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Honda Odyssey Review, For Sale, Interior, Models & Colours in Australia

The Honda Odyssey was once famed for flying in the face of the notion of the ubiquitous people mover – until the most recent version that launched in 2014, that is.

The Odyssey now features sliding rear doors and a seven or eight seat configuration, with the seven seater offering separate reclining bucket seats for the second row. Those seats even slide fore and aft, and contain a pop-out footrest. Both the Odyssey VTi and the Odyssey Vilx7 use the same 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine/CVT auto combo driving the front wheels. They are priced at $39,140 and $51,150 respectively.

Honda Odyssey Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Honda Odyssey varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $39,140 and going to $51,150 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $39,140 $48,740
2022 Wagon 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $44,250 $51,150
2021 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $39,140 $48,740
2021 Wagon 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $44,250 $51,150
2020 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO
2020 Wagon 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $50,710
2019 Wagon 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $27,600 $49,610
2019 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $30,700 $50,380
2018 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO
2018 Wagon 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $25,900 $43,010
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Honda Odyssey Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Honda Odyssey here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Should I buy a Honda Odyssey?

    The issue of a lack of performance from the Honda’s 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine is one that has been noted in the past, David. It stems not from the fact that it’s a four-cylinder, rather the way it has been tuned and specified at the factory. Like a lot of Honda engines, the engine was designed to deliver good horsepower and high revs and, while that makes for a sporty feel in the right car, it does nothing for the Odyssey’s role as a people-mover.

    The root problem here is that the engine is tuned to make its maximum torque (the force that actually accelerates the car) at 4000rpm. Combine that with the odd nature of the standard CVT transmission and you had a recipe for a car that could feel quite lethargic around town. Throw in a full complement of six bodies and their luggage, and things only got worse.

    Unfortunately, there’s no real way around this. You could have the engine retuned with an aftermarket chip in the computer, but it may not do very much except increase fuel consumption. At that same time, you could wave goodbye to any remaining factory warranty as it applied to the driveline. Manufacturers don’t like customers tinkering with that stuff and will usually claim that the modifications contributed to the mechanical failure.

    All that being said, I have heard of people `chipping’ the Odyssey’s engine. But of all the examples I’ve seen, the net gain was just 11 or 12 or so kiloWatts; not enough to warrant the cost or transform the vehicle in any major way. Even then, I’d imagine the extra power to be high in the rev range, not down low where you want it.

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  • Honda Odyssey: Key replacement cost

    The cost to replace your key fob will depend on how old the vehicle is and where you get it done. An automotive locksmith might be cheaper than a dealer but you'll need the spare. You can read more about how to replace your car keys here.

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  • Honda Odyssey: Which one should I buy?

    Honda hasn’t sold a 3.0-litre Odyssey here since 2004, it has used a 2.4-litre engine since then. If you really want a 3.0-litre one your $15,000 will buy the best one on the market and leave you with a pocket full of change.

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  • Seven or eight-seater for my family

    The latest Carnival is excellent, gets The Tick and rates for me ahead of the Odyssey.

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Honda Odyssey Seats

The Honda Odyssey offers seating for seven passengers in 2021, as the eight-seat option has now been discontinued.

The arrangement is 2+2+3, with the second-row featuring plush captain's chairs, and the third-row being a bench seat.

Honda Odyssey Colours

Four colours are available on the 2021 Honda Odyssey, 'Premium Twinkle Black', 'Obsidian Blue', 'Super Platinum Silver' and 'Platinum White' - each available at no cost.

  • Premium Twinkle Black
  • Obsidian Blue
  • Super Platinum Silver
  • Platinum White
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Honda Odyssey Dimensions

The dimensions of the Honda Odyssey People mover and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 People mover 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2021 Wagon 1710x1820x4855 mm 160 mm
2020 People mover 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2020 Wagon 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2019 People mover 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2019 Wagon 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2018 People mover 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2018 Wagon 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2017 Wagon 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda Odyssey Dimensions

Honda Odyssey Interior

The Honda Odyssey is fitted with some nice interior appointments, such as comfortable seats and soft-touch dashboard materials.

The higher-spec Vi LX7 also scores woodgrain dashboard accents and plush leather-appointed seats for all three rows.

Honda Odyssey Accessories

Standard equipment on the 2021 Honda Odyssey includes an 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a new multi-function steering wheel.

Base grades are fitted with climate control, but the higher-spec Vi LX7 scores three-zone climate control with a rear control panel.

LED headlights are also featured in the update, while wheels measure 17 inches in all grades.

Honda Odyssey Towing Capacity

The Honda Odyssey has maximum towing capacity of 1000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 People mover 1000kg 1000kg
2021 Wagon 1000kg 1000kg
2020 Wagon 0kg 1000kg
2020 People mover 1000kg 1000kg
2019 People mover 1000kg 1000kg
2019 Wagon 1000kg 1000kg
2018 People mover 1000kg 1000kg
2018 Wagon 1000kg 1000kg
2017 Wagon 1000kg 1000kg
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Honda Odyssey Boot Space

The Honda Odyssey can swallow 322 litres (VDA) of volume with all seven seats in place, expanding to 1725L with the third-row seat folded away.

Honda Odyssey Boot space Honda Odyssey Boot space

Honda Odyssey Fuel Consumption

The Honda Odyssey is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.6L/100km for People mover /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 People mover 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2021 Wagon 8L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2020 People mover 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2020 Wagon 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 People mover 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 Wagon 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2018 People mover 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2018 Wagon 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2017 Wagon 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Honda Odyssey Pricing and Specs for 2021

Honda Odyssey Wheel Size

The Honda Odyssey has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x55 R17 for People mover in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 People mover 215x55 R17 215x55 R17
2021 Wagon 215x60 R17 9 215x60 R17 9
2020 People mover 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2020 Wagon 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2019 People mover 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2019 Wagon 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2018 People mover 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2018 Wagon 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2017 Wagon 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda Odyssey Wheel Sizes

Honda Odyssey Speed

Honda has not provided a 0-100km/h acceleration time for the 2021 Odyssey, but expect a figure of around 12 seconds.