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Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey 2018 minivan Trim Shown: 2018 EX-L minivan FWD Automatic
The all-new fifth-generation Odyssey packs a more powerful engine, two new transmission options, a sliding second-row seat, and a host of other interior features intended to keep the entire family happy. The 3.5-liter V6 puts out 280 hp, and it is teamed with a nine-speed gearbox in lower trims and a 10-speed transmission on top-tier models. Front-wheel drive is still the only way the Odyssey is offered. Our first impressions with an Elite trim intricate that the powertrain is smooth, punchy, and quiet. The ride is comfortable, the cabin is quiet, and handling is sound. However, the push-button gear selector is a nuisance to use in parking maneuvers. A hands-free, foot-activated power tailgate is available. A new 8-inch infotainment touch screen is easier to use than the previous set-up.
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Honda Odyssey 2017 minivan Trim Shown: 2017 EX-L minivan FWD Automatic
This versatile and capable hauler combines clever and generous packaging with responsive handling and a supple ride--surprising for a minivan. Its vigorous 3.5-liter V6 and smooth six-speed automatic returned 21 mpg overall in our tests. The Odyssey can seat eight in relative comfort, with varying configurations for cargo and passenger needs. Easy access, excellent child-seat accommodations, and abundant cabin storage add to the family-friendly quotient. Among our few gripes is the tediously complicated dual touch-screen infotainment system. In addition, fit and finish and some material selection are not what one would expect at this price, and AWD isn't available. A redesigned 2018 Odyssey goes on sale in June.
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2011 Redesign Year
Honda Odyssey 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 EX-L
Redesigned for 2011, this generation of the Honda Odyssey did very well in our road tests, with comfortable seating and a good ride. Handling is responsive, but the steering wasn't as precise as in previous Odysseys. The cabin is relatively quiet, though some road noise persists. Eight occupants fit easily in the roomy, versatile interior. The refined 248-hp V6 and five-speed automatic powertrain return 19 mpg overall. Top-trim versions got a six-speed automatic that became standard for 2014; this version returns 21 mpg. That 2014 freshening also included a reinforced front structure for better crashworthiness, the addition of available forward-collision warning, and an overly complicated touchscreen infotainment system on higher trims. Blind spot monitoring was only available on the top Elite trim; other versions got Honda's LaneWatch right blind spot camera system, which is more distracting and less useful. A built-in vacuum cleaner comes on select trims.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 N/A N/A
2015 $24,100 - $35,650 $21,360 - $32,470
2014 $20,650 - $31,725 $18,010 - $28,760
2013 $17,050 - $27,550 $14,400 - $24,600
2012 $14,425 - $23,850 $11,790 - $20,890
2011 $12,300 - $20,400 $9,680 - $17,430
2005 Redesign Year
Honda Odyssey 2010 Trim Shown: 2010 Touring
Long one of our top-scoring minivans, the Odyssey was redesigned in 2005, bringing improved interior flexibility. Safety increased significantly with the addition of standard curtain airbags and stability control. Sharp and precise steering makes the Odyssey surprisingly fun to drive for a big box on wheels. Bumps are well absorbed by the suspension, providing a comfortable ride, but interior noise levels are rather high. The 3.5-liter V6 and five-speed automatic delivers plenty of power and 19 mpg overall. A telescoping steering wheel adjustment arrived for 2007; high-trim models have a backup camera and a power liftgate in later years. An underfloor storage compartment holds small items or can stow the removable center second-row seat. Eight passengers fit in the roomy interior, and the third row seat drops into the floor for more storage and a flat load floor. Note that the competing Toyota Sienna isn't as enjoyable to drive, but is quieter and offers optional all-wheel-drive.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2010 $9,575 - $15,600 $7,060 - $12,710
2009 $8,350 - $12,775 $5,870 - $10,030
2008 $7,250 - $10,925 $4,775 - $8,225
2007 $6,425 - $8,775 $3,970 - $6,175
2006 $5,650 - $7,600 $3,220 - $5,070
2005 $4,575 - $6,975 $2,205 - $4,460
Honda Odyssey 2004 Trim Shown: 2004 Passenger Van
The original Odyssey, with four swing-out doors instead of sliders, and its overworked four-cylinder engine soldiered until 998. The third-row bench seat cleverly folds and stows flush with the floor. The Odyssey was reinvented as a large traditional minivan for 1999, with sliding doors and a smooth 3.5-liter V6. This Odyssey is big and spacious, yet doesn't feel bulky. It has good handling, comfortable seating, and good acceleration. Traction control became standard for 2001. Watch out for problems with the five-speed automatic transmission in 2000-2004 model years.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2004 $3,500 - $4,950 $1,340 - $2,545
2003 $3,125 - $4,650 $1,030 - $2,255
2002 $3,075 - $4,125 $970 - $1,825
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A