In our opinion, the Dodge Grand Caravan became irrelevant because its maker just gave up. There's only so much you can do with a box, right? Honda disproves this outlook, as the Odyssey is at least interesting to look at. The front end, with its blackout grille and chrome strip, seems assertive and the side profile is handsome. Base models get 18-inch wheels, while top-end models get 19-inch alloys that fill the arches rather nicely. LED headlights and LED daytime running lights are included across the range, with LED fog lights equipped from the EX. Power sliding doors are made standard from the EX upward, while a one-touch power moonroof and a power tailgate features from the EX-L trim upwards.
As a minivan we expect the Honda Odyssey to offer dimensions conducive to ferrying a large family around. Its wheelbase is 118.1 inches long, just two inches shy of the largest family SUVs sold in the US. According to Honda, the overall length is 205.2 inches. There's a minimal overhang at the front but a copious amount at the rear where you want it. All models are 69.6 inches tall and 78.5 inches wide.
The EX trim is the lightest in the group, weighing in at 4,482 pounds, while the top-spec Elite is the heftiest, tipping the scales at 4,590 lbs.
|Honda Odyssey Trims||EX||EX-L||Sport||Touring||Elite|
|Max Width||78.5 in.||78.5 in.||78.5 in.||78.5 in.||78.5 in.|
|Length||205.2 in.||205.2 in.||205.2 in.||205.2 in.||205.2 in.|
|Height||69.6 in.||69.6 in.||69.6 in.||69.6 in.||69.6 in.|
|Wheelbase||118.1 in.||118.1 in.||118.1 in.||118.1 in.||118.1 in.|
|Honda Odyssey Trims||Curb Weight|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||18" x 7"|
|Rear Wheel Size||18" x 7"|
Honda's color palette for the Odyssey is quite dull, which makes sense - while this particular minivan has some nice design features, you hardly need a stunning, extroverted color to emphasize it. The basic color palette includes Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, and Obsidian Blue Pearl are no-cost options. For the EX, Platinum White Pearl, Pacific Pewter, and Radiant Red Metallic II cost $395. From the EX-L, Crystal Black Pearl is added as a no-cost option. The Sport can only be had in Crystal black or the three extra-cost options, while the top=-end models can be specified with Sonic Gray Pearl at the same added cost.