2015 Honda OdysseyKaren W - Livermore, CA10/24/2016
My family wanted an SUV to replace our 2003 odyssey. I really loved that car, but my family convinced me to upgrade and get the newest safety features available. The main reasons why I chose the 2015 Odyssey over SUVs - Less expensive, better gas mileage, and more comfortable! And I can get in and out of the Odyssey so much easier than a huge SUV!
I got the touring so it has the DVD player, etc, which is cool, but my teens mostly play on their phones or iPads. It also has navigation, but it's a bit of a pain to use. You can't enter an address/destination while the car is in drive- great for driver safety but inconvenient for the passenger. Much quicker to plug my phone into the USB slot and use my favorite navigation app. Great car overall
We ordered our van when I was pregnant with my second child and have used it daily since. It's side air bags provide the safety every mom wants and works wonderfully with car seats. As my children have grown, they've been able to ride without fighting due to the comfortable and spacious seats. It drives and rides so well even on prolonged 10 hour drives for vacation. I love my Honda Odyssey and would recommend it to everyone!
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.