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2021 Honda Odyssey Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 30, 2020
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Minivans are the segment of vehicles that are destined to put the maximum level of practicality on the table irrespective of its attire. But Honda has surprised us by making the 2021 Odyssey look handsomely sharp, yet not having compromised on the form and functionality factor. It still gets its respectable 280 horses delivered from a 3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6, all the while having a revamped exterior silhouette and loads of new feature upgrades on the inside for the 2021 model year.

2021 Honda Odyssey front angled wallpaper

Honda Odyssey has been around for quite some time now and the 2021 model is currently an extension of its fifth-generation which was introduced in the model year 2018. With Honda having managed to keep this minivan alive for over 25 years now, this has allowed it to attain a balance in usability and desire. It looks good for a minivan, has ample performance, and is involving in driving with 7 others of your family seated comfortably behind you. With the Honda Sensing being standard on all trims in the 2021 Honda Odyssey, emphasis on safety is much larger. Now the question begs as to whether if it still is worthy enough to sit on top of the pile? Let's move along and find out.


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Pros

Flexible cargo compartment

Sweet revving V6 engine

Loaded with practical features

8 occupants can sit lavishly

Standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive features

Cons

Second row seats are fidgety

Third row is not power folding

What's New?

Redesigned exteriors

More powerful LED headlamps and taillamps

More features for rear seat passengers

Redesigned Seats

Honda Sensing and Driver Assistive feature standard across the trims


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32000

bodystyle

Minivan

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

horsepower

280 hp @ 6000 RPM

torque

262 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

transmission

10-Speed Automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

118.1 in.

length

203.2 in.

width

78.5 in.

height

68.3 in.

curb weight

4354 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

163.6 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/22/28 mpg


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2021 Honda Odyssey Review video
2021 Honda Odyssey Exterior video

Styles

2021 Honda Odyssey in Platinum White Pearl color
Platinum White Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

8.7

Fuel Economy

7.7

Interior

8.9

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.5

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

8.7

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Honda Odyssey LX

LX

power
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$32,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $32,000 MSRP (19/22/28) 280 hp @ 6000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7

Expert Review

8.5

Overall Rating


Honda Odyssey has over the years, become one of the go-to cars in terms of reliability and sheer practicality. Honda has always been keen on providing its customers with the best value for money offerings, and the 2021 Honda Odyssey puts forth this aspect pretty well, which is all the more evident in its segment-leading sales figures. For the 2021 Odyssey, Honda introduces Industry's first Rear-Seat Reminder system, an audible reminder system that reminds you to check the rear seats, before getting out of the car.

2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan Right Side View

The 2021 Honda Odyssey also introduces new LED headlights on the exterior and many more feature upgrades on the interior, which certainly adds to its mass appeal. It also gets numerous industry best driver-assistance features, that is sure to keep you safe no matter what the scenario. But the other most important arrow in its quiver is the Honda Odyssey's competitive pricing which is on the less expensive side in this segment. Also, being so capable, it goes up against some equally capable competitors like the Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, and the Kia Sedona.


9.0/10
Features

 

8.7/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.9/10
Interior

 

8.0/10
Exterior

 

8.5/10
Safety

 

8.0/10
Competition

 

8.7/10
Final Verdict

 

2021 Honda Odyssey Features

9.0/10

Honda has announced that it will retain the same 5-trim lineup as the 2020 Odyssey for the 2021 Odyssey. The trims on offer are LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. While Honda has not announced the pricing yet, they have announced a few of the additional features that will be adorned by the various trims and as always, it will improve the already competent comfort features of this minivan. All trims in the 2021 Honda Odyssey will now come standard with Honda SENSING suite of driver-assistance tech.

Pricing remains a predictable aspect as Honda likes to go aggressive with it. As the updates in the new Odyssey will be restricted to subtle ones, expect the price bump to be subtle as well. The 2021 Honda Odyssey is expected to be priced from a starting $32,910.

