Released in North America during the mid-1990s, the Honda Odyssey was a strong contender in Japan and Europe, but was slower in getting attention in the U.S. However, the Honda Odyssey is one of the best minivan deals on the market. Though considered pricier than some of its competitors, the 2007 Honda Odyssey gives consumers lots of interior space, seats up to eight passengers, provides confident handling, ample conveniences throughout, and of course, safety features galore.
Body Style: Minivan
Engines: 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Odyssey LX, Odyssey EX, Odyssey EX-L, Odyssey Touring
New 2007 Honda Odyssey standard features include a tire pressure monitoring safety feature, center pocket/console change holder, and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel.
In terms of a minivan’s exterior design, simple is probably best; and while the folks at Honda have certainly kept its 2007 Odyssey as such, they’ve bulked out its width by adding a few inches. Refined, sleek, and sophisticated without shattering the mold, sums up the 2007 Honda Odyssey.
Whatever impressions the exterior communicates, the 2007 Honda Odyssey makes up for it with its interior qualities such as total passenger capacity of eight, an optional seat that transforms into a serving tray that can further convert in a rotating Lazy Susan, removable second center console, and two captain seats that can be separated and rejoined to form a bench in the Touring model only. Ninety one cubic feet of space is ready for use behind the second row seats, and in case you need more, fold them down to get 56 more cubic feet. All trims offer on-board amenities as both standard and optional: cruise control, keyless entry, CD changer, climate control, heated seats, a moonroof, DVD navigation system, rear view safety camera, satellite radio, and a power lift gate.
Performance & Handling
Powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 capable of delivering 244 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque, the 2007 Honda Odyssey provides the car-like driving experience that the public has come to expect from their minivans. Good acceleration, a high-vantage driver seating area, controlled turning radius, and nimble handling all add up to a vehicle that, despite its bulkiness, has a smooth and confident command of the road.
Standard 2007 Honda Odyssey safety features include stability and traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, child seat anchors, rear cabin child proof locks, front and rear seat height adjustable head rests, an anti-theft alarm system, front seat-mounted side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor to boot. All 2007 Honda Odyssey trim levels come with tire-pressure monitoring functionality. For the top-of-the-line 2007 Honda Odyssey Touring trim, the auto-makers added Michelin PAX run-flat tires; a thoughtful technology that allows punctured tires to be driven on for more than 100 miles. With regard to crash test safety, the 2007 Honda Odyssey earns a perfect five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
EPA Fuel Economy
Odyssey, LX, EX: 16/23 mpg city/highway
Odyssey EX-L, Touring: 17/24 mpg city/highway
- Eight passenger capacity
- Highly adaptable seating configurations
- Powerful V-6 engine
- Lots of interior features available
- Reliable handling
- Excellent safety features and test scores
- Respectable gas mileage
You Won't Like
- Expensive Touring trim
- Dull exterior
Has all the class bases covered to a near-perfect degree.
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