With six different trims, the 2016 Honda Odyssey offers a combination of versatility and affordability that helps make it one of the best minivans of 2016. Each of these competitively priced trim levels has something special to offer, and we can go over all of the details during your test drive:
2016 Odyssey LX: $29,550 (MSRP)*
2016 Odyssey EX: $32,700 (MSRP)*
2016 Odyssey Special Edition: $33,650 (MSRP)*
2016 Odyssey EX-L: $36,200 (MSRP)*
2016 Odyssey Touring: $42,455 (MSRP)*
2016 Odyssey Touring Elite: $45,025 (MSRP)*
The 2016 Honda Odyssey seats as many as eight passengers, and it has one of the most spacious cabins we’ve seen on a minivan. Whether you have all of the seats filled after a little league game or have folded them down to cart the kids’ stuff off to college, you’ll have plenty of room.
For a vehicle to be one of the best minivans of 2016, it has to have amenities that cater to a family’s needs. The Odyssey has features engineered to keep it clean, to entertain the kids, and to keep you connected behind the wheel.
HondaVac Vacuum: This Honda-exclusive feature is found on Special Edition and Touring Elite trims. Designed to reach every nook and cranny, this vacuum cleaner helps keep your minivan clean.
Rear DVD Entertainment System: The Odyssey’s available rear entertainment system makes keeping the kids occupied as easy as sticking their favorite show in the DVD drive.
Satellite-Linked Navigation: The Odyssey has an available navigation system that routes around slow traffic and lays out points of interest for road-trip pit stops.
Bluetooth: Pair your smartphone with the Odyssey using the standard Bluetooth feature and make and receive hands-free phone calls or stream your favorite music.
HondaLink Telematics: Bridge the gap between smartphone and minivan with the available HondaLink telematics, bringing social media, podcasts, Internet radio, and more to your drive.
Power-Adjustable Front Seating: Power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats keep you comfy on the long drive, with available lumbar support, seat memory, and heating elements for a seat you won’t want to leave.
Convenience, comfort, and connectivity features like these are why we think the Odyssey is one of the best minivans of 2016. You won’t find HondaLink or the HondaVac vacuum on competing models (read our 2016 Toyota Sienna review to see just how different the competition is).
Family vehicles have to be built for safety, and the Odyssey is no exception. Standard and available safety features on Honda’s minivan include:
It’s with features like these that the Odyssey was able to earn high marks from safety organizations, including a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA*** and a 2016 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS (on models with Forward Collision Warning).**** It’s not easy to earn those recognitions, either; competing models like the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country only managed 4 stars on the NHTSA Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.