Best Bet
(4.5) 78 reviews
MSRP: $3,439$10,691
Body Style: Passenger Van
Combined MPG: 22-24
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Seats: 7-8
Cargo Space: 91.1 cu.ft.
2006 Honda Odyssey

Our Take on the 2006 Honda Odyssey

Our Take

The 1999 - 2004 generation of Honda's front-wheel-drive Odyssey was a class leader. For 2005, the minivan received a major redesign in Honda's attempt to leapfrog the growing competition.Reaching beyond the foldaway third-row Magic Seat in the previous model, the 2005 Odyssey also got a... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Severe buffeting with sliding-door windows open
  • Impaired visibility over left shoulder

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2005
  • VCM V-6 in higher-end models
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Available voice-recognition navigation
  • Standard side-curtain airbags

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.