2011 Honda Odyssey

LX FWD 4-Dr Minivan V6 auto trans

2011 honda odyssey Reviews and News

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Hp
It was difficult, as we arrived in balmy San Diego, to drum up much excitement over the drive that lay ahead. Not because we were about to drive a minivan, mind you, but because that minivan, the Honda Odyssey, is already so darn good. The current iteration, which dates back to 2005, is still the best in its class. By a good margin. What drama could there be regarding the new one? How about this: In an attempt to draw younger families into the shrinking segment, Honda is proclaiming the new Odyssey to be "the minivan redefined." To which our natural response is: redefined how? And why? Was Honda about to ruin a good thing in order to attract customers who would otherwise purchase one of the brand's four crossovers? As if that's not enough, we learned that engineers had the audacity to retune the Odyssey's steering for less effort. (Cue foreboding music.)
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Front Three Quarters
OK, cut the music. In truth, the Odyssey has not been redefined at all. More like reinvigorated. Take, for instance, the styling, which deviates very little from the concept that debuted at the Chicago auto show. Unlike some new-age people movers, including Honda's own Accord Crosstour, there's no ambiguity regarding the Odyssey's purpose. Core minivan attributes such as dual sliding doors and a sloping nose remain sacrosanct. Instead, Honda follows the route taken by the new Toyota Sienna, wrapping a traditional minivan in sleeker and tauter sheet metal. Well, maybe not sleeker. The Odyssey rides between 0.4 and 1.5 inches lower on its larger seventeen- and eighteen-inch wheels (depending on trim level) but at the same time has grown about two inches wider and nearly an inch longer. The result can appear bloated and overwrought in pictures but in person comes off as fresh and upscale.
Mechanically, there's even less redefining going on. As before, the Odyssey comes solely with a 3.5-liter V-6, which gets four more horsepower, for a total of 248 hp. Cylinder deactivation, an option on the last model, is now standard. We hope that the new six-speed automatic transmission will soon be standard as well. For now, it only comes on Touring and Touring Elite models. Even with the old five-speed slushbox, fuel economy improves to a best-in-class 18/27 mpg (six-speed models achieve 19/28 mpg) thanks largely to minor engine improvements, lower-rolling-resistance tires, a significant diet, and the more aerodynamic shape. Where the new transmission really makes a difference is in drivability, as five-speed models strain noticeably when accelerating up a grade. With either transmission, the Odyssey feels slower and less refined than a six-cylinder Sienna, which enjoys a 20-hp advantage.
That said, the Honda would still be our minivan of choice to drive on all but the straightest, smoothest roads. The Odyssey retains its independent rear suspension -- a rarity in the segment - and presses its ride and handling advantage with a stiffer unibody, softer bushings, and new bypass dampers that provide better body control over most surfaces but soften large impacts. It doesn't hurt that it's lost 50 to 100 pounds (depending on trim). Through mountain switchbacks and then an autocross course -- yes, an autocross course -- the new setup provided predictable, controlled, and creak-free handling along with a slightly more isolated ride than the old model. As for the steering, we were unable to discern any difference in feel and effort save for in parking lots, where it is slightly easier to maneuver. Everywhere else, it's still quick and precise enough to mask the vehicle's size during spirited driving. Mind you, the seventeen-foot-long Odyssey is no Civic Si. But should you venture off the highway and get lost on an undulating and winding road, the kids probably won't get carsick and neither will you.
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Front Three Quarter In Motion
If you're in an upper trim level Odyssey, though, you probably won't get lost-and the kids won't care where you drive. Whereas the last-gen model relied on the same compromised navigation system offered in a $20,000 Fit, the new Odyssey gets a much improved hard-drive-based setup that's easier to use and far better at scoping out points of interest. The 15-gigabyte hard drive can also store music from USB devices connected through a new port in the glovebox. In back, the optional flip-down video player can now display two movies on one wide LCD screen. Top-of-the-line Touring Elite models, essentially Acuras minus the badge, add a 650-watt surround-sound stereo and an HDMI input for the rear entertainment system. Aesthetically, the update is less ambitious. There are some more soft plastics-including a crucial piece atop the inner door panel -- and the whole dash takes on the functional, if somewhat busy, design of the current Accord. It's by far the most attractive, highest quality cabin you'll find in a minivan, but it doesn't try as hard to impress as what you'll find in most similarly priced crossovers.
Of course, the Odyssey's calling card has always been its versatility, and that hasn't changed. Whereas competitors have ventured into clever gimmicks like card tables and recliner seats, Honda has mined even more functionality and comfort out of the tried-and-true minivan layout. Lead interior engineer Rudy Mayne takes us through the changes with all the exuberance one expects of a proud parent: outboard second-row seats now shift 1.5 inches sideways so as to make room for a third child seat in the center (for a baby toting total of six, overall); the third-row seats offer more legroom (best in class) and fold into the floor with greater ease than before; rear storage has been increased by relocating the spare tire to the floor beneath the driver and the front passenger; and the removable center armrest now has a concealed storage area large enough for purses and features a flip-up ring on which to hang small trash bags. Cupholders? Fifteen, plus a cooler under the center console that will store four more bottles. As in previous Odysseys, the features all work as advertised and serve a clear purpose beyond advertising fodder.
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Front End
This functionality is ultimately what makes the new Odyssey worthy of its name and distinguishes it from the pack. It may wear more stylish threads but rest assured, it's the thoroughly engineered competence that makes this Odyssey what it always has been: the best minivan, period.
2011 Honda Odyssey
On sale: Now
Base price: $28,580
Engine: 3.5L V-6 248 hp; 250 lb-ft
Drive: Front-wheel
2011 Honda Odyssey
2011 Honda Odyssey
The 2011 Honda Odyssey brings a whole new look and feel to their minivan lineup. The Honda Odyssey was a best seller in the United States but they have been losing sales to other more recently updated models from other companies. The Grand Caravan is the main competitor and Honda has made their new minivan bigger and better than ever to compete. The exterior of the Odyssey makes a bold statement and the wider wheelbase offers some very impressive stability and offers the 3.5 liter V-6 engine makes for a very a very powerful ride. The Odyssey can seat up to 8 passengers and offers ample room for all. The Honda Odyssey comes in many different trim models and offers plenty of style effect and gadgetry to make the ride much more pleasurable for all the passengers.

