2020 Honda Odyssey

MSRP $30,690 - $47,320

Ranked #3 in Vans




2020 Honda Odyssey Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: March 9, 2020

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Bhavik Sreenath

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With crossovers taking over the market as versatile family haulers, one might think that the humble old minivans are not relevant anymore. Yet, Honda introduced a new generation of the Odyssey last year and it seems pretty darn good even in the face of crossovers. With stylish looks, interior full of features and technology and even good driving dynamics, the 2020 Honda Odyssey is a serious car and other minivans should take note.

Powered by a 3.5L, naturally aspirated, V6 engine producing 280 horsepower, it packs in quite a punch. The engine comes mated to either a 9-speed or a 10-speed automatic depending on the trim you choose. For all the versatility that this minivan comes with, it would set you back $31,085 at its starting price. Pricier than its competitors but it is also that much better than its counterparts.

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Surprisingly good handling for a minivan

Highly configurable second row seats

Powerful and refined V6 engine

Cabin is loaded with tech and well laid out


Limited interior charging points

No-power folding third row of seats

360 degree camera is not offered even as on option

What's New?

No major changes


vehicle bio

base price



4dr Minivan

passenger capacity



front wheel drive

engine type




280 hp @ 6000 rpm


262 lbs.-ft. @ 4700 rpm


10-speed shiftable automatic


suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear trailing arm suspension



118.1 in.


203.2 in.


78.5 in.


68.3 in.

curb weight

4354 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.


passenger volume

163.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

158 cu ft.

maximum towing capacity


fuel economy


19/22/28 mpg

highway range

546.0 mi.


basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance




LX $30,690 onwards

280 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5 L | V-6 | regular unleaded

EX $34,690 onwards

280 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5 L | V-6 | regular unleaded

EX-L $37,960 onwards

280 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5 L | V-6 | regular unleaded

Touring $44,960 onwards

280 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5 L | V-6 | regular unleaded

Elite $47,320 onwards

280 hp @ 6000 rpm | 3.5 L | V-6 | regular unleaded

Colors and Styles

2020 Honda Odyssey in Crystal Black color 2020 Honda Odyssey in Deep Scarlet Pearl color 2020 Honda Odyssey in Forest Mist Metallic color 2020 Honda Odyssey in Lunar Silver Metallic color 2020 Honda Odyssey in Modern Steel Metallic color 2020 Honda Odyssey in Obsidian Blue Pearl color 2020 Honda Odyssey in Pacific Pewter Metallic color
Crystal Black

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Engine And Performance


Fuel Economy










Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Overall Rating

The 2020 Honda Odyssey has a long list of family-friendly features and a refined, spacious interior. It's also fairly fun to drive. All of those positives make the Odyssey a top-rated minivan. The Honda Odyssey is contested by the Chrysler Pacifica, the Kia Sedona, and the Ford Flex. The real challenge for the Odyssey would be the Pacifica which has been the best-selling minivan in the segment. All cars are powered by V6 engines and produce about 280 horsepower.


Engine and Performance

Fuel Economy




2020 Honda Odyssey Features


The Odyssey comes in five trims – LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite. All trims are powered by the same engine, which is the 3.5L, V6 engine but there are two gearbox options on offer. The first three trims are mated to a 9-speed automatic while the Touring and Elite trims can be with a 10-speed automatic as well. Otherwise, each higher trim just comes with added features.













Key Features

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

Honda Sensing

Leather-Trimmed Interior

Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate

19-inch machine-finished alloy wheels



Power Front Seats

Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats

Height-Adjustable Power Tailgate


Rain-sensing windshield wipers

18-inch Alloy Wheels

Smart Entry w/Walk-Away Auto Lock

Available Navigation

Rear Entertainment System

Power folding side mirrors

Eco-Assist System

Blind Spot Information System

Available Rear Entertainment System

Front & Rear Parking Sensors

Heated steering wheel

Automatic Climate Control System

8-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature

Mobile Hotspot Capability

Blue ambient LED lighting



Push Button Start

Apple CarPlay Integration

Memory-Linked Side Mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt-Down

Honda Link Subscription Services

Ventilated front seats

Bluetooth Hands Free Link

Android Auto Integration

Two-Position Memory Driver’s Seat

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System

550-watt premium audio system with 11 speakers, including subwoofer

USB Audio Interface

Honda Link

Available CabinTalk In-Car PA System

LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off and WiperLink

CabinTalk in-car PA system

One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat®

Remote Engine Start

Available 115-Volt / 150-Watt Power Outlet (front)

LED Fog Lights

Multi-zone audio

Variable Cylinder Management

12-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat



Wireless phone charger

Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control


Auto High-Beam Headlights


Cross Traffic Monitor


We’d Recommend:

We would recommend the Touring trim as this trim is loaded with features. It also offers the best value for your money. Some fancies like the navigation and rear entertainment screen can be opted for in this car so you do not miss out on the features. 

