When you find out you’re having a baby, your nesting instincts kick in. You start preparing for a life spent more at home than out with friends. You might move from an apartment to a house that has more space for raising a family. And you may come to the realization that you need a bigger car.
But a minivan like the 2021 Honda Odyssey? Ugh. Gross. What’re you, your parents? Take it from a father of four, you need a minivan. It will save your back when you’re loading babies and toddlers into reverse-facing child safety seats — remember, they are lightest on the day you take them home for the first time. It will save apologies when your child throws open the door and dings the vehicle next to yours — remember, this doesn’t happen with a minivan’s sliding doors. It will easily accommodate Grandma and Grandpa — remember, they’re going to be visiting far more often. And it will haul more cargo than even the largest full-size SUV while returning the gas mileage of a mid-size crossover. So yeah, you might not want a minivan. But you probably need one. And there is good reason to make it a 2021 Honda Odyssey.