The 2021 Honda Odyssey driving down an empty road
Cars

Critics Disagree on How Reliable the 2021 Honda Odyssey Is

Odds are, if you’re in the market for a new family hauler, you want one that’s reliable. And why wouldn’t you? No one wants to be the owner of a vehicle that can’t actually be counted on to work. Unfortunately for the 2021 Honda Odyssey, the critics don’t exactly agree on how reliable this year’s …

The 2021 Honda Odyssey parked
Cars

How Many Miles Will a Honda Odyssey Last?

The 2021 Honda Odyssey is the ideal family hauler. It’s spacious, stock full of features, and safe. But how many miles can you actually expect the Honda Odyssey to last? Turns out, quite a few. The Honda Odyssey is the perfect fit for families If you’re in the market for a new family hauler, you …

A photo of the 2021 Honda Odyssey outdoors.
Crossover & Midsize

What’s So Great About Minivans?

Some drivers swear they’ll never own a minivan. Conversely, there are plenty of families out there that swear by their van. Models like the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Pacifica, and Toyota Sienna continue to improve year over year. But what’s so great about minivans? First off, I’ll start by saying that I am definitely one of …

A white JDM 2021 Honda Odyssey with Mugen parts
Crossover & Midsize

Mugen Makes the Honda Odyssey Look (and Stop) Sharp

As impressive as the 2021 Odyssey is, the Honda minivan still faces a criticism leveled at all minivans: styling. Hence why the 2021 model received a mild redesign meant to deliver a ‘macho’ look. But if that’s still not enough, famed Honda tuner Mugen has stepped up to the challenge. Mugen has an extensive history …

2017 Honda Odyssey is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

‘Macho’ Van: The 2021 Honda Odyssey Gets Manlier?

Minivans aren’t generally known for their rugged or aggressive styling. Arriving in 1984 with the Dodge Caravan, the minivan quickly developed an uncool “soccer mom” reputation, according to USA Today. The 2021 Honda Odyssey has inched in a more macho direction though. Here’s a look at the “manlier” 2021 Honda Odyssey. The new look of …

2021 Honda Passport driving in the desert
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Least Reliable Honda Vehicles

Most Hondas have excellent performance and reliability ratings. The HR-V and the CR-V  are exceptional, and so are its super eco-friendly sedans. But there are two models in Honda’s current lineup that are below par.  The 2021 Passport is the least reliable Honda  Honda brought back the Passport in 2019 after a 17-year hiatus. This Honda SUV is sandwiched between …

2020 Kia Sedona is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show

Which Is Better, the Kia Sedona Or Honda Odyssey?

New minivan options have dwindled, but you still have a few splendid models to consider. Two of your most viable options for a brand-new minivan are Honda’s  Odyssey and Kia’s Sedona. We’ve noticed that buyers often ask: which is better, the Kia Sedona or the Honda Odyssey? Driving the 2021 Kia Sedona vs. the 2021 Honda Odyssey  Judging based on …

A photo of the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica outdoors.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Here’s Why People Don’t Buy Minivans Anymore

It is no secret that SUVs have become increasingly popular in the U.S. auto market. However, as sales for SUVs rise, sales for other segments begin to shrivel up. Today we’re looking at some of the reasons why buyers are repeatedly choosing to buy SUVs over minivans. As SUVs rise, minivans fall According to CarSalesBase, …

White Ford Expedition Platinum Edition
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How Does the 2020 Ford Expedition Compare to the Honda Odyssey?

If you’re looking for the ultimate family hauler, you may be mulling over minivans and SUVs. One of the grandest options in the large SUV class is the Ford Expedition; one of the highest-rated minivans is the Honda Odyssey. How does Ford’s Expedition compare to Honda’s Odyssey? Driving the 2020 Ford Expedition vs. the Honda Odyssey  Performance …

Honda Odyssey on the road near the seaside
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Most Complained About Minivans

Minivans may not be the most exciting segment––to people other than myself, anyway––but they do comprise one of the most functional. Minivans are basically the most family-friendly vehicle on the market. There aren’t a massive amount of different minivan offerings, but of the more popular ones we see thousands of complaints filed on CarComplaints.com. If …

2021 Honda Odyssey outside of the park
Trucks & SUVs

324,000 Honda Odyssey Models Are Getting Recalled for an Annoying Problem

The Honda Odyssey was first introduced in 1994 as a five-door station wagon. In 1999, the Honda Motor Company gave the Honda Odyssey a significant facelift, including adopting a Chrysler-style minivan format. The original Honda Odyssey fell under the category of Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle (Compact MPV.) The fifth-generation (RL6 2018 to present) Honda Odyssey was introduced in 2017 at the North …

A white Jeep Grand Wagoneer Photoshopped to have sliding rear doors
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Why Don’t SUVs Have Sliding Doors?

