The Range Champion of Minivans - 2011 Honda Odyssey Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey: The Range Champion of Minivans

August 12, 2011

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Or at least V6 minivans that is. I noticed on my drive last weekend that the Odyssey seemed to have a pretty sizable range on a full tank. Sure enough, when I checked the stats it easily trumps its competitors in the this regard.

Part of the credit goes to its 21 gallon fuel tank. That's one gallon more than the Dodge, Nissan and Toyota minivans. A bigger factor is the Odyssey's highway mileage which the EPA rates at 27 mpg. The next closest competitor is the Dodge Grand Caravan (25 mpg on the highway) followed by the Nissan Quest and Toyota Sienna, both at 24mpg a piece.

Given the minivan's status as the ultimate road trip vehicle (for families at least), the ability to eat up huge chunks of highway without stopping is a nice feature. Well, that and the cool box.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com


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