2013 Honda Odyssey

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2013 Honda Odyssey
2013 Honda Odyssey

Key specs

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The good:

  • Adjustable second row fits three child-safety seats
  • Good gas mileage
  • High-quality interior
  • Good visibility
  • Backseat amenities

The bad:

  • Unconcealed sliding door tracks
  • Relatively high price

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Sharp exterior design
  • Shape inspired by lightning bolt
  • Standard V-6 engine

2013 Honda Odyssey review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Redesigned for 2011, 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 & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, and the Nissan Quest. The Odyssey comes only in front-wheel drive.
New for 2013
All Odyssey trim levels now come with a standard backup camera.
The Odyssey is styled to stand out among a sea of parked minivans. Its belt line falls abruptly at the C-pillars, resulting in an offset rear-quarter window. Honda says the design enhances sightlines for passengers in the third row. Rails for the sliding doors sit well below the windows; Honda says keeping the motors for the power-sliding doors lower allows for more shoulder room in the third row. Additional exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch wheels; 18-inch wheels optional
  • Available power liftgate
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available power-sliding side doors

Honda says the interior sports such tricks as a flip-up ring to mount a trash sack for second-row passengers and an air-conditioned console up front that can keep a six-pack of soda cool. A power driver’s seat, air conditioning and cruise control are standard. Additional interior features include:

  • 15 cupholders
  • Sliding second-row center seat moves up to 6 inches closer to the front of the cabin to keep an infant within arm’s reach
  • Available rear entertainment system; Touring Elite model gets a 16.2-inch widescreen display and surround sound
  • Available integrated sunshades
  • Available heated leather front seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Standard collapsible third-row seat creates a flat load floor

Under the Hood
The standard 3.5-liter V-6 makes 248 horsepower; it has a fuel-saving cylinder deactivation system across all trims. Additional mechanical features include:

  • Engine uses regular gas
  • LX, EX and EX-L models have a five-speed automatic transmission
  • Touring and Touring Elite use a six-speed automatic, along with low-rolling-resistance tires and a few aerodynamic improvements
  • Maximum towing capacity is 3,500 pounds when properly equipped

Standard safety features include:

  • Front-, side-impact and three-row side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Active front head restraints
  • Blind spot warning system (Touring Elite)

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews



2008 model was much better than 2013 and what idiot eng placed a spare tire in the floor? When you have big family you need space for storage on the long trips. So Ac issues, sliding door issues, EGR issues VSC issues


Honda Reliability and Affordability

Amazing van. Love it, love it, love it. Reliable Honda Odyssey. Great for family vacations. The kids, dogs, family, and friends enjoy riding in the van.


Bad Engineering... buring oil through rings...

Buy any other van but not this one... it's burning oil and it will leave you stranded it will give you VSA and check engine light . Poor design 3 rings on the cylinders align and it sprays oil in the upper cylinder I have changed sparkplugs just to be able to drive it for a few more days and Honda does not cover it ….

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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