Used Honda Odyssey
Introduced in the mid-1990s, the Odyssey was the first Honda minivan. In the decades that followed, it grew to become a highly popular automobile, especially for families.
Below, we'll break down this impressive vehicle, giving you an idea on what it has to offer. Then, after reading up on a used Honda Odyssey, you can contact us at Val-U-Line® to see it in person.
Used Honda Odyssey: A Brief Overview
Whether it’s a family friendly hauler you’re after or you’re just searching for a spacious and dependable car for your road trips, the Honda Odyssey has always been a top pick. Its interior is filled with lots of features and is comfortably roomy enough for both passengers and cargo.
The features it can come with depends on the model year and trim you choose, but every Odyssey will have systems dedicated to your protection and peace of mind. From advanced airbags to performance-stabilizing technologies, you can expect all these and more within this used minivan.
Drivers who end up going with a more recent model year may even have access to driver-assistive technologies dedicated to helping you avoid an accident and keeping you aware of your surroundings when you’re behind the wheel.
All in all, the Honda Odyssey is dependable enough to be passed down from generation to generation. So, if you’re searching for a car that’s perfect for your family now that can also be a reliable set of wheels for a young driver down the line, a used Odyssey may be the car for you.
Used Honda Odyssey: Interior
No matter which used Honda Odyssey you choose, you’ll have plenty of room for everyone and everything you need. Early model years offered room for six or seven passengers, depending on the trim level. By 2005, an extra seat became available, pushing the maximum passenger capacity to eight.
Some models even come with a few features to make cargo loading and people packing easy and more comfortable. The available 1-motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat® can fold and tumble into the floor. There’s also an available power tailgate to give you easier access to the cargo area. If you’re loading up the whole crew, they’ll have easy access to the third row with the second-row seat, which moves forward with one pull of a lever.
Honda Odyssey Cargo Space
Behind the third row
About 38 cubic feet
Behind the second row
About 90 cubic feet
Behind the first row
About 150 cubic feet
A used Odyssey also has more than enough space for dorm supplies, grocery bags, and any other cargo you may need. Overall, there’s about 38 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the third row. That’s perfect for your weekly trip to the grocery store. If you lower all the rear seats, you’ll have about 150 cubic feet to work with behind the first row.
You can even clean up after your crew with the HondaVAC®. This built-in vacuum cleaner is exclusive to this vehicle and was first introduced in 2014. It’ll help you quickly clean up any crumbs your little ones may have left behind or a spill in the cargo area after your trip to the grocery store.
Features Found Inside a Used Odyssey
As one of the most reliable used cars available, you can expect a pre-owned Odyssey to include lots of comfort and connective technologies to keep you and your loved ones relaxed on even the longest rides.
A used Honda Odyssey will be comfortable no matter which model year you choose. It could come with any combination of the following available amenities:
- 8-way power driver’s seat
- 4-way power front passenger’s seat
- 1-touch power moonroof
- Cool box
- Leather-trimmed interior
When the Odyssey first came out on the market, it came standard with dual-zone climate control that allowed the driver and co-pilot control of the airflow and interior temperature. This feature is still standard on most models, with newer model years also offering a Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System.
Imagine this: You’re on your summer road trip. The moonroof is open, the fresh air is wafting through your hair, and the kids are playing a game in the back. There are a couple of hours left to go. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a cold drink? The available cool box works with the climate control to keep your drinks cold for longer.
Connective Interior Technology in a Used Honda Odyssey
As the years went by, more advanced technology was thrown into the mix. Most used Odyssey models will come with a 5-inch screen that could give you access to available features, like:
- Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
- HD Radio™
- SMS text message function
- USB Audio Interface
- Premium audio system
Bluetooth® is quite useful when making phone calls or streaming audio. It comes standard in used Honda Odyssey models starting in 2013 and lets you stay connected hands-free, so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Plus, the 2014 model year introduced Pandora® compatibility in the minivan, giving you more entertainment options beyond the AM/FM radio.
A factory-installed Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition is available on most model years. It’ll help you find your way on long road trips, while the HD Digital Traffic makes it more useful on the daily drive. You’ll be able to find your way around congestion with ease.
In newer model years, you may also find the Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System in a used Odyssey. It comes with a 16.2-inch screen with split-screen viewing to keep the young and young-at-heart entertained in the back. It even has HDMI® ports so the kids can hook up their favorite gaming console.
Used Honda Odyssey: Safety
A used Honda Odyssey is one of the safest minivans you can buy. That’s important when you have precious cargo in tow. Year after year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded it their highest 5-Star Overall Safety Rating in every category of crash readiness.
Even before the introduction of Honda Sensing® technologies, the Honda Odyssey came with some of the most advanced safety features. Most newer model years come with smart technologies, like:
- Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control
- Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
- SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
- Honda LaneWatch™
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
Honda LaneWatch™ is a unique, Honda-exclusive driver-assistive feature that may be found on some models. It uses a small camera mounted to the passenger-side mirror to reduce your blind spot. When you signal right, a live video displays on the infotainment screen, revealing much more than the mirror alone.
The Odyssey, like most used Honda vehicles, is built using the ACE™ body structure. It’s made with specially engineered front crumple zones that absorb and redirect collision energy to provide better protection for passengers during an accident, so you’ll have even more peace of mind.
Used Honda Odyssey: Performance Specs
The Honda Odyssey has a reputation for quality and dependability, and part of that stems from the vehicle's performance.
The original Honda Odyssey came with a 140-horsepower 2.2L 4-cylinder engine that was mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. It was praised for its excellent ride and great handling but would soon get a boost of power.
A few years later, a 210-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine was introduced for the second generation. By 2011, that engine jumped up in power to 248 horsepower. Plus, it was paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission in 2014 for even smoother and more fuel-efficient shifting.
The Odyssey powered up again in 2018 when the 3.5L V6 was armed with 280 horsepower. It also came with a new and improved 9-speed automatic transmission, which made it easier to handle all that power.
Honda Odyssey MPG Rating: 2015-2021
When it comes to fuel economy, the Odyssey was designed to help you travel further. A feature that greatly contributes to the vehicle's efficiency is Variable Cylinder Management™, which was introduced in 2008.
This advanced cylinder deactivation system disables a portion of the engine's cylinders during specific driving conditions, such as highway cruising. When taking off, however, all cylinders are engaged to provide more power. The result is a boost in both fuel economy and performance, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the ride before needing to stop and refuel.
Honda Odyssey Model Year
2015 to 2016
EPA-estimated 19 city/28 highway MPG
EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG
2018 to 2021
EPA-estimated 19 city/28 highway MPG
The Honda Odyssey is consistent. Regardless of the model year you choose, you’re likely to enjoy about the same MPG rating. Models from 2015 and 2016 achieve about an EPA-estimated 19 city and 28 highway MPG. This is matched by all models between 2018 and 2021.
The only difference is with Odyssey models from 2017. They’re capable of about an EPA-estimated 19 city and 27 highway MPG. This is likely the result of new features that added some weight before the engine improvement in 2018.
Test Drive a Used Honda Odyssey!
From a spacious interior to dependable safety and a powerful yet efficient performance, a pre-owned Honda Odyssey is a vehicle for all families. Now that you know more about some of its used model years, you’ll want to check them out for yourself to make sure it is the perfect fit for your family.
Val-U-Line® has an inventory filled with all kinds of vehicles, including used Honda Odyssey minivans. Visit any one of our nationwide used car dealerships or contact us to learn more and schedule your test drive today!