2023 Honda Odyssey Interior and Cargo

Honda Odyssey Interior & Cargo Rating

2023 Odyssey Interior

The Odyssey's cabin is beautifully executed, even though there's no real sense of occasion. The digital instrument cluster looks cool, and the ambient lighting around the center console is a nice touch. Honda's primary focus is space and durability, however. Whether a model comes with cloth or leather, it feels like it will last a lifetime. Interior plastics are high-quality, and the car is bolted together properly. For a vehicle with so many seats, the potential for rattles is relatively high. The fact that we couldn't hear a single rattle is proof of Honda's high standards.

2023 Odyssey Interior Photos

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2023 Honda Odyssey Central Console
2023 Honda Odyssey Dashboard
2023 Honda Odyssey Front Seats

Seating and Interior Space

Last year's base LX model was a seven-seater, but since it is discontinued for the new year, the range now comes with eight seats as standard. An eight-seater Honda Odyssey is obviously the must-have configuration if you're going to be traveling with larger groups. Heated front seats are standard from the EX. Headroom and legroom are plentiful throughout, and even adults will be comfortable in the third row. Headroom is 40.7/39.5/38.3 inches in the front/middle/rear for the EX. This drops slightly to 38.7/39.2/38.3 inches for the upper trims due to the fitment of a moonroof. Legroom is rated at 40.9/40.9/38.1 inches for all models.

Minivans are usually hard to see out of, and the Odyssey with its massive rear overhang is no exception. Thankfully, a rearview camera and blind-spot assist are standard to help with visibility. Ingress and egress are straightforward, thanks to large front doors and sliding rear doors, which are powered on upper trims. Sliding the second row forward is also effortless, making it easy to access the third row.

2023 Honda Odyssey Interior Dimensions:

Honda Odyssey TrimsEXEX-LSportTouringElite
Headroom Front Seat40.7 in.38.7 in.38.7 in.38.7 in.38.7 in.
Headroom Back Seat39.5 in.39.2 in.39.2 in.39.2 in.39.2 in.
Legroom Front Seat40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.
Legroom Back Seat40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.
Shoulder Room Front63.1 in.63.1 in.63.1 in.63.1 in.63.1 in.
Shoulder Room Rear61.6 in.61.6 in.61.6 in.61.6 in.61.6 in.
Hip Room, Front58.6 in.58.6 in.58.6 in.58.6 in.58.6 in.
Hip Room, Rear64.8 in.64.8 in.64.8 in.64.8 in.64.8 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

When functionality is the main priority, design takes a rear seat. At least Honda didn't sacrifice quality. The EX comes with cloth seats available in Beige, Mocha, or Gray, depending on the exterior color selection. Leather is standard from EX-L and Touring in Beige, Mocha, Black, or Gray, once again specific to exterior paint. Sport models get red contrast stitching on black leather. The top-spec Elite comes with model-specific perforated leather in the same color scheme/exterior paint combinations.

While interior color options are limited, the main touchpoints are covered in soft-touch material. That's quite an achievement considering how much surface has to be covered in a minivan.

2023 Odyssey Trunk and Cargo Space

A family carrier needs to have cargo space in spades; what good is transporting eight people if they can't take their luggage with them? The Odyssey offers 32.8 cubic feet behind the third row. That's not enough for all eight large suitcases, but eight carry-on bags for sure. With the third row folded flat, the cargo capacity grows to between 86.6 cubes and 89.2, depending on trim level - and that's still with enough room to seat five occupants. Behind the first row, you get between 140.7 and 144.9 cubes.

Storage space on the inside is impressive as well. There are enough cupholders, and the space between the front seats is enormous. The center stack has loads of space for knick-knacks too.

2023 Honda Odyssey Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Honda Odyssey Second-Row Seats
2023 Honda Odyssey Trunk Space with Seat Folded
2023 Honda Odyssey Trunk Space

2023 Odyssey Infotainment and Features


The new Honda Odyssey is well-equipped, though the base model is missing a few features we think should be standard. All models get climate control, push-button start, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, and Honda Sensing. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist are standard across the range. From the EX upward, you get tri-zone climate control, a power tailgate, a 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and heated front seats. High-end models add other luxuries like ambient lighting, navigation, a power tailgate, an automatic dimming rearview mirror, seatback pockets, heating and ventilation for the front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.


An upgrade from last year's barebones base model, the EX is an improved entry-spec model for 2023 and comes equipped with an eight-inch high-resolution touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, and HD Radio. A seven-speaker system is standard on all models, while the Elite model gets an 11-speaker premium sound system. The Touring also adds an in-car PA system, an advanced rear-seat entertainment setup, and Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. The top-spec comes with a wireless phone charger and multi-zone audio.

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