Did you know the Honda Odyssey is the best-selling retail minivan in the U.S.? It’s on nearly everyone’s “best minivan” list – and has been for a decade straight – thanks to its inherent family-friendly setup (that Magic Slide® 2nd-row seat is glorious for parents), low price and excellent safety tech. There’s simply nothing not to like about Honda’s sole van.
Well, the “Ultimate Family Vehicle” has been de-ultimated… by its own younger sibling. Now, with the refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey set to grace our Arizona showrooms later this year, we’re anticipating more of the same Odyssey quality, just in a slightly different (i.e. cooler) package. Take a look at why the 2021 Odyssey is unseating the king of minivans.
2021 vs. 2020 Honda Odyssey: What Changes Are Coming?
An all-new, innovative Rear-Seat Reminder system integrates fully with Odyssey’s CabinWatch® camera system, giving parents one additional level of protection. It’s the first advanced rear-seat reminder feature available in the class.
How it works
Before exiting the Odyssey, Rear-Seat Reminder alerts the driver to check the rear seating area for passengers or objects about which may otherwise be forgotten. Reminders are sent as audible alerts in the cabin and warnings pushed to the driver’s display.
Expanded Honda Sensing
The Honda Sensing safety suite has been improved and expanded across all Odyssey grades for 2021. Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Pedestrian Emergency Braking are new standard additions.
Honda expects the 2021 Odyssey to stick to its 2020 minivan safety ratings. A 5-star score from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS is likely.
Several new features and additions can be found inside the 2021 Odyssey, including:
- Updated climate controls
- Second-row seatbacks that fold flat for easier removal
- Tri-color floor mats (EX and up)
- Illuminated USB ports (EX and up)
- Restyled seats, trim, and stitching (EX-L trims and up)
The ’21 Honda Odyssey gets a pretty major overhaul in the styling department. Notable changes include:
- More powerful and efficient LED headlights
- Blackout grille with chrome-piped strips
- Lower front fascia
- Enhanced fog lights
- Gloss-black rear window trims
- New 19-inch alloy wheels
- Auto-dimming side view mirrors
Tomorrow couldn’t come soon enough, huh? But for today, the 2020 Odyssey keeps its throne — a fact we’re absolutely okay with.
Explore the Honda Odyssey at your Valley Honda Dealers near Phoenix. We have insane lease deals on the outgoing model throughout the summer and fall, so speak with a member of our sales team if you’d like to say good-bye to 2020 alongside the Odyssey.