This vehicle replaced a domestic sedan that was not large enough for four traveling adults with luggage. The seats are very comfortable with great lumbar support. We live in a very hilly area, so find that the frequent transmission shifts and changes by the variable cylinder management result in some lack of smoothness in the driveline. A six speed transmission would likely help alleviate this issue. Fuel mileage is outstanding for the vehicle size and weight, averaging just over 20 mpg local and 26 mpg on the open road running the speed limit with AC on.
This vehicle has great handling characteristics for the hilly and curvy roads in our area. The vehicle has good steering feedback with none of that constant correction to keep it going straight down the road, compared to the competition.
Provide six speed transmissions for all models. A bit more emphasis should be placed on reducing cabin road noise. We noticed a poor color match between the rear plastic bumper and the rest of the vehicle for nearly every metalic finish color for the Odyssey. Pay attention to this when buying.