The Odyssey is big and spacious, yet it doesn't feel bulky. The Honda provides good handling, comfortable seating, and offers an ideal combination of acceleration and fuel economy. It's an excellent choice for people who need plenty of interior space.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The sightlines are not good and the vehicle is difficult to parallel park."

Jeffrey L., OR (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Starting, driving and stopping is good considering the high mileage"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Easy and quick acceleration."

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Sometimes the shifting is sluggish."

Anonymous, WI (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Handles easily...acceleration average, but do not accelerate to say 60 mph frequently. I GRADUALLY reach 60 mph."

Carolyn A., OK (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Good acceleration (V6), handling and comfort good for a large vehicle, more car-like than most SUVs or minivans."

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Handles great and still going strong"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Love driving this minivan. Accelerates well, handles great in all weather conditions."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"It’s ok for acceleration And handling."

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Excellent acceleration. The handling is wonderful - the Odyssey drives like a car. The turning radius is very tight for a van."

ASA W., GA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Acceleration is good. Recently had to make an emergency maneuver and I was shocked on how hard it swerved and I do not remember even thinking I was going to roll over."

DAVID S., NY (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Our Odyssey's greatest plus is it handles great. It is very stable at high speed even in cross winds. It has plenty of power for merging, climbing hills, and even passing on hills."

ERIC F., KY (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"This van has been fun to drive and is very versatile. I call it my covered truck that can haul 6 passengers + driver. I've replaced a few things and kept it up. I would buy another one when I have the money."

STERLING C., TX (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"I like the way it turns on a dime. The windows afford excellent vision as well"

ERIC S., NE (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"performance and dependability are very satisfactory for my needs and expectations."

DOUGLAS B., NV (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"While no sports car, this vehicle has actually been fun to drive; more fun than a Toyota Camry, which was a surprise for a minivan."

TIMOTHY W., VT (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Parking is difficult, turn radius awful, and visiibliitly in traffic is poor"

JEFFREY L., OR (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Good acceleration after I switched to Ethanol free gasoline. I get better mileage. About 50 miles more per gallon."

ENRIQUE B., GA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"It's a solid ride, not luxurious, handles well. Not a lot of pep."

Anonymous, MN (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Heavy duty parts used to build. 151000 miles with no front end work, air cond. still works, doors all work. Great vehicle."

JUDITH M., OH (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Excellent acceleration. Able to maintain high speeds with heavy loads on the highway. Most precise steering vehicle I've owned. Beautiful handling on the highways, especially winding roads."

Anonymous, IA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Steering is responsive. On the road the vehicle feels solid with little sway on curves. Satisfying acceleration entering highways or passing other vehicles"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"(+) drives like a car (+) has a very tight turning radius, very maneuverable. Quite good for a minivan"

Anonymous, NH (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Only adequate acceleration."

Damian C., FL (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Great"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Acceleration after 15 years is like new"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"This is an old car with over 250K miles on it. However, it handles like it must have out of the dealership. Plenty of power, even under heavy load, relatively quiet for a minivan and just keeps going with relatively little expense."

David G., OR (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"For a larger mini van it handles very well. Great in turns, quick pick up when needed and wonderful visablility."

Daniel N., WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"The odyssey accelerates smoothly and confidently allowing for smooth merging with traffic on the highway. The gas economy is not as good as other V6's I've had in mini vans this size, 22 mpg compared to 25 with my previous Chrysler products (Grand Caravans)"

Kenneth S., IN (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"V-6 is fantastic!"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very satisfied with comfort of car in the city and trips. It has held up well."

Edward T., WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Perfect for short or long trips."

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Comfortable seats in front and back. Great comfort for long trips with family."

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats are comfortable and maintain a good appearance despite being treated roughly for over a decade, by messy adults, young kids who are now adolescents and our dog. The seat controls (height, front/back movement, recline) seem solid and not cheap. We particularly like that the Odyssey's driver is at a nice height and has great visibility of the surroundings. We miss that in our sedan."

Anonymous, MD (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"When people ride in this van, they express a wish that their much newer cars were as nice."

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Best vehicle ever for flexibility, comfort of all passengers, getting in and out of vehicle. Noise level is much better than my CRV."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"16 years old and still a smooth ride"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats are comfortable fo long drives. Noise level is a little loud. Decent ride quality."

Anonymous, BC (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"I like that even though my Odyssey is 16 years old it is still comfortable and a good ride. It's a well made vehicle that stands the test of time."

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Seating fits my body well. Noise --- no noticeable, no irritating noise. ride...smooth, handles well."

