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Honda redesigned the Odyssey for 2018, giving it a fresh look, all-new tech, and lots of useful updates. On top of a full suite of driver aids on the EX trim and up, there’s also a shiny new infotainment system with available wireless charging. There’s an available rear-seat camera with infrared, so you can keep an eye on passengers even at night. The available rear-seat entertainment system now comes with a Blu-Ray™ player and streaming content integration through the on-board Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi hotspots require a data plan to activate and may also require a compatible device. See the owner’s manual or manufacturer website for more information.
The second row seats can now all slide forward and backward, and also side-to-side, to allow for lots of configurations and easier access to the third row. And, of course, the HondaVAC™ built-in vacuum cleaner is still available.
The 2018 Odyssey is a total, comprehensive upgrade from the older models, but has a few of the same weaknesses. All-wheel drive is not available, there’s no hybrid option, and you have to remove the second row of seats to access full cargo space. Also, lower trim levels have a less smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission.
F 40.9"/M 40.9"/R 38.1"
F 40.7"/M 39.5"/R 38.3"
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Practical interior: Like you might expect, the Odyssey has tons of spots to stash everything from purses to water bottles. Its real trick is the configurable second row, with three sliding seats that can be moved forward, backward, and side-to-side. So you can keep kids in reach of the front seat, get easier access to the third row, or provide a little separation between passengers who need more “me space.”
Lots of tech: As you move up through the trim levels, you get oodles of tech. From the camera system that lets you check in on your passengers to the Blu-Ray player to keep them entertained, and the built-in vacuum to clean up afterward. There’s a full suite of driver aids, in-car Wi-Fi, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, and wireless phone charging.
Good to drive: The Odyssey’s V6 engine provides plenty of oomph for merging and passing, and the available 10-speed transmission executes smooth shifts. Steering is quick and precise, and the Odyssey’s handling feels surprisingly stable for a minivan without sacrificing ride comfort. All-in-all, the Odyssey is a driver’s choice among minivans.
Max-cargo flexibility: One of the strengths of minivans is their ability to be turned into cargo haulers as useful as anything this side of a delivery van. But the Odyssey takes a little more effort: It lacks a power-folding third row and the bulky second-row seats have to be removed completely to get max cargo space.
3.6 out of 55 customer reviews
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.View RepairPal's full rating of the Honda Odyssey