Best Used Minivans: 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey
When Honda redesigned the Odyssey for the 2005 model year, it refined the recipe used for the groundbreaking 1999 model, keeping everything that owners liked about the previous version while adding size, comfort, and new technologies.
Safety remained an Odyssey hallmark, thanks to 5-star ratings for frontal- and side-impact crash tests from the NHTSA and “Good” ratings for those same evaluations from the IIHS. Rear injury protection rated “Marginal” until the 2008 model year, when upgrades produced a “Good” rating for 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Honda also resolved transmission issues, but owners of this third-generation Odyssey consistently complain about the braking and suspension components. Honda recalled a significant number of 2005, 2006 and 2007 Odyssey models for a minor braking system problem. Otherwise, this van is relatively trouble-free.
Inside, the 2005-2010 Odyssey continued to offer its Magic Seat third-row bench, and maximum cargo volume increased to 147.4 cu.-ft. A new luxury-themed Touring model also joined the lineup, offering premium features previously unavailable to Odyssey buyers.
Among the best used minivans, this version of the Odyssey ranks high on the list.