exist as optional add-ons for that model. Instead, the Odyssey has a standard leveling jack prep that you can operate manually. The Odyssey also comes with E-Z Drive, though it doesn’t include the Elite package or the FSD shocks.
You’ll get the same Ford E-450 chassis on both models, as well as a 7.3L V-8 engine with 325 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. Both the Esteem and the Odyssey also come with CatStrap catalytic converter protection and power anti-lock brakes with power steering. The transmission on both models is a six-speed TorqShift series that includes overdrive.
With a variety of differences, the exterior can tell you immediately which of these options is the more luxurious ride. On the Esteem, you’ll find sleek chrome mirrors that shine in any weather. There are also fiberglass running boards and fiberglass surrounds for added durability on the outside of the vehicle. The standard outside package for the Esteem includes partial paint on the top and bottom of the exterior, which adds longevity to the vehicle and keeps it looking fresh for longer. You can also opt for full paint for even more protection at an additional cost.
On the exterior of the Odyssey, there are plastic mirrors that are typically colored black. You’ll also get a basic running board and flat fiberglass surrounds, which are a bit less sturdy than those on the Esteem. The standard for the Odyssey’s exterior includes all fiberglass without any paint, just a few pieces of detailing. You can add the partial paint that comes standard on the Esteem for extra cost, but there are no options for adding full paint to the Odyssey.
Another difference between these models is the type of baggage door you’ll find. On the Esteem, you get metal slam latch baggage doors that you can close simply by slamming them shut. For the Odyssey, the standard is a set of baggage doors that use a twist-knob to close, which can be a bit clunkier to use.
The interior of the 2024 Esteem proves its luxury even more, with 200 watts of solar power included, while this is optional on the Odyssey. You also get a 15,000 British thermal unit (BTU) air conditioner with a heat pump for the perfect level of comfort while on the road or parked. The Odyssey comes with a 15,000 BTU air conditioner minus the heat pump. The seats in the Esteem boast a soft upholstery that’s luscious to feel and comfortable to sleep on.
In the kitchen, you’ll enjoy solid surface countertops with flush-mounted sink covers, making it easy to cook and then store your kitchen supplies. The ceiling of the Esteem is made of soft touch vinyl, and there are also roller blackout shades to keep the sunlight out when you’re trying to rest. These differ from the Odyssey that has pleated plastic pull-down shades, which are still effective but a bit less updated. The ceiling on the Odyssey is made of hard plastic, which gives a bit less flexibility.
The standard sofas for the Esteem are tri-fold sofas, which can provide a bit more room for sleeping than the jackknife sofas on the Odyssey. You’ll also find vinyl upholstery on the seats inside the Odyssey, though they’re made with rougher vinyl. The kitchen includes laminated countertops that have a drying rack and cover embedded within them.
There are three available floorplans for the 2024 Coach Esteem. The first is the 27U, which places the kitchen and dinette behind the driver’s side seat. This flips on the next floorplan, the 29V, as it adds a tri-fold sofa behind the driver’s side instead of the jackknife sofa on the passenger’s side on the 27U. The 31F floorplan adds even more space, allowing for the addition of bunk beds with tablet holders, meaning you can take the whole family along for the ride.
For the 2024 Odyssey, there are seven floorplans, each of which have unique benefits. The standard floorplan is the 24B, which situates the dinette on the driver’s side and the kitchen on the passenger side, without any couches. The 25R floorplan adds a jackknife sofa next to the dinette, and the 26M floorplan offers the option to upgrade to a theater sofa and a queen Murphy bed, as opposed to the standard queen bed in the back. Opting for the 27U will get you a king bed, while the 29V, 30Z, and 31F offer even more exciting upgrades.
Check Out These Two Models for Yourself at Bretz RV & Marine
If, after reading about the Entegra Coach Esteem and Coach Odyssey, you’re still not sure which one is right for you, it may be helpful to compare their features using Entegra’s comparison page. If you have questions about either of these models or other Entegra Coach vehicles, you can also contact us directly at Bretz RV & Marine. We have locations in Boise and Nampa, Idaho, and Billings, Butte, and Missoula, Montana, where our team of experts can help you find the answers you’re looking for and get you out on the road in your new RV today.