2017 Honda Odyssey
- Cabin is huge, flexible and quiet
- V6 engine is refined and fuel-efficient
- Third-row seat folds easily for quick cargo/passenger conversions
- Handles exceptionally well
- almost feels like an Accord
- Most desirable features saved for pricey upper trim levels
- Removing the second-row seats is cumbersome and awkward
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Which Odyssey does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4.5 / 5
We get it. You've got a family now. You need a bigger car. You've considered SUVs, crossovers, even large sedans. Just anything — anything — but a minivan. You swore you'd never be that parent. You would hang onto style and grace even into parenthood, and a minivan just doesn't fit that scheme. We've been there. Trouble is, you're dismissing a world of convenience, comfort and contentment by rejecting the mighty minivan. And few vans come mightier than the 2017 Honda Odyssey.
Three-row crossovers look great, sure, but those third-row seats are often cramped and don't leave much space for luggage. The Odyssey's third row can comfortably seat two adults and leaves 38.4 cubic feet behind them for luggage and kid stuff. The second-row seats tumble forward for easy access, and the middle second-row seat even slides forward so front passengers can tend little ones in a car seat. And the Odyssey's smooth V6 engine returns an EPA-estimated 22 combined mpg, which is as good as it gets for a regular minivan these days.
These qualities are a sampling of what makes the Odyssey among the best buys in the class. On the downside, restrictive trim levels and options can make the Odyssey one of the pricier vans around, and it's worth noting that this is the last year for this particular generation (a new Odyssey arrives for the 2018 model year with engine, feature and design upgrades). But if you crave space, lots of it, and serene family motoring, you owe it to yourself to consider the Odyssey. Your younger self would approve.
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Honda Odyssey is offered in six trim levels: LX, EX, SE, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite. First in the batting order is the LX, which delivers maximum versatility for minimum dollar. Frills are few but still include power seats and accessories and Bluetooth phone and audio. The EX bumps it up with more convenience and tech, and the SE adds a few more useful parental touches. Think of the EX-L as a better-trimmed EX with leather upholstery, while the Touring and Touring Elite drizzle on further incremental premium and near-luxury touches.
All Odyssey models come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine (248 horsepower, 250 pound-feet of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission. The LX's standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, rear privacy glass, dual-zone air-conditioning, power front seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, an 8-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and a seven-speaker audio system.
The eight-passenger EX comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, power-sliding side doors, keyless entry and ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, a removable front center console, the LaneWatch blind-spot camera system and an additional 7-inch touchscreen with HondaLink smartphone app integration.
The SE includes a 115-volt household-style power outlet, an integrated vacuum cleaner, satellite radio and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The EX-L gives up the SE's additional features (except satellite radio) but adds a power liftgate, forward collision and lane departure warning systems, a sunroof, a chilled storage box, leather seating (front and outboard second row) and heated front seats.
Options include a navigation system with an upgraded rearview camera or a rear-seat entertainment system with the 115-volt power outlet. These two systems can't be ordered together on the EX-L.
The Touring model adds 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, front and rear parking sensors, driver-seat memory settings, the 115-volt power outlet, retractable third-row sunshades and a fold-down armrest for the third row. Both the navigation and rear-seat entertainment systems are also standard.
Finally, the Touring Elite adds xenon headlights, a regular blind-spot monitoring system (the blind-spot camera is nixed), the vacuum, an upgraded rear-seat entertainment system (with a widescreen video monitor and HDMI input) and a premium 12-speaker, surround-sound audio system with HD radio.
Noise & vibration5
Ease of use3
Getting in/getting out5
Audio & navigation
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Odyssey safety features:
- Displays a real-time view of your blind spot in the center display when the turn signal is activated. Standard on EX and above.
- Forward Collision Warning
- Alerts you if a front collision appears likely. Standard on EX-L and above.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Monitors the Odyssey's positioning within your lane. If you start to drift, an audible warning sounds. Standard on EX-L and above.
2017 Honda Odyssey for Sale
With a huge, flexible interior, exceptional comfort and a long list of features, the 2017 Honda Odyssey is a do-it-all machine.
This perennial popular American family hauler comes in six trim levels to choose from, so there's an Odyssey for every budget, especially when considering more recent used models.
Honda keeps its pricing strategy simple for the Odyssey. Each model increases the level of standard equipment at staggered pricing intervals, and there are only a couple of options. The LX, for example, kicks off the Odyssey's value proposition, bundling must-have features such as Bluetooth phone/audio connectivity and a rearview camera with nice extras including touchscreen infotainment and power seats.
The EX marks the first step into the Odyssey's upper reaches with eight-passenger seating (the LX seats only seven), a removable front center console that improves passage from the front to rear of the cabin, and enhanced tech and safety features. The SE is a short step up from the EX and offers a rear-seat entertainment system and the nifty vacuum feature for a little more cost.
For the EX-L, the vacuum and rear seat entertainment inexplicably go away, but are replaced by other niceties like heated leather seats, a power liftgate and driver safety aids. Priced right about in the middle of the Odyssey lineup, the EX-L should hit the sweet spot for most buyers. You can add on a rear-seat entertainment system or a navigation system, but not both.
Moving up to the Touring model breaches what most might consider the entry-luxury price barrier but packs in almost everything else the Odyssey has to offer, including both the navigation and rear-seat entertainment system. With 18-inch wheels and foglights, it also looks a bit more stylish.
Finally, the Touring Elite throws it all in for a fully loaded rolling family sanctuary. The vacuum makes a return, the rear-seat entertainment is upgraded with a widescreen display and HDMI input, and the standard stereo becomes a surround system. For about the price of a nice European luxury sedan, it might be overkill for most buyers, but it's the one to get if you want to leave nothing on the table.
2017 Honda Odyssey Overview
The 2017 Honda Odyssey is offered in the following submodels: Odyssey Minivan. Available styles include SE 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Touring Elite 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX-L w/Rear Entertainment System 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2017 Honda Odyssey?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Honda Odyssey and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Odyssey 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Odyssey.
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Honda Odyssey?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.