America’s retail best-selling minivan for the past 10 years has got numerous updates to styling, tech and safety kit.
The Honda Odyssey’s powertrain comprises a 3.5-liter V6 engine making 280 hp and 262 lb-ft, and a 10-speed AT. The fuel efficiency EPA rating of the model is 19/28/22 mpg (city/highway/combined).
New For 2021
Exterior changes include revisions to the grille, front bumper fascia and front lighting, as well as a new black trim under the rear window.
In the cabin, Honda offers the exclusive Magic Slide second-row seats on the EX and higher trims. Now they fold nearly flat to ease cargo-carrying actions, and offer the ultimate flexibility.
Restyled seats and new tri-color floor mats are available on the EX and higher trim levels. The EX-L and above trims get the front passenger seat’s lumbar support and contrast stitching.
The Touring and Elite grades receive new piano black trim on the dashboard, doors and front door handles. Elite gets additional luxury touches.
A new Rear Seat Reminder system comes standard now for the Odyssey. It can be integrated with an industry-first CabinWatch child viewing system. The CabinTalk and CabinWatch systems can be used simultaneously in the new Odysseys.
The Honda Sensing safety and driver assistance suite gets upgrades for 2021 too: Low-Speed Follow, Pedestrian Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition are added as standard features.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (including a $1,120 destination charge) for the 2021 Honda Odyssey are as follows:
- LX $32,910
- EX $36,310
- EX-L $39,580
- Touring $43,620
- Elite $48,940
U.S. sales will start on August 3, 2020.