Carolyn A., OK (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"I love that the seats position me in a more upright sitting posture. The seats of many vehicles have too much of a reclining position."

Steve B., WV (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Road noise"

WALTER M., TN (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Driving has improved very much since I started using Ethanol free gasoline. Good for lawn machinery too. Seats are not very comfortable. Back of seats need better adjustment for different drivers."

ENRIQUE B., GA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"I had to have the AC fluid topped up this summer (2016). First time since 2002. AC working as good as new."

ELEANOR Y., ON (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"All good except more road noise than other cars I have been in"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"I don't like the climate control system. After 12 years of owning the vehicle, I still feel like I can't get it to do what I want. Also, there is a lot of road noise."

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"This car is very noisy when driving. So much so that radio volume must be turned way up"

T P., NC (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"noisy cabin"

MARK F., CT (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"This is the most comfortable car to drive we've ever owned.We drive to FL and upstate NY every year, and the seats are good for long distance drives. The road noise is minimal at highway speeds with the windows closed. We bought it to accommodate our tandem bike but are so satisfied with it as an all-around highway cruiser."

MARGUERITE D., MD (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"ride too harsh"

K M., WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats are firm and have great support. The Odyssey's only weakness is it is noisy. Gear noise when accelerating and road noise at speed. It has been very noisy since the day we bought it new."

ERIC F., KY (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Rides smoother and quieter than luxury cars I've driven, and handles more like a sports car than a family hauler"

JOHN G., GA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"The one bad thing about this car is not enough heat on the feet. The heated air goes only as low as the ankles, leaving my often snow dampened shoes/boots cold, including the gas pedal foot. On the other hand the defrosters are great, clearing not only the windshield but also the side windows. I also like the back seat heat. Also, I love that the floor has no rim that you have to lift your foot over to get in and out."

CECILE F., MI (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Bucket seat comfort outstanding"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Leather seats, heated in cold weather Extremely comfortable."

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Great comfort for all of the seating, even the far back seat. Easy for even handicapped folks to get in and out."

Daniel N., WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"People who own newer Odyssey models frequently comment on how much better they like the comfort in my 15 year old van."

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Car was purchased used from Honda dealer in 2005: Electronics and other mechanical (tire bushings, timing belt, transmission, began to give our within 1 year after purchase in 2005; sliding doors (electric) open and close on their own, rear window began smoking (electric short), original paint job looks like a cheetah pattern within 2 years after purchase in 2005; seats are comfortable, A/C works very well, ride can be noisy"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Wonderfully dependable! Back windows stopped working so limited ventilation"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"It has been a nice riding comfortable car. We have been very satisfied with it."

Edward T., WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"With the exception of the transmission, this vehicle has been incredibly reliable, requiring only maintenance items for the 340,000 miles that I've driven it. After all this time, I've not yet seen an indication that its reliability is dropping and plan to keep driving it for some number of years."

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Car has over 200000 miles on it now. It has held up well."

Edward T., WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"IT HAS BEEN VERY RELIABLE CONSIDERING WE HAVE OWNED IT FOR 16 YEARS AND IT HAS OVER 130000 MILES ON IT."

Anonymous, CT (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Other than the transmission, no significant malfunctions - just routine maintenance. (I expect some things to wear out over time)"

Jeff T., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"My Odyssey has seen my family grow up and now hauls furniture, etc for college move-ins, apt moves, my purchases. It has value in the longevity of the vehicle but it's also saved me countless times from having to rent a truck when I needed to move a bed or full size couch!! Great value!"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"It is comfortable to drive and holds a lot of stuff when transporting furniture or other large items."

Roger S., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"I have nearly 300,000 mostly trouble free miles on the Odyssey. I change the oil regularly and keep up with other scheduled maintenance and the car performs well."

Steve B., WV (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"It's 17 years old and still running, what more can I say?"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Though we were getting a reliable family car. Electrical issues began early on. The transmission was shot at 75k miles and Honda did not support this known problem with the car. Underbody rust, linkage issues and many recalls, too. If we hadn’t invested so much money in this “sought after‿ car, we would have replaced it years ago."

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"We have owned this car for 15 years, the only major repair has been a rebuilt transmission at 175,000 miles, we now have 220,000 miles and still going strong. Being retired, we generally use our vehicle for neighbors eating out, everyone fits in, great visibility, hope to keep it for a long time, knock on wood..."

NORMA N., FL (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Transmission blew at 6 years old. Rebuilt and lasted 4 years more and blew again. A common problem we heard. Handling was poor as the front wheels would slip on rain"

DAVID M., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Very reliable car with few problems. This car doesn't owe us a dime."

