Minivans have gotten a reputation as boring, practical family cars. While the Honda Odyssey is practical for large families, there are plenty of premium features that make the ride enjoyable and comfortable too. With a lot of standard safety features and technology, the Odyssey stands out from other competing minivans on the market.
However, there are some differences between the trim levels. Depending on your budget and preferences, you may want to consider a specific trim for your next vehicle purchase. We'll go over the unique features and advantages of all Odyssey trims. Also, we'll review the build options and available accessories so that you can customize the car to your liking.
For a lot of car shoppers, affordability is an important factor when choosing a new car. The base trim of the Odyssey is the EX, which costs $37,490. On this base trim, you'll have all the standard safety features available, like a blind spot information system, forward collision warning, and a traffic sign recognition system. You'll also be able to use the high-quality technology features in the car to make riding more convenient and comfortable, such as a push-button start and a tri-climate control system. There are also entertainment features designed to make the ride more enjoyable for the whole family. Some of these features include SiriusXM, a 7-speaker audio system, HD Radio, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capabilities.
There are three exterior paint colors available–silver, steel, and blue. However, if you're fine with paying an additional cost, there are three more premium paint options. The interior is only available in gray cloth. The standard choice for the wheels is an 18-inch pewter gray-painted alloy set.
There is only one powertrain option available on the EX. The 3.5-L V-6 engine is powerful, generating up to 280 horsepower @6000 rpm. The fuel efficiency is typical for its size and engine with a rating of 22 combined city/highway mpg.
The next trim is the EX-L, which is priced at $40,560. There are a few upgraded features from the previous trim. Some of these features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather front and second-row seating, a power tailgate, and a moon roof.
The standard paint colors remain the same as the EX trim but with the addition of a black option. You'll still be able to pay more for one of the premium colors offered. In the cabin, the cloth has been upgraded to leather. You'll have the option to choose between black and gray leather depending on the exterior paint you choose. There is only one standard set of wheels available–18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels. The powertrain option remains the same as the previous trim.
The Sport is available for $41,360. The biggest difference from the previous trim mostly comes down to styling. The Sport is outfitted with exterior and interior details to show off a sportier appearance. On the exterior, you'll notice gloss black trim accents, smoked-out headlights and taillights, and body-colored door handles. Inside the cabin, there is red stitching and ambient lighting to contrast the black leather and trim.
There is only one exterior paint option for the Sport–black. However, there are an additional three options available at a higher price. Inside the cabin, the only option is black leather. The wheels are only available as 19-inch gloss black alloy. The powertrain is the same as all other Odyssey trims.
The Touring starts at $44,600. As one of the higher trims available, there are a lot of premium features. Some of the cool features on the trim include CabinWatch/CabinTalk, parking sensors, a rear advanced entertainment system (Blu-Ray player, built-in apps, etc.), and wifi hotspot capability.
The Touring has a fair amount of styling options. You'll be able to choose from four standard exterior paint colors–crystal black pearl, lunar silver metallic, modern steel metallic, and obsidian blue pearl. There are also four premium colors available for purchase. Depending on the exterior paint color you choose, you'll be able to pick from black, gray, or mocha leather options. There is only one standard wheel option for this trim, which is a 19-inch machine-finished alloy.
The Elite is the highest Odyssey trim level available. Costing $49,620, the Elite is expensive but well-equipped with cool technology and luxury features. You'll enjoy features like ventilated front seats, a hands-free tailgate, an 11-speaker audio system, and a wireless phone charger.
There are four different exterior paint options, as well as four premium ones. Depending on the exterior paint color you choose, there are multiple interior color options–black, gray, mocha, and beige leather. The only wheels available are the 19-inch machine-finished alloy set.
If you're interested in customizing one of the Odyssey trims to your preferences, then you should take a look at the available package options and accessories. The protection package has features that can help protect your car from the elements, like floor mats and a splash guard set. You can also buy individual features that you need, like a kayak attachment, roof box, trailer hitch, or seat covers.
All Odyssey trims offer a capable performance on the road as they have the same engine. If you're interested in more premium features, you should consider the EX-L or Touring options, as they offer a lot of technology but still won't be the most expensive option. If you've seen an Odyssey trim that you'd like to test drive, come visit our dealership or contact us for more information.