2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: Preferable to a Suburban??

August 18, 2011

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"You are nuts, all of you." That's what I told a few of my esteemed colleagues during a recent visit to the test track.

We were testing a new Chevy Suburban and my co-workers were ripping on it: 'ridiculous', 'inefficient', 'dinosaur', they chided. Hey, I like the Suburban I told them. Does that make me a bad person?

While the Suburban is a gas-guzzler of course, it has as much people and gear-carrying capacity as a minivan. Our Suburban was even dark gray -- near black, like a U.S. Secret Service Special. On the other hand, minivans like our long-term 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring, while more practical, are mommy cars all the way.

So I asked those who were present, which would you prefer: the Suburban or our long-term Odyssey?
To a man (figuratively speaking), they preferred the Odyssey.

Man card and Nads collection for these few individuals will begin next week.

What about you -- which side are you on?

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ ~11,000 miles

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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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