Image-conscious parents may avoid them, but there's simply no beating a minivan for overall versatility and practical family transportation. The Honda Odyssey is the best minivan on the market, blending a comfortable cabin, flexible seating, and room for eight people with responsive handling and impressive fuel economy.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side air bags standard from 2002. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2005. Forward collision warning optional starting in 2014.
Road Test

Image-conscious parents may avoid them, but there's simply no beating a minivan for overall versatility and practical family transportation. The Honda Odyssey is the best minivan on the market, blending a comfortable cabin, flexible seating, and room for eight people with responsive handling and impressive fuel economy.

All Odysseys come with a smooth six-speed automatic transmission, which boosted fuel economy to a best-in-class 21 mpg overall. That's very good for a vehicle this spacious. Crash test results are excellent. And advanced electronic safety features, such as forward-collision and lane-departure warnings, are commonly available.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (248 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2016 Honda Odyssey owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen freezes up

"simply freezes once in a while"

Curtis W., NY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"More than 15 times in less than 2yrs, the two display screens do not open when the vehicle is started. After 3-15 minutes, the screen will opens on its own, but we have been unable to determine why this error occurs through troubleshooting at the Honda Service Department"

Jay S., NC (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"My i phone takes 10 seconds to get location Honda GPS ($1500) takes 10 minutes to do the same"

Greg B., DE (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Very hard to set an address and is outdated. Does not include all addresses in city"

Donald S., MN (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Programming a destination is confusing. It has many steps and rarely ever works..most street names are not shown,there is no info. about traffic. I now use my smart phone! Honda wants me to pay $99 to update the nav. on my 6 month old car"

Arthur W., IL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The main display that I would scroll through the 12 memory channels would not show the preselected channels intermittently. Dealer would not do anything even with several screen shots from my iPhone. When screen went blank I finally drove directly to the dealer without touching the radio. They replaced the satellite radio module. After several months the radio is now showing same problem. Technician said Honda rep told him to replace radio if happens again"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"CD works but DVD player doesn't"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"GPS is outdated. Hard to get an address set. Poorly designed"

Donald S., MN (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Does not recognize a woman's voice"

Michael E., FL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The voice commands are multi-step and must be in order and exact wording. Many times it takes me to a screen I did not want"

Arthur W., IL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leak in rear quarter penetrating compartment and entering into HondaVac"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The drivers and passenger windows do not seal completely. When the doors are closed they rattle and occasionally you hear wind blowing when the window is closed. I have been told this is normal but not to happy with the whole thing"

Gale S., CA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Power window on driver side would "jutter" when going up. Dealer replaced window track under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"when opening the tailgate sqeeking noise heard"

Michael M., NY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"some times it sounds and feels as if it has a bad ball joint or tie rod when turning. dealer cant find anything wrong with it and it is fine it must be us.as i have actually built a few cars im pretty sure i know what in talking about.but if they cant duplicate issue there must not be one"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door, passenger side, squeaking noise. Infrequent but annoying. Was covered by warranty repair. Resolved after 3 visits to the dealership"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Suspension squeaks when going over bumps or potholes"

Jeff B., ON (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"The vehicle Purchased has more wind noises than two others I tried out during road tests. To date the problem has not been solved. Noise is only on the drivers side"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"This is my second consecutive Honda Odyssey and this version is considerably louder from wind noise than the previous"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"3 to 4 mph speed drop before cc resume set speed (dealer can't fix)"

Greg B., DE (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"the low beams are limited in height. light from bulb bounces up and down according to condition of road. beam length is I guess 150 yards. very unsafe. if driving downhill, end of beam would right in front of vehicle. THEY SUCK and can't see far enough of front of you"

Larry C., FL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"The door open/close sensor on the passenger-side sliding door was defective. This caused the interior light to not turn on when the passenger-side sliding door was open"

Ju-Hyoung K., IL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Power door alarm alarms intermittently while car in motion as if sliding doors are left open even if they are not. Turning off the power door makes the problem go away. Has been intermittent problem, so hard to troubleshoot"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper blades are poor"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Supposed to have rain sensing wipers, it could go through a car wash and wipers do not automatically turn on"

Stephen R., TX (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"Trim both inside and out had to be adjusted"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front grill inserts fell out in less than two months of owning the vehicle"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Trim on the windshield came off during the winter. Was able to tape it back on but seemed to allow moisture / air into cabin anyway"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Liner on inside of front wheel well was defective from factory and rubbed on the tire"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the frame around the GPS became loose. Needed 2 days at the dealer to be fixed. Under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"The transmission is unsure what gear to be in, it hunts,stumbles,hesitates"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Lot of slop in transmission. Shifts too soon and is sluggish"

Ken M., AL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Lurching after prolonged highway driving"

Denis S., NY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"a seal in the transmission fluid leaked"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

"The brakes wear out very quickly. Noticeable going downhills"

Ken B., PA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"had to be turned to stop vibration"

Anonymous, IN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Springs or torsion bars

"ride quality not as good as my 2010 odyssey"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wheel balance

"There was a vibration at highway speeds. The dealer did several tire balances that did not correct the problem. Honda engineering technicians drove the car. They also did more tire balances. Told me it was fixed. It wasn't. Honda authorized changing out the tires. They replaced them with the same brand, Michelin. Same problem. Honda technician returned drove other Odyssey Touring vehicles and said they all drove like mine. That''s where it still stands"

Clark W., FL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"battery is not good enough. it has to be charged up frequently"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"Have vibration that dealer is unable to diagnose. Vibration is felt in the steering wheel and seat. New Odyssey has more vibration than my 2005 Odyssey with 200,000 miles. Wanted options that local dealer did not have on lot. Purchased from local dealer but could not test drive as it was brought in from another dealer. Won't buy again without opportunity for extended test drive"

Art W., IN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Slipping, making noise"

Anonymous, WV (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

"When the temperature is above 80,the motorized rear hatch will not close unless you push down on the hatch. The motor thinks it has met resistance, and re-opens"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

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