2020 Honda Odyssey Near Springfield MA
Honda’s staple seven- or eight-passenger Odyssey minivan has returned for the 2020 model year offering plenty of exciting features. Although the popularity of the minivan class has waned over the years due to their typically unstylish nature, their practicality can’t be denied. The newest Odyssey, though, has changed the face of this family-mover stereotype by introducing this sportier version, which is more streamlined and boasts a strong V8 engine (280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque). This beefed-up engine gets an all-new mate as well: a 10-speed automatic transmission. On the inside, the configurable second-row Magic Seat will prove incredibly useful for getting passengers into those back rows, and the latest safety and tech features make it state-of-the-art.
Trims and Standard Equipment
The ‘20 Odyssey comes in five trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. The base LX receives power-adjustable front seating, a rearview camera, 60/40 split third-row seats, automatic climate control, push-button start, a conversation mirror, and a sunglasses holder. The EX adds tri-zone automatic climate control, Magic Slide multifunctional second-row seats with armrests, a power driver’s seat with lumbar support, and heated front seats. The EX-L takes things up a notch by including an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver’s seat memory functions, and leather-trimmed seating for the front and second rows. Opting for the Touring gets you the same features, but the Elite ramps up the luxury factor with a heated steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, and heated and ventilated front seating.
Safety & Technology
Other than LED daytime running lights, the base trim doesn’t get many of the active safety features, although you won’t need to upgrade too far to enjoy them since they come standard on the next level up, the EX. This trim includes collision mitigation, road departure assist, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. Also, although the ’20 Odyssey has yet to be rated for its safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the outgoing 2019 was given the highest five-star distinction. If the ‘20 is anything like before, you can expect the same degree of safety.
The LX is outfitted with a 5-inch infotainment system, Bluetooth hands-free capability, a USB port, and a seven-speaker audio system. The EX and EX-L both upgrade to an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite radio, while the Touring gets an in-car PA system, a rear-seat entertainment system, extra power outlets, integrated navigation with voice recognition, a rear-seat monitor, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The range-topping Elite bundles adds a premium 11-speaker audio system and a wireless smartphone charge port.