Honda last redesigned the Odyssey for 2011, bringing with it a 3.5-liter V6 with 248 horsepower and cylinder deactivation on all trim levels. That means the Odyssey's V6 runs on three cylinders during highway cruising for better fuel economy. Most versions are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and are rated at 27 MPG highway by the EPA. The top-level Touring and Touring Elite trims get a six-speed automatic that boosts the MPG rating by 1. All Odysseys get full-length curtain airbags with a rollover sensor and LATCH points in both the second and third rows. LX models seat 7 passengers and have an 8-way power driver's seat, front and rear air conditioning and a five-speaker audio system. EX adds 8-passenger seating, alloy wheels and power sliding doors. EX-L is the best value. It adds leather seats, power tailgate and is available with DVD entertainment and a navigation system – both of which are standard on the Touring. Touring Elite adds a widescreen DVD system and blind-spot monitoring. For 2013, a backup camera is standard on all Odysseys, a rarity even in the minivan class.
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The EX is loaded with more of the features today's minivan buyers expect, beginning with 8-passenger seating and dual power sliding doors. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels upgrade the exterior, as do heated exterior mirrors. Inside, Bluetooth and USB input are standard, with a tri-zone automatic climate control and steering wheel audio controls and exterior temperature gauge. The audio system is upgraded with 7 speakers, a 2 GB CD storage system and Honda's i-MID multimedia display that incorporates an 8-inch screen. There are also sunshades for second-row passengers, a conversation mirror for the driver, removable front console, trash bag ring and a 10-way power driver's seat.
Minivan shoppers who declare a DVD Entertainment System and/or satellite navigation as a must to keep the family calm on a long trip should take a long look at the EX-L. Leather-trimmed seats are standard, as are heated front seats, a 4-way power front passenger's seat, leather steering wheel, power moonroof, satellite radio, power tailgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror and Cool Box refrigerated compartment in the center stack. EX-L with DVD Rear Entertainment adds the DVD screen in the second-row and a 115-volt power closeoutlet. EX-L with Navigation System goes further with Honda's satellite navigation system, a high-resolution 8-inch screen for i-MID, 276-watt sound system and a 15 GB hard drive.
The LX lacks the flash of more expensive Odyssey trims, but it still comes well-equipped. It has the same 3.5-liter V6 as all Odysseys, as well as a full set of safety gear like full-length curtain airbags with rollover protection, front and side airbags for front passengers, backup camera and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control. LX has seating for seven with the fold-into-floor split third-row seat. Also standard is a 229-watt five-speaker audio system with MP3/AUX input.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Honda Odyssey$28,497 | 8,043 mi
2012 Honda Odyssey$21,775 | 61,524 mi
2012 Honda Odyssey$22,941 | 33,690 mi
2012 Honda Odyssey$24,594 | 24,200 mi
2012 Honda Odyssey$35,997 | 15,137 mi
2011 Honda Odyssey$30,988 | 37,052 mi
2011 Honda Odyssey$32,000 | 29,150 mi
2011 Honda Odyssey$33,810 | 32,409 mi
2011 Honda Odyssey$33,997 | 33,784 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$16,745 | 24,249 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$16,995 | 38,195 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$19,991 | 42,940 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$20,095 | 63,089 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$20,997 | 30,946 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$22,919 | 26,744 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$22,988 | 43,376 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$23,500 | 47,185 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$24,488 | 30,396 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$24,988 | 31,780 mi
2010 Honda Odyssey$25,997 | 37,989 mi
2009 Honda Odyssey$17,488 | 91,560 mi
2007 Honda Odyssey$11,796 | 99,733 mi
2007 Honda Odyssey$13,746 | 79,609 mi
2006 Honda Odyssey$12,977 | 83,875 mi
2005 Honda Odyssey$8,986 | 127,141 mi
2005 Honda Odyssey$11,800 | 110,257 mi
2004 Honda Odyssey$6,488 | 144,679 mi
2001 Honda Odyssey$6,999 | 94,044 mi
Only minivan to offer all-wheel-drive, but expensive and with worse MPG.
Powerful V6, but gets expensive and interior quality falls short.
Among the most versatile, but interior quality isn't class-leading.
Smooth rise and good handling, but with a boxy front end design.