One of the most confusing aspects of new-car shopping is figuring out the different trim levels, all of the added options and the final price you’re going to pony up to get what you want.
For 2011, Honda has added an all-new trim level to its Odyssey minivan. The top of the lineup is the Touring Elite with a $43,250 price tag before a destination charge of $780. Most other Odyssey trims see a roughly $1,000 bump in price, but the 2011 has a more fuel-efficient engine and a host of new features you can read about in our full review here.
If you think some of these prices sound high, consider that 70% of previous-generation Odyssey owners bought the EX-L trim level or higher. The 2011 Toyota Sienna also can be equipped upward of $45,000, while the Odyssey’s top price is set at that $43,250 mark.
Below, we’ll explain what you get with the Touring Elite, the grand pooh-bah of Odyssey trims, and the other six trim levels — Honda doesn’t offer options for the Odyssey. We’ll look at each trim’s features, the price difference from the 2010s and what a comparably equipped 2011 Toyota Sienna with front-wheel drive and V-6 engine costs.
The 2011 Odyssey goes on sale Sept. 30.
- 2011 Honda Odyssey LX: $27,800
- 2010 Price: $26,805
- 2011 Toyota Sienna Base V-6: $25,700
- 2011 Honda Odssey EX: $30,950
- 2010 Price: $29,905
- 2011 Toyota Sienna LE V-6: $29,100
The EX also comes with a Homelink remote garage opener, 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, a removable center console between the driver and front passenger seats, three-zone climate control and a flip-up trash-bag holder for rear passengers. The minivan’s cup capacity grows to the Odyssey’s maximum of 15.
- 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L: $34,450
- 2010 Price: $33,405
- 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE: $32,375
- 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L RES (Rear Entertainment System): $36,050
- 2010 Price: $35,005
- 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE with entertainment system option: $34,870
- 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L Navi (Navigation System): $36,450
- 2010 Price: $35,605
- 2011 Toyota Sienna XLE with Navigation: $35,670
The 2011 Odyssey’s navigation system is all-new for Honda, which we detail here. It packs a high-resolution 8-inch LCD screen, voice-activated navigation and music control, live traffic with a lifetime subscription, a rearview camera with three different viewing angles, 15GB hard drive and seven speakers including a subwoofer.
- 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: $40,755
- 2010 Price: $40,755
- 2011 Toyota Sienna Limited: $42,725
The Sienna Limited is more expensive than the Odyssey Touring, but Toyota only offers its widescreen rear entertainment system in the trim. Honda adds a widescreen rear entertainment system to the Odyssey’s top-of-the-line Touring Elite. The Sienna Limited also has second-row lounge chairs and a dual moonroof.
- 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite: $43,250
- 2011 Toyota Sienna Limited with similar equipment: $43,615