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2010 vs 2011
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Rich
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2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Rear Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Front suspension could have more dampened feel similar to Ford Flex.


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Dog gets a new hauler
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By Matt
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2010 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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After 30K on an 07 Element, time for more room for the dog. So far very happy with Odyssey. I've pulled the middle seats out, rear seats down provide plenty of room for old rover. Gas mileage so far at 21, i usually cruise LA fwys at 70 mph + no complaints here. hope i don't have to have the new '11.


Best Features

smooth ride and comfortable seats/added leather


Worst Features

none so far


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Great Handling w/ Good Fuel Economy
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By GAAlleycat
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2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This vehicle replaced a domestic sedan that was not large enough for four traveling adults with luggage. The seats are very comfortable with great lumbar support. We live in a very hilly area, so find that the frequent transmission shifts and changes by the variable cylinder management result in some lack of smoothness in the driveline. A six speed transmission would likely help alleviate this issue. Fuel mileage is outstanding for the vehicle size and weight, averaging just over 20 mpg local and 26 mpg on the open road running the speed limit with AC on.


Best Features

This vehicle has great handling characteristics for the hilly and curvy roads in our area. The vehicle has good steering feedback with none of that constant correction to keep it going straight down the road, compared to the competition.


Worst Features

Provide six speed transmissions for all models. A bit more emphasis should be placed on reducing cabin road noise. We noticed a poor color match between the rear plastic bumper and the rest of the vehicle for nearly every metalic finish color for the Odyssey. Pay attention to this when buying.


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08 vs 2010
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By Rich
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2010 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

We put 3000 mi on the van since our purchase. Best highway mileage was 29 mpg using non ethanol, 91 octane fuel. 29 MPG fuel mileage conditions; tire pressure 35 PSI, 60 - 65 MPH, little wind, 50-60 degrees. Trip average 25 MPG. 87 octane kills mileage. The Touring increased weight and larger tires will not be as fuel efficient as our older 08 EXL with 16 inch tires. However, the cabin noise is noticeably reduced from the 08 making the purchase worthwhile & front suspension more substantial. The EXL/Touring w NAVI is a great travel vehicle for empty nesters or families.


Best Features

Previously mentioned. I did find the Touring headlight auto on/off, 4 tire pressure monitor and multi-info display to be useful.


Worst Features

The new 2011 will simplify/reduce controls, hopefully further reduce noise and vibration over the last model, and improve mileage. Road Noise is not a factor on the 2010 Touring. Front suspension could be be more absorbent/progressive similar to the 2010 Ford Flex or Buick Enclave.


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08 EXL vs 10 Touring
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By Rich
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2010 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

We traded our 08 (50K) for a 2010 touring. We liked the low belt line and style of the 2010 vs the 2011. Honda Incentives helped lower the cost. The 2010 touring is quieter than the EXL and both 2010s quieter than my 08. Other improvements over the 08; exterior paint, matte finish on silver dash trim (hides finger prints), interior plastic seems more scratch resistant, ride quality. From day one our new 08 had minor suspect sub-frame noise and a loose feeling front suspension. The touring drive dynamics feel more substantial. Style, ride quality, reduced noise, and improved radio trumped touring cost premium. The 2010 end-of-production model should be more reliable than a new 2011.


Best Features

Nav, 360 watt audio system, quieter cabin, improved paint quality, exterior design vs 2011, low step height, auto tailgate, interior lights, legible gauges, wide headlight illumination, pattern, auto headlights, touring driving dynamics


Worst Features

The new model should be quieter and have a front suspension feel similar to the Pilot. Plastics need to be upgraded. My bet is the touring will not match the 08 EXL's 30 MPG at 65mph with 91 non-ethanol gas achieved 30 mpg. The 2011 is rated 2mpg better than the generation 3 model.


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