Honda Odyssey - Review, Specs, Pricing, Videos and More
Strong standard safety suite, versatile cabin, VTEC powerplant
High pricing, unconventional styling, no AWD or hybrid options
Despite its higher price, the Odyssey is definitely worthy of serious consideration as a fine-riding family hauler.
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2022 Honda Odyssey Review: Archetypal Family Transport
It’s very hard to pick faults with the Honda Odyssey.
Honda is one of the few brands to stick with the minivan formula these days, and the 30-odd years of refinement have produced an excellent product in the 2022 Odyssey. Here’s a by-the-books family transport that rarely puts a foot wrong, offering lots of space and a car-like drive that’s easy to gel with.
Pour one out for HondaVAC. The company that produced the built-in vacuum went out of business recently, forcing Honda to bring out the MY2022 Odyssey only days into 2021, sans vacuum. That’s fine: in the face of a whole lot of competitor updates in 2021, Honda had given the Odyssey a substantial sprucing up. Thinner headlights now framed a cleaner grille treatment, and new taillight elements freshen up the look out back. There were new wheel designs, too.
Honda Odyssey vs Toyota Sienna Comparison: Minivan Mix-n-Match
What’s interesting about these two now, apart from the fact that they both still sell more units than you might think (each have more than 70,000 units sold in the U.S. in 2021 as of this writing), is how their paths have begun to diverge.
While the Odyssey is, in many ways, what it has been for years—a V6-powered front-wheel-drive van with a conventional (10-speed) automatic transmission—Toyota has embraced electrification with the Sienna. All Siennas sold in North America are now hybrid only, in either front or all-wheel drive, with an electronic continuously variable transmission.
|$37,490 - $49,620
|Fuel Economy (city/hwy)
|19 mpg / 28 mpg
|32.8–38.6 cu ft
Our Final Verdict
|Quality and Styling
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