2021 Honda Odyssey Priced From $32,910, Gains Standard Honda Sensing

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, Automotive Editor - July 29, 2020

The Honda Odyssey is one of the most popular minivans on the market. Last year, Honda managed to sell 99,113 units in the U.S., beating what few competitors are left in the class. With both the Toyota Sienna and the Chrysler Pacifica receiving updates recently, Honda thought it was a good time as any to update its popular Odyssey. Today, Honda announced pricing for the 2021 Odyssey, and the minivan has gone up by $1,000.

The 2021 Odyssey will start at $32,910, which includes destination. That represents an increase of $1,000 from the 2020 model year that started at $31,910. The trims remain the same for the Odyssey, with the EX, EX-L, and Elite trim going up by $400 from before. The Touring trim actually goes down by $2,560.

As far as changes go, the Odyssey wears a slightly updated face with a new grille, updated LED headlights, revised wheel designs, and some different exterior trim pieces. These aren't substantial changes, but more of a slight refresh. More substantive changes occur on the inside. The second row of seats now fold nearly flat and Honda promises that they’re easier to remove than before for maximum cargo capacity.

Honda Odyssey

In terms of features, Honda added a new rear-seat reminder feature as standard. Seeing as how minivans are all about shuffling families around, it’s a nice addition to the Odyssey. Further helping parents keep an eye on their kids or passengers in the back, Honda updated the van’s CabinWatch system so it can run simultaneously with CabinTalk. Now, drivers will be able to amplify their voice through the audio system, while using the camera to display the rear seating area.

The largest addition, though, is that Honda Sensing is now standard on the LX trim. Previously, for the 2020 model year, the EX was the starting point where Honda Sensing was standard. The suite of advanced safety features includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist. Furthermore, for the 2021 Odyssey, the suite now adds traffic sign recognition, low-speed follow for the adaptive cruise control system, and pedestrian detection as standard.

As a whole, the changes are worth the $1,000, especially the addition of Honda Sensing and the few new safety features. Mechanically, things remain the same, as the 2021 Odyssey continues to be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s rated at 280 horsepower.

Compared to the redesigned Sienna, Honda’s updates for the Odyssey don’t seem as large. The Sienna received a sharp, striking design, a new hybrid powertrain, a fresh interior, and an extensive tech overhaul. While the design won’t appeal to everyone, the Sienna certainly looks like it’s leapfrogged the Odyssey.

The 2021 Honda Odyssey will arrive in dealers on August 3 and compete against the likes of the Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Voyager, and Kia Sedona in a segment that’s quickly shrinking.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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