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2012 Honda Odyssey
2012 Honda Odyssey
Available Price Range $12,288-$26,892 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 22-23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Honda Odyssey

Our Take

Redesigned last year, the Honda Odyssey minivan sits lower but wider than its predecessor, with a look Honda says was inspired by lightning bolts. All Odysseys carry a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The minivan seats up to eight and competitors include the Toyota Sienna, Chrysler's Town & Countr... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Unconcealed sliding door tracks
  • Relatively high price

Notable Features

  • Sharp exterior design
  • Wider, lower than prior generation
  • Shape inspired by lightning bolt
  • Standard V-6 engine
  • Recipient of Cars.com's Family Car of the Year award


Our Expert Reviews

My automotive world has been flipped upside down by the impending arrival of my third child, and I've found myself longing for a smart, stylish way to comfortably tote around my small brood. After a week test-driving the 2012 Odyssey, I believe it could be the answer to my conundrum. With seating for eight and enough Latch anchors to handle a small preschool, there is no doubt the 2012 H... Read full review for the 2012 Honda Odyssey

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by Mommy Mermaid from Cary, nc on January 2, 2012

I simply adore my Honda Odyssey. I have had Dodge Grand Caravans, but really didn't like their new styling. Interior and exterior on the caravan was kind of blah. A friend of mine convinced me to look... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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