ANN B., NY (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"The vehicle was given to us by a family member so the overall price we paid for repairs (I.e. New tires) was excellent"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Expensive at purchase but has lasted longer than expected so annual cost over period of ownership is low"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"It has been a great value since I have only had maintain the usual things--oil, belts, hoses, tires, and the other usual things."

CAROL C., AR (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"One of the most expensive minivans in its class in 2002. Money definitely well spent as we are still driving it with very low operating costs at over 300,000 km."

ELEANOR Y., ON (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"This car is the best purchase I have ever made in my life. Last winter at 14 years old I drove through a record snowstorm/driving wind in Washington DC with little worries...it has been a workhorse for us in all of the years we have had it with very little maintenance...I can't say enough good things"

SUZANNE S., MD (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"The Odyssey has been a champ. I really feel we've gotten typical excellent honda quality out of this 14 year old beast."

MICHAEL S., NY (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"The transmission is a lost cause and Honda knows it. There have been webpages and forums about bad transmissions in the 2002 Odyssey since at least 2008, but the local Honda dealer acts as if it's news to him. Honda should meet owners half-way, even if the vehicle is out of warranty. Some 2002 Odysseys are still going strong with 300,000 km. Mine has a bum transmission with 130,000 km. I'd resurrect this van if Honda helped, but it makes no sense to invest $5000 (Canadian) in a 14 year old"

GERALD R., AB (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"230,000 miles and still going strong."

Anonymous, NH (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Nothing. Would purchase again"

WILLIAM H., FL (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"We have had this Honda since it was new. It is now 14 years old. It has been the best vehicle for our family. It has a lot of storage room. It can haul many people with lots of stuff! If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this van."

DONNA E., IN (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"very reliable, only replaced a spring other than normal wear out items"

FREDERICK B., VT (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"The car was advertised as having LEATHER seats and was priced accordingly, When attempting to repair split seams on the driver's seat, we were informed that it was in fact FAUX LEATHER."

Anonymous, WI (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"when it was purchased in 2001 it was not possible to buy one for less than msrp. That put the cost higher than what I perceived to be the actual value of the vehicle. However, it has now been on the road over for 15 years and still runs pretty well and looks good."

WILBUR E., WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Excellent towing performance and power for camping trailer. Very spacious and space flexible"

DOUGLAS B., NV (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"174,000 miles and only one repair! Have hauled the kids furniture and clothes all over the country to colleges and traveled to campsite way up in the Rockies. Always handled the terrain and the loads."

Anonymous, IA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"The car is dependable, overall great value."

Anonymous, MN (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Rattles, squeeks"

JUDITH M., OH (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"This van is 15 years old and we have not had any major problems with it. I love it! I do wish for new electrical updates, but since it runs great and I don't drive it too much, I will stick with what I have. It was great for carpooling when we got it, and now works great for hauling around grandkids. We still get compliments on how good it looks, because my husband takes care of it."

Bonnie Y., NE (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Very reliable resulting in minimal expenses over time, Provides lots of flexibility for transporting people or cargo. Vehicle of choice when traveling with 5 or 6 adults."

Jeff A., NC (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Look for leather seats and able to warm if needed. Also look for remote start option."

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"It has served our family well over the years ,with transportation and hauling"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"The BEST car I have ever owned. Ranks right up there with both Accords."

D K., VT (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"17 years of generally trouble free driving"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"It is a great vehicle. I did not have to do anything to it except the wear and tear items. It does not insulate the outside noise though."

Tariq S., NJ (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Well worth it after 190000 miles"

Edward T., WA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"I feel that for the price I paid originally I should have gotten electronic door locks and a CD player. The vehicle also had several small defects that should have originally been caught by quality control but were not."

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"When purchased, this vehicle was not usually available on lots in Austin. because of the high demand, no dealerships would come within the price of any Houston dealers. we drove 200 miles for a better deal. Silly!"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Fifteen years later, my daughter is using the car, and it is still running very well. Part of the reason is that we haven't put that many miles on it, but most of it is that it's a good, sturdy car."

Catherine H., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Plenty of room inside for size of vehicle. Can carry almost everything."

CARRIE Y., TX (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Excellent visiblity to the sides for lane checking Simple, practical body styling"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"GOOD. We like the styling of the van - sporty!"

ASA W., GA (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"I like the styling of this year odyssey more than any other. At 14 years old it still looks stylish to me."

DAVID S., NY (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"I like tha that the cargo area is flat."

ANN B., NY (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Car still looks good,styling wise"

WALTER M., TN (2002 Honda Odyssey)
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