Buying a Used Honda Odyssey

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The Honda Odyssey is a great minivan for a wide variety of different reasons. Since 2016, the Odyssey includes a sporty look, excellent performance, and a lot of room to spread out. Not only is the Odyssey a fun minivan to drive, but it is also packed with entertainment features to keep your family entertained while on the road. With an exceptional ride, there are plenty of trims to choose from, ranging from the basic LX to the premium Touring Elite. 

The Honda Odyssey Profile (2017 to 2022)

The Honda Odyssey underwent a redesign in 2018, so the Honda used certification will be good for fourth-generation minivans as well. The fifth generation features a powerful engine, a sliding second-row seat, and plenty of entertainment features. The 3.5 liter V6 engine packs 280 horsepower. The higher-end models feature a ten-speed transmission. The only downside to the fifth generation Odyssey is that there is no all-wheel drive option available. The fifth generation also has a better touchscreen display, which is less complicated than the display on the 2017 model. 

For convenience, you might want to consider a model with a hands-free tailgate. Starting in 2021, the Honda Sensing technology for safety was included in all trims. Let's take a look at the 2021 Honda Odyssey features so that you can get a sense of what to expect:

2023 Honda Odyssey Elite

  • LX: The LX includes Honda Sensing, power front seats, and a multi-angle rearview camera. 
  • EX: The 2021 EX adds the sliding middle seat (MagicSlide), Apple and Android integration, and includes smart entrance options. 
  • EX-L: The EX-L adds a sunroof and leather steering wheel. 
  • Touring: The Touring trim includes a Blu-ray player with wireless headphones (also available in the Elite). 
  • Elite: The Elite includes a hands-free tailgate and premium 11-speaker audio system. 

What model year Honda Odyssey should you buy? 

Don't rule out the 2017 fourth generation Honda Odyssey. Buyers of that year were hard-pressed to find any real issues with the vehicle. While the fifth generation is consistently good across the board, the 2021 model year has outstanding forward collision performance. Across the board, the fourth and fifth generation rate consistently well year over year in terms of safety. Here are some of the awards that the Honda Odyssey has won over the years:

  • In 2019, the Odyssey was one of US News & World Report's "Best Cars for Families," along with the Honda Accord.
  • In 2021, the Odyssey became the first minivan to win the IIHS's Top Safety Pick award. 
  • In 2020, Kelley Blue Book awarded the Odyssey with the Best Resale Value.

How much will you save buying a used Honda Odyssey 

The Honda Odyssey has a great track record as a used family minivan. If you purchase a 2017 Honda Odyssey EX, you might find something for under $20,000. A current year Odyssey Elite can go over $50,000 MSRP, so you will definitely find great trims in fourth and fifth generation model years. Even with the LX (the base model), a current model year will retail for over $40,000 MSRP. A used Honda Odyssey will result in a better trim at a great price. 

Who should buy a used Honda Odyssey? 

The Honda Odyssey has been a top family minivan since 1995. The Honda Odyssey has always thrown in premium safety features and great luxury features. Here are some of the selling points of the Honda Odyssey:

  • It's great for space, with 32.8 cubic feet of storage space before you have to put the seats down. 
  • You can also tow up to 3,500 lbs with a towing package, which is more than some Jeep models. 
  • You also get generous gas mileage with the Honda Odyssey, 19 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. 

2023 Honda Odyssey Touring

If you want a minivan with great gas mileage, plenty of storage space, and other great features, the Honda Odyssey is a good buy, no matter the model year you choose. 

Finding the Honda Odyssey that is right for you 

The Honda Odyssey has several trims with different features, so these guidelines will help you find the one that you want:

  • For keeping the kids happy, choose the Touring edition, as it comes with a rear entertainment system.
  • For getting groceries, the Elite comes with a hands-free tailgate. 
  • If safety is an important consideration, choose the 2021 model year, as it includes Honda Sensing. 
  • According to Autotrader, the EX offers the best value for money spent. 

The Honda Odyssey offers several different trims so that families like yours can get comfort and enjoyment whenever you travel. 

Financing a used Honda Odyssey

If you are trading in an older Honda Odyssey for a newer make and model, the Odyssey's resale value could help you significantly with your trade in. By focusing on making a down payment of 10% to 20% you will also reduce your cost liability on the purchase. Brickell Honda also has a dedicated finance team to help you get monthly payments that you can afford. 

Work with Brickell Honda for your next minivan

Whether you choose to go with the Honda Odyssey or an SUV in our lineup, Brickell Honda offers a first-in-class experience. Over the years, we've won several awards for our dealership experience, including Honda's President's Award. Our dedicated sales team will help you find and test drive the Odyssey that is right for you and your family. 

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