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2016 Honda Odyssey

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2016 LX Passenger Van
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Price:   -  From $29,550
2016 EX Passenger Van Price:   -  From $32,700
2016 SE Passenger Van Price:   -  From $33,650
2016 EX-L Passenger Van Price:   -  From $36,200
2016 Touring Passenger Van Price:   -  From $42,455
2016 Touring Elite Passenger Van Price:   -  From $45,025
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Overview

Honda didn't invent the minivan, but it has come close to perfecting it. The Odyssey continues to earn sales and accolades as one of the best large-capacity family-and-friends movers on the market.

What's New for 2016

Honda joins the high-value trim line trend by adding the SE (Special Edition) to the Odyssey lineup for 2016. Otherwise the Odyssey continues onward with no significant changes.

Honda Odyssey

Choosing Your Honda Odyssey

The Odyssey may still proudly wear the "minivan" description, but there is little that is mini about it. The driver and seven passengers are granted plenty of personal space. Cargo capacity in back with all three rows occupied is a decent 38.4 cubic feet; fold the two rear rows flat and available volume balloons up to 148.5 cubic feet.

All Odysseys feature sliding doors on both sides. Power comes from a 24-valve 3.5-liter V6 that sends 248 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. It may not be a CRX, but the Odyssey still handles extremely well for its size and shape. The EPA estimates fuel mileage across the range at 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

There are six carefully graduated trim levels in the Odyssey lineup:

Honda Odyssey

LX

The LX has an MSRP of $29,275 and combines the essential Odyssey experience with such niceties as Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and Honda's fully-retracting third-row Magic Seat.

Honda Odyssey

EX

The EX starts at $32,425 and fits alloy wheels to the hubs, adds the LaneWatch blind-spot camera to the passenger mirror, and includes keyless Smart Entry in an expanded comfort-and-convenience suite which also features three-zone climate control and an upgraded touchscreen-controlled stereo.

Honda Odyssey

EX-L

The EX-L takes the EX's content and adds on the driver-assistance systems: both Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warnings are included in case the driver's attention is momentarily diverted. The front and outboard second-row seats are upholstered in leather. MSRP is $35,925.

The EX-L further branches into two additional sublevels: EX-L with the DVD rear-seat entertainment system ($37,525) and EX-L with navigation ($37,925).

Honda Odyssey

Touring

The Touring justifies its $42,180 asking price with a navigation system, a memory function for the power driver's seat, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a few more nice upgrades scattered around the large cabin.

Touring Elite

The Touring Elite takes Touring's luxury fittings, adds the SE's movie-theater arrangement and cleanup capability, and boosts the result to levels that will please even the most discerning traveling Pixar-film obsessive. The rear-seat DVD player gets HDMI processing for the high-res screen, audio is upgraded to a 12-speaker 650-watt system with 5.1 surround sound and an HD receiver, and HondaVAC returns to clean up spilled popcorn and Sour Patch Kids. The driver benefits from a full blind-spot scanner system. MSRP for your cross-country-capable projection room with radar eyes is $44,750.

CarsDirect Tip

Given how most minivan journeys include the need to both keep passengers entertained on long hauls and clean up after them upon arrival, the SE is an easy best pick for the money.

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With a peppy V6 that balances performance with economy, the Honda Odyssey seats up to eight and provides an incredible amount of utility without sacrificing driving dynamics.

Pricing and Equipment

All 2016 Honda Odysseys are powered by a 3.5-liter V6. Gear changes are provided courtesy of a silky-smooth six-speed automatic transmission.

Pricing for the minivan’s six trim levels is as follows:

  • The base LX includes an 8-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth hands-free communication. Pricing starts at $29,275.
  • The EX includes 17-inch alloy wheels and Honda’s nifty LaneWatch blind spot camera system. EX models start at $32,425.
  • The SE or Special Edition includes family-friendly features like the HondaVac built-in vacuum and a DVD rear entertainment system with wireless headphones. Pricing begins at $33,375.
  • EX-L includes driver-friendly active safety features like forward collision warning and lane departure warning. Pricing starts at $35,925.
  • The Touring features 18-inch alloy wheels, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory, and a one-motion 60/40 split third-row magic seat. Touring models start at $42,180.
  • The top-tier Touring Elite appears to borrow a few parts from the Acura bin, including an ultra-wide rear entertainment system, blind spot information system, the HondaVac built-in vacuum and a great-sounding 650-watt 12-speaker premium audio system.