Trims 

LX

EX

EX-L

Touring

Elite

MSRP (FWD) (Expected) 

$32,910

$35,690

$38,960

$45,960

$48,940

Key Features 

Multi-angle rearview camera

All the features in LX trim added/replaced and

All the features in EX trim added/replaced and

All the features in EX-L trim added/replaced and

All the features in Touring trim added/replaced and

 

Vehicle Stability Assist 

Remote Engine Start

Hands-free power tailgate

Rear Entertainment System with 10.2-inch HF Screen

Blue Ambient LED Lighting

 

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Heated Front Seats

Blind Spot Information System

CabinWatch/ CabinTalk

Heated and ventilated Front Seats

 

5-inch color LCD Screen

8-inch HD(720p) touch-screen

Memory Linked Side Mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down

Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability

550-W Premium Audio system with 11 speakers, including Subwoofer

 

Multi Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-Off

Multi-reflector halogen headlights with Auto On/Off 

Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror

LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off 

Wireless Phone Charger

 

Automatic Climate Control

Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Leather-Trimmed Seats

Honda Link Subscription services

 
 

8-way power-adjustable driver seat

Power Sliding Doors

HomeLink Remote System

Built-in vacuum cleaner

 
 

Rear Privacy Glass

Fog Lights

     
 

Variable intermittent Windshield Wipers

 

     
 

Eco Assist system

       
 

Cruise Control

       

Some of the new features you will see include blacked-out grille with chrome accents, integrated foglights, exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels for the Elite trim, second-row climate control system, and redesigned seats. Besides these, there are also features from last year and the window of additional customizability through accessories and various packages, which help you to personalize your very own 2021 Honda Odyssey. 

Which 2021 Honda Odyssey trim should you opt for?

Prices for the 2021 Odyssey are not yet revealed. Assuming that the price bump will be flat across the line-up and taking the previous year's pricing of the 2020 Odyssey as a standard, then the EX-L trim would suffice the best. It packs all of the utilitarian features of the lower trims and yet brings to table more safety and creature comforts to make it an ultimate value-based proportion. As Honda has made the HondaSensing bundle of safety features standard across the trim lineup, we wouldn't even mind recommending the base trim, if "safety" is and remains your only major criteria! 

2021 Honda Odyssey Engine and Performance

8.7/10

The powerhouse that brings this humble mammoth to life will be the same naturally aspirated  3.5L V6 that pumps out 280 hp and 262 lb-ft as in the 2020 Odyssey. There are no major changes under the hood, albeit a few refinement touches here and there. The reason for the 2021 Honda Odyssey to retain the powertrain from last year is because it has proven to be a very stable and reliable powerhouse for this minivan. This motor is coupled to the recently introduced advanced 10-Speed Automatic transmission which makes this soccer van lively, and quicker too among its other counterparts.

2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan has a 3.6L V6 block

2021 Odyssey has a linear performance curve which helps it gulp down sane amounts of fuel and it sends all of that undiluted power to the front wheels only. This might not sound like the "enthusiastic" layout, but you mustn't forget that this V6 is in a minivan and it is already defying logic with its sweet revving motor. Nevertheless, the V6 in the Odyssey is enough to inspire you with sporty driving dynamics.

Model

2021 Honda Odyssey EX (Expected)

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

2020 Toyota Sienna LE

2020 Kia Sedona EX

MSRP

$35,690

$34,045

$34,235

$33,700

Engine

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.3L Naturally Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

10-Speed shiftable Automatic

9-Speed shiftable Automatic

8-Speed shiftable Automatic

8-Speed shiftable Automatic

Power

280 hp @ 6,000 RPM

287 hp @ 6,400 RPM

296 hp @ 6,600 RPM

276 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

262 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

262 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

248 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM

The top spot in terms of performance figures is claimed by the Toyota Sienna with the Chrysler Pacifica trailing closely behind. Honda outweighed its competition in terms of its drivetrain setup with the introduction of a crisper 10-Speed unit in 2020. It remains the one with the highest number of gears in 2021 as well. 

How fast can we expect the 2021 Honda Odyssey to complete the 0-60 MPH run?

There are hardly a few minivan owners, who pay a great deal of heed towards acceleration times, nevertheless, to put their minds at ease, the 2021 Honda Odyssey can cross the 60 MPH mark in a mere 6.6 seconds which is insane by minivan standards. The competent combination of a free-revving 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 engine and a crisp-shifting 10-Speed Automatic transmission helps this humble minivan to bring a wide grin on your face. Guess the 2021 Honda Odyssey owners don't have to adjust to the "dad" life with the Odyssey around.

2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan covers 0-60 in just 6.6 sec

Up until last year, the car was one of the fastest minivans out there and as the powertrain remains untouched for 2021, Honda Odyssey still leaves around other minivans in the dust and with its chilled-out engine-gearbox duo, it can cruise all day long, without breaking a sweat.

