I always said I'd NEVER buy a van but everything changes when you have a child. I was quite surprised at how much I like this vehicle. It's practical and spacious and even if you don't have kids it's great for hauling bulky items. It has plenty of cup holders and storage and I really enjoy driving my 2012 Touring Elite.
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.
If you have to drive a minivan, this should be it!
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.