Prices do not include an $880 destination charge.

Performance Pros

Honda Odyssey

Powered by Honda’s 3.5-liter V6, the Odyssey produces 248 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, all sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

  • The engine and transmission provide ample power to scoot the approximately 4,500-pound minivan around. Zero to sixty miles per hour zips by in seven and a half seconds.
  • The Odyssey’s steering is precise and confidence-inspiring. Honda’s minivan is quite large, but overall handling is more along the lines of a sedan than large truck.
  • Thanks to the gearing and excellent powerband, highway passing is uneventful, besting the experience offered by many of the latest sporty crossovers.

By using a sophisticated engine management system the V6 engine runs on three cylinders during periods of highway cruising and light load conditions. Rated at 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, the Odyssey's fuel economy numbers are more in line with an economical midsize sedan than a vehicle that can comfortably carry eight people and luggage for a weekend trip to the mountains.

Performance Cons

Other than being a minivan, there really isn’t much to complain about performance-wise. Providing a nice blend of comfort, convenience and efficiency, the Honda Odyssey just gets it right.

Interior Pros

Honda Odyssey
  • The Odyssey’s cabin exhibits a comfortable open and airy feeling. The generous greenhouse lets plenty of light in and provides excellent visibility. The fit and finish of Honda's minivan is excellent.
  • The nicely positioned center gauge cluster is easy to read.
  • The center of the dash features two display screens. The lower touchscreen controls audio and telephone functions. When equipped, the top screen displays GPS information and video feeds from the rear and side view cameras.
  • Rear cargo space is generous, even with all of the comfortable seats occupied.

Worth noting is Honda’s built-in vacuum system. What I initially considered a novelty item turned out to be a handy tool in keeping the Odyssey ship-shape. The vacuum works really well, pulling dirt and sand up almost instantly.

Interior Cons

  • The space provided for middle-seat occupants in the second and third rows is only adequate for small children and tiny adults. There's plenty of legroom for everyone, but the seats themselves are a compromise, only offering a fraction of the room provided by the window seats.
  • Heating and air conditioning controls are positioned high up on the dashboard. The location places some of the controls just out of reach of both the driver and passenger. Leaning forward remedies the problem, but in a vehicle that is so thoughtfully designed, the small inconvenience seems out of place.
  • There is a disproportionate amount of hard-touch plastic surfaces in lower trim levels.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The highway gas mileage in the Odyssey completely belies the size and utility of the vehicle. In a segment where 25 mpg highway is considered great, 28 mpg is downright worthy of a celebration.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

I’m not crazy about the lightning bolt styling of the Odyssey’s side windows. I understand the concept of cutting the opening a little lower and giving third-row occupants better visibility, but the line just doesn’t make sense to my eye. This is subjective, of course, and certainly not a deal-breaker.

The Bottom Line

Honda Odyssey

Honda’s popular minivan may not be the least expensive vehicle in the segment, but it is arguably the best. The performance is stellar, the cabin is huge and comfortable, and the fuel economy shames many small sedans that struggle to fit five adults and a couple of carry-on bags.

Honda’s reputation for building reliable vehicles doesn’t hurt anything either. If a new minivan is on the horizon, do yourself a favor and schedule an appointment at the Honda dealer. Even if the Odyssey doesn’t turn out to be the vehicle for you, it sets excellent shopping benchmarks in the segment to use for comparison.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 248 HP / 250 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 28 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 248 HP / 250 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 28 / 23 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
21.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$80
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
148.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
173 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
202.9 "
Exterior Width
79.2 "
Exterior Height
68.4 "
Front Headroom
39.7 "
Rear Headroom
39.5 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
40.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
64.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
63.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,396 Lbs.
Wheel Base
118 "
Turning Radius
18.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Steel / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
7
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(4-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Removable Bucket
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
7
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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