We Love the Great Reviews, But the 2022 Honda Odyssey is More Than a Family Hauler

We all know that the Honda Odyssey is a reputable family hauler—especially given the reviews that the 2022 Honda Odyssey gets. They’re pretty amazing. The headlines say it all:

— “The 2022 Honda Odyssey is a superb minivan truly made for families” (MarketWatch)

— “These Are The Best Features of The 2022 Honda Odyssey — The 2022 Odyssey is the ultimate family adventure minivan” (Hot Cars)

— “4 Reasons the Honda Odyssey Is the Minivan You Really Want to Drive” (MotorBiscuit)

— “10 Things To Know Before Getting The 2022 Honda Odyssey—The 2022 Honda Odyssey is an awesome minivan that’s actually fun to drive” (Hot Cars)

The Family Hauler

You couldn’t buy coverage like this. But you should also know that the 2022 Honda Odyssey is much more than a “family minivan.” Yes, it’s roomy inside with plenty of room for the kids as well as mom and dad, has loads of cargo space—the competition doesn’t even compare—and comes with numerous safety features—the Odyssey secured a top five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 

Polished Performer

But there are other benefits that tend to get lost in the glowing headlines about its family friendliness. The 2022 Honda Odyssey can be pretty polished too. 

To quote the reviewer at Hot Cars, “even with more than 4 years of being in production with no major design changes, the Odyssey still looks handsome with its imposing front end and the masculine side profile with multiple character lines.”  And, while the Odyssey “started as a dedicated family hauler…it has grown into quite a luxurious car. The Odyssey has become a modern and stylish vehicle with features that crossovers and SUVs can only dream of having. Honda made sure the Odyssey was a minivan and a cool car.” Enough said.

The 2022 Honda Odyssey’s performance shouldn’t be ignored either. The Odyssey packs a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission. This delivers 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque while getting 19 city/28 hwy mpg in mileage.  These numbers might not excite the speedster, but the Odyssey does hit 60 mph in 7.6 seconds. According to Hot Cars again, the Odyssey “is one of the smoothest and most refined motors of the segment…making it more powerful than the Toyota Siena and Kia Carnival.”

So, don’t let the headlines fool you. Yes, the 2022 Honda Odyssey is a great family hauler, but it’s a pretty polished performer too.

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