2000 Honda Odyssey

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of the 2000 Honda Odyssey. Base trim shown.

2000 Honda Odyssey Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Odyssey was redesigned for the 1999 model year and is based on the front-wheel-drive platform used for the Honda Accord. The big news for 2000 is that a satellite-linked navigation system is a new option for the top-line EX model.

Honda sold a smaller Odyssey minivan from 1995 through 1998 that it shared with Isuzu in an exchange program. Isuzu received the minivan, called the Oasis, and gave Honda a version of its Rodeo sport utility vehicle — Honda’s version is the Passport. However, Honda keeps the current Odyssey to itself, and Isuzu has left the minivan market.

Exterior
The original Odyssey was 187 inches long and had four conventional, swing-out side doors. The current Odyssey is 201 inches long — about the same as a Ford Windstar or Dodge Grand Caravan — and has sliding rear doors on both sides. Both sliding doors are power-operated on the EX model, and they open and close manually on the base LX model.

Interior
All models seat seven, but the LX model comes with a standard two-place middle bench, and the EX comes with two bucket seats in the middle row. The buckets are optional on the LX.

A carry-over feature from the original Odyssey, the three-place rear bench seat folds flat into the floor instead of being removed, which creates enough space for a 4-by-8-foot plywood sheet. When the rear seat is in use, there is a deep cargo well at the rear and 32 cubic feet of storage space. With the rear seat folded and the middle seats removed, ...
Vehicle Overview
Odyssey was redesigned for the 1999 model year and is based on the front-wheel-drive platform used for the Honda Accord. The big news for 2000 is that a satellite-linked navigation system is a new option for the top-line EX model.

Honda sold a smaller Odyssey minivan from 1995 through 1998 that it shared with Isuzu in an exchange program. Isuzu received the minivan, called the Oasis, and gave Honda a version of its Rodeo sport utility vehicle — Honda’s version is the Passport. However, Honda keeps the current Odyssey to itself, and Isuzu has left the minivan market.

Exterior
The original Odyssey was 187 inches long and had four conventional, swing-out side doors. The current Odyssey is 201 inches long — about the same as a Ford Windstar or Dodge Grand Caravan — and has sliding rear doors on both sides. Both sliding doors are power-operated on the EX model, and they open and close manually on the base LX model.

Interior
All models seat seven, but the LX model comes with a standard two-place middle bench, and the EX comes with two bucket seats in the middle row. The buckets are optional on the LX.

A carry-over feature from the original Odyssey, the three-place rear bench seat folds flat into the floor instead of being removed, which creates enough space for a 4-by-8-foot plywood sheet. When the rear seat is in use, there is a deep cargo well at the rear and 32 cubic feet of storage space. With the rear seat folded and the middle seats removed, maximum cargo volume is 163 cubic feet.

Under the Hood
A 3.5-liter V-6 with 210 horsepower teams with a four-speed automatic transmission as the only powertrain in the front-drive Odyssey. The same engine powers the Acura RL luxury sedan, and it runs smoothly and delivers brisk acceleration in the Odyssey.

Safety
Antilock brakes are standard on both models, and the EX adds traction control. Side-impact airbags for the front seats — a feature available on some competitor’s models — are not available on the Odyssey. Nevertheless, the Odyssey recently received the highest rating in the federal government's side-impact tests. The Odyssey and Ford Windstar are the only minivans to earn five-star ratings for both front and side impacts.

Performance
A potent engine, carlike ride and handling, a spacious, well-designed interior and reasonable prices make the Odyssey an excellent choice among minivans.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(4.1)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Dependable/durable

by MsMarianna from Ann Arbor Mi on March 30, 2018

I'm very pleased with this vehicle over all. Im looking forward to driving it for miles and miles. Love all the room inside! I'll buy one again. Read full review

(5.0)

Invincible

by Suzka on July 11, 2017

My family has had this car for 16 years and it's held up for so long. Of course some things wear down over time but it works well! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2000 Honda Odyssey currently has 4 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2000 Honda Odyssey LX

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
acceptable
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Other

Bumpers
acceptable
Head Restraint
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Odyssey received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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