One of the newer trim optional upgrades includes a wide screen entertainment package for all the back seat passengers. There are also navigation systems and more. This year's Honda Odyssey is bringing a lot of great features and start off at only $27,800.
2012 Honda Odyssey Front Left View
Defective airbags that could improperly deploy are the cause of a Honda recall affecting 7480,000 Pilots SUVs and Odyssey minivans.
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Right Side View
Minivans command a deep respect around the Automobile Magazine office. We see through the stigma and shrug off the soccer-mom jokes because a minivan does what so many imposters can't. A minivan moves people and cargo better than anything else, without the pretenses and compromises of a three-row crossover. No minivan earns our admiration as readily as the Honda Odyssey. The long-standing best of the bunch, the Odyssey held onto its crown against stiff competition when Honda released a redesigned model in late 2010. We were so impressed with the clever packaging and competent dynamics that we rewarded it with an All-Star award (later bestowing a second All-Star for 2012) and ordered one for a Four Seasons test.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$18,875

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2011 Honda Odyssey Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
Horsepower:
248 hp @ 5700rpm
Torque:
250 ft lb of torque @ 4800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
VISIBILITY
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 HONDA ODYSSEY VEHICLES. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FAILURE WITH THE DRIVER AND THE FRONT PASSENGER DOOR POWER WINDOWS IN WHICH THE WINDOW MAY COME OFF THE TRACK CAUSING THE WINDOW TO BECOME INOPERATIVE AND PREVENTING IT FROM BEING ROLLED UP OR DOWN OR IT COULD DROP INTO THE DOOR.
Consequences
THE WINDOW MAY SHATTER INTO THE PASSENGER CABIN CAUSING A RISK OF INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE EITHER THE PASSENGER'S AND/OR THE DRIVER'S FRONT DOOR WINDOW GLASS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 28, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
2,800
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 HONDA ODYSSEY VEHICLES. IF THE FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES BECOME FROZEN TO THE WINDSHIELD AND THE WIPER MOTOR IS SWITCHED ON, ONE OF THE FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPER LINKAGE RODS MAY BEND OR SEPARATE FROM THE MOTOR DUE TO INSUFFICIENT STIFFNESS OF THE ROD.
Consequences
THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS MAY FAIL TO OPERATE, DECREASING THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT WINDSHIELD WIPER ROD FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 28, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
33,341
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Pilot and 2011-2013 Odyssey passenger vehicles manufactured from March 13, 2008, through December 21, 2012. One or more rivets that attach the airbag module to the airbag cover may be missing.
Consequences
The absence of more than one rivet could alter the performance of the driver's airbag during deployment. This could potentially increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda dealer. The dealer will inspect the driver's airbag module and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 14, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
748,481
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2011 Honda Odyssey

Depreciation
27.4%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$9,487
27.4%
Insurance
$5,385
15.5%
Fuel Cost
$11,596
33.5%
Financing
$2,006
5.8%
Maintenance
$3,947
11.4%
Repair Costs
$1,858
5.4%
State Fees
$371
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $34,650 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average