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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 VTi-L use the same 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine/CVT auto combo driving the front wheels. They are priced at $37,990 and $48,740 respectively.

Honda Odyssey Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Honda Odyssey varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $37,990 and going to $48,740 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
2021 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $37,990 $48,740
2020 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $37,990 $48,740
2019 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $28,500 $50,380
2018 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $27,000 $44,880
2017 People mover 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO $21,900 $41,580
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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 following Honda Odyssey is available in either a seven or eight seat configuration. The VTi variant has eight seats, with the option to convert the second row centre seat into an arm rest. The VTi-L variant has twin second row captain’s chairs and as such can only carry seven. Both variants have a 40:20:40 split fold third row seat configuration. The VTi variant is available with black fabric seat trim, whereas the VTi-L comes with black leather-appointed seat trim.

Honda Odyssey Seats

Honda Odyssey Colours

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

Honda Odyssey Dimensions

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

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 People mover 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2019 People mover 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2018 People mover 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2017 People mover 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
2016 People mover 1695x1800x4840 mm 150 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda Odyssey Dimensions

Honda Odyssey Interior

Honda’s Odyssey is, unsurprisingly for a people mover, spacious and practical on the inside. As our review images show, leather seats can be had on the top-spec VTi-L trim, which is also adorned with captain’s chairs in the second row and a foldaway three-seat bench in the rear. While the seats are comfortable, the dashboard design of the Honda Odyssey is starting to age due to its hard plastics and lack of storage bins. Without a centre console, only the glovebox, cupholders and a small storage tray for your smartphone can be used to stow valuables. A 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen is front and centre of the dashboard with features such as Bluetooth connectivity, HDMI port and customisable wallpaper, but lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Fit and finish is more budget conscious than upmarket, but the hard plastics should wear slowly over time.

Shown above are interior details for the Honda Odyssey 2018.

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
2020 People mover 1000kg 1000kg
2019 People mover 1000kg 1000kg
2018 People mover 1000kg 1000kg
2017 People mover 1000kg 1000kg
2016 People mover 1000kg 1000kg
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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
2020 People mover 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2019 People mover 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2018 People mover 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2017 People mover 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
2016 People mover 7.6L/100km 2.4L ULP CVT AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Honda Odyssey Pricing and Specs for 2020

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 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 People mover 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2019 People mover 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2018 People mover 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2017 People mover 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2016 People mover 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda Odyssey Wheel Sizes