2020 Honda Odyssey

MSRP $34,790 - $47,420

Ranked #3 in Midsize Van

2020 Honda Odyssey Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 22, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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With stylish looks, an interior full of latest features and technology, and even good driving dynamics, the 2020 Honda Odyssey is a serious car, that the other minivans should take note of. Powered by a 3.5L, naturally aspirated, V6 engine producing 280 horsepower, it packs in quite a punch. The engine comes mated to a now-standard 10-speed automatic transmission.

Focused on both practicality and utilitarianism nature, the 2020 Honda Odyssey is certainly a family-friendly offering. For 2020, Honda also introduces a Special 25th Anniversary package across the trim board. For all the versatility that this minivan comes with, it would set you back by an MSRP of $30,790. Pricier than its competitors but it is also that much better than its counterparts.

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Pros

Surprisingly good handling for a minivan

Highly configurable second row seats

Powerful and refined V6 engine

Cabin is loaded with tech and is well laid out

Cons

Limited interior charging points

No-power folding third row of seats

What's New?

New Special 25th Anniversary package for all trims

10-speed automatic transmission unit is now standard

Auto start/ stop is now standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$47420

bodystyle

4dr Minivan

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

212 cu.in.

horsepower

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

262 lbs.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

10 speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear trailing arm suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6/12 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

118.1 in.

length

203.2 in.

width

78.5 in.

height

69.6 in.

curb weight

4593 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

160.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

155.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/22/28 mpg

highway range

546.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

EX$34,790 onwards

EX-L$38,060 onwards

Touring$45,060 onwards

Elite$47,420 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Honda Odyssey in Crystal Black color
Crystal Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


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. It came up with a potent powertrain and a redesigned exterior silhouette. The 2020 Honda Odyssey has a long list of family-friendly features and a refined, spacious interior, that is able to seat up to 8 people. 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 Toyota Sienna. The real challenge for the Odyssey would be the Pacifica which has been the best-selling minivan in the segment, and which has a perfect blend of power and practicality. Let's find out how it fares?


8.0/10
Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2020 Honda Odyssey Features

8.0/10

The 2020 Honda Odyssey comes in a varied five trim lineup – LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. Prices for the same start from an MSRP of $30,790 for the base LX trim, whereas the top-most Elite trim will set you back by $47,420. All trims are powered by the same engine, which is the 3.5L NA V6 engine. Earlier iteration had two gearbox options on offer. Although for 2020, the previous 9-speed automatic transmission has been sidelined for good. The Odyssey comes with all the best-in-class features as standard, whereas the premium factor just keeps on increasing a notch as you move up the trim table.

Trim

LX

EX

EX-L

Touring

Elite

MSRP

$30,790

$34,690

$34,790

$38,060

$47,420

Key Features

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

Honda Sensing

Leather-Trimmed Interior

Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate

19-inch machine-finished alloy wheels
 

6-way Power-adjustable Front Seats

Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats

Height-Adjustable Power Tailgate

CabinWatch

Rain-sensing windshield wipers
 

18-inch Alloy Wheels

Smart Entry w/Walk-Away Auto Lock

Available CabinTalk In-Car PA System

LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off and WiperLink 550-watt premium audio system with 11 speakers, including subwoofer
 

Eco-Assist System

12-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat

Available Rear Entertainment System

Front & Rear Parking Sensors

Heated steering wheel
  Variable Cylinder Management

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 and Android Auto Integration

Memory-Linked Side Mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt-Down

Honda Link Subscription Services

Ventilated front seats

We Recommend:

If anything, we would recommend the bucked-up 2020 Odyssey Touring trim as for an MSRP of $44,760, this trim is loaded with all sorts of necessary features. It also offers the best value for your money. Some features like the in-built navigation and the rear entertainment screen can be opted for in this car so you do not miss out on any of the practical and premium stuff one expects from a best-seller.

2020 Honda Odyssey Engine and Performance

7.5/10

Fleet-footed, efficient, and polished, the Odyssey's powertrain is a sweetheart and requires zero compromises - Car and Driver

The 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 engine in the 2020 Honda Odyssey produces 280 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 262 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 RPM. The engine is smooth, refined, and powerful enough for the minivan, 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 2020 Odyssey comes with a single gearbox option, now that the 9-speed automatic unit has been cast aside. 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 2020 Honda Odyssey accelerates from 0-60 MPH in just about 6.5 seconds which makes it the fastest minivan in the competition. It is also quicker across the quarter-mile mark than the others in the competition. The brakes in the Odyssey are decent enough. The 2020 Odyssey takes about 123 feet to come to a standstill from 60 mph which is better than the Pacifica.

