Used Car: 2010 Honda Odyssey Review
Thanks to its solid performance and spacious interior, the 2010 Honda Odyssey is one of the top 2010 minivans, but compared with the redesigned 2011 model, reviewers felt that the Odyssey looked a tad outdated.
When it was new, reviewers praised the 2010 Honda Odyssey for its sedan-like handling and comfy interior. Add excellent safety ratings to the mix, and the Odyssey had enough going for it to win our 2010 Best Minivan for the Money award. Many test drivers highlighted the 2010 Odyssey’s powerful engine, which carries over from the 2009 model. The interior was praised for its functionality and space, but reviewers noted that the adjustable eighth seat in the second row is only suitable for small children. If you’re concerned about seating space, reviewers found that the third row was spacious enough to accommodate most adults. Cargo space and fuel economy are average for the class.
The 2010 Odyssey has good safety scores, which should please parents who are shopping for a used minivan. The Odyssey’s reliability rating isn’t great, though only the Toyota Sienna and Kia Sedona had higher ratings. The 2010 Odyssey changed little since Honda updated it in 2008, so you might want to shop for older models to save money.
Standard features on the base Odyssey LX include cruise control, power windows and a stereo with a CD player. A fully-loaded Odyssey may include features like navigation, a back-up camera, a DVD entertainment system, satellite radio and tri-zone automatic climate control.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2010 Toyota Sienna’s safety scores aren’t quite as good as the Odyssey’s, but the 2010 Sienna stands out with great reliability and a spacious, high-quality interior. The Sienna also offers a more powerful engine and comparable fuel economy.
The 2010 Kia Sedona is a practical alternative to the Odyssey. When it was new, reviewers agreed that the Odyssey had a nicer interior, though the Sedona offers similar safety ratings and slightly better reliability. As a result, reviewers agreed that the Sedona was a good choice for budget-conscious shoppers.