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2006 Honda Odyssey
2006 Honda Odyssey
Available Price Range $3,666-$11,082 Trims4 Combined MPG 22-24 Seats 7-8

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

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Asian automakers have made tremendous inroads into the truck and sport-utility segments once controlled by the domestics.Their share of light-truck segments -- pickups, sport-utilities and minivans -- grew to 27.8 percent in 2005, up from 18.5 percent in 2000.Nissan sold 87,000 of its full-size Titans last year. Honda's Ridgeline, its first pickup, was selected as 2005 truck of the year by... Read full review for the 2006 Honda Odyssey

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Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 61 reviews

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Pricey, even for used, but worth it

by MiniVan from East Greenwich, RI on July 1, 2010

My wife chose a mini-van over a SUV simply for the fact that the seating configuration is always accommodating(even in the third row) and because of the sliding doors making it easier for the kids to ... Read Full Review

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.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Odyssey EX

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Odyssey EX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

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

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
A
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Odyssey EX

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Odyssey EX

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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