2021 Honda Odyssey

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Honda Odyssey highlights

Customer rating


  • Configurable second-row seats are highly useful
  • Lots of available technology, comfort, and convenience features
  • Full suite of driver aids available
  • Enjoyable to drive


  • No power-folding third-row seats
  • No all-wheel drive

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 28 highway, 22 combined

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The 2021 Honda Odyssey gets a few tweaks, standard driver aids

If you want to comfortably move up to eight people, the 2021 Honda Odyssey offers the practicality and flexibility you need. It’s also good to drive, and in higher trim levels it’s loaded with technology and comfort features. For 2020, Honda made a few small updates to the Odyssey’s looks, but those aren’t the most important changes that carry over to 2021. Driver aids, including automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, are now standard on all trim levels. Additionally, the second row seats have been slimmed down a bit to fold flatter and make them easier to remove.

The Odyssey’s main weaknesses carry on: All-wheel drive is unavailable, and there’s no hybrid option. In comparison, the 2021 Toyota Sienna offers both. And while the second-row seats are easier to remove now, the Chrysler Pacifica has a second row that folds flat into the floor to provide maximum cargo space.

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What is new for the 2021 Honda Odyssey?

  • Odyssey trims have been upgraded with Tow Hitch as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The EX-L trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.
  • The EX trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.
  • The Elite trim now comes with DVD Video System as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.

2021 Honda Odyssey trims

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  • Includes push-button start, rear privacy glass, Bluetooth® functionality, five-inch display screen, seven-speaker audio system, fold-flat second-row seats, and more.

  • View all Honda Odyssey LXs in stock


  • Adds power sliding doors, Magic Slide second-row seats, eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, remote start, and more.

  • View all Honda Odyssey EXs in stock




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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Honda Odyssey

What We Like

Practical interior: The Odyssey offers a lot of versatility for people and things. The configurable second row has three independently sliding seats that can be adjusted forward, backward, and side-to-side. This lets you keep kids in easy reach of the front seats, but not of each other, and gives easier third-row access. There’s also tons of storage for everything from purses to water bottles.

Lots of tech: Moving up through the 2021 Odyssey’s trim levels, you get oodles of tech. In higher trims, there’s a camera system that lets you check in on rear passengers, and a rear-seat entertainment system to keep them entertained. USB ports are available for the second and third rows, along with lots of phone connectivity options. Best of all, advanced driver aids are now standard equipment.

Good to drive: The Odyssey’s V6 engine has plenty of power for merging and passing maneuvers. Steering is quick and precise, and the Odyssey offers top-notch handling for a minivan without sacrificing ride comfort. This is one of the nicest minivans to drive.

What Needs Improvement

Max-cargo flexibility: In order to access the Odyssey’s maximum cargo capacity, you’ll have to remove the second row seats from the vehicle. Honda made this easier to do for 2021, but the Chrysler Pacifica offers seats that fold into the floor. Also, there’s no power-folding option for the third row.

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If you're shopping for a minivan that offers all-wheel drive, the 2017-2020 Toyota Sienna could be the family hauler you need. All 2017-2020 Sienna models are powered by a 296-hp 3.5L V6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Seating seven or eight passengers across five trims, choose the LE, XLE, or Limited trims for optional all-wheel drive.

The 2017-2020 Toyota Sienna L base trim includes these standard features:

  • Rearview camera

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control

  • Smartphone integration

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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

LX 2WD 4D Pass Van

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.9"/M 40.9"/R 38.1"

Head room

F 40.7"/M 39.5"/R 38.3"

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Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



2021 Honda Odyssey FAQ

More about the 2021 Honda Odyssey

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Crystal Black Pearl (EX and above)

  • Deep Scarlet Pearl (EX and above)

  • Forest Mist Metallic (EX and above)

  • Lunar Silver Metallic

  • Modern Steel Metallic

  • Obsidian Blue Pearl

  • Pacific Pewter Metallic (EX and above)

  • Platinum White Pearl

Interior details

  • Seating for seven (LX) or eight passengers (EX and above)

  • 38.6 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in place

  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors

  • Magic Slide second-row seats (EX and above)

  • Cargo area seat-back hooks

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