In case you’re wondering how a minivan can cost as much as a premium crossover, well, you’re not alone.
Then again, models such as the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna or Chrysler Pacifica are all excellent at their job, offering high levels of comfort, practicality, safety and connectivity, the latter of which which can go a long way towards keeping the kids occupied.
This, the 2018 Odyssey, is a perfect example of just how advanced modern-day minivans are. Not only does it have a bunch of interesting design elements on the outside, it’s also packed full of excellent features inside, meant to make your life easier – the CabinWatch and CabinTalk systems being perfect examples.
While the Odyssey can be remarkably versatile when it comes to seating conditions and overall comfort, on the road it’s pretty much what you would expect from a vehicle of this size. In other words, it leans in the corners and you definitely won’t be mistaking its steering feel for that of a sports car.
In a straight line, DeMuro found it surprisingly quick for a minivan, but it’s unlikely that pure performance is a deciding factor in this segment.
Overall, the 2018 Honda Odyssey, in Elite trim, comes close to being a sort of “luxury minivan” according to this reviewer, who also says that this is currently the minivan to have, despite strong competition from Toyota and FCA.