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2013 Honda Odyssey Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 Honda Odyssey was new.


Interior: 8.5

Most reviewers like the interior of the 2013 Honda Odyssey. They report that all the seats are comfortable, cargo room is generous and the interior features all work well. However, while the Odyssey has a lot of available technology, like a wide-screen rear-seat entertainment system, several reviewers point out that loading up on options can get pricey very quickly.

  • "Odyssey's interior is artfully designed and nicely appointed, with many soft-touch surfaces. The EX-L, Touring, and Elite have leather upholstery, which looks and feels nicer than the cloth in the LX and EX." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The 2013 Honda Odyssey minivan makes the most of its generous interior space, with every inch put to good use." -- Kelley Blue Book


The 2013 Honda Odyssey seats up to eight people in three rows. Most reviewers say the seats are comfortable, particularly in the first two rows. The third row is a little cramped, according to most reviewers, but can still carry adults.

  • "There's enough space in the 3rd row for adults, particularly if the 2nd-row seat is moved forward." -- Consumer Guide
  • "All the seats are comfortable when compared with the competition. The driver's seat sits upright a bit, like in most minivans. The second-row seats are nice and wide, so adults will be comfortable on road trips, and the third row has plenty of room for angst-ridden teens who want to be as far from the parental units as possible." -- Cars.com (2011)
  • "I feel completely comfortable in every seat, save the wider but slightly too-firm middle-row center. In the third row, I'd wish for more thigh support, but the added 1.1 inch of legroom and the more open shoulder environment are welcome." -- Motor Trend (2011)

Interior Features

Standard features in the base Honda Odyssey LX include power windows and doors, Bluetooth, a USB port and a rearview camera. The EX trim adds power sliding doors, a center storage console and a conversation mirror for keeping tabs on rear-seat passengers. EX-L models include leather seats, heated front seats and a power tailgate. The Honda Odyssey Touring comes with navigation and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The top-of-the-line Odyssey Touring Elite has a wide-screen rear-seat entertainment system and blind spot monitoring.

Most reviewers like how many available features the 2013 Honda Odyssey has, but note that moving up the model line means paying substantially more. The majority of reviewers say that the interior technology features work well, but if you load up on tech, the array of buttons on the dash can be overwhelming.

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  • "Climate controls are mounted high and are mostly handy, but while temperature is adjusted with a rotary knob, mode and fan speed are selected with repetitive-step push buttons. The audio system has volume and tuning knobs but tiny, pencil-diameter station-select buttons. Models with navigation use a low-mounted joystick controller, though the images are displayed on a high-mounted, easily read dash screen." -- Consumer Guide
  • "As if a widescreen with dual-screen capabilities and an HDMI port for gaming consoles wasn't entertaining enough, add in the Surround Sound audio and the back of the Odyssey becomes a home theater system on wheels." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Though it's been redesigned, the Odyssey's dash can still be a bit daunting. We counted more than 80 buttons and dials at the driver's command in the range-topping Touring Elite. Fortunately, most of these controls are logically grouped for easier operation, but we found their small labels hard to decipher at a glance." -- Edmunds (2011)
  • "Still, as impressive as all this technology is, keep in mind that much of it is embedded in our lives through things like smartphones. Onboard entertainment systems are attractive, but much of their functionality can be duplicated using DVD players, iPads or phones. Think before you spend." -- Popular Mechanics (2011) 


The 2013 Honda Odyssey has 38.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. The third-row seats fold into the floor, which increases cargo space to 93.1 cubic feet. When the second row seats are removed, the Odyssey has a total of 148.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The Odyssey also has 15 cup holders, a trash bag holder and cubbies for a purse or diaper bag.

With so much space and so many smaller storage compartments, reviewers are pleased with the 2013 Honda Odyssey's cargo-carrying abilities. Several reviewers comment that folding the third row into the floor is very easy.

  • "The 3rd-row seats flip down into a floor well (larger folks can pull on a strap and do it one-handed). The 2nd-row seat backs flip down easily, and if the seats are removed, Honda says a 4x8 sheet of plywood will fit flat on the floor with the tailgate closed. Passengers will find a bounty of cupholders, trays, and storage bins of various sizes, and front-seaters get both upper and lower map pockets. The cooled storage box on the lower part of the dashboard is a nice feature; we wish it were available across the board rather than just the EX-L and above." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The 'Magic Seat' system in the 2013 Honda Odyssey allows for quick and effortless folding of the third-row seats into the floor simply by pulling a strap. While other minivans offer a power-folding third row, Honda's manual system is faster and more satisfying in a do-it-yourself kind of way." -- Kelley Blue Book

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