2020 Honda Odyssey Engine and Performance


“Fleet-footed, efficient, and polished, the Odyssey's powertrain is a sweetheart and requires zero compromises. The standard V-6 emits a sonorous burble, but only when the driver is deep in the throttle; otherwise, nary a peep enters the cabin to disturb occupants.” – Car and Driver

The 3.5L, naturally aspirated, V6 engine in the Odyssey produces 280 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 262 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 pm. The engine is smooth, refined and powerful enough for the car, in fact, it pulls quite well indeed. The power delivery from the naturally aspirated V6 engine is smooth and linear and surprisingly, the engine is willing to rev.

The Odyssey comes with two gearbox options – a 9-speed automatic and a 10 speed automatic. Both gearboxes are just fine. The 10-speed gearbox can be a little slow to go down the gears when you want quick acceleration but it’s smooth and refined otherwise. The 9-speed too is pretty good. There’s nothing really special about either gearbox but they are pretty decent for what they do. There are steering-mounted paddle shifters as well for manual control.


Honda Odyssey LX minivan

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan







3.5L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.6L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.5L V6 Ti-VCT

3.3L V6 Gasoline Direct Injection


9 Speed Automatic

9 Speed Automatic

6 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic


280 hp @ 6000rpm

287 hp @ 6400rpm

287 hp @ 6500rpm

276 hp @ 6000rpm


262 ft-lbs @ 4700rpm

262 ft-lbs @ 4000rpm

254 lb-ft @ 3500rpm

248 ft-lbs @ 5200rpm

The Odyssey goes against the Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Flex and the Kia Sedona. All these cars are very similar on paper with similar power and torque figures, all from naturally aspirated V6 engines. The Honda and Chrysler use 9-speed automatics while the Ford uses just a 6-speed and the Kia uses an 8-speed automatic gearbox.


The Honda Odyssey accelerates from nought to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds which is pretty good for a minivan. In fact, it’s the fastest minivan in the competition. It is also quicker across the quarter-mile mark than the others in the competition.


Honda Odyssey LX minivan

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

0-60 MPH

6.6 sec

7.4 sec

7.0 sec

7.9 sec

Quarter mile

15 sec

15.6 sec

16.8 sec

16.1 sec


3.5L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.6L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.5L V6 Ti-VCT

3.3L V6 Gasoline Direct Injection


(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)





All these cars are very closely matched on paper but still, the Odyssey manages a considerable gap from the competition which is pretty commendable.


The brakes in the Odyssey are decent enough. The discs are smaller than most in the competition except for the Kia Sedona which has still smaller brakes and the pedal can feel a little squishy at times.


Honda Odyssey LX minivan

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

Brake Front (in.)





Brake Rear (in.)





Curb Weight (lbs.)r





60-0 MPH (ft.)





The Odyssey takes 123 feet to come to a standstill from 60mph which is better than the Pacifica and the Ford Flex. The brakes are not necessarily bad, but the Sedona fares just better.

Ride and Handling

This is where the Odyssey really shines. The Odyssey handles much better than other minivans. It’s a large car but when it comes to driving dynamics, the car is surprisingly good. For starters, it has good ride quality and the cabin is very refined and silent. It soaks up undulations on the road very well and your family would be very comfortable in the Odyssey even for longer rides. Also, the Odyssey is surprisingly well balanced. You can carry more speeds into a corner than you can imagine in a minivan and the Odyssey will do fine.

Of course, there is a noticeable body roll when you push it quite hard and it’s not that surprising but it’s still better than most others and very good for such a large car. The best thing is, however, the steering. It’s sharp and precise and you can place the Odyssey exactly where you want to even at higher speeds. It remains light and easy at lower speeds and you can manoeuvre the car around tight spaces quite easily. There’s good amount of feedback from the tires through the steering wheel as well.

2020 Honda Odyssey Fuel Economy


The Honda Odyssey returns 22 miles to the gallon combined. It returns 19 mpg and 28 mpg in the city and highway respectively. The figures are better than those of the Ford and Kia and quite similar to those of the Chrysler. The fuel economy figures are quite respectable indeed. 


Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Honda Odyssey LX minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

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MPG (highway)





MPG (combined)





Tank Capacity (gal)






2020 Honda Odyssey Interior


“We like how the Odyssey is comfortable in all three rows of seating. Whether you've got a van full of kids on a road trip or you're just taking your friends out to dinner, the Odyssey should keep everyone happy.” - Edmunds

The Honda Odyssey really impresses on the interiors. The layout is very stylish and contemporary and the build quality is impressive as well. A floating 8-ich infotainment screen takes centre stage on the dashboard flanked by AC vents on either side. The centre console flows down smoothly from the infotainment screen for a stack of buttons down below. The centre console features various buttons for climate control, vehicle settings, entertainment but the coolest set of buttons has to be the buttons for the gearbox. Yes, there is no traditional gear lever but a set of buttons to put it drive, neutral, park or reverse. It’s quite cool indeed. The rest of the interiors is quite pleasing as well with light-coloured materials used everywhere and the fit and finish are also really nice. There’s metal finished trim piece on the dashboard which gives a pleasant feel and the all-digital instrument cluster looks very classy as well.

The four-spoke wheel has several steering mounted controls for added convenience and there are lots of storage spaces all around the cabin which is very handy. You can also equip your car with a rear-seat entertainment package and it is really a worthy investment. The seats again are a great thing in the Honda Odyssey. They are extremely customizable and very adaptable. For instance, you can completely remove the middle seat in the second row and slide the outer seats inward for easier access to the third row. The third row itself is quite spacious and with decent legroom and headroom. They also fold away very neatly to make for cargo space.


Honda Odyssey LX minivan

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

Passenger capacity





Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)





Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)





The seats again are a great thing in the Honda Odyssey. They are extremely customizable and very adaptable. For instance, you can completely remove the middle seat in the second row and slide the outer seats inward for easier access to the third row. The third row itself is quite spacious and with decent legroom and headroom. They also fold away very neatly to make for cargo space. The seats themselves are very comfortable. The front seats have powered adjustments and are heated or cooled. The middle seat in the second row can be folded to make for an armrest. There’s plenty of space to carry 7 people or even 8 people with all seats in place. It’s the perfect van if carrying a lot of people is your priority.

Interior Features

  • Automatic Climate Control System
  • Programmable Power Door Locks
  • Programmable Power Tailgate Locks
  • Push Button Start
  • Cruise Control
  • One-Touch Turn Indicators
  • Powered Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
  • Driver's and Front Passenger's Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Ambient Console Lighting
  • Beverage Holders (all rows)
  • Rear-Seat Heater Ducts
  • Cargo Area Light
  • Conversation Mirror with Sunglasses Holder
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Driver's Seat with 12-Way Power Adjustment, including 4-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • Front Passenger's Seats with 4-Way Power Adjustment
  • One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat
  • Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats™ with Armrests and Walk-in Feature
  • Multi-Function 2nd-Row Center Seat
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats (front and outboard 2nd-row)
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

Infotainment System

The infotainment system in the Honda Odyssey is pretty good as well. The 8-inch unit has good graphics and is fairly intuitive. It comes loaded with a lot of features and responds well to commands. The coolest feature of the Odyssey has to be the cabin monitoring system. There’s something called cabin talk which lets you talk to the passengers in the rear seats via a mic and there’s a fish eye camera in the ceiling for you to look at what’s happening in the rear seats. It is indeed quite cool specially if you have kids in the rear seats.

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Rear entertainment system (which plays Blu-Ray discs and has built-in apps)
  • A 115-volt power outlet
  • Sattelite radio
  • USB Ports

Cargo Capacity

The Honda Odyssey has the largest cargo capacity of 158 cu.ft and that’s really a lot of space. Also, the seats fold away easily and are pretty adaptable to make way for cargo. If carrying a lot of cargo is your priority then the Odyssey makes a lot of sense. You can fit everything you could ever imagine fitting inside a car. The Chrysler Pacifica offers 140 cubic feet of storage and the Kia Sedona offers 142 cubes, both of which are less than the Odyssey. There is also a hands-free tailgate for opening and closing the rear hatch when your hands are full.


Honda Odyssey LX minivan

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

Cargo Volume (ft.3)





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2020 Honda Odyssey
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Front row
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Last row
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Second row
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Cargo Area
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Cargo Area
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Cargo Area

2020 Honda Odyssey Exterior


“Honda has nearly hidden the sliding door track, tucking it right into the black trim area under the rear-side windows. This change, new in 2018, worked wonders on the Odyssey’s profile and smoothed out the lines of the vehicle overall.” – The Car Connection

The Honda Odyssey is as stylish as a minivan could get. The face is distinctly Honda in that it has a large chrome band bearing the Honda badge across the grille which blends in with the very stylish LED headlamps which are quite sharp and angular in design. The nose swoops down to the front bumper which houses the fog lamps with a black garnish around them. The face is otherwise quite simple and bears a typical Honda face.On the sides, the window line is quite uniquely shaped. There’s a nice kink to the window line after the B-pillar and it looks quite cool indeed. The sides also feature some character lines along the window lines and some more along the door which add some visual flair to the sides.

