In terms of combining family friendliness with pleasant driving experience, there is nothing better than the 2019 Honda Odyssey minivan. From its cool design (for minivans), highly functional interiors to its impressive list of safety features, the Odyssey is very experienced in this game. While the Toyota Sienna offers similar reliability, space and strength, it doesn’t offer a built-in vacuum for cleaning up spills. The Chrysler Pacifica has a sleeker body style and offers a plug-in hybrid version, but its long-term selling and reliability value falls when compared. The Dodge Grand Caravan has cheaper prices, but does not offer the 2019 Honda Odyssey advanced safety features and strong resale.
The 2019 Honda Odyssey minivan available in six trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L with Navi and RES, Touring and Elite.
The seven-passenger LX starts with features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, power front seats, a 60/40-split folding third-row seat, Bluetooth, a 5-inch central display screen, a USB charging port, and a seven-speaker sound system with a USB interface. But Honda says the LX will estimate for less than five percent of sales, so we’d recommend you toward the Odyssey EX that includes many more convenience and safety features. The EX features seat for eight, remote-sensing keyless entry, power sliding doors, heated front seats, Magic Slide 2nd-row seats, 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system, the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist and safety technologies.
All 2019 Honda Odyssey uses the same engine as last year: a 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That’s plenty of power to drive the Odyssey and its cargo, but it’s not the most efficient powertrain. The engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission except for the Touring and Elite trims, which offer a smart and smooth new 10-speed automatic transmission. All Odysseys are front-wheel drive only. In testing, the 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in quick 7.6 seconds.
3.5-liter V6 with 9- or 10-speed automatic
280 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
262 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 19/28 mpg
The 2019 Honda Odyssey is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The base LX model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $31,085 (all prices include the $995 destination fee). The better-equipped EX trim raises the starting price to $35,055, while the EX-L version bumps the price to $38,605. The Touring trim starts at $45,655 and the range-topping Odyssey Elite cost $47,965.