I compared the Honda Odyssey with all competitors in the marketplace before the purchase. It is simply the most spacious, flexible, family friendly and gas efficient minivan on the market.
After a few months now I must admit that the Odyssey is much better than expected, it drives like a car due to the low setup, and it is very comfortable and spacious, a fun to use. Enough space for the family and the grandparents. Now I know why so many friends talked so favorable about it.
Just face it and buy the minivan already!
2007 Honda OdysseyMeemo - Northern VA12/09/2010
Even with two young children and potentially more in the future, I was loathe to buy a minivan - and despite the comfortable test drives I'd taken in my Dad's, the exact same as the model I bought. I looked at various less expensive crossovers and fuel-efficient SUV's, hoping one would win out against this minivan, purely for style's sake. I have never been happier with a car - it is so spacious inside, the layout and amenities (even bare bones!), are superb, the upgrade to sliding doors and leather interior (with a lot to juggle and a lot of spilled milk!) - all make the Odyssey, which hopefully will run to 150,000 miles, the best choice for a family car. I am counting on my mechanic's counsel that Hondas are inexpensive to keep up and repair, and seldom in need of repair - I've only had my Odyssey two weeks, but knock on wood, I'm its biggest fan!
This was just an upgrade from our previous Honda Odyssey-- and we love the extra space that this newer model brings with it. We also appreciate the technology and have had no issues- and love how reliable Honda vehicles are.
With crossovers and SUVs attempting to steal the spotlight these days, minivans had to step up their game to remain competitive in the family-mover market. Both the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna rose to the occasion by offering an ideal combination of performance, comfort, and features modern drivers want.