2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Road Test Review
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brand’s offering. It looks good, drives well, is nicely finished and comes well equipped in base guise or filled to the gills as with my tester’s Touring trim. No wonder this popular choice is considered the BMW of minivans.
No doubt Honda would have rather I called it the Acura of minivans, but they shouldn’t smart at any comparison to the famed Teutonic brand either. After all, it was Honda that chose to benchmark the previous generation Odyssey against the much-revered BMW 7 Series for quietness, refinement and ride quality, resetting the minivan segment standard in the process.
Raising the bar has given Honda a significant edge in the family hauling business. After speaking with numerous Odyssey owners over the years I’m never shocked to hear that, needing a larger vehicle for a growing family, they traded down from a premium brand. The Odyssey has earned a certain cachet that gives its owners a sort of minivan elitism, as oxymoronic as that sounds.
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