We love our Odyssey! Before this one we had a 2001 and sold it with 229,000 miles on it! It still ran great. After owner the older van a couple months we knew our next van would be another Odyssey. The comfy leather seats, easy adjustment and tilt on second row, roomy trunk, and automatic EVERYTHING make this van an amazing value and definitely the right choice. Our family of 6 (5 year old triplets and an almost 7 year old) couldn't be happier with it. We added an after market DVD player and are very glad we did.
LOTS of space for pack and plays, toys, and hauling anything and everything. Great highway mileage and very smooth ride. We love the sliding doors and are glad that we can accommodate all of the grandparents AND our family in the same vehicle when they come to visit. Only thing I don't like is that it can be hard to park. It takes up the whole spot.
I know, I know....it's a minivan, but it really does improve your quality of life. It's incredibly thoughtfully designed and intuitive. It's a fantastic car for roadtrips, and if you're a parent and need to know your vehicle will work, and will be safe it puts your mind at ease. It's notably more expensive than some of the peers in its class, but it really is a better ride. For equipment you use frequently, it makes sense to invest in what you really want, and I'm glad I did.
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.