Honda Odyssey has been America's number one selling minivan continuously for ten years. The 2021 variant of Honda's "Ultimate Family Vehicle" gets many upgrades to exterior and cabin. It also makes Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies standard on all trims.

The renewed minivan is liberal on cabin space and interior amenities. Its V6 powertrain has lots of grunts to drive this eight-passenger vehicle with authority. No matter if the opposition has moved forward with more innovative powertrain choices. While its style may hint that it will turn the next family road trip into an extraordinary experience, the 2021 Honda Odyssey is much anticipated for its day-to-day practicality.

2021 Honda Odyssey will see some minor exterior and interior changes

Unlike its competitors, the 2021 Honda Odyssey driver assistance feature includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and pedestrian emergency braking. The ACC also works with the low-speed following. Besides these valuable assistance features, it has an audible alert rear-belt reminders to put the seat belt on kids, adults, and pets sitting on the rear seat and safeguard them during collision or rollover. 

What's new in the 2021 Honda Odyssey?

Honda has refreshed the Odessey with some minor tweaks to keep it up to date for the 2021 model year. Some of the updates include new LED headlights and refreshed exterior styling, the interior gets several updates and available premium design, an updated Climate control system, Rear-Seat Reminder system which integrates CabinWatch and to top it all of Honda Sensing has now been made standard on all trims.

What is the price of 2021 Honda Odyssey?

The 2021 Honda Odyssey was going to make its debut at the New York Auto Show, but now it is delayed because of the ongoing pandemic. It will reach to the dealer's lot towards the end of this year. The Odyssey is available in five trims namely LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. Honda Sensing driver assistance tech is also standard on the base trim. the prices are:

  • LX: $32,000 
  • EX: $36,000 
  • EX-L: $40,000
  • Touring: $47,000 
  • Elite: $49,000 

2021 Honda Odyssey: Engine and Performace

Honda has not changed the drivetrain of the 2021 Honda Odyssey. Also, the 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine of the vehicle generates 280 hp or 209 kW. Moreover, the latest Honda Odyssey has a 10-speed automatic transmission as standard. To date, Honda has sold more than 1.1 million Odyssey’s which itself says about its popularity among individuals.

Models

Honda Odyssey LX

Chrysler Pacifica Touring

Toyota Sienna L

Kia Sedona L

MSRP

$30,790

$33,495

$31,415

$27,400

Engine

3.5L Regular V6

3.6L Regular V6

3.5L Regular V6

3.3L Regular V6

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

10-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

280hp@6,000rpm 287hp@6,400rpm 296hp@6,600rpm 276hp@6,000rpm

Torque

262lb-ft@4,700rpm 262lb-ft@4,000rpm 263lb-ft@4,700rpm 248lb-ft@5,200rpm

The 2021 Honda Odyssey does not have any significant mechanical upgrades as compared to the previous 2020 iteration. The Odyssey drives great and sojourns centered without much trouble. Commuting around town and traveling on road trips, there are fewer vehicles that do it properly.

What is the MPG rating of 2021 Honda Odyssey?

The 2021 Honda Odyssey is relatively economical, with 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The 2020 Honda Odyssey was also rated at 22 mpg combined by EPA. Depending on need, the fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management mode which is essentially Honda's Cylinder deactivation system which can shifts back and forth from a 3- to 6-cylinder order.

Model

Honda Odyssey LX

Chrysler Pacifica Touring

Toyota Sienna L

Kia Sedona L

MPG (City)

19

19

19

18

MPG (Highway)

28

28

26

24

MPG (Combined)

22

22

21

21

Fuel Capacity 19.5 gallons 19.0 gallons 20.0 gallons 21.1 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 371/546/429 miles 361/532/418 miles 380/520/420 miles 380/506/443 miles

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

8.0 (est.)

8.0

N/A

8.4

The rivals also similar in terms of economy as the Sienna achieved 27 mpg, and the Chrysler Pacifica managed 33 mpg.  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 and appropriate for the class.

What changes were made to the 2021 Odyssey’s interior? 

Honda has also improved the interior and comfort of the 2021 Honda Odyssey. It has redesigned the climate control switches and the dash layout for a more seamless and clutter-free dash-design. At the same time, it has enhanced the comfortability of folding and removing of the mid-row seats. The 2021 Honda Odyssey will come with all of its outgoing capabilities such as floor-level foldable third-row seats and CabinWatch. Owners can also opt for HondaVac, an in-built vacuum cleaner.

2021 Honda Odyssey gets an updated dashboard layout

The tri-color floor mats of the 2021 Honda Odyssey EX grade trims illuminate the USB ports. Similarly, the EX-L and trims above include contrast stitching, power lumbar for the front seat passenger, and storage compartments for rear seat occupants. The absence of a traditional gear that is increasingly becoming common in Honda vehicles like the CR-V ditches the lever in favor of a button based shifter to put it drive, neutral, park, or reverse. It might have a learning curve to it but once you get used to it, its quite convenient indeed.

