The 2018 Odyssey's redesign isn't revolutionary, but Honda still made big improvements to its power, fuel economy, ride, and cabin quietness. It offers more features to pamper travelers and keep them connected. The overall result is a premium feel. Inside, passengers will find the front seats large and inviting, but the bottom cushion loses firmness over long trips.
Alerts
There are 11 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

The 2018 Odyssey's redesign isn't revolutionary, but Honda still made big improvements to its power, fuel economy, ride, and cabin quietness. It offers more features to pamper travelers and keep them connected. The overall result is a premium feel.

Inside, passengers will find the front seats large and inviting, but the bottom cushion loses firmness over long trips. By removing the second-row center seat, the comfortable outboard seats can be shifted inward, opening a wider path to access the roomy third-row seats, or positioning an infant closer to parents sitting up front.

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.

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Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 10-speed Automatic
  • 9-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (280 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 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

Android Auto

"Often have to reboot my phone to get Android Auto to connect."

Mike A., WA (2019 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Apple CarPlay

"Will not pair with i phone"

Joyce B., TX (2019 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Its happened more than 5 times. you have to pull the circuit breaker to get the system to work again. when the system freezes it will not turn off, requiring you to pull the breaker in order to ensure it does not drain the battery. The dealership seems clueless as to how to get it fixed, though they have tried."

Jeff D., OK (2019 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"touch screen not sensitive. push button repeatedly."

Mike A., WA (2019 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The Cabincontrol camera system keeps freezing. Only way it would come back on if the car is turned off completely and turned back on, then the cycle keeps repeating itself. Along with this, the rear entertainment system keeps crashing or losing audio."

Mohammad S., VA (2019 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Device shows speed limit of 30mph on northern most 70 miles of California, on I - 5 Freeway. Won't find address in Hemet, CA that Google Maps, Mapquest and Portable Garmin (this is same brand in Odyssey) device can find."

Anonymous, WA (2019 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Satellite radio reception ceases if car is chilly (35 deg or less) conditions."

Anonymous, VA (2019 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"Stops playing a movie half way through.. seems to need to download as spinning icon appears. Van has to be stopped and turned off for a couple of minutes to correct."

Anonymous, AB (2019 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"RES does not always work. 1. occasionally it will provide sound correctly (to headphones or speakers) 2. if the nightvision camera is on, the system often freezes and becomes unusable 3. very slow to load movies. If you need to view the menu, you need to stop and move to the back seat."

Jeff H., MA (2019 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Software update fixes

"The entire system glitched and the computer thought that the car was both in motion/parked, on and off. System remained on despite car being turned off. Brought it in and the only way to fix was to reset by pulling the fuse. They said it needed a software fix that hadn't been created yet."

Anonymous, CT (2019 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"The speakers crackle randomly, and independent of whether or not i am listening to anything. I brought in the vehicle, according to the dealer Honda engineers are working on this issue, but it cannot be fixed with replaced stereo, replaced wiring harness, etc etc"

Anonymous, CT (2019 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"The automatic control of my steering is a major problem. For example, when driving along with no traffic the car suddenly brakes and a message flashes on the dash screen. This has happened numerous times, and once when a car was following me. I’m sure he had some choice words for me! Lane violations is another indicator that seems to have a mind of its own."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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

"Trunk full of water after rain. Did bring the car 3 times before dealer found the issue, trunk was not assembled correctly"

Anonymous, IN (2019 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The water leaks applied to the previous issue."

Anonymous, GA (2019 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Both apply to the same issue. The seal around the rear hatch has started leaking. When the hatch is raised, about a quart of water will drain out of the bottom of the door."

Anonymous, GA (2019 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

Transmission computer

"The transmission was shifting rough, so the service manager thought it needed to have the transmission reprogrammed so it could relearn my driving method."

Gary M., OH (2019 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Refrigerant leaks

"Was low on Freon straight from the factory. Would cause delayed cooling on driver side. Was given poor response from the first dealer I took it too, for repairs. Second dealer agreed to evacuate the system and then determine if it indeed had been low. And, it was."

Anonymous, WA (2019 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Sliding doors would not operate properly from date of purchase. Vehicle was in dealers shop 30 days of first 45 days of ownership. Neither the dealer nor the factory could fix it for several weeks. They finally fixed it, for now. We were not happy."

James H., TX (2019 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

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.

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.

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

Drive System

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

Engine Major

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

Paint/Trim

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

Exhaust

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

Brakes

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

Engine Cooling

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

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.

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