The Honda Odyssey is a well-rounded vehicle whose engine and transmission work well together. Handling is agile, secure and aided by a standard electronic stability control. The interior is crafted nicely and is versatile with a split-folding third-row seat. Road noise is somewhat pronounced.
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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

"This is the second Honda Odyssey we have owned. We love the handling of the vehicle. We use it for work and it works very well for our family too. I’ll definitely buy another one in the future."

Anonymous, LA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I love my Honda! This minivan is 10 years old and if I were to replace, I would buy another just like it! It is truly a joy to drive"

Randall S., OK (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Steering is very reactive and acceleration is great"

Frank D., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"all good"

Elisabeth J., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Fast acceleration and handles quite well in city and highway driving. I'm happy with it."

Annmarie C., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The 3.5 VTEC is strong and smooth, nearly 150k miles and not a single issue."

Anthony B., IA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very good handling the road"

Vincent F., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I got all the room I wanted in an attractive vehicle with a powerful engine at a very good price."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Handling, acceleration, braking are all excellent for a minivan. The Odyssey is a joy to drive and I will never own any other type a automobile after experiencing this one."

Donald R., MI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"It handles well and has good acceleration when needed."

Michael B., MN (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I like when I have reached the speed I want and cruise it goes into an economy level which helps with the gas milea"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"traction control works well"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Holds the road as good as any car I’ve driven and picks up aasdesired"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"For a mid-size vehicle the four cylinder motor gives excellent acceleration while getting reasonable gas mileage."

J P., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Maneuvers well, reasonable power for the size of the vehicle."

Anonymous, VT (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very adequate acceleration."

Nick V., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"This is a great vehicle with outstanding acceleration and excellent handling!"

Justin M., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Smooth, not sporty handling. Decent acceleration, brakes could be better."

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I like it because it handles like a car and it has very good acceleration. The engine size chosen for this vehicle seems to suit its weight and handling."

DOUG W., ON (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Handling is very tight feels more in tune with the road."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The brakes on the 2008 Odyssey have always been a problem and have been adjusted and had a recall as well as replaced over the years. It rides well on a straight highway, but has never been a great curvy road car, that is at lower speeds. Also, gas milage is often good on the highway for a minivan but needs be be better overall."

MATTHEW W., AE (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Handling is great, as good or better than our first 2002 Odyssey. The acceleration has been very disappointing. We had to have the valve stem seal replaced because we were burning 1-1.5 quarts every 1000 miles. It no longer burns oil but had terrible acceleration from a stop."

CARY S., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"handles great, good pickup, nice cornering, still love it."

DAVID S., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I've owned several Honda vehicles and the Odyssey is balanced, solid and feels strong when driving. I'm a tall driver and I fit comfortably in the driver's seat."

BRIAN H., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Smooth, powerful V6 that is still performing as it did when new without any problems of any kind after 80K + miles. It's not a sports car at 5000 lbs but still easy to maneuver."

LOUIS H., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Bad fuel economy, seats that are removable are way to heavy. The computer is always showing some icon, then it goes away. tire rims have problems leaking air. Shifting is jerky up and down, they say it is OK? had 3 recalls not good."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"TOOK THE ODYSSEY ON A ROAD TRIP, DROVE EXTREMELY WELL, COMFORTABLE RIDE AND TONS OF STORAGE."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"1. Have had 2 alternator failure in last year. 2. 2 new batteries due to alternator failures."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Car has always vibrated around 60 mph, mostly when braking. Have worked with dealer to try to fix. Has never been fixed. Will not buy another Honda."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Handles extremely well and the acceleration is amazing for a vehicle of this size. Actually better than most vehicles I have owned before."

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"when you accelerate hard at 100 km/hr. The car wants to pull hard, so you have to hang on to the steering wheel or back off a bit on the acceleration (hard to explain this)."

Anonymous, MB (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Acceleration is poor. Takes forever for this Touring series to get out of its own way."

FRANK N., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Handles nicely and has been very reliable"

RICHARD T., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"It is a very solid built automobile, no problems."

Joseph A., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Good acceleration but handling could be better"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Acceleration is sluggish. The car feels like driving a tank. Very heavy feel."

Frank N., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Good handling. Very stable and predictable."

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Excellent handling and accelleration"

Anonymous, ND (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Great acceleration and handling on dry roads. Spins wheels from stop starting out on wet roads."

