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2009 Honda Odyssey
2009 Honda Odyssey
Available Price Range $6,402-$15,622 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 19-21 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Honda Odyssey

Our Take

Last year, the Odyssey minivan received an exterior and interior refresh, and the V-6 engine was updated to improve fuel economy. Four trim levels are offered: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. With seating for seven or eight passengers, the Odyssey competes with minivans like the Toyota Sienna, Dodge Gr... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Modest passing power
  • Not as family-friendly as some competitors
  • Firm ride
  • Road noise
  • No enclosed center console
  • Third-row windows don't open

Notable Features

  • Seats up to eight
  • Standard V-6 and automatic transmission
  • Standard curtain airbags, electronic stability system
  • Available navigation system
  • Available fuel-saving cylinder deactivation
  • Available rear DVD player

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Honda's Odyssey chugs into model year 2010 still ranked as the top minivan, a position built on a reputation for its quality and family friendliness.And even though the minivan market has cooled considerably, especially with the growing popularity of crossover utility vehicles that essentially are minivans without the sliding doors, there still is a demand for these versatile family haule... Read full review for the 2009 Honda Odyssey

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Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 25 reviews

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Comfort and Reliability

by DangHolt from Mid Missouri on June 26, 2012

Having owned 3 minivans from other makers I have a pretty good handle on features and what being a minivan is all about. Convenience items are fine as long as there is build quality backing it and Hon... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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