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The 2020 Honda Odyssey Has Some Quirky Family-Friendly Features

The 2020 Honda Odyssey offers a comfortable cabin and plenty of space which is what you’d expect in a minivan. A cool ride? Maybe not. But if you’re looking for a family vehicle? The 2020 Honda Odyssey is hard to beat.

Features you don’t see every day

The Honda Odyssey can seat up to eight passengers and offers some innovative features that any family would appreciate in a vehicle.

There’s a rear-seat video feed so the kids can be monitored by parents. There’s also an in-cabin PA system so the driver can clearly be heard by third-row passengers. There’s an available feature called HondaVAC which is an in-vehicle vacuum. Anyone with children of any age knows just how convenient it would be to have a vacuum already there in the vehicle and accessible.

The 2021 models of the Odyssey gets even better. There are added standard safety features and the second row of seats fold flat to make things easier.

What else makes the 2020 Honda Odyssey great?

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A finalist in U.S. News’ 2020 Best Minivan for Families list, the 2020 Honda Odyssey blends an abundance of cargo and passenger space with strong safety and reliability ratings. It also has positive reviews from industry experts and consumers alike.

The Odyssey provides great value. More than just a shuttle for families, the Odyssey offers an interior that’s upscale and comfortable which you don’t find a lot in its class. There’s a lot of space in both the second and third rows, and the seats are really comfy. 

You get the Magic Slide seats in the second row starting with the EX trim. They glide front to back and side to side to allow for number configurations for great comfort and convenience. While the exterior is stylish, the interior is quiet and offers a low-load floor makes loading cargo easier and offers more space.

There’s also an abundance of great tech both for entertainment and safety. With the exception of the base trim, you get an 8-inch touchscreen for the Display Audio infotainment system. Its software configuration lets you customize the menu and connect to your smartphone through Bluetooth, Android Auto, or Apple CarPlay. The higher trims also offer a rear-seat entertainment system with streaming apps included.

On top of all that? The engine is powerful and the ride is pretty smooth. It handles almost like a car.

One of the best minivans in 2020

The 2020 Honda Odyssey was second place on MotorTrend’s list of the best minivans to buy in 2020. The team at MotorTrend liked a lot of the minivan’s features.

They liked that the Honda Odyssey is both practical for families of all sizes and pleasant to drive. The MT team described the Odyssey as handling well for its size. Offering a smooth ride and more than adequate powertrain, road trips are comfortable and convenient.

The team also liked the wealth of useful technologies that Honda packed into the Odyssey. The on-board vacuum makes clean up jobs easier and faster. The on-board PA-system would be popular with most parents, allowing them to be heard over the din of voices in three rows of vehicle. With the camera that allows a clear view of the second and third row of seats, it’s an ideal family vehicle.

The 2021 models, according to MT, will bring multiple new updates including significant new standard safety features like adaptive cruise control and auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The new safety features will put the Odyssey on par with the rest of the Honda lineup. The second-row seats will fold flat in the 2021 models for removal and greater convenience.

One of the best minivans on the market today, the 2020 Honda Odyssey blends cargo space, comfort, performance, and style. It also offers great value.