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2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We have owned the Odyssey less than two months. It has 3,000 miles and has been on one long trip from NC to CT. It has lots of wind and road noise. It only drives well on smooth pavement. The cargo area is poorly designed. There are no tie down hooks to strap in cargo. It seems to be solely designed to haul people. We usually keep a vehicle 7 - 10 years. This one will be gone in 2-3 years. Front seats are uncomfortable.
Roomy feel in front cockpit.
EX-L should have more comfortable seats in front. Front passenger seat should have better lumbar support and should move further back. Needs automatic headlights.
2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Nav, Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Coming from an Audi Q7 and a 5 series BMW before that, I am surprised by the lack opf BASIC technology in this vehicle. If the best thing you can say about this thing is that it drives most like a car out of its competitors, well, what does that really say? It is a van, designed for family transport, how does it do there? Sadly compared to a test driven Chrystler Town and Country. Plain and simple, you get tons more features with similar quality for less money with the alternatives. Only reason I am in this vehicle is the wife wants to keep up with the jones'.
Rear AC outlet.
No auto turn off and on headlights? Really? Ergonomics are terrible, the drives has to search away from cockpit to perform basic functions. Cant scan single channels from steering wheel? No Hard drive? No USB ports? 1 DVD (small screen). Road noise un civilized. No low wiper fluid indicator?
2010 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I previously owned a 2007 Odyssey. This year's model has several downgrades that may seem minor, but are not. The center removable seat no longer folds for storage under the floor. It did not come with a cargo net. Little things like that. The Bumpers on this car are terrible. They are easily scratched and dinged and upon lease return you will be charged to repaint or replace them. My Transmission has a shutter at low speeds and I just learned that there is a recall to repair this. Overall Honda took a step back in quality with this model.
Better Bumpers folding center seat Rear view camera on all models
2010 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We purchased our Odyssey in July 2010 and have really enjoyed the experience so far. The Odyssey gives us plenty of space for our 2 small sons (3 1/2 yrs & 1 1/2 yrs) with room to spare. We love the space behind the front seats which prevents the kids from kicking the backs of our chairs. We don't worry about the kids getting fussy on long trips because of the Rear DVD player. The power sliding doors are very helpful. The drivability is good, the steering is responsive, the engine has good pickup, and the ride is soft yet firm. The brakes could be improved, but are ok for a car of this size and weight. So far we love this van as the perfect way to transport our family of 4!
Good overall drivability, comfortable seats, Rear Entertainment System, 2nd row sunshades, 2nd row MagicSeat, split fold down 3rd row seats, MP3/WMA compatibility.
AWD for wintry climates, stronger brakes, make the ventilation controls more intuitive(too many buttons!) and easier to read (LCD in the daylight), trip computer (miles to empty etc.) should be standard on more trim levels, especially on a car targeted at long distance driving.
2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We purchased a new 2010 before the 2011 model shipped. This week I physically inspected a new 2011. The new model is not as airy and open as the older model. The lowered roof line and higher belt line reduces the feeling of space from the 2nd and 3 rows; children will have no complaints. The roof air vents are airline sized eyelets which may not distribute air as well as the larger style found in the older model. Rear visibility is reduced. The new model has a few refinements and I expect improved drive dynamics. But, the older Ody is a winner for visibility, ext side design and still competitive with the 2011.
Exterior styling vs 2011. Head room vs 2011, visibility vs 2011, gauge cluster design vs 2011, size of rear roof air vents vs 2011. Reduced road noise on EXL and Touring vs our EXL 2008
Front suspension could have more dampened feel similar to Ford Flex.