2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: No Fear
March 18, 2011
There's nothing mini about the modern minivan. This Odyssey measures almost 17 feet long, plus it's wide and tall enough to blot out the sky.
The idea of driving one has to be pretty scary to a newbie.
But as I tell the minivan newbies I meet, there's nothing scary about driving the Odyssey. The Honda guys work hard to make sure that every one of their cars drives in a natural, intuitive way which makes you feel like a better driver.
Some of this comes from the rigorously formatted driving position, which is a model of great ergonomics. Some of it comes from the great field of view from the driver seat, something to which Honda also pays close attention. And part of it comes from the smooth, deliberate and predictable way the vehicle responds to the controls.
As a result, almost anyone can take the wheel of a Honda Odyssey and feel as if they were born to drive a minivan.
Of course, it would be great if they would stay out of the fast lane during my drive to work in the morning.
Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com