Michael W., MT (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Versitile"

James F., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Great power Eco saving feature is good"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"For a large vehicle, it has precise handling, and good acceleration. Has the best turning radius of many vehicles I have owned."

R C., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Drives nicely for a minivan. Really no complaints."

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"cavernous interior, easily fits the rear facing car seats in center row captains chairs, seats are all a little firm; very little road noise"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"A little noisy, but not bad"

Elisabeth J., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable with ability to use controls to tilt seat and seatback."

J P., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"noisy when driving at higher speeds"

Wayne S., CO (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"2008's were notorious for a window rattle...that is really bad especially if it's windy. There is a click when I hit bumps or turn steering wheel. Mechanic says nothing wrong"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"excessive highway noise"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"THE workhorse of the family road trip. Many configurations of seats to accommodate passengers. Road noise could be better, but it's not bad."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable seats. Good for long rides"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats, noise, ride are excellent. No noticeable difference with these factors between now and the day I got the Odyssey almost 10 years ago. I consider that extremely impressive, especially compared with the GM minivan we had previously that aged terribly."

Donald R., MI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"This minivan drives like a car. Interior noise is not bad for a van. The ride is very comfortable."

Tim W., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Great seats for comfort. Quieter than my old 2003 Odyssey. Variable Cylinder Management causes an unpleasant vibration. Brakes are too soft."

Jeffrey N., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I'm only 5'1" and this is the first vehicle I've ever owned I didn't have to sit on pillows to be able to see the road in front of me, however, I wish the drivers seat also had a control to make seat higher or lower. I had bought my granddaughter a 2007 Honda Civic and was surprised her vehicle has this seat control. Considering what I paid for my Odyssey, it would have been nice to also have the seat control to go up or down."

Annmarie C., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Comfortable seating, the ride is quiet."

Anonymous, VT (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Ride is very noisy on freeway. Seats are great and the ride is very smooth. I have the Touring edition - only problem is noise."

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"lots of room up front and everywhere, seats are comfortable and supportive, a comfortable cruiser though ride is a bit mushy for me, and there is some wind noise."

David G., MI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Quite noisy ride, mostly wind . This is a reliable vehicle and generally had no problems except with the back-seat air conditioning which due to cost of repair we had disconnected."

Dick O., MI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable for long road trips."

Anonymous, IA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Passenger seat does not have the same level of comfort as the driver seat. Option does not exist to upgrade the passenger seat to the same level as the drivers."

Joseph J., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Best riding,most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned or driven in. This is especially true for long trips."

Kurt S., MO (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Front seats are uncomfortable. This is largely due to the back of the seat bending in at the top and the headrest being so far forward."

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The seat adjustments on the Odyssey are great. I am a short person. Now that the car is 10 years old, I think that I am hearing more road noise through the windows and doors."

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"It's great, so much room, so versatile. I vowed I would never own a mini van but with four kids I couldn't imagine life without it."

Anthony B., IA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"They are comfortable"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"This is a great road car for long drives, very comfortable seats, low road noise, and a smooth ride!"

Justin M., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"It gives me function and comfort"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"We have the EX-L model. The leather seats are very comfortable. My wife really enjoys the heat in the seats ."

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"All very good. Great car for long trips."

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats are great. I’m 6 4 and fit in the seats very good"

Vincent F., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats are very comfortable. The wind noise and road noise is not very good in keeping with the quality with the rest of the vehicle. The radio is almost useless to use on the highway. The radio needs to be turned up very high to be heard. The noise is not acceptable. It is not a problem with my particular Odyssey. They are all the same."

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"seats are comfortable climate control takes to long to change to new temp set. ride is good considering it's a van"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Comfortable seating for 7, can seat 8. Road noise always an issue with Hondas"

JEFFREY K., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very loud car. Wind noise and road noise is excessive."

FRANK N., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Leather seats are comfortable and offer excellent support. We've taken very long trips and you are not stiff when you get out."

STEPHANIE W., ME (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"It could be better insulated for sound to dampen outside road noise to make a quieter cabin."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Only complaint is the touring model comes only with runflat tires, bery expensive to replace, and very select dealer choices from which to purchase."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Road noise is higher than I expected it to be."

LARRY B., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Just too much road noise."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Noise from the exterior (wind and road) is more than it should be."

