Loads of parent- and kid-friendly features
Supremely comfortable ride
Uniquely adjustable second-row seats
Safety tech standard on all but base trim
Newly standard 10-speed transmission
Second-row seats don't slide as far back or fold into the floor
Not as sharp to drive as past Odyssey generations
Fewer USB ports than rivals
The 2020 Odyssey picks up a newly available 25th Anniversary accessory package, which adds some tasteful chrome. Also, the 10-speed automatic transmission with Idle Stop is now standard on every trim of the Odyssey. This transmission was previously reserved for the Touring and Elite trims. See the 2020 Honda Odyssey models for sale near you
Skip the base LX. If a low price is that important, it's probably smarter to get a used Odyssey. Otherwise, the EX provides such an abundance of extra equipment for the money that it's really the best deal and should easily satisfy both your needs and wants. And sure, clever items like the HondaVac and CabinWatch are appealing, but they're also restricted to the top two trims that start about $10,000 more. As for the new 25th Anniversary appearance package, we could take it or leave it. Find a Honda Odyssey for sale
The Odyssey offers five trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite. The base LX seats seven, while all others have the second-row "Magic Slide" seats with a removable middle portion that ups the seating count to eight.
Standard equipment on the LX ($30,690) includes 18-in wheels, a backup camera, rear privacy glass, automatic climate control, push-button start power front seats (8-way driver, 4-way passenger), cloth upholstery, a "conversation mirror" for keeping an eye on rear passengers, two USB ports (both in the front) and a 7-speaker sound system with a 5-in color display, an auxiliary audio jack and Bluetooth.
The EX ($34,690) steps things up considerably with forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlights and high beams, LED running lights, fog lights, body-colored mirrors and door handles, power-sliding doors, proximity entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, second-row sunshades, heated front seats, driver 4-way power lumbar support, the CabinControl remote-control app and an 8-in Display Audio touchscreen interface that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite and HD Radios and customizable feature settings.
The EX-L ($37,960) adds a sunroof, a power lift gate, an acoustic windshield, first- and second-row leather upholstery, third-row vinyl upholstery, driver-memory functions, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and two additional USB ports in the second row. The EX-L is eligible for an option package dubbed EX-L w/ Navi/RES ($40,060). That includes a navigation system integrated into the Display Audio touchscreen and a rear-seat entertainment system that includes a 10.2-in ceiling-mounted screen, a Blu-Ray player, an HDMI input, built-in streaming apps and the CabinTalk in-car PA system that pipes the voices of those front into the back (including through the RES wireless headphones).
The Touring ($44,960) adds LED headlights and fog lights, a hands-free power lift gate, front and rear parking sensors, the HondaVac integrated vacuum, third-row sunshades, in-car Wi-Fi, the CabinWatch rear-row camera monitor and everything from the EX-L w/Navi/RES package.
The range-topping Elite ($47,320) gains 19-in wheels, automatic wipers, power-folding mirrors, acoustic front and rear door glass, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, wireless smartphone charging and an 11-speaker sound system.
The new 25th Anniversary package celebrates a quarter-century of the Odyssey with chrome accents, special badging, and available 19-inch wheels. This is purely cosmetic and costs $1,500 or $2,800 if you opt for the available 19-inch wheels.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2020 Chrysler Pacifica -- We also had a long-term Pacifica and loved it so much we didn't want to turn over the keys. It has its own unique set of clever, family-friendly features that you might prefer over the Odyssey's as well as its excellent plug-in hybrid model.
2020 Kia Sedona -- The Sedona doesn't have quite as many toys as its rivals, but its design and driving experience are a little less overtly minivan like, which should count for a lot with many drivers. We also like how far its second-row seats slide compared to those in the Odyssey and the Pacifica.
2020 Toyota Sienna -- The Sienna is the old man in the group, but an influx of tech last year helps keep it competitive. Its far-sliding second-row seats, strong engine, and sharp-handling SE trim level are standouts.
Used Honda Odyssey -- Do you want the toys found on the upper trim levels, but your budget is restricting you to the lower trims? Well, why not consider a used Odyssey? The previous generation doesn't have all those toys, but most of them are still present and you really won't be giving up that much in most other respects. We recommend a model from the 2014 face-lift or newer.