If you're hauling a family around town - to school, to sports, to the math tutor, and back again - and you're trying to pull it off in a cramped SUV, the big question is… why? Why suffer when you can spread out in a 2022 Honda Odyssey, which is literally a traveling living room of comfort, safety, and technology? Oh, and it comes standard with a powerful V6 engine that delivers 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and can even tow up to 3500 pounds.
Here's what we know: no one will complain they're bored in an Odyssey. Your children won't fight because their knees accidentally touch in a cramped back seat, and they won't argue over who has to sit in the way back. Thanks to a variety of advanced entertainment options available at each seat, Mom and Dad won't be forced to listen to the Frozen soundtrack either, but the kids still can. The bottom line: SUVs just can't offer the level of convenience minivans can.
Minivans continue to be unfairly judged for lacking style and missing the "cool factor," but these characterizations just don't hold water anymore. The new 2022 Honda Odyssey is the perfect example of a minivan that earns major style points and leaves the frump behind. It's something to behold, with a surprisingly stylish curb appeal, aerodynamic lines, and such a long and family-friendly list of features that it's absolutely worth considering. And yes, it's elegant too.
From the base Odyssey, which starts at just $32,090, to the plush top-of-the-line Elite that pushes the envelope to $48,995, there's an Odyssey for every household budget. This minivan is among the roomiest - and quietest - in its class, which means comfort is within reach for everyone. It's time to reacquaint yourself with the 2022 Honda Odyssey.
Number one on most families' list of must-haves is safety, and safety is where the 2022 Honda Odyssey shines. The comprehensive Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist systems is standard across the entire Odyssey lineup, giving buyers added peace-of-mind while on the road. This comprehensive system includes several standard alert-based systems, including lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and road departure mitigation system.
The Honda Sensing suite is Honda's foray into self-driving vehicle technology. It works by utilizing cameras and sensors to detect hazards and mitigate collisions via audible and visual alerts, along with automatic braking and gentle steering guidance. For example, the standard collision mitigation braking system works by automatically applying the brakes when a frontal collision is imminent.
The multi-angle rearview camera is a step above the typical back-up camera, offering guidelines and a variety of views to maximize visibility for safe maneuvering out of parking spots and driveways. All Honda Odyssey minivans also come standard with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control. This system helps stabilize the vehicle during turns and cornering, as well as providing additional traction during slippery, wet road conditions.
A plethora of strategically-located airbags work together to keep occupants safer in the unfortunate event of a collision. These include advanced front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags (which protect the upper body during a moderate-to-severe side impact), three-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, and driver's and front passenger's knee airbags.
Comfort and luxury go hand-in-hand inside your traveling family room, a.k.a. your Honda Odyssey. Three roomy rows of seats offering space for up to eight passengers highlight the utility of this people-mover. Meanwhile, features like the available Magic Slide 2nd-row seats (which slide left-to-right and forward-and-backward) make fitting even the largest of cargos a breeze.
Equip your Odyssey with CabinWatch and CabinTalk to eliminate the need to shout back to the farthest rear passengers. The CabinWatch system uses the infotainment touchscreen camera to safely display a live image of your passengers (no more taking your eyes off the road to look behind you), while CabinTalk conveniently uses the sound system's speakers as an intercom for easy chatting while underway.
Accessing the back two rows of seats is easy, thanks to dual power sliding doors, operated by the key fob from up to 50-feet away, so the kids can get a running start. EX-L and higher trims come standard with leather-trimmed seats for a luxurious interior feel. Opt for the available 10.2-inch ceiling-mounted rear entertainment display, and you'll keep the back seat passengers both comfortable and entertained.
If luxury is high on your list, check out the top-of-the-line 2022 Honda Odyssey Elite. For a starting MSRP of $47,820, you'll get plenty of high-end finishes, including leather seats and a heated leather steering wheel, multi-zone automatic climate control, power driver and front passenger seats, a power liftgate, a power moonroof, and a premium upgraded sound system. This is a minivan that even adults will be happy to ride in and makes a great family vehicle to transport your parents as well as your kids.
The 2022 Honda Odyssey's dash looks more like the cockpit of a rocket ship than a minivan, thanks to a centrally-mounted 8-inch infotainment touchscreen that acts as a hub and control center. The touchscreen is a user-friendly gateway to access streaming content on your smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
An available 11-speaker premium audio system is available on certain Odyssey trims, and it offers multi-zone audio, allowing settings to turn off the music in certain zones (helpful if the baby is sleeping) and keep it on in others. Honda's nifty CabinControl app lets passengers adjust cabin temperature and contribute to a shared playlist via the social playlist feature.
The available satellite-linked navigation system efficiently downloads map data, so it's not reliant on a cell signal to continue providing directions. The turn-by-turn directions also include a lane guidance feature that cues the driver to look out for upcoming turns - all displayed prominently on the infotainment touchscreen. Upper-level trims display a more dynamic lane guidance feature.
Safety meets technology with the standard rear seat reminder feature. If you open either of the rear doors before you start driving, the Odyssey will remember and alert you to check the rear seat when you arrive at your destination. In addition, the system displays an image of the rear seat for a helpful visual reminder.