2011 Honda Odyssey: Beyond Function
January 21, 2012
As you'd expect, the 2011 Honda Odyssey has a nice, functional, analog gauge pack (plus a digital trip computer) that provides all the information you really need to know while you're driving. There's nothing overdone about its design, but these partial gray gauge faces add a dash of style -- a subtle touch to keep you from from falling completely into the minivan abyss of Uggs and elasticized waists.
And then, at night, when the headlights come on, you get another dash of flair with these blue gauge rings. Usually, I don't like blue on gauges, but this is a subtle application: The primary gauge face is still black with white markings, and thus, very readable. The blue is just around the perimeter, and it's really not as blue in real life as it appears in this photo -- it's more of an indigo. And I like it.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 19,935 miles