2013 Honda Odyssey

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Honda Odyssey highlights

Customer rating


  • Agile handling
  • Quiet, roomy cabin
  • Versatile second-row seating
  • Relatively fuel-efficient V6


  • Lower trim levels offer less acceleration and fuel efficiency
  • Second row seats need to be removed for max cargo capacity
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Limited driver aid availability

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 27 highway, 21 combined

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The 2013 Honda Odyssey gets a standard rearview camera

The Honda Odyssey does its best to prove that a practical, family-friendly minivan can be nice for the driver and not just the passengers. The Odyssey offers lots of room in its comfortable second and third rows, and easy access with sliding rear doors on both sides of the vehicle. It also features a V6 engine with surprisingly brisk acceleration and fuel economy that can match the current Oddysey.

The 2013 Odyssey doesn’t offer much modern tech beyond Bluetooth® phone connectivity and a USB audio interface, but they’re standard across the range. A rearview camera is also standard for 2014. Higher trim levels have a lot of comfort and convenience features, from a built-in cooler box to retractable sunshades, power rear doors, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The top-tier Touring and Touring Elite models also get an upgraded transmission that allows for both better acceleration and better fuel economy than lower trims.

All Honda Odyssey years

What is new for the 2013 Honda Odyssey?

  • The EX trim now comes with Rear Sunshade, Rear View Camera, and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Rear View Camera and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2013 Honda Odyssey

What We Like

Good to drive: It’s not the fastest minivan in the segment, but the V6 is responsive and, especially in the Touring and Touring Elite trims, smooth. The suspension makes for a comfortable ride, while crisp handling and responsive steering make the Odyssey more satisfying from the driver’s seat.

Family-friendly design: The wide second row can fit three car seats, and the center seat can slide forward to put kids within easier reach from the front seat. The removable center console includes a trash bag holder, and of course, higher trims come equipped with a DVD player and 16-inch rear seat screen that can display two sources at once.

Fuel-efficient: Coming in with an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined for Touring and Touring Elite trims, the 2013 Honda Odyssey has a slight advantage over other 8-passenger minivans of a similar age.

Newer minivans offer hybrid systems that improve mileage, but if you’re shopping for a traditional gas minivan, the Odyssey is an efficient choice.

What Needs Improvement

Lower trims lack features: We’re not just talking about the DVD player. Higher trim levels certainly have a lot more niceties, like a mirror to keep an eye on your passengers or a power liftgate to make trunk access easier. But lower trim levels (LX, EX, and EX-L) also come with a transmission that’s down a gear compared to Touring and Touring Elite models. That means poorer fuel economy, slower acceleration, and more noticeable shifts.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2013 Honda Odyssey is a minivan that customers love for its features and smooth ride. They especially enjoy the third row seating, which allows them to take their family on adventures without worrying about space issues.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Honda Odyssey an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Honda Odyssey 7th out of 14 among Minivans.

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Honda Odyssey features and specs

EX 2WD 4D Pass Ext Van

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Sliding Door(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Parking Sensors
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Overall length






Leg room

F 40.9"/M 40.9"/R 42.4"

Head room

F 39.7"/M 38.8"/R 38"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

525/3500 lbs.



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