Used 2001 Honda Odyssey Minivan

2001 Honda Odyssey
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2001 Honda Odyssey


  • Excellent crash-test scores, tons of interior space, fold-flat third-row seat, second-row seats can be a bench or captain's chairs, optional navigation system.


  • Transmission hesitates when downshifting, dearth of low-end torque, leather seating not available, no optional on-board entertainment center, slow power sliding doors.

Used 2001 Honda Odyssey Minivan for Sale

Honda Odyssey 2001 EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
169,021 miles
Used 2001
Honda Odyssey
Len Stoler Ford
46.1 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A large cabin, excellent crash test scores, a reputation for reliability and a high resale value make this our favorite minivan on the market.

vehicle overview

Introduced just two years ago, the second-generation Honda Odyssey is currently recognized as the minivan benchmark, having thieved the crown from Chrysler shortly after its debut in 1999. Honda reliability, coupled with the largest interior in its class and useful features like a fold-flat third-row seat and second-row captain's chairs that can be slid together to serve as a bench are among the reasons the Odyssey has single-handedly revived interest in minivans.

It's powered by a 3.5-liter, 24-valve VTEC V6 that produces up to 210 horsepower and 229 foot-pounds of torque, according to Honda. To get that kind of power requires 91-octane fuel, but with 87-octane, the engine makes 205 horses and 217 foot-pounds of torque. The V6 is based on the Accord's 3.0-liter engine but it offers more oomph, since the Odyssey's got a bit of extra girth. Still, acceleration away from a stoplight is somewhat leisurely, with power building in the mid-range where many Americans don't notice it. More low-end punch would be appreciated.

The base LX model includes such standard fare as a height-adjustable driver seat, traction control, dual sliding doors, power windows (including power rear-vent windows), power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, a theft-deterrent system, front and rear air conditioning and antilock brakes. Step up to the EX and enjoy features like dual power sliding doors, a roof rack, keyless remote entry, an eight-way power driver seat, alloy wheels, a CD player and steering-wheel-mounted radio controls.

Sitting on a four-wheel independent suspension, a first in the minivan segment, the Odyssey is supported comfortably and keeps the driver in touch with the road. Combined with the Odyssey's wide track, the suspension contributes a nimble and stable feel. Body roll around corners is well-damped for a vehicle of this size.

A unique Odyssey feature continues to be its hideaway, or "magic" seat. With a minimum of effort and the use of just one set of hands, the rear seat can be folded out of sight and be flush with the floor in a matter of seconds. The second-row seats are convertible and can be used as separate captain's chairs or as a bench. A navigation system is optional on the EX and employs a single DVD disc for nationwide mapping. Sadly for some buyers, an on-board entertainment system is not available, and there is no leather upholstery option. Dealers with dollar signs in their eyes would be happy to add both to your Odyssey, for a premium, of course.

A minivan would not be complete without safety features, and the Odyssey comes with its share. All seven seats have headrests and three-point seatbelts, both firsts in the minivan market. ABS, traction control and an Electronic Brake Distribution system (EBD) are also standard. In government and insurance institute crash testing, the Odyssey couldn't have scored better, getting five stars all around. This is one van that does a great job of protecting occupants.

With its terrific crash-test scores, innovative features and cavernous interior, the Honda Odyssey might just be the ultimate family vehicle.

2001 Highlights

Second- and third-row seats get new child seat-tether anchors, stereo speakers are upgraded, an intermittent feature for the rear window wiper is added and floor mats are made standard. LX models get a driver seat height adjuster and traction control, while EX models benefit from a new alarm feature for the remote control. A brighter Starlight Silver paint color replaces Canyon Stone Silver.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2001 Honda Odyssey.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

North to Alaska!
We purchased this 2001 Honda Odyssey Van used with approx 130,000 miles on it as we had outgrown our older vehicle. We have only done routine maintenance to it and it has been virtually bullet proof for us. We did have problems with the sliding doors...the plastic rollers just wore out (3 kids growing up with soccer, baseball, basketball, ranching, vacations, etc. equals LOTS of door openings and closings.) One door actually fell off when I opened it due to the roller breaking but that was around the 225,000 mile mark. We ordered the replacement parts and my husband changed them out and now it works fine. It has over 263,000 miles on it now and we are beginning to shop for another vehicle. My one really big dislike is the defroster! It takes FOREVER for the windshield to clear... bad engineering.
Very Pleased!
I have had absolutely no major problems with this van. Routine maintence, cleaning the electrical contacts for the auto-doors and windows (and replacing a solenoid or five). almost indestructible by the kids! Very pleased with the van's performance. So much so, we just traded in our Ford 500 for a new 2010 Odyssey to add to our little "fleet." I hope things keep going well, but I still feel I got my money's worth out of this mini-van! Congratulations Honda!
A nice family car
We bought the 2001 Honda Odyssey new. It has been a good car for the most part. The trans was rebuild at 180,000. I had the main water hose blow a few months ago driving home on 95 North between Washington and Baltimore. My main problem has been the "check engine" light which came on at about 70,000 miles. I took it to the dealer and they had not a clue. They did clean the engine, but the light continued to go on and off. I have 262,000 miles on the car. I'm in the process of replacing it, but I do not think I'll buy another Honda...
Not what we expected
We bought new in the fall of 2000 expecting to have it last us at least 15 years. We had to replace the transmission at 96K (under warranty) and now have to replace it again at 193K (no warranty)-replacement cost $3300 to $6900 - Ouch!! not feasible for this family - will have to junk it - replacement with new is not possible and any other van just doesn't meet my standards after having the luxuries of this one. Honda you spoiled me - and have disappointed me by replacing broken with refurbished instead of new. My 1995 Chev truck runs better (who would have thought it would outlast a Honda)
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Features & Specs

16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2001 Honda Odyssey Minivan Overview

The Used 2001 Honda Odyssey Minivan is offered in the following styles: EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and EX 4dr Minivan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 4A).

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