While many people have turned to SUVs as family vehicles rather than minivans, there are still some things a minivan can do that no other vehicle can. Looking at a model like the 2023 Honda Odyssey, you will find fantastic interior space that puts just about every other model to shame. Whether you are looking to load up with all of your friends and family or need to be able to haul sports equipment or your camping supplies along with your passengers, the Odyssey offers unparalleled room. Plus, Honda has gone above and beyond to load the Odyssey up with impressive technology to not only keep your loved ones safe but to ensure you all have an enjoyable ride.
When you think "minivan," you might be picturing the old family vehicles of the 1990s that were abundant but far from what one would consider comfortable or innovative. The 2023 Honda Odyssey is as far removed from that as possible; it still looks like a minivan, but the convenience and luxury you find inside far surpass what you might expect. You get three rows of seating for up to eight passengers, including innovative Magic Slide second-row seats that make it easy to access the third row or storage in the rear area. They can also fold flat, which makes it easy to increase the amount of cargo space inside or to remove them completely.
A 12-way power adjustable driver's seat with four-way power lumbar support is standard on every model, providing maximum comfort as you drive. Other standard features include heated front seats and a power-adjustable front passenger seat. This is a modern vehicle in every way, with a push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control with second-row controls, and illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls all standard. You also get an eight-inch infotainment display with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a seven-speaker sound system with a subwoofer standard. Other available features that complement the cabin include an 11-speaker sound system, an advanced rear entertainment system to keep passengers entertained, and a wireless charging pad to charge your devices while on the go. Let's take a deeper look into the great features the Odyssey offers.
Cargo Space (cu.ft.): 158
Screen Size (in): 8
One of the main reasons minivans were so popular in the past is the tremendous amount of interior space they provided. In the days before SUVs were prevalent, no other model could even come close to the kind of seating a minivan delivered. These days there might be a lot more competition in this area, but minivans are still fantastic options if you need a lot of seating or interior cargo space for a large family. The 2023 Honda Odyssey is no exception to this rule, and you get tons of space inside while also enjoying innovative technology and all sorts of modern amenities.
Every Odyssey has seating for eight passengers: you get a pair of captain's chairs up front for the driver and front passenger, with second and third-row bench seats to let up to three people sit in each row. The second row features Honda's Magic Slide bench that is incredibly easy to move forward and back, letting people get to the third row much more simply than in the kinds of minivans you probably had to climb into as a kid. Up in front, you get more than 40 inches of headroom and nearly 41 inches of legroom, while your second-row passengers get almost 40 inches of headroom and more than 40 inches of legroom. Plus, third-row passengers still get more than 38 inches of headroom and legroom to enjoy, allowing everyone to have a spacious and comfortable ride.
The second-row Magic Slide bench is removable, and the third row can be folded down, giving you a tremendous amount of space inside available for loading up with everything you need to take with you, whether it's a day trip to the beach or the kids' soccer game. Even if you have seven other people pile into your Odyssey with you, you still get more than 38 cu.ft. of cargo space behind the rear row of seats. If you don't have as many people riding with you, then you can get up to 91 cu.ft. of cargo space behind the second-row seating, while the Odyssey can be packed with more than 155 cu.ft. of total cargo behind the front seats.
Long gone are the days when a minivan meant you were stuck with a barebones driving experience that made you envious of everyone else on the road. The 2023 Honda Odyssey has fantastic features inside, including a standard four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat and heated front seats. A 12-way power driver's seat is standard with four-way power lumbar, while higher trims include a two-position memory feature that is perfect if you have more than one frequent driver. Available options include leather-trimmed seating, perfect if your kids are older and not quite as hard on the upholstery, and an eight-way front passenger seat, while the highest trim features heated and ventilated front seats.
This new Honda vehicle also benefits from all sorts of modern innovations, including push-button start, interior lighting throughout the cabin, and illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, all standard. You get tri-zone automatic climate control with second-row controls to ensure everyone inside remains comfortable, along with numerous available features like an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. An available CabinTalk in-car PA system lets you communicate more easily with folks in the back to stay connected with your passengers. Also available is the CabinWatch rear seat monitor, which includes a camera inside that lets you keep an eye on the rear seats without having to take your eyes off the road.
Other great features function with the standard eight-inch infotainment display and available navigation, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. A seven-speaker sound system with a subwoofer is standard, though the highest trim features an 11-speaker premium audio system with multi-zone audio. Long road trips can become much easier thanks to an available rear entertainment system that includes a 10.2-inch display, Blu-Ray player, and two wireless headphones. And when you're rushing to get out the door, the available wireless phone charging pad will make your life a lot easier.
With a family vehicle like the 2023 Honda Odyssey, nothing is more important than ensuring you and your loved ones are safe on the road. This is why we are so pleased that every Odyssey comes with Honda Sensing technology standard, a suite of driver-assistance tech that gives you more confidence on the road. You also get adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow in every model, perfect for your daily routine and for long road trips to make the drive easier on you.
A blind spot information system is also standard on every Honda Odyssey, which includes a cross traffic monitor to warn you when someone is hiding in your blind spot or is passing behind you while you are in reverse. You get a comprehensive airbag system throughout the interior, including three-row side curtain airbags, driver and front-passenger knee airbags, and more to ensure everyone is protected in case of a collision. Every fantastic piece of safety technology on the Odyssey comes standard, so you never have to spend more money to protect the people you love.
Gone are the days when a minivan meant sacrificing comfort or technology to have enough room for a large family. The 2023 Honda Odyssey sets a new benchmark for what you should expect in a family-friendly vehicle and proves that you can enjoy the ride, no matter what kind of vehicle you prefer. Here at Classic Honda of Midland, we love the freedom and innovation of the full Honda lineup but seeing things like the Odyssey reminds us why Honda is a car company like no other. While so many other brands have seemingly abandoned the needs of American families, Honda continues to deliver exciting sedans, minivans, and SUVs to provide every driver with a fun and safe ride.
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