Model

2021 Honda Odyssey EX (Expected)

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

2020 Toyota Sienna LE

2020 Kia Sedona EX

0-60 MPH

6.6 secs

7.3 secs

6.9 secs

7.9 secs

Quarter Mile

14.5 secs

15.6 secs

15.3 secs

16.1 secs

Top Speed

110 MPH

N/A

120 MPH 

N/A

Even for 2021, none of the competitors come close to the Honda Odyssey as it shows the importance of a slick-shifting gearbox. Even the most powerful minivan of this bunch, Toyota Sienna dulls down due to the added curb weight it carries. Kia Sedona is the slowest of this bunch, as performance is not its forte here.

How quickly does the 2021 Honda Odyssey come to a stop from 60 MPH?

With potent brakes, the 2021 Honda Odyssey comes to a complete standstill from 60 MPH in just about 125 ft. For a pleasantly fast and heavy car, you need brakes that can help you tame the momentum amicably. And to that avail, Honda provides ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution as standard. But apart from that, you also get power-assisted front brakes which has a key role in various active safety features from the now-standard HondaSensing bundle.

2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan has Front Brake Rotors of 12.6 in.

The pedal inspires confidence and even in harsh conditions, you are sure to be backed with a strong biting force that instills confidence in controlling this behemoth of a van. The car also comes with Emergency Brake Assist. and Stability Control that helps you take those sharp curves without the fear of toppling over!

Model

2021 Honda Odyssey EX (Expected)

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

2020 Toyota Sienna LE

2020 Kia Sedona EX

Brake Rotors: Front (in.)

12.6

13.0

12.9

12.6

Brake Rotors: Rear (in.)

13.0

13.0

12.2

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4354

4330

4430

4411

60-0 MPH (ft.)

125

N/A

128

N/A

Weight holds back much of a car's driving potential but Honda has gone the extra mile even in this aspect and the 2021 Odyssey remains comparatively light with loads of aggressive weight-saving decisions without compromising on comfort. This advantage in weight also gives it a shorter stopping distance as compared to the heaviest car of this bunch, Toyota Sienna.

How impressive are the driving dynamics of the 2021 Honda Odyssey?

You may forget it to be a minivan when in the company of an open stretch of tarmac. The crisp and concise response from its engine is much closer to what you can expect from a performance inclined sedan. The 2021 Odyssey does sway about a bit at sharper turns but is well contained concerning its stature. That being said, the car possesses a sense of nimbleness which is pretty surprising but is an involving aspect to keep your driving instincts alive.

2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan packs some inspired driving dynamics

Moreover, with the pliant suspension setup, the 2021 Odyssey can take on speed bumps much more easily, as let's face it, it is going to spend most of its time wading through jam-packed city streets. The company fitted all-season tires to make sure that you have the same caliber of driving for any given season. Driving around the 2021 Honda Odyssey is now more than just a family affair.


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2021 Honda Odyssey Fuel Economy

7.7/10

As the 3.5L V6 powertrain is carried over unchanged for 2021, the new Honda Odyssey returns impressive mileage figures of 19 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. For a market that is highly driven by the idea of extracting the most MPG figures, Honda Odyssey does all that it can to live up to the expectations. Now for the year 2021, Honda has added a system to Odyssey known as the Variable Cylinder Management, which switches between the 2021 Odyssey's 3 and 6 cylinders when needed for better fuel efficiency.

Complementing the Honda Odyssey's impressive MPG figures is a fairly sized 19.5-gallon fuel tank that helps it churn out more miles in a stretch between gas stations. It upholds this super van's touring credentials. Honda also has an ECON and Snow mode to alter the driving efficiency of the Odyssey in aligning situations. This helps the Odyssey to provide the optimum driving experience keeping fuel efficiency at bay, irrespective of driving conditions.

Models

2021 Honda Odyssey EX (Expected)

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

2020 Toyota Sienna LE

2020 Kia Sedona EX

MPG (City)

19

19

19

18

MPG (Highway)

28

28

26

24

MPG (Combined)

22

22

21

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19.5

19.0

20.0

21.1

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

371/546/429

361/532/418

380/520/420

380/506/443

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

8.0

8.0

N/A

8.4

Chrysler Pacifica deserves attention as it offers the same MPG as the Honda, despite having a more powerful powertrain setup. All of the minivans in this face-off have a similar take on efficiency but the likes of Toyota Sienna and Kia Sedona stand marginally ahead with their larger fuel tanks.

