As a card-carrying member of the Minivans Are Actually Cool Club, I am happy to announce that the 2020 Honda Odyssey arrives with a transmission update and a special options package to commemorate the family hauler’s quarter-century run. That’s right folks — the Odyssey debuted all the way back in 1995 and, unlike a few other minivans from that era that are no longer with us (looking at you Mercury Villager, Ford Windstar and Nissan Quest), it’s still going strong.
If you want your Odyssey to be recognized as an anniversary edition, Honda is offering (via dealerships, not the factory) a 25th Anniversary Package that adds a chrome roof rack, body side moldings, lower-door garnish, a chrome rear bumper protector, special badges, an anniversary key fob and illuminated sill plates with (again) the anniversary logo. And if all that wasn’t enough, you can tack on a pair of optional 19-inch wheels with a design that’s unique to the package. The styling upgrades will cost $1,500, or $2,800 with the wheels thrown in.