New: A fresh take on Honda's minivan.
Noteworthy: With every new minivan, automakers can't seem to resist the claim that they are "redefining" the segment. Honda is no exception, calling attention to the new Odyssey's lower roofline and wider track along with its "lightning-bolt" beltline. However, styling cues hardly count as reinvention, and the Odyssey remains a classic minivan-the epitome of an efficient people mover. Power still comes from a 3.5-liter V-6, but fuel economy should climb substantially, to 19/28 mpg in certain trims. Standard equipment includes seating for eight and fifteen (!) beverage holders.
On sale: Now
BASE PRICE: $27,500 (est.)
SPECS: 3.5L V-6, 250 hp, 245 lb-ft; front-wheel drive
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Automakers are fixated on making minivans cooler, but we admire the Odyssey and its peers for their unparalleled versatility.