Used Car: 2013 Honda Odyssey Review
Automotive journalists were impressed with the 2013 Honda Odyssey’s agile handling and spacious cabin.
Test drivers said the 2013 Honda Odyssey’s V6 engine provides acceleration that’s strong enough for highway passing and merging. A five-speed automatic is standard on lower trims, while the Odyssey Touring and Touring Elite have a six-speed automatic. Reviewers wrote that Odysseys with the six-speed transmission have better pickup, and some questioned why that transmission isn’t available on all trims. According to the EPA, the 2013 Honda Odyssey gets up to 19/28 mpg city/highway, which is slightly better than what most minivans get. Automotive journalists said the Odyssey is agile for a minivan and features light, responsive steering, as well as brakes that stand up well to repeated hard stops. Most wrote that the Odyssey rides gently, though some critics noticed that the ride is a bit bumpier on city streets.
Reviewers liked the 2013 Honda Odyssey’s appealing interior design and soft-touch materials. The 2013 Odyssey seats up to eight people in three rows, and test drivers reported that every row offers comfortable seating for adults. The Odyssey has a maximum of 148.5 cubic feet of cargo space, which is a lot for the class. Standard features in the 2013 Honda Odyssey include a rearview camera, Bluetooth and a USB port. Available features include navigation and a rear-seat DVD system. Available high-tech features like the rear-seat entertainment system impressed critics, though some noted that the Odyssey’s dashboard has an overwhelming number of buttons.
Other Minivans to Consider
The 2013 Toyota Sienna has one of the largest cargo areas in this class, and reviewers appreciated its available split-screen entertainment system, which allows rear-seat passengers to watch two different video sources at the same time. The Sienna is also available with all-wheel drive, and critics said its V6 engine is very powerful.
Test drivers reported that the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country has a potent V6 engine and a comfortable ride. Reviewers were also impressed with the Town & Country’s standard Stow ‘n Go seating system, which expands the cargo area by folding the second- and third-row seats into the floor.