Monday, June 20, 2016

2016 Honda Odyssey Review: A Superb Family Hauler

Overview: The recent and ongoing mad rush to all things crossover and SUV seems to have had a further polarizing effect on the public opinion of minivans. Many buyers who stand to benefit greatly from inviting one into their lives dismiss them with not only almost no consideration whatsoever, but also with a white-hot disdain that’s typically directed toward more deserving atrocities such as “man buns.” But what cooler heads so appreciate about minivans in general, and the Honda Odyssey in particular, is its positively cavernous interior space for passengers and cargo. Sure, a minivan’s priorities toward practicality and cargo volume leads to less exterior style, but all three rows of seating are comfortable and spacious for adults, even those well over six-feet tall, which can’t be said of any SUV. Also, unlike most three-row SUVs, when the Odyssey’s third row carries passengers, there’s still plenty of luggage space behind it. (Note that its 38 cubic feet of cargo space in this configuration is more than double that of Honda’s similarly sized Pilot SUV.) If you’re looking for the best way to haul a family with small—or even large—children, as well as their varied paraphernalia, look no further. READ MORE ››

from Car and Driver Blog

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