Model

Honda Odyssey LX

Chrysler Pacifica Touring

Toyota Sienna L

Kia Sedona L

Seating Capacity

7 7 7 7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.7/63.1/40.9

40.1/63.8/41.1

41.0/65.0/40.5

39.8/63.9/40.9

Rear Row (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

The dashboard, door, and handles of the 2021 Honda Odyssey Touring and Elite trims have a piano black trim. Perforated leather seats are available in trims above the 2021 Honda Odyssey Elite. 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 are metal finished trim pieces on the dashboard which gives a pleasant feel and the all-digital instrument cluster looks very classy as well.

2021 Honda Odyssey features second-row magic seats

Honda innovative second-row magic seats and slide in many directions which helps in multiple configurations. When all the seats are folded down, you get more cargo peace than any other SUV present in the market courtesy the seats that are completely recessed into the floor when folded down, this goes to show that theirs no match for an MPV in the practicality game.

Models

Honda Odyssey LX

Chrysler Pacifica Touring

Toyota Sienna L

Kia Sedona L

Cargo Capacity

38.6 cu.ft.

32.3 cu.ft.

39.1 cu.ft.

33.9 cu.ft.

There is 33 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats upright and the rear seat splits 60/40 which expands cargo volume to 88.6 cubic feet. You can also equip your car with a rear-seat entertainment package and it is really a worthy investment. But the party tricks don't spot there, the seats themselves 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.

What changes were made to the 2021 Odyssey’s exterior? 

The 2021 Honda Odyssey has many upgraded features in comparison to the 2020 Honda Odyssey. The modified LED headlights, along with the running lights, are now visible on the outer corners of the 2021 Honda Odyssey and they give this MPV a much more modern look than the outgoing version. The perceptible lamps of the 2021 Honda Odyssey have a jewel resembling design similar to the Acura products. 

Honda has added subtle tweaks to the exterior of the 2021 Odessey

The black grille of the 2021 Honda Odyssey is slightly different from its previous year models. It has a chrome strip that extends to the width of the vehicle. The lower fascia of the 2021 Honda Odyssey has centered inlets and foglights stacked at the corners for a slightly sportier appeal which also ties it well to the current Honda lineup.

Model

Honda Odyssey LX

Chrysler Pacifica Touring

Toyota Sienna L

Kia Sedona L

Curb Weight

4354 lbs

4330 lbs

4430 lbs

4411 lbs

Length

203.2"

203.8"

200.6"

201.4"

Width

78.5"

79.6"

78.1"

78.1"

Height

68.3"

69.9"

68.9"

68.5"

Ground Clearance

N/A

5.1"

6.5"

6.7"

Wheelbase

118.1"

121.6"

119.3"

120.5"

Another noticeable exterior feature of the vehicle is the gloss black trim visible underneath the rear window. Besides this, the 2021 Honda Odyssey Elite trim has remodeled 19” wheels and side mirrors with auto-dimming capabilities. Apart from the rear end, the 2021 Odyssey has a alike fashion to the Honda Pilot and Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, notably because they all receive some of the identical mechanical foundations. 

Safety 

Columnist anticipates that the 2021 Honda Odyssey will receive a full five-star rating from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and the highest remarks from IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety).

Some are also speculating that the 2021 Honda Odyssey will receive the Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. They are thinking this because the 2020 Honda Odyssey minivan with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights received the 2019 Top Safety Pick in its category. 

2021 Honda Odyssey will be one of the safest modern MPVs

The IIHS gave this rating because of the more than good LATCH, overall excellent crashworthiness, and superior vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention with an optional system of the 2020 Honda Odyssey minivan.

Similarly, critics and potential owners are expecting a full five-star rating from the NHTSA because the 2020 Honda Odyssey FWD minivan trim received a five-star rating. Also, the 2020 Honda Odyssey had no dynamic tip and a mere rollover risk of 13.60 percent, which is adequate in its category. Moreover, it also received an overall four-star rollover rating. 

Reliability

Lastly, the 2020 Honda Odyssey received an overall score of 78 out of 100 under the J.D.Power report along with a high score of 77 out of 100 under the reliability and quality section. Therefore, the 2021 Honda Odyssey, with its advanced safety, security, and assistance feature, will have a similar or higher score on IIHS, NHTSA, and J.D.Power. 

Final Verdict

Odyssey has consistently set the example for an ideal family-friendly, spacious vehicle with sporty driving dynamics. It provides exceptional comfort and cargo versatility and none of the SUVs can encounter Odyssey for its ease docility.

FAQ's

Where the Honda Odyssey is built?

Honda produces its Odyssey minivan at its Lincoln, Alabama, assembling plant.

How much I have to pay for Honda Odyssey?

A base Odyssey, the LX, starts at $31,785, which incorporates a destination charge of $1,095.

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