2012 Honda Odyssey Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
The redesigned Odyssey topped our minivan ratings, although this iteration of the Odyssey traded away some of the previous generation's crisp handling qualities for a more comfortable ride. The cabin is noticeably quieter too, although some road noise persists. The jazzier exterior styling reduced cargo space by a smidgen, but rear seating is generous and easy to access.
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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

"Very good power for the type of car it is. Has nice strong acceleration when needed. Engine can also shut down some of its cylinders when driving highway speeds."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Really disappointed that the brake rotors went bad so soon. Honda (dealer and company) would not do anything about it - replaced rotors at high quality repair shop and paid for them myself. Much improved - should have come that way!"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"the acceleration from slow to fast speeds is poor. Once it gets going in the 55 mph range, acceleration to higher speeds is better. Handling is decent considering the size of the car."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Suspension noise from first year -strut bearing. No fix from Honda, just lubrication - temporary fix."

CHARLENE R., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"For a large car it handles remarkably well -- or, for that matter, for ANY size car. It has a good turning ratio, accelerates very well, parks easily, the cruise control is excellent and a gas-saver, it is comfortable and, if necessary, can hold a great deal of luggage or other stuff."

MICHAEL S., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"decent acceleration and good handling, Responded well when raining caused oil and rubber slickness on the intersection in modest traffic"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Long wheel base and wide body provide for a quite ride and good handling."

PATRICK C., ON (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Love the car except it is somewhat sluggish when accelerating."

DAVID W., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Wonderful drive and handling. However, did have two issues, both covered under warranty: 1) wheel bearings 2) engine piston. The engine piston issue was covered on an extended warranty."

GREGORY N., NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Dash board controls are very confusing and the manual is not user friendly. I had to go to the dealer to understand how to delete recorded CD data. We have never been able to determine present elevation while using the navigation system"

BARBARA P., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Good Handling could be a little tighter"

LEE R., DE (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"This van seems slightly underpowered. It also has a strange rear end suspension issue that makes it feel unsafe when you go over bumps at moderate to high speeds. It feels as if the rear end may "break away" or away so much that it might cause you to lose control of the van."

STEVE P., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I have not driven it enough to make a distinct decision on it. I feel handling has been good--I just don't like the largeness of the car itself. Consequently I have only driven it a few times. (It has not been fixed to carry the wheelchair yet.)Our son feels it is great, if that would mean anything to you."

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"This Odyssey is surprisingly quick given its size and is pretty agile. It doesn't quite compare to my Mazda3 hatchback with a manual transmission in this category but it's really quite awesome for what it is :)"

ERIKA G., TN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"One of the best things about this minivan is the turn radius - I've been impressed with being able to park in tight places with both of my Odysseys."

LEIGH B., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"As a family of 6 we take many road trips. It has enough space for everyone to get comfortable. It has plenty of getup and go when I need it. I recommend this van to everyone who asks about it."

JARED V., MO (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Accelerates slowly."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"This car should have been AWD instead of FW. It is a problem in Montana in the winter."

Anonymous, MT (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"For long time had problems (and Honda dealer could solve) when heavy traffic and stop-and-go -- sometimes after stop when pushing accelerator car would not go and then it would jump forward. Finally found that flushing transmission fluid and putting new in solved the problem."

HELEN C., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very good interior space. Comfortable seating for up to seven, eight in a pinch."

COX W., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"This vehicle replaces a Toyota Sienna AWD ... had hoped that the front wheel drive on the Honda would be OK on our hilly gravel roads. Not so ... wheel spin and loss of traction in winter."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Car is too wide. Very hard to park in most lots. Even with back cam hard to judge back corner of bumper. Slow pickup on highway, big blind spot. USB I yo audio system broke."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Terrible transmission mapping/programming. Sluggish, dim-witted response overall compared to previous Honda's. Bad brakes. Have had too much trouble in general...reliable but not trouble free."

NEAL W., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It surprisingly handles more like a car or small SUV than a large minivan. You have to remember at times just how big and long it is, because it doesn't feel like it the way it handles in corners."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"For a minivan it handles remarkably well. Excellent acceleration, tight turning radius. short braking distance, etc. I find it fun, comfortable and safe to drive it."

Michael S., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Overall excellent. Have had occasional oroblems seeing vehicles behind me."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I'm getting weather damage faster than I expected"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Acceleration is more than adequate. Considering its size and weight, it is responsive and pleasant to drive"

Warren K., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Already did"

Ernest M., MO (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Handles with little effort. More like a sedan than a SUV or truck."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Great acceleration and handles well"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It has very good acceleration and handles well when cornering."