2021 Honda Odyssey Interior

8.9/10

The interiors will not be shaken up a lot besides a few ticks here and there. The same interior that adorned the 2020 Honda Odyssey has been carried over with subtle changes that include new leather upholstery options with a piano black trimming only in the top-most Elite trim. It gets new floor mats and revised Air-Con controls to freshen up the dashboard as well. But the basic form factor remains the same which is a pleasing move. Although one latest addition made to the 2021 Odyssey is the new Rear-Seat Reminder audible system, which reminds you to check the rear seats, before getting out of the car.

2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan Seating Layout

With a very functional and utilitarian steering wheel along with a comfortable and spacious cabin, you will not find much fault here. Hard plastic and Leather upholstery go hand in hand with a tasteful blend that keeps things economic whilst making it look upscale. Top of the line Elite trim gets perforated leather seats for the first and second row which amplifies its lux-appeal.

Model

2021 Honda Odyssey EX (Expected)

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

2020 Toyota Sienna LE

2020 Kia Sedona EX

Seating Capacity

8

7

8

8

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

40.7/ 63.1/ 40.9

40.1/ 63.8/ 41.1

41.0/ 65.0/ 40.5

39.8/ 63.9/ 40.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39.5/ 61.6/ 40.9

39.6/ 63.0/ 39.0

39.7/ 64.6/ 37.6

39.4/ 63.1/ 41.1

Honda has installed its famous magic seats that can slide sideways and also fold flat onto the floor seamlessly, thus making way for better cargo spacing. This allows you to make extra room if you are feeling cramped and make sure you enjoy the drive unapologetically. Thick bolstering for the seats and a high roofline add to the comfort factor whilst keeping it useful even for the tall guys. And as always, various customization packages and accessories are available to add your personal touch to the sumptuous cabin.

The other notable comfort features included in the 2021 Honda Odyssey are:

  • Tri-Zone Climate control
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
  • Lockable Glove compartment 
  • Ambient Console Lighting
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Driver seat with 10-way Power Adjustment 
  • Front Passenger Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment
  • Head Restraints at all seating position

What are the infotainment features in the 2021 Honda Odyssey?

When it comes to keeping you entertained, all trims besides the base trim will come with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which Honda refers to as the Display Audio. The base LX trim gets a smaller 5-inch touchscreen which is a bit dull when it comes to outright feature listing.

2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan Infotainment System

Honda has stacked its infotainment system well that caters to the needs of a complete family. The top spectrum Touring and Elite trims get a standard rear entertainment system with a 10.2-inch HD screen, a Blu-Ray player, and in-built streaming apps.

Various infotainment features in the 2021 Honda Odyssey are:

  • 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment 
  • USB Audio Interface (1 port)
  • 160 W Audio system with 7 speakers
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Audio streaming
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Amazon Alexa integration (optional)
  • Rear Seat Entertainment with a 10.2-inch HD screen and Built-in Streaming Apps (optional)
  • CabinWatch Camera (optional)

How big is the cargo-space inside the 2021 Honda Odyssey?

In terms of cargo space, there is no match for this behemoth rider. With all the seats upright, you get a modest 38.6 cu-ft of cargo capacity. The 2021 Honda Odyssey definitely excels in this department, as it does provide this segment-best cargo area, without having to compromise on the passenger leg-room front, which adds to the practicality nature of the car. The best part of this is the Honda Magic seats that allow the third row to hide completely into the floor, and also allow the second row to be folded similarly, to make way for more cargo area.

2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan Cargo Area

Do that and you are treated with a whopping 155 cu. ft. of the cargo area which is sufficient for literally everything. We bet that you can even camp there! Utilitarianism has always been the priority for the Honda Odyssey and the 2021 model sticks to it. 

Model

2021 Honda Odyssey EX (Expected)

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

2020 Toyota Sienna LE

2020 Kia Sedona EX

Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.)

38.6

32.3

39.1

33.9

Besides these, there are door pockets, a big glovebox, armrest storage, and many other cubby spaces that allow you to stow away stuff while traveling in the Odyssey. The winner by a small margin is the Toyota Sienna which offers 0.5 cu. ft. more which is not all that much. Chrysler Pacifica and Kia Sedona fall back considerably in terms of cargo volume due to its more compact form factor as compared to the other two in this bunch.

2021 Honda Odyssey Exterior

8.0/10

Gone are the days when minivans looked mundane and ugly with the sole purpose of hauling people and cargo. With the turn of the decade, automakers have pushed the envelope and given this segment a new definition of how minivans should look like. The 2021 Honda Odyssey has pushed this envelope profoundly and remain one of the simplistic yet sharp looking minivans in this segment. Honda has given the best-selling minivan in the US, the Odyssey a revamp. Starting of with a redesigned front fascia, which includes a new nose.

