Honda offers the eight-passenger ’24 Odyssey in five trim packages: EX, EX-L, Sport, Touring, and Elite. Each boasts a robust powertrain formed by a 3.5-liter V6 engine (280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque) and a 10-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. According to the official estimates determined by the EPA, every trim returns 19 mpg in urban settings and 28 mpg on the open road. The Odyssey’s towing maximum is 3,500 pounds.
The entry-level EX is teeming with desirable features, such as automatic LED headlights, LED fog lights, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, second-row sunshades, Cabin Control (allows passengers to remotely control various systems inside the vehicle), two 12V power outlets, and a front console USB charge port. It also comes with heated power-adjustable front seats, Honda’s Magic Slide second-row seat, and a one-motion 60/40-split third-row Magic Seat.
An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes up center stage, with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth hands-free phone/audio streaming, HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a seven-speaker audio system. The EX also gets the standard Honda Sensing driver-assist suite, which provides forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, driver attention alert, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams.
The EX-L introduces several upgrades, such as a moonroof, a power tailgate, position-memory side mirrors with reverse-gear tilt-down, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The driver’s seat includes position memory, and both the first and second row seats are upholstered with leather. Other than that, there are two second-row USB charging ports and a third-row 12V power outlet. The Sport trim shares these attributes, with the added flair of gloss-black side mirrors and ambient interior lighting in a red hue.
Taking luxury to the next level, the Touring builds upon the EX-L’s standard equipment by adding third-row sunshades, a second-row Blu-Ray entertainment system with a 10.2-inch display, a third-row USB charge port, and a 115V power outlet. Its more innovative features include Honda’s parent-friendly Cabin Watch (which displays the second- and third-row seating areas on the touchscreen) and CabinTalk (Honda’s in-car PA system). The infotainment system is enhanced with integrated navigation, voice recognition, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. For added safety, this trim gets front and rear parking sensors.
At the top of the range, the Elite provides exterior upgrades in the form of rain-sensing wipers, power-folding side mirrors with an auto-dimming feature, and a hands-free liftgate. This trim’s interior comfort rises with ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a wireless phone charger, while the ambiance is set by blue interior mood lighting and a top-quality 11-speaker sound system.