The 2013 Honda Odyssey

Backing up the new look is a powerful and efficient 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine features standard Variable Cylinder Management and produces 248 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. For enhanced driving refinement and fuel efficiency on Odyssey Touring models, a 6 speed auto transmission debuts as a standard feature. All other models utilize a 5 speed auto transmission.

Thanks to its more powerful transmission, the Odyssey Touring returns 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the hwy, while other Odyssey models are rated at 18/27 mpg.

While looks and power are important, Honda recognizes that the interior is a minivan’s main reason for purchase. While material quality and fit and finish are both strong, the cabin’s highlight is its versatility. The “Magic Seat” 3rd row (which features 60/40 split folding) can be folded entirely into the floor the create a flat load surface, while the 2nd row seats can also be folded or removed entirely for maximum cargo space.

Inside, the new Odyssey sports a number of standard and optional features, including a 12-speaker audio system, satellite navigation, external HDMI input, rear-seat entertainment with split-screen capability, a ‘cool box’ in the lower center stack, a stowable 3rd row and a removable 1st row center console.

For those seeking the best Honda minivan money can buy, feast your eyes on the range-topping Touring Elite. This model features not only additional content under the roof, but under the floor plan as well.

Interior features include: AM/FM/XM/CD Premium Audio System with 12 speakers, Honda Satellite-Linked Nav System with Voice Activation, ultra-Wide Rear Entertainment System with split-screen capability, external HDMI input, 150-watt AC power outlet, media tray with integrated beverage holder, removable 1st row center console with hidden storage, new cool box in lower center stack (keeps items cool when vehicle is running), leather-trimmed seating with heated front seats, memory-linked 10-way power driver’s seat, LATCH child seat anchors in five seating positions, including 3 positions in the second row to accommodate three child seats simultaneously, two captain’s chairs in the second row provide adult comfort with center seat folded down, 1 strap stowable third Row Magic Seat, 2nd and 3rd row passenger window sunshades, fifteen cup holders and a trash bag ring.

Unique touches outside include: HID headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, 12.6-inch ventilated front disc brakes, power side mirrors with integrated turn indicators and a power tailgate.

All Odyssey models come equipped with dual front, front side and 3 row side curtain airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems, front row active head restraints and electronic brake force distribution.