The roof also gets a floating effect because of a blacked-out portion in the C-pillar. The 18-inch alloy wheels have also been well designed.It does not look quite good at the rear quarter though. The tail lamps look too bulky and are not very well designed. There’s a chrome band joining the two tail lamps on either side and there’s a spoiler as well. It looks quite plain and not very pleasing. But looks are a subjective thing and you might be able to look past it as well.


Honda Odyssey LX minivan

Chrysler Pacifica L minivan

Ford Flex SE

Kia Sedona L minivan

Curb weight (lbs.)




















Ground clearance (in)





Wheelbase (in)





Track width (in) F/R





The Honda Odyssey is quite a large vehicle. It is the second-longest after the Pacifica and second widest after the Pacifica as well. It has the least ground clearance and is shorter than most others in the competition. It also has one of the lesser wheelbases in the competition.

Exterior Features

  • Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-Off
  • Active Shutter Grille
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer
  • Taillights with Integrated LED Light Bars
  • Roofline Spoiler with Integrated Brake Light
  • Power Sliding Doors
  • LED Fog Lights
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
  • Memory-Linked Side Mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt-Down
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
2020 Honda Odyssey Front
2020 Honda Odyssey Rear
2020 Honda Odyssey Rear Quarter
2020 Honda Odyssey Side
2020 Honda Odyssey Front Quarter

2020 Honda Odyssey Safety


Adaptive cruise control is laggy and doesn't feature stop-and-go capability. It will probably frustrate anyone following you. Lane keeping also feels subpar, with weak intervention and guidance that ping-pongs you within your lane. Lane departure and blind-spot warning work perfectly. - Edmunds.com

The Honda Odyssey is a very safe vehicle and has been rated 5 stars by NHTSA in almost every category except for the rollover crash test where it has received a respectable 4 stars. Even IIHS has rated the Honda Odyssey ‘Good’ in every category and ‘Superior’ in front crash prevention category. The Honda Odyssey comes loaded with many active and passive safety features that work really well indeed. The Honda Sensing safety pack has an entire host of active safety features that constantly monitors the surroundings to prevent any possible collision. It also comes with an elaborate safety feature list.

Safety Features

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor

2020 Honda Odyssey Competition

Honda Odyssey vs Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is a very good minivan too. It looks very stylish and comes loaded with a lot of convenience and safety features. In fact, it is probably the best-equipped car in the segment. However, that said, the Honda Odyssey does everything better. It’s the best driver’s car among minivans and it also has the most space inside for whether you want to carry passengers or cargo. It’s also pretty adaptable which is very handy. It does not look the best but once you look past it, it really is the better van among the two. It justifies its $3,000 premium over the Pacifica and is our pick of the two.

Honda Odyssey vs Ford Flex

The Ford Flex is a very cool looking minivan. In fact, it looks like a proper SUV, only which sits low. The interiors are really cool as well but it is sometimes inconvenient to use all touch buttons for all functions. On the performance front, the Ford Flex comes quite close to the Odyssey but the Odyssey is still the better driver’s car. The Ford Flex is pretty convenient on the practicality front as well and it is also cheaper than the Odyssey, but only by a very little margin. If you want a cool looking van, then the Ford Flex is a very good option. Being cheaper, it’s also a better value for money. But if driving is your priority, you wouldn’t want to look beyond the Odyssey.

Honda Odyssey vs Kia Sedona

Being a Kia, the Sedona really feels premium over its competitors. It’s a very stylish looking van, the interiors feel special and it comes with a lot of features for the money. The cabin is really refined and silent but performance is not so much its forte. Also, the Sedona feels unsettled over undulations. It is smaller than the competitors and hence has a little lesser space than the competitors for both cargo and passengers. That said, the Honda is still the better driver’s van and it’s also bigger with greater practicality. The Kia is a little cheaper than the Honda and if outright size and driving dynamics are not so much your concern then the Kia makes a great buy. Otherwise, the Honda Odyssey is worth the little extra money for a bigger and better driver’s van.

2020 Honda Odyssey Final Verdict

The Honda Odyssey is one of the best minivans you can buy in the market today. It does not look all that great but once you have looked past it, it excels in a lot of areas. Most importantly and probably not so important for a van, it drives far better than its competitors and is also the fastest among the lot. The interiors are very spacious and very adaptable to suit carrying people or cargo. There are lots of storage places all around. The interiors are really nice and it comes well loaded with features. It is great value for its money and if you are intending to buy a van any time soon, you should strongly consider the 2020 Honda Odyssey.

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