Dean M., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Gas mileage is great for such a large vehicle. Handles, ok, but burn through tires."

Robert B., SC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Handing is extremely vague; vehicle sits high and softly sprung and easily upset by crosswinds.. Despite the soft ride, wind and bump noise seems much louder and ride is rougher than in 2017 Civic. Acceleration is not quick but engine is very smooth — a high point of this vehicle."

Oliver S., RI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Great handling and acceleration for a minivan but not as good as the 2006."

David A., DC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The engine is quiet and the transmission shifts smoothly. The acceleration and handling leave much to be desired. The acceleration is sluggish and the suspension creaks and pops when turning and maneuvering in parking lots. The steering column had to be replaced because it had too much play and started making knocking noises when driving. We also replaced the rear spring mount bushings that were cracked. Honda issued a TSB for popping noises in the front struts when turning. The “repair‿ consists of adding grease to the strut mount, but it only masks the noise a few weeks before it begins again. This is the second Honda Odyssey we have owned. It doesn’t handle or drive nearly as well as our original 2003 Odyssey that we traded in for the 2012 Odyssey after rebuilding the transmission for the third time in 187,000 miles. I wish we kept the original Odyssey."

Kenneth B., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Despite its size, the vehicle drives like a car."

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Precise handling"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Bumpy accelleration at times"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"seating for 8 drives like a car good acceleration"

Richard D., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"acceleration and handling"

Mark K., MI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The Odyssey has great for a minivan handling. The ride isn’t as soft as other vans."

Brian S., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"This car handles very well in all types of weather and road conditions."

Anonymous, KS (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Handles nice, smooth ride."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Acceleration is very good. Handling for a minivan is good."

Scott M., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Drives like a Honda Civic which is why we purchased the vehicle. You do not feel like you are driving a van"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Great handling, except reversing and lock"

Douglas M., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The Odyssey has good power, acceleration, and handling for a mini-van."

Roger H., OK (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Front end has been a problem for pretty much the entire time we've owned it. Brakes, steering, alignment...it's all been in the shop to fix."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It handles great and the acceleration is quite adequate."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Drives like a sedan,excellent handling and acceleration. Plenty of power and excellent gas mileage."

Wayne S., NC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Handling and acceleration is good for the size"

Gary H., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Handling is nimble for such a large box of a vehicle. Acceleration is more than adequate."

Thomas P., KS (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The vehicle has excellent acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"great acceleration, soft ride"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Had a problem with frozen piston rings, was covered by honda as a recall."

Bradley D., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Acceleration is acceptable, but not as crisp as the 2002 Honda Odyssey we owned. Handling is decidedly less crisp and feels a bit clumsy."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Smooth ride. Nice handling."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Handles very well, comfortable, great acceleration, good milage, back up camera, knobs for audio system"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"seems satisfactory new, but with 60k miles and full family in it cruise has trouble maintaining speed in hills on interstate."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Quick, smooth,"

Anonymous, WV (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Drives well and good freeway mileage. But with aircon on, vehicle is a bit slower to respond and sluggish."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Acceleration and handling are Ok; steering wheel has shimmy on interstate sometimes- not good."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Good acceleration and great ride."

Wilbert B., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"When loaded with five people and luggage for a trip, the acceleration is sluggish."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Better acceleration then Toyota"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It has sufficient "get up & go" that I am comfortable in freeway traffic."

Samuel L., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Eco mode helps the vehicle get good gas mileage."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The acceleration is sluggish and transmission could use some more gears (which I think are available in new models)"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Smooth and quiet engine that provides sufficient power with good fuel efficiency"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Great power and handling, very pleased!"

Seth V., MO (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Engine is under powered for this size vehicle. You can push the gas to the floor and it just won't go."

William C., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I am impressed with the Odyssey's handling. It has more pep than you might expect from a van."

David C., IN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I like the exterior style of this mini van. Looks very modern inside and out."

Cox W., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"I like it all around"

Anonymous, VT (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"If you set the temperature for heat, every now and then the a/c runs for a minute and blows cold air. The local Honda dealer service center did not have an answer for why it does it."

CARL M., WV (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Vehicle is not as quiet as one would hope."