The side profile remains fluidic across, thanks to the hidden sliding door mechanism. The 2021 Odyssey gets a mildly updated front and rear fascia with a more sharper-looking redesigned blacked-out grille. The top-most trim Elite also receives 19-inch alloys to give it that imposing character, and to freshen things up for the year 2021. Honda has also improved on the Odyssey's lighting with new and improved LED lighting to shine forth.

Models

2021 Honda Odyssey EX (Expected)

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

2020 Toyota Sienna LE

2020 Kia Sedona EX

Curb Weight (lbs)

4440

4330

4505

4411

Length (in)

203.2

203.8

200.6

201.4

Width (in)

78.5

79.6

78.1

78.1

Height (in)

68.3

69.9

68.9

68.5

Ground Clearance (in)

4.5

5.1

6.5

6.7

Wheelbase (in)

118.1

121.6

119.3

120.5

Ironically, Honda Odyssey is a compact minivan that puts itself at the end of this bunch concerning dimensions, especially in terms of ground clearance. Chrysler Pacifica is the largest one of this bunch and it shows. Toyota Sienna and Kia Sedona have better ground clearance that helps it glide uninterrupted over rough paths.

Various notable exterior features of the 2021 Honda Odyssey are:

  • Active Shutter Grille
  • Rear Privacy glass
  • LED lighting with LED foglamps
  • Taillights with Integrated LED light bars
  • Roofline Spoiler with Integrated brake light
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • 18 and 19-inch alloy wheels
  • All season tires

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2021 Honda Odyssey Safety

8.5/10

Honda is not a big fan of dulling down on safety and for that fact, 2021 Honda Odyssey has added few safety updates which uplifts this minivan's safety quotient. The new 2021 Honda Odyssey now gets the Honda Sensing Safety and Driver assistive technology pack standard for all the trims. This also makes the 2021 Odyssey the cheapest minivan to come with a well-stacked safety bundle as compared to its competition.

2021 Honda Odyssey Minivan Safety Feature

Apart from the safety tech to keep you safe on the outside, Honda Odyssey also gets notable features in the cabin to keep an eye on your occupants. Its called CabinWatch and is available only in the Touring and Elite trims. The NHTSA and IIHS are yet to test the 2021 Honda Odyssey, but it is sure to perform well since the Odyssey was awarded the Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. As the 2021 Odyssey is a carryover, expect the impressive safety scores to follow.

Notable safety features in the 2021 Honda Odyssey are:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist(VSA)
  • Anti-Lock braking System(ABS) and Emergency Braking Assist
  • Electronic Brake Distribution(EBD)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System(TPMS)
  • Daytime Running Lights(DRL)
  • 3-point seat belts at all seats
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Pre and Post- Collision Safety System
  • CabinWatch Camera
  • Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

2021 Honda Odyssey Competition

8.0/10

2021 Honda Odyssey vs Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is without a doubt, the best looking minivan of the lot. It comes loaded with a lot of convenience and safety features and can be called as the most feature-rich of the lot. Additionally, the brand has also announced that the 2021 model will be getting an AWD which is a welcome upgrade. That being said, Honda impresses us with its utter reliability, dynamic performance, and spacious interior which can easily justify its bump in the price. The Pacifica is a good option with a fresh face and loads of features but the Honda Odyssey is just better due to the more balanced and reliable offering it is.

Chrysler Pacifica

2021 Honda Odyssey vs Toyota Sienna

When put against the others, the Toyota Sienna is the smallest minivan of the lot. While this helps its cause to be light on its feet and be maneuverable, it misses out on its original purpose, hauling people and cargo. That being said, the brand has announced that the 2021 Toyota Sienna will go completely hybrid which will help its cause to become more environmentally friendly and a dynamic performer. But it still doesn't cut it to take on the Honda in terms of creature comfort, and so the Odyssey prevails here.

Toyota Sienna

2021 Honda Odyssey vs Kia Sedona

The Kia Sedona is the most “funky” minivan of the lot. It draws design cues from its many other Kia siblings. Featuring a Tiger grille design, and based on the Sorento platform, it seems like an elongated version of the mid-size SUV Crossover. While it comes at a cheaper price than the Honda, it is not without its caveats. The performance is subpar and the cabin is cramped which spoils its purpose of providing for a wholesome minivan experience. Perfection comes with experience and that is exactly what makes the Honda Odyssey prevail here.

