Most significant changes: The Odyssey’s base LX trim is dropped for 2023, making the new entry trim level the more expensive EX. Meanwhile, a new mid-level Sport trim — basically a second-tier EX-L with a black appearance package and interior — has been added to the lineup. The 2023 Odyssey, like other 2023 Honda vehicles, also now comes with two years of free scheduled maintenance.
Pricing: The least expensive 2023 Odyssey now is the EX, which starts at $38,785 (all prices include destination); that’s $4,450 more than the discontinued, outgoing base LX and $1,050 more than the 2022 EX. The other three surviving trim levels are up $850 each at this point, including an across-the-board $150 price increase since the 2023 went on sale.
On sale: Now
Which should you buy, 2022 or 2023? A cheaper 2022 if you can find one — and that’s the only choice if you want an LX budget trim. The 2023 model otherwise carries over, though with a new complimentary maintenance plan and a new trim level with black wheels.
Honda’s Odyssey family hauler rolls into 2023 largely unchanged from 2022, but with a shuffled lineup. Honda still offers the minivan in five flavors, but out of the lineup is model-year 2022’s cheapest trim level, and added in the middle is a sportier, blacked-out Sport trim level. The result is a significant bump in the Odyssey’s cost of entry, though it’s softened a little by two years of free scheduled maintenance, a new program being added broadly for 2023 Honda vehicles.
The Odyssey carries forward from the freshening it got for the 2021 model year and remains a capable minivan noted for ample people space for up to eight and thoughtful, family-friendly features. Those features include lots of cabin storage (a big floor console bin, cubbies throughout and 17 cup and bottle holders); Magic Slide second-row seats that move forward, back and sideways independently; great child-seat accommodation; and an available CabinWatch child-viewing camera system. The age of this generation, which dates to 2018, shows little in tech versus rivals, and the Odyssey does not offer hybrid or all-wheel-drive versions, unlike the competing Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Power for all Odysseys continues to be from a 280-horsepower, V-6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.