2016 Honda Odyssey

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Honda Odyssey highlights

Customer rating


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


  • Second row seats need to be removed for max cargo capacity
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Limited driver aid availability

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 28 highway, 22 combined

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The 2016 Honda Odyssey gets well-equipped Special Edition

The truth is that there’s no better way to carry a bunch of people and their stuff than a van. The 2016 Honda Odyssey is an 8-passenger minivan that’s comfortable, roomy, and versatile. With its handy second-row seats, smooth and relatively efficient V6, and useful features ranging from a simple holder for a trash bag to a built-in vacuum cleaner, the 2016 Odyssey has a lot to offer family-oriented shoppers. Its most notable weaknesses are the lack of AWD, available on competitors like the Toyota Sienna, and the limited availability of advanced driver aids.

For 2016, the Odyssey added a Special Edition trim which included high-level features like the HondaVAC™ built-in vacuum and rear-seat entertainment system in a package otherwise equipped like the more affordable EX trim.

All Honda Odyssey years

New for 2016

  • The Odyssey is available in a new trim called the SE.

Explore Honda Odyssey details

Touring 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
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Sliding Door(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leather Seats
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.9"/M 40.9"/R 42.4"

Head room

F 38.3"/M 39.4"/R 38"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2016 Honda Odyssey

What We Like

Good to drive: The Odyssey has more going for it on the road than you might expect. Its V6 engine delivers plenty of power, and the transmission handles shifts smoothly. The Odyssey’s handling inspires confidence, and the steering feels quick and precise. While it’s not the quickest minivan, it’s one of the best to drive.

Family-friendly design: With a really versatile interior, the Odyssey is really designed to handle family duties. The second row can fit three child seats, and the middle seat can slide forward to put children in easy reach of the front seats. Available features like a trash bag holder and a built-in vacuum cleaner can help keep the interior a bit less messy, and the rear-seat entertainment system can display two inputs at once to make the interior a bit more peaceful.

Fuel-efficient: The Odyssey’s V6 has good fuel efficiency compared to other gas-powered minivans. It’s EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined gives it a slight edge against competitors.

While there are newer minivans that use hybrid drivetrains, the Odyssey is a good choice among traditional gas competitors.

What Needs Improvement

Lacks driver aids: The 2016 Honda Odyssey only offers some basic driver aids, and they’re not available across the whole range. Forward collision warning and lane-departure warning are left off the base LX and EX trims, and blind-spot monitoring is only standard on the Touring Elite. If you’re looking for features like automatic emergency braking or rear cross-traffic alert, look elsewhere.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2016 Honda Odyssey is a great family car that has a lot of space and is good on gas
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Honda Odyssey an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Honda Odyssey 9th out of 15 among Minivans.

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