2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: Just In Time

August 31, 2011


Is this another visitors come in from out of town, you made multiple runs to Home Depot and wanted to see how much stuff you can cram in the boot blog? Yes and no.

Yes my folks visited from out of town. Yes I made multiple runs to Home Depot to grab bags of potting soil and other assorted items. Yes I went to a flea market and bought some furniture. The Odyssey proved it's worth for a weekend, but those aren't the reasons I was thankful to have the Odyssey.


The nav system. Yeah the folks were in town, but it was the entertaining and showing them around town that really counted. I can readily admit that I've lived in Los Angeles for 14 years and I still have trouble finding my way around, especially to places I rarely venture. I have a lousy sense of direction.

Thankfully our Ody is equipped with a large screen mounted in the center console and satellite-linked navigation with FM traffic reports. While getting to places far in near from my house, I could easily keep an eye on for alternate routes just in case we're getting caught in traffic. This came in handy twice for dinner reservations we were running late for, a movie in crowded Hollywood and the a fore mentioned flea market surrounded in construction. I looked like I knew what I was doing (which is always a good thing when it comes to a know-it-all step father), and I saved my sense of sanity by avoiding the legendary LA traffic.

Sure, a lot of folks can get navigation on their phones these days, but having a fat display without having to hold it is both handy and safe. The more I drive our Odyssey, the more it impresses me. It's a solid family adventure vehicle.

Scott Jacobs, Sr. Mgr, Photography

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

$107 per month*
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