When it is more about increasing the level of convenience, than moving in glamor, the concept of minivans cannot be undermined by any other car type. Realizing this well-known fact an automaker like Honda decides to keep making minivans even in these days of crossover SUVs, and the sales record of the minivan model 2020 Odyssey says, Honda was never wrong.
At the Petaluma Honda we were told that the 2020 Honda Odyssey is continuing with the basic formula of moving with the same shape for more than two and a half decades. And that is hauling big families along with their cargo, while shuttling around the city with ease.
Special Changes for the Year 2020
The year 2020 however brought some freshness into the lineup of this Honda van that now comes standard with a new 10-speed automatic transmission on all the trim levels wearing a special badge to celebrate its 25th anniversary that also got it fresh pairs of gorgeous wheels, as an option.
Inheriting its affordability spectrum from its earlier models, the 2020 Odyssey too choose to stay fuel economic while driving across the cities and all this it offers at a price that is surprisingly less. The base model of the 2020 Honda Odyssey LX which doesn’t need a bargain offers a lengthy list of features except for the automatic emergency braking on the safetyfront and a touchscreen display for the infotainment, while climbing higher the price range to EX, EX-L, and EX-L trim models will ensure a cabin equipped with in-built Navigation and RES (rear entertainment system) and many other creature comfort features as options, that can be ideal for families while the top of the range Touring and Elite trims can be ideally used for shuttling swanky corporate occupants.
Cargo and Utility
Crafted and engineered to prioritize convenience and utility, over anything else, the 2020 Odyssey is framed with enough space to seat up to eight people, with enough room for hefty adults even in the third row, while a cargo room measuring more than 32 cubic feet is left behind the rearmost row of seats with all three rows been in use.
But if you can manage to fold down the third row the same cargo room can be expanded to more than 88.6 cubic feet. Which is more than what is offered in the modern day SUVs. Being the practical vehicle it is, the 2020 Honda Odyssey doesn’t compromise on the basic comfort, and that is evident in every surface you touch. They are soft, smooth while being durable.
Power Equipment and Safety
Every trim of the 2020 Honda Odyssey van is powered with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that can make 280 of horsepower after tuning up with a 10-speed automatic transmission to send the power to the front wheels. This powertrain in return crosses 22 mpg in a combined trip as evaluated by the EPA calculators.
Our test drive explorations with each of the 2020 Honda Odyssey at the Petaluma Honda dealer showroom brought us back with the impression that ride quality in every 2020 Odyssey is equally sublime.