Ever since the Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s big unveiling, questions and critiques have swirled around the luxury 3-row SUV. Why does it look that way? Where’s the wood paneling? Will it actually be a good luxury SUV? One Twitter user, though, helped trigger a question that goes beyond just the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. And that question …

A grey 2015 Honda Odyssey parked near a green mountain.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2015 Honda Odyssey Is Unusually Agile and Affordable Critics Say

Recently, SUVs have become more popular alternatives to family cars. However, it’s still difficult to top a minivan when it comes to comfort and flexibility. If you are shopping for an affordable and dependable minivan, you’ll want to seriously consider the Honda Odyssey﹣the 2015 model year to be exact. The 2015 Honda Odyssey presents value and convenience. Plus, …

2020 Kia Sedona is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

These Safe Minivans Could Save Your Family Thousands

Minivans are famed family haulers. They have been carting American families around for decades. Not everyone likes their look, but you can’t argue with the phenomenal functionality of this segment. Sometimes, it’s nice to go back a few model years to buy a nice used minivan. For many families that are car-shopping for their next …

burgundy 2020 Honda Odyssey driving along a shoreside roadway
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Can You Guess the Best Base Model 2020 Minivan?

There is a multitude of minivans on the market. Not an overwhelming list like that of the SUV and crossover SUV segments, which never cease in growing popularity. However, there are enough new minivans out there––such as the Honda Odyssey or the Kia Sedona––to make the choice a little complicated. Many minivan shoppers may wonder …

a silver Honda Odyssey driving near the shore. It's a great choice for a used minivan
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Best Used Minivans to Buy in 2020

Minivans are easily the most practical, most family-friendly vehicles on the market. But the price of a new minivan isn’t exactly what most families have in mind when they are searching for their next car. There are a lot of second or third hand minivans out there that still have plenty of life left. What …

The front quarter of the driver front on a silver 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

2021 Honda Odyssey is Enchanted, with Disney Hookup

A trip to Disneyland is a road trip many families dream about. Pre-COVID, thousands of people made the odyssey every day to the magical park. So, it is fitting to learn that the Honda Odyssey, a popular family hauler, has been the Official Vehicle of Disneyland Resort for 15 years. Now, Honda is launching an …

a red 2021 Sienna minivan in a desert landscape
Tips, Tricks & Trends

2020 Minivans Worth Your Attention

While SUVs have become more and more popular as family vehicles, nothing quite beats the spaciousness of having a minivan. Once old and outdated, new vans can have just as much luxury as any SUV or sedan, and they are still competitors in the market. To many people, a van might always be your standard …

a silver 2021 Honda driving down a treelined road
Autos

Why Does Everyone Love the Honda Odyssey?

I’ve got a mystery to solve. You could say I’m going on a quest, or an Odyssey rather because it’s time to figure out what’s so great about the Honda Odyssey. More and more of these vans are popping up around town being driven by men and women who chose the Odyssey over trucks and …

2008 silver Honda Odyssey driving on a scenic road
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Unforgettable 2008 Honda Odyssey

Maybe you remember the 2008 Honda Odyssey for its peeling paint. Or maybe for all of the reliable miles it gave you. Either way, the 2008 Honda Odyssey may be a minivan––but it was unforgettable. It’s even a great used car today that gives you a lot of family-friendly minivan amenities for a bargain price. …

a silver top trim HR-V driving fast on a scene road by the shore
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Honda HR-V’s Most Misleading Trim Level

The Honda HR-V compact crossover SUV is like a smaller version of the CR-V. Like the Honda CR-V, the HR-V is designed to be a practical point A to point B mover of people and stuff. And in general it does its job. Like many others in the Honda lineup, the HR-V crossover SUV comes …

black on black Toyota Sienna driving in a neighborhood
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2020 Toyota Sienna Isn’t One of the Safest Minivans

The International Institute for Highway Safety rated the 2020 safest minivans according to the results several different tests. Numerous crash tests are performed. Additionally, LATCH system tests are done and headlight ratings given. Despite the Toyota Sienna’s reputation, it didn’t make it into the top 3––or even 4––rated minivans for 2020 IIHS safety. The 2020 …

white 2021 Sienna minivan diving on a dirt road
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Wisely and Slow the Minivan Doth Go

Back in the 1980s, Chrysler wasn’t doing so hot. Enter the first American minivan. In 1983 the Dodge Caravan and the Plymouth Voyager “transformed mobility for the suburban American family,” according to Business Insider. The minivan quickly became a nationwide family favorite. Even though they’ve taken a luxurious stowable back seat to crossover SUVs as …