Car Awards

2004 All-Star Minivan: Honda Odyssey

The Odyssey is like the champion athlete who stubbornly refuses to surrender his title. Recent bouts have brought on the elegant and the deft , among other challengers, introducing features previously unknown in this division: glass roof panels, fold-flat second-row seats, side curtain air bags for all three rows. The Odyssey concedes points here, but by commanding the basic details and unfussily going about its business of being a Honda, it still excels the others. It’s impressively nimble, and the powertrain packs a wallop. The ride is serene, the interior unparalleled. Add impeccable dependability and reliability, and the Odyssey still reigns.

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