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.
Not Your Parents' Minivan
2011 Honda OdysseyRyan - Lincoln, NE07/08/2014
We have had our Odyssey for about 5,000 miles since purchase. We needed something that can take 8 passengers and is easy to drive, as it is my wife's everyday vehicle. We are very happy with it. It drives like a dream, is very comfortable, spacious, and easy on gas for its size. We didn't need leather/electronics/navigation/etc., but couldn't pass up powered sliding doors or 8-way adjustable front seat (I am 6'0", my wife is 5'2"), so the EX trim model does just what we need.
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.
Vehicles with third-row seating have plenty of features for nearly every type of driver. For families that need a great family-friendly vehicle, SUVs, crossovers, and minivans with third-row seats give passengers roomy interiors and still have enough power to haul plenty of vacation equipment or moving supplies.