Skip to main content

2021 Honda Odyssey

Research, photos, specs, and expertise

Honda Odyssey highlights

Customer reviews

(not yet rated)

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5


  • 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

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)


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.

All Honda Odyssey years

New for 2021

  • 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 Touring trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.
  • 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.

Explore Honda Odyssey details

Touring 2WD 4D Pass Van

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Blu-ray Video System
  • CD Audio
  • DVD Video System
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 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 Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.9"/M 40.9"/R 38.1"

Head room

F 38.7"/M 39.2"/R 38.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



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.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2021 Honda Odyssey, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

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

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2021 Honda Odyssey is not yet rated. Help future customers learn about a car you've owned and write a review.

RepairPal reliability rating

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.

View RepairPal's full rating of the Honda Odyssey

2021 Honda Odyssey trims


  • 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




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

Related articles

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.

Unless otherwise noted, information related to these featured vehicles comes from third-party sources, including manufacturer information. Product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of third-party entities. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by these entities.