2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Review: Car Reviews

17 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Review: Car Reviews


1. The new 2011 Odyssey with a top-level Touring trim that includes an Rear Entertainment System a 16.2-inch flip-down screen and 650-watt surround sound

2. A new Wide Mode seating allows the outside sections of the 2nd row to slide out to make room for child seats side-by-side or two seats next to each with access to the third

3. All EX trim and up models come power 2nd row doors that can be using the key fob.

4. Touring models get 19/28-mpg thanks to a automatic.

5. The 2011 Odyssey at $27,800 and tops out at $43,250 for the Elite model.

Sure PR can tell you about a car’s but in a vehicle like the all-new Honda Odyssey, where of the gadgets are designed to be used by or at least with kids, experiencing what is available is impossible without a full-on test.

So to really get a feel for what the new has to offer, Honda lent us a Touring Elite model for the Holidays to use, and abuse.


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First came two child seats, side by just like Honda you can. It look a little but I managed to slide apart the bench into its three to make room for the carseats, sliding the center portion for better access to my six month-old son on the hour road-trip to the in-laws.

Next came packing the and when you’re playing Claus and need to bring with you (and then home again, adding in the generosity of grandparents, aunts and the cavernous recesses of a vehicle into play. Minivans always carry a stigma, but it comes to sheer interior nothing short of a u-haul can the same.

Smaller vans have place and offer far more than almost any crossover, but holiday journey meant our Mazda5 wasn’t going to do. The doesn’t disappoint with cu-ft available behind the row.

We, however, would every cubic foot dropping the ‘magic seats’ the floor to expand that to 93.1 cu-ft and then it nearly to the roof with Then just push the liftgate button and walk


Finally on the the Odyssey feels its size. Honda has done a great job in it the most car-like van available the exception of smaller vehicles the Mazda5), but there’s no denying its In fact, it’s one of the few times ever really used the camera on a press car consistently, to rely on the screen to get out of tight at the grocery store or even out of the in-laws’ driveway.

Driving a larger vehicle takes some getting to.

A Blind Sport information only available on the top-level Elite trim, also incredibly useful for changing out on the highway. Considering the Odyssey’s this really ought to be or at least optional on every

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