CHRIS T., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It is IMPOSSIBLE TO READ both the Climate Control & the Radio Control (because of their DARK BLUE BACKGROUND) when the sun is shinning brightly!!! You can't read them even if you put your face down close to the display's. This is a very serious DESIGN DEFECT and yet HONDA continues to do the SAME THING year after year!!! I called HONDA HOT LINE and the girl said she would pass the info on. However, she also said there was NO WAY to file a written complaint. In addition, TWO DEALER's also said"

JAMES M., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Climate control display is tiny and very hard to read, especially in daylight"

PHILIP P., NS (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Passenger front seat should have more adjustment possibilities."

Anonymous, NE (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Not enough leg room Road noise."

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"JUST CHANGE THE OIL AND FILL UP WITH GAS AND GO GO GO"

RONALD-BARBARA W., WI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Slightly rough suspension. Slightly noisy."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats are very comfortable. The only bad noise was when the front rotors got warped while going through the Smokey Mts., but they were fine the next day. The new Odyssey's have a ventilated rotor new design. ."

DAN L., MI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It is not a very comfortable ride - takes an effort to get in and out of the vehicle. Some wind noise apparent. Only one cupholder - that is not enough!"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It's confortable, rides well, has good handling. Climate control is excellent"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"interior climate controls (heater, AC, fans, defrost) are not intuitive and user friendly. Previously owned a Toyota where these controls are easily mastered ... not so with the Honda."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Do not like seat belts in the back seats"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable seats, lots of cargo space and flexibility, climate control for AC and heat was very efficient, Noise was OK for large size, audio was sub par and inferior sound to the point of annoying to listen to due to quality. Gas mileage was great. Car has been totally trouble free,. Reg sched maintenance in the only major expense."

JAY H., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats and climate controls are fine. However I feel that little attention was paid to noise control. It could be much quieter."

LEE S., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The driver seat is too wide, too flat, and too hard. On long trips (anything over 1.5 hours) it would cause a pain in my leg. I had to remedy this by placing a memory foam cushion on the seat. This surprised me because the seat in my 2006 Odyssey was perfect. I wished the 2012 had the 2006 seat!"

EUGENE C., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I previously had a 2005 Odyssey and overall, that vehicle was better than the 2012. The 2012 has always been noisier, from the steering during slow turns to whistles at high speeds. The climate control on the 2012 doesn't have the same controls for the second/third row as the 2005 - it's a bit more cumbersome to control those rows from the front, first having to set everything the same in order to get those rows set, then turning off the "Sync" button to readjust the front."

LEIGH B., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Audio system will play only one CD at a time, or load up to 6 into its memory. It would be much more convenient and faster, to be able to quickly load or unload 6 disks."

JON W., AZ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It would be nice to have lumbar support on the passenger side and nit only the driver's side."

Anonymous, UT (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Road noise is a bit louder than expected for this vehicle, especially at highway speeds."

GEORGE D., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Wind noise is terrible"

BARRY L., IA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Compared to my 2004 sienna, it's seats aren't as comfortable on long drives. However, the Hinda has heated seats and better climate control, but they are 8 years apart"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"electronic adjustable seats, comfort on long trips high view"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable vehicle. Would appreciate reduction in road noise level but it is quieter than our previous Odyssey."

DANIEL M., MO (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats in this Odyssey are not as comfortable as the 2010 model we owned. They are smaller (width) and shorter (seat). Interior room in cargo area is also smaller. I should have compared with toyota sienna a little more carefully."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The leather does not stay clean very well. In fact, within 3 months we had issues. i.e. jean color rubbing off of us on to the seats"

Anonymous, MO (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"This van was modified by Braun for handicapped service. Overall it is very satisfactory but quite noisy at highway speeds."

JAMES A., NC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Quiet although there is wind noise, good AC, entertainment. Noises like rattles, squeaks and suspension noises are disturbing."

DIRK C., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Interior noise is fairly loud. The wipers and lights are not intuitive for me and distract me from the road."

Anonymous, OK (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"There are a lot of blind spots in this vehicle that didn't exist in the previous body style. In addition, its difficult to find a comfortable seating position in this car."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The seating is great and the ride is comfortable."

MAXWELL F., CT (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"passenger seat needs to provide the same comfort adjustments as the driver's seat"

RONALD S., SC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Road noise can be extreme on some types of pavement, leading to fatigue. I chose not to buy another Honda until the long-time road noise that plagues its cars is addressed."

