|Minivan; Built in Canada|
|Good condition price range: $2,700 – $8,400*|
2000 Honda Odyssey EX
2000 Honda Odyssey LX
1999 Honda Odyssey interior
2001 Honda Odyssey LX
1999 Honda Odyssey EX
When Honda finally broke into the minivan mainstream, sales took off in a hurry. A solid value, it’s roomy, refined, and performs well. Odysseys ranked as virtual bargains when new, but resale values are on the high side.
Honda’s minivan was redesigned for 1999, gaining size and power. Previous Odysseys had been shared with Isuzu, but the new model was strictly a Honda. Using a basic platform shared with the Accord sedan and Acura’s TL, Odyssey now matched the Ford Windstar as the longest front-drive minivan, though its wheelbase was nearly 3 inches shorter than Ford’s. LX and EX models went on sale, both with dual sliding side doors. On the EX, both doors were power-operated. Sole engine was a new 3.5-liter overhead-cam V6. Rated at 210 horsepower, it was the most potent engine offered in a minivan. A 4-speed automatic transmission and antilock brakes were standard. The EX version added traction control. Seven-passenger seating was standard. The removable middle-row buckets could slide together to form a bench seat. As in the previous model, a third-row bench folded away into the floor.
Honda offered a class-exclusive accessory for 2000: a satellite-linked onboard navigation system, optional only on the upscale EX minivan. Similar to the one available in the TL sedan from Acura, Honda’s luxury division, the navigation system used an in-dash touch screen to display a map or point-to-point driving directions. The latter could also be provided as audio prompts. Otherwise, little changed for 2000.
New standard features on both the LX and EX for 2001 included an intermittent rear wiper, floor mats, new front stereo speakers, and child-seat anchors/tethers in the second and third rows. The LX minivan also gained a manual driver’s seat height adjuster, as well as the traction control system that was already standard on the EX edition. In the EX, a security system was now integrated with the standard remote keyless locking. The navigation system available in the EX used DVD mapping.
Odyssey’s 3.5-liter V6 engine gained 30 hp and replaced its 4-speed automatictransmission with a 5-speed for 2002. Minor cosmetic changes, retuned suspension, and standard rear disc brakes vs. drums also were new. Front side airbags joined standard ABS and traction control. Newly optional were leather upholstery and a DVD rear-seat entertainment system.
Changes included an auto up/down driver-side window, plus new-style keys that Honda says are harder to duplicate.
No major changes were made to the Odyssey in 2004.