Summary, Prices, Specs

By January 10, 2014

Summary

The Honda Odyssey seats plenty of people, has a vast cargo capacity, excellent room, and is chock full of storage places and good ideas for convenience. Its crash ratings are the best for any minivan. The Honda V6 is smooth and efficient, with excellent fuel economy. The handling and ride are sweet. The Odyssey can be equipped for full-tilt style and fun, with a rear-seat entertainment system. For most people, the Honda Odyssey is a better vehicle than a crossover SUV.

G.R. Whale and Sam Moses contributed to this NewCarTestDrive.com report.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Honda Odyssey LX ($28,825); EX ($32,125); EX-L ($35,625); EX-L rear entertainment ($37,225); EX-L navi ($37,625); Touring ($41,880); Touring Elite ($44,450)
Engines:248-hp 3.5-liter V6
Transmissions:6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, three-row curtain airbags, rearview camera, tire pressure monitors, electronic stability control, ABS, EBD, brake assist
Safety equipment (optional):forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane watch
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Lincoln, Alabama
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Honda Odyssey Touring Elite ($44,450)
Standard equipment:leather upholstery; three-zone climate control; heated front seats and driver memory system; fold-in-floor 60/40 third-row seat; rear sunshades; power windows, locks, moonroof, tailgate, sliding side doors, heated mirrors with signal repeaters; HID headlamps; cool box; navigation with voice recognition, FM traffic and multi-mode rear camera; 16.2-inch widescreen rear entertainment and 650-watt 5.1 sound system; Bluetooth; cruise control; information display
Options as tested (MSPR):none
Destination charge:$830
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$45280
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:3.5-liter sohc 24-valve V6
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):248 @ 5750
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):250 @ 4800
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:19/28 mpg
Wheelbase:118.1 in.
Length/width/height:202.9/79.2/68.4 in.
Track, f/r:68.1/68.2 in.
Turning circle:36.7 ft.
Seating Capacity:8
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.3/58.2/40.9 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:39.4/66.1/40.9 in.
Head/hip/leg room, r:38.0/48.4/42.4 in.
Cargo volume:148.5 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:3500 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson strut, coil springs, antiroll bar
Suspension, r:independent, coil springs
Ground clearance:6.0 in.
Curb weigth:4613 lbs.
Tires:235/60TR18
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/disc with ABS, EBD, brake assist
Fuel capacity:21.0 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of January 10, 2014.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-999-1009 - www.honda.com