RICHARD F., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Seat high enough and adjustable for long trips."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Wind noise always been a problem in this as well as previous odyssey. ,car is comtortable especially on long trips. And handles well very"

LEE R., DE (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats are very comfortable with not too much noise. It does have a bouncy ride that could be better. On hot days it takes the air conditioning a long time to get cool unless you go freeway speeds. Air should be a lot colder to reach back of vehicular."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"quiet, comfortable and even climate control. Very quiet."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"We use this exclusively for our long road trips. It's comfort and amenities are fantastic, a pleasure to drive. Both front passenger seats are leather, have electronic controls, heating and are spacious."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Too much road noise."

MALCOLM O., AL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Overall, a very comfortable vehicle to drive."

PATRICK C., ON (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Creaking in front left suspension. Noise in right rear suspension during turns or entering driveway."

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"We have driven this vehicle from Oklahoma to Orlando Florida several times. It's a true pleasure. The seats are firm and the ride is soft but doesn't wallow around. It's a quiet vehicle that holds four and a TON of luggage while getting good gas mileage."

Carl O., OK (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats are comfortable as is the overall ride. We road trip and were very comfortable."

Scott M., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I think the front seats are hard and somewhat uncomfortable. The seats in our previous 2002 Odyssey were mush more comfortable."

Andrew L., PA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"comfort is good but has a lot of squeaks in the interior"

James B., ON (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"On long trips the seats just plain become uncomfortable. I am sure that this would be the same in most other cars. I do love the heated seats in the winter."

Robert K., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Comfortably seats 6-8 people, It has very comfortable seats It is quiet"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"driver seat - unable to move far enough to rear for tall driver. The power seat moves too close to steering wheel for an adult driver"

M K., NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats are comfortable but the ride is not quite as quiet or as free from bumps as it could be. That is the suspension system could be a bit better."

Michael S., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The seats are pretty comfortable but the ride has always been rough to me and even noisy. There are squeaks when traveling slowly over uneven terrain and the shock absorbers could do a better job."

Michael P., MI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"very comfortable car"

Anonymous, HI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Extremely comfortable seats. Smooth and quiet ride"

Richard N., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"At 77 years old minor back pains are problem, but I can drive the van all day (700 plus miles), get out, and have no back discomfort."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"the seats are not that comfortable for me. i am six feet tall and weigh 250 pounds. The ride is a little noisy, but it is a van. The ride is comfortable."

Greg D., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Road noise too high."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Squeaks and rattles from 3rd row seats when folded down ."

J S., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Driver position, seat comfort, location of controls and other devices as well as visibility all around is excellent"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Excellent seats and ride. We have a small wind noise leak on passenger side that dealer has tried to fix but has not yet"

Brian S., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Low entry level is very nice. Seat adjustment is limited"

Win S., OR (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"road noise is pronounced and intrusive."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Lots of wind & road noise. Not a quiet vehicle."

Ted W., IN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Rear passenger seat controls stopped working on its own."

Sabu S., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Car is a smooth ride even though its a big car."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"very bad noise and ride quality.this vehicle has been modified for use with wheel chairs and a ramp. so this is a BraunAbility van with seats and floor lowered to accomidate powered wheel chairs."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"This is a handicap van conversion that was only purchased because of the handicap use."

Jeffrey D., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"VIBRATION...................... VERY NOISEY ON THE ROAD HARD RIDE"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very nice ride. Excellent braking an d acceleration. Drives like a Civic."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"the ride is somewhat noisey"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"noisy on highway, front seats feel small and not a lot of leg room for front passenger. seat does not go far back"

Lisa H., MD (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The van is very comfortable and spacious. There is seating flexibility and plenty of space to carry cargo. We have leather seats and it looks very nice inside. I know I drive a van but it feels like a luxury vehicle inside."

Kelly W., ON (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Big, comfortable leather seats. No longer sitting on the ground. Easy to get in and out of."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Neither front seats have heaters that go into the back. The front passenger seat needs lumbar support."

John M., OR (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats very comfortable, especially for long distance drives. It rides smoothly. Slightly noisy, but not a problem."

Anonymous, DE (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"This is like riding in my living room. It is easy to get in and out of, carries everything I need it to, great visibility, etc. I don't understand why this vehicle is not one of the best selling vehicles on the road."

Stephen P., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats are firm but very comfortable on long trips. Interior noise is low at thruway speeds. The ride is controlled and comfortable under all conditions"

Warren K., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Noisy. Hard to hear phone calls on the highway."