W F., MB (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable on long trips, it has been a great vehicle to drive and has a smooth ride."

BRIAN R., AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Overall an excellent vehicle. Only complaint is road noise inside the cab."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Noise level: outside wind noise is loud."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"It has a rough ride -feel the street too much - its too noisey -street noise. Cant talk above it."

PAUL K., OH (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"driver and front passenger seats are very comfortable, especially on long trips. Wind noise and road noise could be improved"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The Odyssey is like riding on a cloud. It has a very comfortable ride."

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Too much road noise. It's so loud that the blue tooth can't understand us if we're driving. We have to turn the radio up in order to hear it and then turn it down when we slow down or stop."

Anonymous, MO (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Lots of road noise! Cabin is loud; poor sound insulation"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Not so much COMFORT, but climate controls require a DANGEROUS amount of time to locate and manipulate while driving. All push buttons. That engineer at Honda should be put in prison!"

STEVE P., WA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Seat"

WILLIAM C., NC (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats are very comfortable in the van, however it is noisier to drive than I would like--especially wind noise. The controls are laid out nicely and work well."

Anonymous, MB (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Comfortable seating,very good heating and cooling, noise level should be better, excellent ride."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I wish it were a quieter ride."

JOHN F., CT (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable, but the sides of the leather seats is tearing. Wind noise is more than I expected. The front door panels rattle at highway speeds."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats smooth drive , excellent dash controls and navi system"

TONY O., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Overall comfort is great. What I like is the leg and head room. Also plenty of cargo space."

HENRY S., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"very comfortable seats excellent ride comfort very good control very quiet great power"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I like everything on this car except the noise level of no flat tires which I don"t like either because they have to be replaced after 25 - 30000 miles"

HARTMUT W., AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Good: easy to reconfigure space, I often swap between cargo and lots of kids. Ride and handling are still great Bad: Front seats are too close to dashboard, hit my knees often. Center seats are very heavy, hard to life in/out. Windows leak and have become noisy"

DAVID S., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"There is too much road noise. They need to make it quiter."

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Lots of road noise, moderately comfortable seats (become uncomfortable after long drive)"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Excellent."

Merton H., MN (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"It has been a wonderful home base for many long trips. I have loved this vehicle."

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Extremely comfortable for both the driver and passengers."

Michael W., MD (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Too much lumbar in the driver's seat. Very noisy. Other than that, it is a very comfortable vehicle. The second row seats are excellent, even better than the first row."

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Great for long trips. Comfortable and quiet, smooth ridr."

Michael W., MT (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable cabin (excellent seats and leg room)."

R C., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Great seats. Leather is very durable and it is great for family trips and hauling stuff. Road noise is a problem."

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable ride, handles nicely for a large van. It's noisy inside on the highway but not terribly."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very smooth and quiet ride. Makes the duration of long trips seem far shorter."

Anonymous, AR (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats are great. Road noise is irritating. Just a little more attention to this issue would make me a lifetime customer."

Kevin S., SC (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Lot of road noise, often hard to hear passengers or radio"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Discussed in previous box."

Matthew W., AE (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Too noisy interior. Car could use additional sound proofing."

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable for up to 8 passengers. Very steady on the road. We have often travelled over 500 miles in one day, and many times with a heavy load of furniture, and not suffered fatigue or any aces and pains."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Front seats and second row captain seats are very comfortable."

Nathan S., AL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"the ability to change seating arrangements in the van really helped with a family, traveling a lot for soccer, gymnastics, field hockey. and also family vacations"

Lisa S., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The road noise is really the only thing I dislike about the Odyssey. (Except that I really don't look cool driving a minivan)"

Dawn K., KS (2008 Honda Odyssey)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Our van is ten years old and still running like it's new"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Such a useful vehicle. It hauls a lot (people or cargo). Very reliable vehicle. I've had it 10 years and it's still going strong."

Tim W., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Bulletproof reliability. Retains value, and works great. We've driven it everywhere and it keeps going"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"There is nothing better for hauling kids, equipment, DME, and all the other "stuff" associated with two (now teenaged) boys."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The car served us well for 10 years. It's the perfect people, pet, and gear mover for a large family with small kids. I can't think of a better vehicle for that stage of our family's evolution."

Frank N., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Excellent vehicle. Very reliable. Would absolutely buy it again. In fact this was our second one"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Great vehicle. Enjoy driving."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"It’s been a great car for us. We love it’s versatility and comfort when we travel. It’s reliability provides a tremendous peace of mind."

