The all-new fifth-generation Odyssey packs a more powerful engine, two new transmission options, a sideways-sliding second-row seat, and a host of other interior technologies 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.
The lighter, more rigid Odyssey is front-drive only; no all-wheel-drive is available.
A hands-free, foot-activated power tailgate is available.
A new 8-inch infotainment touch screen replaces the previous Odyssey's complicated dual-screen system.
All but the base LX trim come with standard blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. For the 2020 model year, a 10-speed automatic is now standard across the board. Updates for 2021 include standard Honda Sensing across all trims.
This package includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assistance.
Blind spot warning and rear cross traffic are standard on all except the base trim.
Plus, the minivan received a fresh exterior look, and a standard rear seat reminder system that alerts drivers to check the rear seat before leaving the vehicle to prevent forgetting a child inside.
Honda claims that the second-row seats now fold nearly flat, making them easier to remove, and EX-L and higher trims get a power lumbar support for the front passenger seat.