03. 2011 Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey minivan was completely redesigned for the 2011 model year, elevating an already segment-leading people mover into an even more appealing high capacity hauler. The new Honda Odyssey has had its sheet metal nipped, tucked and stretched so as to up its style quotient considerably, and a longer and wider platform translates into increased interior room for both passengers (up to eight) and gear (as much as 148 cubic feet). The Honda minivan also offers considerable luxury for buyers who elect to purchase the top-of-the-line Touring Elite trim, which comes with items such as HID headlights, a high definition video entertainment system, a navigation system and heated leather seats.
Each 2011 Honda Odyssey is powered by a V-6 engine that wrings 248 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque from its 3.5-liters of displacement. Depending upon which trim level is ordered, the Odyssey offers either a five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission, with the latter posting fuel economy that is a full 1-mpg better for each respective measure (19-mpg city / 28-mpg highway).