Dale H., NY (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The car has performed in an excellent manner with minimal expense for other than normal maintenance"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Anything you ever wanted in a large , comfortable car. Seats seven people, holds 4 x 8 sheets of plywood, good highway mileage (24). Extremely comfortable for long trips. (700+ miles without overnighting.)"

LOUIS H., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Great car, but very expensive."

JOHN F., CT (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Reliable car. Simple to take car of. Bad part,the interior looks and feels cheap. The road noise is terrible."

NIDAL H., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I bought a used minivan that appears to be in great condition and everything is working and it is a great vehicle for what I paid for it."

MICHAEL C., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The mpg presented (sticker) was WAY off and the most miss leading I've dealt with to date. Fueling up the vehicle has been problematic since the first time we put gas in the vehicle. The fuel stops with 7 gallons remaining to fill the tank, I have wasted hours upon hours trying to get a full tank, not topping off, just a full tank."

J E A., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Flexibility of use...carry seven people...take out seats to carry wedding supplies...tow a small camper."

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Great Car"

GORDON G., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"well built, the motor is very good,strong, economical. holds it's value, very sought after used car."

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Excellent value. Very reliable, and very versatile."

DAVID F., MD (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I currently have 187000 miles and still going strong. I have replaced consumables (tires, brakes, shocks, etc). Major repairs were alternator and steering pump/hoses. I have replaced only one light: the cargo bulb. Great value."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"The Odyssey now has 114,400 miles on it and it has been used as a truck and is ofen overloaded. There have been NO problems at all and it is still going strong."

DONALD M., OH (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"My husband negotiated a price on a 2009 Odyssey via email with Wesley Chapel, Florida Honda. We were told the great deal we struck was available just that day. (We should have known better.) We rushed in late in the evening after a busy day. We should have realized the salesman was holding documents in a strange way. After arriving home we realized we got a 2008, not the '09, which was not the great deal. Fortunately the manager made good on the deal since we had emails. We took a offset che"

G R., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Our primary all-family vehicle. Hauls two adults and three teens, plus all gear (including a kayak and bicycles) for long vacations. In cabin comfort is excellent. Handles well and reliably in all weather. Was in a multi-car accident (hit by other cars in a chain reaction), and the Odyssey kept me safe, and steered reliably in extremis."

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Over it has been a great value!"

HENRY S., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"decent value"

CHARLES M., GA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"This vehicle cost 29k out the door in 2008 (purchased at end of model year). Simply the best family vehicle on the market. Fun to drive for such a large vehicle, great space and storage. Wife pushing to replace with SUV - makes me sad."

MATTHEW M., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Good value. We got it when gas prices were high, so we got a good deal on it. Because of its storage space, it has saved us from having to rent a U-Haul trailer several times."

Michael W., MD (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I am not a minivan fan but my wife wanted it. It turned out to be the most useful vehicle we've had. I hate to get rid of it because it has saved us many headaches by how much it will hold. When you fold the rear seats & take out the second row seats it's like a C5 Galaxy aircraft. It's unbelievable how much stuff you can haul in it. It's also ideal for trips because of the room to spread out in the back, watch videos, work on hobbies while I drive,etc."

John R., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"We love this van. We got everything we wanted on the van and it's been a joy to own."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"It's still going! It is basically my "work truck" for hauling more than 3 grandchildren or when I need to pick up larger supplies from my home supply store."

S P., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Great value. Very reliable."

Dawn K., KS (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Solid car with excellent realiability"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Very reliable vehicle and worth every penny! This vehicle has taken us on numerous trips and no issues!"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda Odyssey)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I think that the styling of the 2008 Honda is nicer than the 2015."

DOUG W., ON (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"I like the straight forward design and functionality of this model. It is great for people and for carrying things to my mountain cabin. I do NOT like the thunderbolt styling of the newer models and hoping that it goes away before I have to buy another."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Clean simple lines."

NIDAL H., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"wet snow packs in around the wheels and sometimes has to be dug out, Gear shift has chrome on it and sometimes the sun reflects into my eyes"

Anonymous, MB (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Cloth seats look ratty after 100K miles - should have bought leather"

GLENN Y., LA (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"leather seats, position of seats, good view for driving safe"

HARTMUT W., AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey)
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