Nov 25, 2013
Reviewed By Erin Olson
Price as Tested $44,450: 248-hp 3.5-Liter, 24-valve, SOHC i-VTEC® V6
Likes

The Odyssey was shockingly pleasant to drive. My concern that it would feel like driving a school bus? Unfounded. It felt far less beefy than the SUV I’d previously been shuffling around town in, with good visibility and blind-spot monitors — just in case. I could rhapsodize for days about the endless cargo configuration options and the bottomless trunk space, but I’ll just say this: I put an entire wedding in it.

Dislikes

Those automatic, power sliding side doors. As if I’ve never opened a door before in my life? I just want to open the door myself whenever I want it open, not lovingly caress the handle in just the right way then stand there waiting for a response.

Verdict

No one buys a minivan because they’re crazy, sexy or cool. Minivans are functional vehicles — and this one nails that criterium. It handles any combination of passengers and cargo with ease. It’s comfortable, surprisingly powerful and responsive, and it convinced at least one expectant mother of three that it was exactly what she was looking for.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
2.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
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