The drive is vantastic if you're not driving over choppy roads. Then the ride gets very noisy. I'm starting to think the Pax tires have something to do with this. Otherwise when riding on smooth surfaces it's equivalent to riding a Lexus or Mercedes sedan. Driver side sliding door had to be adjusted twice because of a noise it would make when taking off from a stop position. Sliding doors rattle a lot on choppy roads, more than I would expect for a vehicle costing 40K. Again may be the Pax tires. My decision to buy the Odyssey over Town & Country was the traction on wet roads. Test drove both on rainy days and Odyssey performed great, where the T&C was spinning it's wheels big time.
Entertainment system with removable remote control, XM radio, Tri-climate zone, adjustable peddles, parking sensors, Lazy Susan storage, power lift gate, heated seats, auto on headlights, bright display, no need for spare tire or jack, built in shades, power moon roof, cup holders galore.
Refine the ride on choppy roads. Even though I have VCM, mileage could be better.
Bought this vehicle hoping that the build quality was better than your average van. Boy was I was wrong! Worst paint job (silver) I've ever seen, full of vertical dark spots. You actually can see how they sprayed the paint on vertically and uneven. Many plastic parts on the van did not fit together right, glove boxes are out of alignment, body rubber trim pieces do not seal, rattle noise from front passenger side, chrome grill was loose. I took the van back to the dealer and the answer I got was don't worry about if right now, you have 3 years warranty on it. What a joke. I took it home and fixed most of the misaligned plastic pieces myself. Should have bought a Toyota Sienna
Bright dvd screen, vcm, dash mounted shifter and dash layout and leather seating.
Security system LED barely visible from outside of the van, 3/4 hidden by dash light dimmer switch. Flip out rear windows, put the spare tire back in the floor, there's no shoulder room for passenger on that side, get rid of the obsolete door rails on the side of the van. HID headlights.
My expectation for a Honda vehicle was that it would be well-built and reliable. I was very disappointed to find the low gloss, poor paint filled with dirt on horizontal surfaces, body panels that don't fit and indifferent build quality. This is domestic poor build quality for premium prices. Honda obviously has high gross profit margin on these cars built in Alabama because they certainly haven't invested in their process or quality control safety nets to deliver value. I'm sorry that I didn't buy the Sienna. Having said this, we love the van, but feel that it delivers marginal value for money paid.
The interior design and passenger space are wonderful for family trips. The Alpine navigation system is easy to use with displays and flexibility.
Assembly and build quality befiting the market price and the competition would be a great improvement. The EPA fuel economy numbers seemed too good to be true and they are. This is a thirsty and heavy vehicle that doesn't suspend the laws of physics.