Daniel B., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable seats, ride also very good and handling is precise"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"High level of road noise. You can't talk to each other while on the interstate and the radio has to be very loud to even hear it when you are at interstate speeds."

William C., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Lots of wind noise at highway speeds."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats are acceptable, but are less comfortable than the seats in the 2002 Odyssey we owned. Ride is relatively noisy and handling feels clumsy. Ride is overly soft."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The best ride of any car we have owned."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"very confortable"

Douglas M., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"We take our Honda Odyssey for all of our family trips most of which are over 600 miles each way. Ride and environmental comfort are excellent especially for long trips."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I've had several Toyota Siennas and now the Odyssey. I wish I bought another Sienna. The seats in the Odyssey do not support my back well, do not go far enough back or low enough, particularly compared to the Sienna. I will not buy another Sienna."

Derek W., PA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Loud! Soooo loud inside. Otherwise, great car"

Seth V., MO (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"road noise is quite high."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The Odyssey is very comfortable for ride and seating. There is lots of road and wind noise, however."

Roger H., OK (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Odyssey is developing more audible creaks in suspension. Feels softer than it was"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very quiet, no mouse, comfortable seats."

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Road noise is atrocious. We will definitely not buy another Odyssey unless they have fixed this. We can't even hear each other talking while at interstate speeds."

William C., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Quiet, smooth, luxurious interior make the Odyssey very comfortable. Have thoroughly enjoyed driving it."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable drive and seating. Road noise could be somewhat better."

Jonathan W., MI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Second row middle seat very comfortable"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Smooth ride very comfortable seats"

G S., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"There is an unexpected and high amount of road noise that makes it difficult to hear passengers in the back - especially children."

Trevor P., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Great van fire cross country trips! Plenty of power and at 65mph with a completely packed vehicle going through colorado, we got 26mpg consistently. I'm not super happy about the road noise though. That'd be my only complaint is how loud it is inside. New tires perhaps."

Seth V., MO (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Have driven many miles in this vehicle and have never gotten stiff or uncomfortable."

Matt U., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Love the center drawer in dash miss it in the 2016. Wish the drawer was removable"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Great car in the city and on the road. Rides and handles extremely well on the highway, Comfortable too."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable seats for short and long trips. Lots of room to move around. Lumbar support could be better. It's range of motion is too short."

Bill E., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats are very comfortable; ride is excellent, it could be quieter"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Wife loves the heated seats."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats have been cheapened - padding not as thick and quality of leather is not as nice as our previous 2006 Odyssey. Very disappointed in this feature."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"This is a comfortable car with a great ride. My wife rides in the back opposite the drive with the right front seat forward and reads or listens to music or naps."

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Wind noise is terrible. Constant creaking noises in the body of the vehicle. Doesn't matter what time of year. You can feel the road with every ride."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The odyssey must be the most comfortable long distance vehicle around. The leather seats support you well. the AC/Heating system insures uniform cooling and heating throughout the entire vehicle. It's roomy and and holds a tremendous amount of luggage. It's also so spacious that we have often used it to move 4 foot by 8 foot sheets of plywood, full sized refrigerators and other items normally hauled by a pick-up truck."

Carl O., OK (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Great comfort and ease of travel with tremendous entertainment system. Plenty room."

Wilbert B., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Road and wind noise is prominent"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I love my Honda in terms of the creature comforts. The leather seats are adjustable in several ways and very comfortable. The car is a very smooth ride. Also the back seat 2nd row comes out entirely and the 3rd row folds down completely making it as useful as a cargo van when we need it to be."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Seats are well designed for comfort and support. Great for long trips."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Front seats are too narrow. I would be willing to sacrifice some of the center consul to add a little width to the seats"

Frank C., IN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable easily adjustable seats. Very spacious with excellent cargo capacity."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Very comfortable seats. Smooth ride with powerful quiet engine."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Seating position and controls are very good, albeit a bit high but visibility is good."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Still one of the nicest riding vehicles, at 89000 miles"

Gerard O., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Although the warranty covered our problem; we had trouble with s sensor and rocker arm pressure switches on a long trip. Each happened separately"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The 2012 Odyssey was actually less expensive than our previous 2001 Odyssey, after taking inflation into account, and had more features."

BOB H., MN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Car fit our needs It is a good ride to travel in and easy to enter"

CHARLES H., NC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The cost was reasonable and the space in the van is comfortable for family members."

