2011 Honda Odyssey: So How's It Drive?
April 11, 2011
If you read the title of the blog, that's the question I got from a guy while pumping gas. "Like a minivan." I answered. I wasn't sure what to think about it to be honest. These are beast of burden in my opinion. I don't really think about how minivans perform other than if they're slow.
But there are two features that stood out to me in my brief time in the vehicle.
First, I found the placement of the seat heaters to be a bit odd. Straightaway center. Doesn't seem like a big deal, except that the dash is big so it's a reach for people whom are height challenged such as myself. It makes it a pain to pull the ol' seat heater gag on your passenger if your telegraphing your move right in front of their noses.
The second feature, which I surprisingly got plenty of use out of was the variable rear camera angle. There is the standard out behind you POV and the straight down onto the bumper view. Makes is super handy maneuvering in tight spaces like large SUV's in your midsts.
So I guess I couldn't tell the guy at the gas pump much more about the way it drives other than soft and comfy. This thing to me is about features and design more than performance. Other than the odd switch placement, this thing is pretty nice to live with.
Scott Jacobs, Sr Mgr, Photorgraphy