2015 Honda Odyssey Review, Feature and Images – The Honda Odyssey is about function and making family life easier. It can carry a family of eight, or half a high-school soccer team, along with all their coolers, balls, tents, shoes, whatever. It can tow a small trailer with a motorcycle or watercraft. Odyssey can carry 4×8-foot plywood flat on the floor. In fact, 10-foot-long boards could be stacked on them, extending between the front seats when the convenient removable console is taken out. Best of all, it’s loaded with conveniences designed to simplify life. Critics like the 2015 Honda Odyssey’s comfortable ride, outstanding agility and feature-rich interior.
The V6 engine in the 2015 Honda Odyssey delivers powerful acceleration in town and on the highway, automotive journalists say. The Odyssey comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The 2015 Odyssey earns an EPA-estimated 19/28 mpg city/highway, which is very good for the class. Reviewers report that the Odyssey has a comfortable ride, and they say it’s surprisingly agile for a minivan. They also appreciate the Odyssey’s responsive steering and powerful brakes.
The Odyssey isn’t just a strong performer, it’s also an award-winner. It has the best combination of interior space, safety and reliability ratings and available family-friendly features in its class, making it our 2015 Best Minivan for Families.
Test drivers report that the excellent cabin build quality of the 2015 Honda Odyssey makes it a class leader, and most appreciate the minivan’s distinctive available features, such as a built-in vacuum. The 2015 Odyssey’s cargo area is among the roomiest in the class, and reviewers find the Odyssey’s seats very comfortable for adults, even in the third row. To take full advantage of the Odyssey’s cargo area, however, the second-row seats must be removed and some reviewers say they are heavy. Standard features in the base 2015 Honda Odyssey LX include power-adjustable front seats, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, hands-free text messaging, a USB port, a seven-speaker audio system, an 8-inch color infotainment display and Pandora compatibility. Available features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, power-sliding rear doors, a power liftgate, a built-in cooler, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, a power moonroof, satellite radio, front and rear parking sensors, the HondaVAC built-in vacuum, a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, navigation and a split-screen rear-seat entertainment system.
Safety features on every Odyssey include frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, a rearview camera, three-row curtain airbags, tire pressure monitors, electronic stability control, ABS, EBD, and brake assist. LaneWatch, lane departure warning, forward collision warning and blind-spot monitors are standard on some versions.
Standard features in the base 2015 Honda Odyssey LX include a rearview camera, Bluetooth, hands-free text messaging, a USB port, a seven-speaker audio system, an 8-inch color infotainment display and Pandora compatability. The EX trim adds power sliding doors, tri-zone automatic climate control, a passenger-side blind spot camera, push-button start and a touch-screen audio system. EX-L models include a power moonroof, a built-in cooler, a power liftgate, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and satellite radio. The Honda Odyssey Touring comes with front and rear parking sensors, while the top-of-the-line Touring Elite has the HondaVAC built-in vacuum, blind spot monitoring, an HDMI input, a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system and HD Radio. Navigation and a split-screen rear-seat entertainment system are available on the EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models.
Most automotive journalists report that the Honda Odyssey’s climate control and audio buttons are legible and intuitively arranged. They add that the rear-seat entertainment system with surround sound delivers home theater-quality entertainment on the go. Some critics wish the available HondaVAC vacuum was more powerful, but others say it has plenty of power.