Kia Sedona

2021 Honda Odyssey Final Verdict

8.7/10

The 2021 Honda Odyssey aims to further the stance of its predecessor by making it a much more of an encompassing package. From nominal upgrades ranging from interior features to updates in the exterior styling, it is the perfect minivan for the price which can easily haul both people and cargo and very comfortably at that. With the added advantage of having a well-rounded safety bundle in its class, Honda Odyssey remains a well-balanced offering, the threshold of which its competitors are still trying to achieve.

2021 Honda Odyssey

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2021 Honda Odyssey FAQs

Is Honda Odyssey an 8-Seater?

Honda Odyssey can seat eight people. All variants of this minivan, except the base LX, can be configured to accommodate a maximum of eight people. The base model comes standard with seven seats. The top trims also get the option of having captain seats for the second row as well.

What is the towing capacity of Honda Odyssey?

The towing capacity of the Honda Odyssey stands somewhere between 3,000 to 3,500 pounds. It also has a maximum payload capacity of up to 1350 pounds.

Is Honda Odyssey AWD?

As of now, the Honda Odessy is a front-wheel-drive minivan and will probably continue to be so. However, Chrysler has announced that the 2021 Pacifica will be offered with optional AWD. This could trigger Honda to make AWD available with the Odyssey some time in the future.

Is Honda Odyssey reliable?

Reliability has never been a questionable factor for Honda and the Odyssey is one of the most reliable minivans available in the market. J.D. Report has given the 2020 Honda Odyssey a wholesome score of 78 out of 100. The dealership experience is what pulls its score back but even with the setback, it excels. Honda also bundles a  wholesome warranty package for the Odyssey that includes:

  • Limited Warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever is earlier
  • Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever is earlier

Does Honday Odyssey have Apple CarPlay?

Yes, Honda Odyssey is equipped with Apple CarPlay in all of its trims except the base LX.

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2021 Honda Odyssey Overall Reviews


AM

Arthur E. McKay

2020 Honda Odyssey

EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Skip it

Pros - Adjustable seats, handling

Cons - Parking sensors are unavailable

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

The ride is very quiet and smooth. The handling is better than I expected and the 10-speed automatic is very quick.

8/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

RO

Roger W. Ortega

2020 Honda Odyssey

LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Not worth it

Pros - Packed with latest safety features, range, mpg

Cons - Headroom and headroom, interior design

Overall Review

7 /10 Overall Rating

The only plus side I see is fuel mileage and standard safety features. Other than that there is nothing praiseworthy about Odyssey.

7/10
Features
5/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
2/10
Dealer Review

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Eugene L. Drain

2020 Honda Odyssey

EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Happy

Pros - Everything but alloy wheel design

Cons - Just alloy wheel design

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

I've always found myself enjoying driving irrespective of the vehicle. I may not be familier with the technical terms related but I know when a car is driving good and when not. Odyssey 2020 took only one drive to impress me and the smooth driving quality and the ability to cloak bumps. As big as it looks, it still sits low on the ground helping tremendously with the way it handles.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

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Top User Reviews

9

User Overall Rating

Skip it

The ride is very quiet and smooth. The handling is better than I expected and the 10-speed automatic is very quick.

by Arthur E. McKay

7

User Overall Rating

Not worth it

The only plus side I see is fuel mileage and standard safety features. Other than that there is nothing praiseworthy about Odyssey.

by Roger W. Ortega

10

User Overall Rating

Happy

I've always found myself enjoying driving irrespective of the vehicle. I may not be familier with the technical terms related but I know when a car is driving good and when not. Odyssey 2020 took only one drive to impress me and the smooth driving quality and the ability to cloak bumps. As big as it looks, it still sits low on the ground helping tremendously with the way it handles.

by Eugene L. Drain

10

User Overall Rating

I can see monday morning quarterbacks

I can see monday morning quarter backs criticising the shortcomings and flaws of Odyssey 2020. Let me ask you something, why did you buy it then? Coming back to my driving experience, I can see different driving modes, good handling response and even better visibiity. Okay, the mileage could have been better specifically in city and I agree with people there but its not shoddy at least. Come on gu...

by Joe W. Herring

10

User Overall Rating

Odyssey takes care of everything

Totally love it. My second van and it has so many features I never thought would be possible to have in a van. First off, transmission is quite smooth unlike my old van that used to knock me out everytime it changed gears. Enough information on the driver display which makes even better than other vans

by James L. Viverette

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