2020 Honda Odyssey review: Like a Swiss army knife on wheels

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2020 Honda Odyssey review: Like a Swiss army knife on wheels
The Honda Odyssey is an ideal vehicle for large families or just folks that want efficient transportation that can haul a mountain of people or payload.


What better way to celebrate the Odyssey's 25th birthday than with a healthy slathering of bling? Yes, the Odyssey has been with us for a quarter of a century now, so to pipe a little extra frosting onto its minivan, Honda introduced a 25th Anniversary package, a dealer-installed option that's available on all versions of this not-so-mini van, from the base LX model to the range-topping Elite version you see here.

Why do you people keep buying so many damn crossovers?! If cargo capacity and seating space are top priorities, you should really consider adding a minivan to your vehicular stable.

 I don't know which committee decreed that these storage totes on wheels are uncool, but I'd like to put them on the receiving end of some copious finger wagging and give 'em a stern talking to. When it comes to efficiently hauling people or payload, crossovers can never really match the versatility of a good minivan, let alone a great one, like this 2020 Honda Odyssey.

Consisting mostly of appearance-enhancing items, this option group adds chrome-plated roof rails, body side moldings and lower door garnishes to Honda's people hauler. It also brings illuminated sill plates, unique fender badges and a special key fob to the table, along with a few other things. As for pricing, all this nougaty goodness costs $1,500 on its own, or $2,800 with the available 19-inch wheel package.

Further improving the breed for 2020, engineers made a couple other tweaks to the Odyssey for this latest model year. Stop-start and a 10-speed automatic Aare now standard across the lineup, a couple welcome additions that, frankly, should have been included sooner.