Given the fact that the current generation of this excellent minivan has been around for less than three years, it seems pretty obvious that the next-year model probably won’t feature any more notable change. The current generation is definitely one of the best minivans in the markets, and that is for many reasons. This model is much more than a spacious people hauler. It does this with style, thanks to a hi-quality cabin, loads of standard equipment and a pretty smooth and refined drive. Speaking of the driving refinement, the last year has brought a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The 2021 Honda Odyssey is expected to be a typical carryover, a model with minor updates only.
We might see a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment, as well as in terms of new color options, but anything more than that would be a real surprise. The new model should hit the market sometime late in the year and we don’t expect price changes.
2021 Honda Odyssey Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Honda Odyssey definitely won’t change. We are about to see the same design, which has been introduced three years ago. For that occasion, the new model arrived with loads of improvements. Interestingly, the wheelbase remained the same as in the previous generation. In terms of the styling, this model looks pretty good and it is one of better-looking minivans in the class. It relies on Honda’s latest design language and we can see a lot of details borrowed from models like Pilot. Of course, this particularly refers to the front end. On the other side, the rest of the body comes with a typical minivan layout, so it’s hard to find many similarities with any other model in the class.
The inside of this minivan won’t change either. We are about to see a familiar cabin, which delivers plenty of quality. Although just a minivan, this model features a pretty attractive and high-quality cabin. Materials are great, as well as aesthetics. Of course, the strongest point would be interior space. When it comes to seating, base models come with space for eight, while the rest of the lineup comes with second-row captain’s chairs, which means the capacity for seven. In both cases, this model offers plenty of legroom in all three rows, while we particularly like the quality of seats in back rows, which are very good.
When it comes to cargo capacity, the 2021 Honda Odyssey will stand pretty good. You may count on about 39 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, 92 cubic feet behind the second row. Finally, the total capacity goes all-away up to 158 cubic feet, which sounds really impressive. Unfortunately, the second row doesn’t fold down, but you rather have to remove it physically.
When it comes to standard equipment, we might see a couple of additions for the next year. However, most of the things will definitely remain the same. Therefore, base models will come with things like a multi-angle rearview camera, remote entry, push-button start, a 5-inch display, a seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. In higher trims, you can get goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, HD Radio, satellite radio, a moonroof, navigation, voice recognition, a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system, a Wi-Fi hot spot, an 11-speaker sound system, park assist, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, a wireless device charger and many more.
When it comes to safety systems, a rearview camera is standard. Additionally, you can get things like park assist, blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alert, and the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance features. Honda Sensing includes pre-collision braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, road departure warning, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
2021 Honda Odyssey Engine
Things under the hood will also remain the same. The 2021 Honda Odyssey will carry on with a well-known 3.5-liter V6 engine, which puts out around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. There is also a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The ride quality is great, as well as dynamics. This is a pretty quick minivan. Moreover, this is also a quite efficient minivan, which returns around 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2021 Honda Odyssey Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come for the next year, we expect that the 2021 Honda Odyssey will hit the market sometime late in the year. The price should also remain pretty much the same, which means that base models should go around 31.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, key competitors are models like Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Sedona etc.