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.
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    Honda Odyssey 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.

    Its slick engine and transmission deliver relaxed cruising and ample power. The ride is supple and steady. And the Odyssey has commendably agile handling and sharp steering, challenging the notion that a minivan has to be boring to drive.

    Best Version to Get
    All Odysseys come fairly well equipped. Honda offers few standalone options, so if you want some of the nicer features you may need to get a higher, and sometimes much costlier, trim line. The base LX version includes a backup camera, power front seats, and Bluetooth. Its audio system is simpler...
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