The Odyssey is one of the longest-running nameplates when it comes to Honda's lineup of models, proving that there's always a place on the market for a reliable, safe full-size vehicle for families. For the 2023 Honda Odyssey, the automaker has crafted a truly unique persona for the minivan, giving it quite the new suite of features that is bound to make prospective buyers quite excited. The addition of new service features and an all-new trim help outline what shoppers can expect from the 2023 model.
At the top of the list is the all-new Odyssey Sport trim, situated between the EX-L and Touring trims. The Sport trim adds all-new performance-themed alterations to the look and appeal of the Odyssey, including a glossy black grille on the front fascia, as well as black trim along the headlights, fog light surrounds, mirrors, and the middle pillars. The Odyssey Sport trim is topped off with an aggressive set of 19-inch glossy Berlina Black wheels. If you felt the Odyssey needed a sharper exterior with attitude and a fresh, hip guise, then the 2023 Odyssey Sport is the way to go.
In addition to the Sport trim, the Odyssey is also the first model to introduce Honda Service Pass. Honda Service Pass enables owners of select 2023 model Honda vehicles (including the Odyssey) to have lowered costs of regularly scheduled maintenance within a two-year or 24,000-mile period. This gives the Odyssey even more value for its price of entry.
The all-new Sport trim for the Odyssey is accompanied by four additional trims. The other trims include the base Odyssey EX, the Odyssey EX-L, the Odyssey Touring, and the top-end Odyssey Elite. You can get the latest model year minivan from Honda in four different colors, including Platinum White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, and Sonic Gray Pearl.
The 2023 Honda Odyssey's newest version may include a sports-themed trim, but safety is still a top priority for Honda. Built on the next-generation of Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, the Odyssey offers i-SRS and SmartVent airbags in the front, along with knee airbags for the captain chairs. Along with the side curtains, there are also airbags for the second and third row, with deployment based on a rollover sensor system.
When it comes to active safety, the Odyssey provides a litany of features, from electronic brake-force distribution with brake assistance to vehicle stability management with traction control. Powered by the Honda Sensing suite of safety technology, the embedded collision mitigation braking system works in tandem with the forward collision warning, so if the driver doesn't react in time, the brakes may be applied to help reduce the possibility of impact. Additionally, there are lane departure warnings, road departure mitigation, and even traffic sign recognition to help aid drivers along the way. These systems work in connection with other active driver-assist technology, such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, and lane-keeping assistance, to create a robust safety net of technology while driving.
Safety isn't all about utilitarian functionality, however. Some of it is designed to make the ride more comfortable or to ease the requirements of driver input, such as automatic high beams, hill start assistance, rear seat reminder, and even adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow. With the inclusion of front and rear stabilizer bars, power-assisted ventilated brakes, electronic parking brake, and tire pressure monitoring, nearly every aspect of the Odyssey that you could want to be monitored, gauged, and maintained is done for the benefit of your safety.
The best part about it is that the Honda Sensing suite is a standard feature for the 2023 Honda Odyssey. Regardless of the trim you opt to go with, there is always an important element of safety included for the driver and passengers alike. Whether you prefer a passive safety role or a more active safety role, the technology is there to accommodate the needs of every type of driver with ease-of-use and ready-made functionality right out of the gate.
Powered by a 3.5-liter iVTEC V6 that outputs 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, the 2023 Honda Odyssey can ferry up to eight passengers across three rows and tow up to 3,500 lbs. This makes it a very capable minivan. If you need to fit multiple passengers and bring along extra gear, bikes, camping equipment, or a small boat, you can certainly do so with the Honda Odyssey. The capacity also extends to the interior volume, both for cargo and passenger space.
You have 38.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, allowing you to store plenty of goods or groceries during your outings, even with all three rows occupied. The Odyssey, however, allows you to fold and slide the third-row seats, thanks to the one-motion Magic Seat mechanic. This opens up the cargo volume to a massive 92 cubic feet of space. If you need even more room to store your goods or carry very large items, you can make use of the Magic Slide second-row, where you can free up even more space, bringing the total cargo volume to 158 cubic feet of space with the second and third rows folded down.
Like with safety, not everything about the Odyssey is about utilitarianism. There is a lot of fun and comfort to be had in the 2023 Honda Odyssey as well. Thanks to the available driver's seat memory for the 12-way power-adjustable seat with 4-way lumbar support and the 8-way power front passenger seat with 4-way lumbar support, you can get to your destination comfortably and relaxed. Additionally, the availability of heated and ventilated front seats adds to the appeal of select trims, while the optional leather-trimmed upholstery gives the Odyssey a nice luxury-themed aura.
It's easy to mistake a minivan for being a boring vehicle, but the 2023 Honda Odyssey is anything but boring. In fact, the last thing you'll ever experience in the Odyssey during the travels is boredom. Thanks to the availability of a 550-watt audio system and SiriusXM satellite radio, you'll be able to jam out to tunes or listen to your favorite radio stations with ease. Maybe you want to access other apps that are available on your smart devices? No problem. With the 8-inch HD touchscreen on the center console, you can make use of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity to connect your smart device to the Odyssey and make use of its media and apps within the cabin.
You can also stay connected by making use of the Odyssey's 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, a great way to keep occupied while venturing out on lonely roads and long highway ventures. The added bonus of Bluetooth streaming and USB chargers across the first, second, and third rows makes it easy to keep your devices charged while on the go. With the HondaLink services, you can also easily plot your destination using the navigation functionality. And thanks to the Siri Eyes Free compatibility, you never have to worry about taking your eyes off the road while giving out voice commands during your journey.
Added features like the "How Much Farther?" app on select trims add a level of levity to the overall in-cabin experience, especially when youngsters are aboard. This handy feature will keep back seat passengers informed of your progress to your destination on their own separate 10.2-inch HD entertainment system. It's an easy and fun way to keep young passengers entertained along the way.
With added features such as speed-sensitive volume control, HD radio, tri-zone automatic climate control, and wireless charging, the Odyssey is an all-in-one vehicular experience teeming with technological comfort features. With remote engine start, an in-cabin PA system via CabinTalk integration, and an immobilizer theft-deterrent system, nearly everything you could possibly want out of a fully functional, stylish, and comfortable minivan is available in the 2023 Honda Odyssey.