2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: Camping Tool

October 12, 2011


Last weekend the Odyssey took me camping. It was a simple one-night trip with a bike and a plan to ride the best trails in the Southern Sierra. And to sleep in the Honda.


Fortunately, the Odyssey has ample room for sleeping. But here's a hint -- take more care than I did to protect yourself from the large steel hooks in the floor where the seats attach. Also note: two Thermarests aren't adequate for this duty. Perhaps Jay Kav's setup is slightly better.

Even so, this reinforces the stupendous awesomeness of a minivan. The Odyssey transformed from sleeping quarters to bike hauler in about 10 minutes, which must be some kind of record for breaking camp. Which, in turn, allowed for more of this:


Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Honda Odyssey in VA is:

$104 per month*
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