Models

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Toyota Sienna

2020 Kia Sedona

MSRP

$30,790

$33,495

$31,415

$27,600

Engine

3.5L NA V6 Regular Unleaded

3.6L NA V6 Regular Unleaded

3.5L NA V6

3.3L NA V6

Transmission

10-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

280 hp @ 6000 RPM

287 hp @ 6400 RPM

296 hp @ 6600 RPM

276 hp @ 6000 RPM

Torque

262 ft-lbs @ 4700 RPM

262 ft-lbs @ 4000 RPM

263 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM

248 ft-lbs @ 5200 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.5 secs 7.4 secs 7.8 secs 7.9 secs
Quarter-Mile 14.5 secs 15.6 secs 15.7 secs 16.1 secs

This is where the Odyssey really shines. It’s a large car but when it comes to driving dynamics, the car handles surprisingly better than the others. 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.

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Of course, there is a noticeable body roll when you push it quite hard. 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 maneuver the car around tight spaces quite easily. There’s a good amount of feedback from the tires through the steering wheel as well.

2020 Honda Odyssey Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2020 Honda Odyssey is EPA rated at 19 MPG in the city and 28 miles to the gallon out on the highway. Combined it can pull up to 22 miles to the gallon. These are some of the best MPG figures in the segment. Combine that with the decently sized 19.5-gallon fuel tank, and the 2020 Odyssey can go up to 546 miles between fuel stops.

Model

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Toyota Sienna

2020 Kia Sedona

MPG (city)

19

19

19

18

MPG (highway)

28

28

26

24

MPG (combined)

22

22

21

21

Tank Capacity (gal)

19.5

19.0

20.0

21.1

The 2020 Odyseey is also offered with a variable cylinder management system, which virtually switches between 3 and 6 cylinders, so as to extract more efficiency. The fuel economy figures are quite respectable indeed, as the Odyssey also aces the performance test.

2020 Honda Odyssey Interior

8.5/10

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 2020 Honda Odyssey really impresses us with its interiors. The layout is very stylish and contemporary and the build quality is impressive as well. 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. 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. 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.

The rest of the interiors is quite pleasing as well with light-colored materials used everywhere and the fit and finish are also really nice. There’s a 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 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 especially if you have kids in the rear seats.

Some of the infotainment features on offer are-

  • 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

Model

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Toyota Sienna

2020 Kia Sedona

Passenger capacity

7

7

7

7

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

40.7/63.1/40.9

40.1/63.8/41.1

41.1/65.0/40.5

39.8/63.9/40.9

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

39.5/61.6/40.9

39.6/63.0/39.0

39.7/64.6/37.6

39.4/63.1/41.1

Cargo Capacity 38.6 cu. ft 32.3 cu. ft 39.1 cu. ft 33.9 cu. ft

The Honda Odyssey has one of the largest cargo capacities of 38.6 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. There is also a hands-free tailgate for opening and closing the rear hatch when your hands are full.

Some of the interior features on offer are-

  • Programmable Power Tailgate Locks
  • Powered Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
  • Driver's and Front Passenger's Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Ambient Console Lighting
  • Cargo Area Light
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Driver's Seat with 12-Way Power Adjustment
  • One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat
  • Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats
  • Multi-Function 2nd-Row Center Seat
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats (front and outboard 2nd-row)
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

2020 Honda Odyssey Exterior

7.0/10

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 2020 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 with the door which adds some visual flair to the sides.

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.

Model

2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Toyota Sienna

2020 Kia Sedona

Curb weight (lbs.)

4354

4330

4430

4411

Length(in)

203.2

203.8

200.6

201.4

Width(in)

78.5

79.6

78.1

78.1

Height(in)

68.3

69.9

68.9

68.5

Ground clearance (in)

4.5

5.1

6.5

6.7

Wheelbase (in)

118.1

121.6

119.3

120.5

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 smallest wheelbases in the competition, which necessarily does not reciprocate that well into smaller cabin space.

Exterior Features on offer are-

  • 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 Safety

8.0/10

Adaptive cruise control is laggy and doesn't feature stop-and-go capability. It will probably frustrate anyone following you - 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 the 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.

Some of the Safety Features on offer are-

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Assist
  • 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

7.0/10

2020 Honda Odyssey vs 2020 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 price tag and is our definite pick of the two.

2020 Honda Odyssey vs 2020 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 2020 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.


2020 Honda Odyssey FAQs

What is the price of the 2020 Honda Odyssey?

The 2020 Honda Odyssey comes in over 5 trim levels, with prices starting from an MSRP of $30,790 for the base LX trim, whereas it goes to about $47,420 for the top-most Elite trim.

Does the 2020 Honda Odyssey get both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

Yes, the 2020 Honda Odyssey comes with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard.

Is the 2020 Honda Odyssey reliable enough?

Honda is known for offering some of the most reliable cars in the segment, which also includes the likes of the 2020 Odyssey. To put it into perspective, the Odyssey gets a decent score of above 80 in JD Power's reliability report, which places it quite high in the segment in terms of reliability. With a driving experience and resale score of 84, the reliability quotient for the Odyssey is truly accounted for.

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