2017 Honda Odyssey

Pros: Well-balanced driving dynamics; nicely finished interior; class-exclusive integrated vacuum feature; decent fuel mileage for the class

Cons: There are no stand-alone options, so acquiring some desirable features means stepping up to pricey high-end models

CG Says: For 2017, Honda Odyssey adds an acoustic windshield to SE and EX-L trims. Previously, the acoustic windshield was a Touring exclusive. Otherwise, Odyssey is unchanged. Odyssey is a front-wheel drive minivan. All-wheel drive is not available. A 248-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 paired with a six-speed automatic transmission is the sole drivetrain. Available features include a built-in vacuum, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, and keyless access and starting. Odyssey remains a family-friendly vehicle that’s quiet, surprisingly fun to drive, and dynamically competent. The lack of stand-alone options means that many desirable features are available only on the most expensive trim levels, which are quite pricey compared to class competitors. However, this doesn’t stop us from wholeheartedly recommending the Odyssey for those who can benefit from the flexibility a minivan provides.

The Facts
Class Minivan
Body Style(s) minivan
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices LX: $29,850
EX: $33,000
SE: $33,950
EX-L: $36,500
EX-L w/DVD: $38,100
EX-L w/DVD and nav: $38,500
Touring: $42,755
Touring Elite: $45,325

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
248
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27