2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: Nothing To See Here

July 22, 2011


I lifted the Odyssey's hood this morning out of curiousity and to check the oil. What I saw didn't really surprise me.

There's an engine under there alright. Covered with black plastic, it's as generic and underwhelming I expected. There are a few fluid containers on the left side of the bay with colored lids. But it looks like it the engine itself was stamped out in an all-look-same engine factory, like it should come in a white box with black writing that says "engine." A minivan engine is the embodyment of utility and Honda knows it. Even the engine cover, which bears the words "Honda 3.5 i-VTEC," lacks any sort of detailing to make those words stand out.

Nobody cares how a minivan engine looks and Honda knows it.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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

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