The 2021 Honda Odyssey will go on sale on August 3rd and the company has announced pricing will start at $31,790.
Costing a $1,000 more than its predecessor, the facelifted Odyssey features a new front bumper, a revised grille and updated lighting units. The model also gains new technology and additional standard equipment.
Despite its entry-level status, the Odyssey LX comes nicely equipped with LED lights, privacy glass and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, there’s an updated center console and a new rear seat reminder system. Designers also added grocery bag hooks to the back of the third-row seats.
Other highlights include power front seats, an automatic climate control system and a push-button ignition. The van also has a relatively basic 5-inch infotainment system and a seven-speaker audio system.
One thing that’s not basic is the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance systems. It features adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, collision mitigation braking with pedestrian detection and traffic sign recognition. There’s also forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and road departure mitigation.
Moving up the trim ladder is the Odyssey EX which starts at $35,190. It has a more upscale exterior with chrome door handles and body-color side mirrors featuring integrated turn signals. The model also has power sliding rear doors and LED fog lights.
Moving into the cabin, buyers will find heated front seats and a 12-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support. Other highlights include a tri-zone automatic climate control system, 2nd row sunshades and 2nd row Magic Slide seats.
The model also has classier floor mats and an 8-inch Display Audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Last but not least, the van has a blind spot information system with rear cross traffic alert.
The Odyssey EX-L sits in the middle of the range and starts at $38,460. It adds a moonroof, a power tailgate and an acoustic glass windshield. The minivan’s side mirrors also boast a reverse tilt-down function.
Bigger changes occur in the cabin as there’s a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats and an 8-way power passenger seat with power lumbar support. Other highlights include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink and additional USB ports / 12v outlets.
For $42,500, buyers can get the Odyssey Touring. Exterior changes are minor, but the model has body-color side skirts, front / rear parking sensors and larger 19-inch alloy wheels.
The trim largely benefits rear seat passengers as the model has a rear seat entertainment system with a 10.2-inch display, wireless headphones, a Blu-Ray player and streaming apps which are powered by the van’s WiFi hotspot. The Touring also has GPS navigation, ambient lighting and 2nd / 3rd row sunshades. There’s also a CabinTalk communications system and a CabinWatch rear seat monitor.
Sitting at the top of the range is the Odyssey Elite which costs $47,820. It has rain-sensing wipers, additional body-color components and a hands-free tailgate. The luxury-oriented van also sports acoustic glass on the front and rear doors.
Inside, the range-topper has perforated leather seats with heating and ventilation up front. There’s also a heated leather steering wheel, a wireless smartphone charger and an 11-speaker premium audio system with a subwoofer. Lastly, the van has a built-in vacuum to clean up the messes your kids will inevitably make.
Regardless of which trim level is selected, all Odysseys are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 hp (209 kW / 284 PS) and 262 lb-ft (355 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
Note: Pricing excludes a $1,120 destination and handling charge