MAXWELL F., CT (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"For the money, I believe this is the best minivan on the market. It drives well and its issue free. I offered my wife to upgrade to a New Pilot and she refuses..."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Fit and finish are very good. For a minivan the handling is excellent."

SCOTT M., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"great vehicle service expenses very high, they sales talk you into different services not needed"

ROBERT R., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"For the price paid, there isn't a better option in terms of seating flexibility, gas mileage, and cargo room. It's no contest between minivans and crossovers when it comes to value per dollar, minivans win hands down, uncoolness be damned."

MARTIN S., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"No major problems had occurred until the CV boots had worn out on both sides of the vehicle. This was replaced by the dealership under warranty. Otherwise the vehicle drove well and has been reliable."

Paul A., NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Value is about right for the price paid"

Gary H., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Minivans such as the Odyssey deliver great value for the money. Just moved my daughter to a new apartment and could fit a huge amount of stuff in the back, especially with the seats removed."

William K., PA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Best bang for the buck for functionality, practicality, and comfort"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I have not had any problems with anything about this car."

Anonymous, KS (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"You get a lot for your money"

Anonymous, HI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Overall good value."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I have had very few problems and truly enjoy driving this vehicle."

Mark K., MI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Lots of features for the money. Has proven to be a very reliable family hauler"

Christian S., PA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Not a great handling or good mileage vehicle but fills specific niche of space, passenger capacity and cargo room"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Make sure the front suspension components have been replaced. This was a “silent recall‿."

J S., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Safety issues: Drivers side window cannot be cleared by rolling down and up. Temperature window for noting heat or ac temp is VERY POOR - very hard to see in daylight. Dash reflections in windshield are very pronounced and make it dangerous when bright sun on windshield. Large blind spot on drivers side because of wide windshield support ( not sure if that's the right word). Could use side mirror heaters to keep clear. Weird - can open side and rear door with remote without unlocking car."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It is comparable in cost to other minivans but the cost to own has been low."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"We got great value. We needed a car that was safe, comfortable, nicely appointed, and that could move a lot of stuff. The nice thing is that it is fun to drive here in the mountains as well as the flat lands."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"A very versatile vehicle. Great for families."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"very good value for the money"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"No mechanical problems in 149,000 miles. Brakes lasted 100,000 miles. Car drives like new"

Richard N., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Good value"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I think it was a great purchase for what we needed the Odyssey for. We have no regrets on purchasing this vehicle."

Robert K., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Runs perfectly fine with very little maintenance"

Sabu S., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Worth every penny. Well made, good fuel mileage, rarely needs repairs. This one's a keeper."

Stephen P., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"For the price, the Odyssey has been a good value as a family hauler."

Brian S., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Great family van, good styling and handling. Have taken in multiple family trips never had an issue with it."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Over priced for the features and level of comfort."

William C., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It is an excellent all around vehicle. I like its high safety rating the best. The vehicle does every thing I want it to and it is a very practical vehicle. Will carry lots of people comfortable. Has very good acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Acceleration responsiveness is excellent in heavy traffic; no difficulty maneuvering and braking"

Ernest M., MO (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Got an $8,000.00 discount on my EX-L. Very nicely equipped."

Cox W., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The price can't be beaten for the amount of storage and comfort you get. SUV's with far less space cost much more."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It is a large vehicle that is very comfortable and has great gas mileage"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"The model I have does not have a backup camera and it very hard to see what is behind you. I would recommend buying the next model up."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Great value"

G S., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It has served us well in terms of being comfortable and very useful. I drive kids and teams around as well as haul gardening items and furniture - all in relative comfort and ease of use. Great car - it is pricey though - worth it since we plan to keep it for a very long time."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Great for hauling dogs to events"

Fred H., NC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"These Hondas maintain their values for resale."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

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"For a large car/van, it handles high winds very well and is well designed, ergonomically, inside."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Uneven floor when back seats are down. Hard to pack anything flat."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"It is very hard to get in and out of the vehilce. I'm 5'3" and weigh 200 pouns"

MAY P., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"the van is what I expexted"

ROY A., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I bought it for practical reasons, but it's not a good looking car."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"NIce stying for a minivan. HAndles well too."

COX W., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"Best looking minivan out there."

SETH S., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey)

"I cannot complain, we got it for the changing of it so we could take my husband and wheelchair when we need it. For an SUV, it is good-looking. For its age, it is a good looking car."

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda Odyssey)
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