As Cars.com’s 2013 Family Car of the Year award winner, Honda’s minivan had better deliver in the car-seat department. It sure did in our Car Seat Check. For 2014, the Odyssey gets a light refresh and some pretty exciting equipment — the HondaVac in-van vacuum cleaner joins the topline trim.
Plenty of convenience features, loads of room and excellent Latch anchors continue to make the Odyssey one of the most family-friendly vehicles on the market; a third row with two sets of Latch anchors and a second row that fits three car seats are added bonuses.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Three
How many car seats fit in the third row? Two
What We Like
- The Latch anchors were a breeze to use. There are two sets in the third row and three in the second row. All of the anchors are exposed.
- Getting to the third row is no problem thanks to seats that tumble out of the way with ease and a low step-in height.
- In the second row, both the rear-facing infant and convertible seats installed easily and had plenty of room. There was no need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate them.
- After removing the head restraint in the second and third rows, the forward-facing convertible was easy to install and had enough room.
What We Don’t
- Although there’s plenty of space for the booster in the second and third rows, both rows have floppy buckles, which will make it hard for kids to buckle up independently.
- It was also easy for the buckles to slide under the booster in the third row.