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
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.
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.
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.