2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Road Test & Review
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite: Introduction
The 2011 Honda Odyssey is like the superhero of minivans. How so? Well, it is able to avoid treacherous juice box spills in a single bound thanks to its built-in waste basket and can easily accommodate 8 weight loss reality TV show sized North Americans, all the while offering more driver enjoyment than most any other family SUV or minivan ever created.
It also can act as a proven shield of protection for your family as evidenced by its full five star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA and the “Top Safety Pick” label it received from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. No other minivan can boast this level of commitment to occupant safety. Lastly, if you are unable to control your reproductive, urges you can take heart knowing that it is the only vehicle on the market that can easily fit five full-size car seats.
Pricing for the 2011 Honda Odyssey starts from just $28,045 for an LX model all the way up to $43,250 for a fully loaded Touring Elite model like the one tested here. There are three trim level choices (EX, EX-L, Touring) in between at various more affordable price points so there is an Odyssey out there for most any family budget.
The 2011 Honda Odyssey may just appear on the outside to be a Clark Kent-like minivan but from behind the wheel, it offers all the driving fun of a well-engineered family sedan. Some have questioned the styling logic of the “Z” shaped character line along the sides but we suspect that this is a sign from Zeus that this Herculean minivan is truly descended from the Gods.