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2017 Honda Odyssey Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Honda Odyssey was new.


Interior: 8.8

The 2017 Honda Odyssey's cabin is filled with soft-touch materials, and it is solidly built compared to some competitors. It has a versatile interior and family-friendly features such as a built-in vacuum and multifunction second-row seats. The front seats are comfortable, and the second row is roomy. The climate and audio controls have a straightforward arrangement, and there are many small-item storage spaces throughout the cabin.

  • "You'd be hard-pressed to find another vehicle that matches the Odyssey's carrying capability. Sliding doors and low step-in height give Odyssey the advantage over similar three-row crossover SUVs. When loading children and car seats, it's no contest." -- Edmunds
  • "Honda's 2016 Odyssey minivan may be the most flexible vehicle a family can own. It not only can accommodate up to eight passengers, the ingenious second row can be configured to host three child booster seats. There's also an available in-car vacuum for when Cheerios and Goldfish escape tiny hands." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "The most notable difference between the Odyssey and its competitors is its interior build quality. The seats, dash, storage compartments and trim in the Odyssey are all surprisingly well-constructed. Every surface in the Odyssey looks and feels sturdy." -- Autotrader (2016)


The base 2017 Odyssey seats seven in three rows, while higher trims seat up to eight. Power-adjustable front seats are standard, and leather upholstery, heated front seats and multifunction second-row seats are optional. The multifunction second row includes a middle seat that can slide forward and a wide mode that allows the outboard seats to slide to the side to increase shoulder room. The front seats are comfortable, and the driver's seat is well-placed for accessing the center stack controls. The second row is wide enough to keep adults comfortable on long journeys. The middle seat can slide forward to place a child in a safety seat within parents' reach, or it can be removed altogether to make an aisle to the third row. The third row offers a decent amount of room.

  • "The seats are great for long-haul comfort. There's not a lot of lateral support, but this isn't a vehicle that will have you seeking backroads anyway." -- Edmunds
  • "The driver's seat and driving position are comfortable and commanding, and the controls are understandable and within easy reach." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "It can seat six adults in comfort, eight in a pinch with an easy-to-access third row." -- Boston Globe (2014)

Interior Features

The 2017 Honda Odyssey comes standard with a rearview camera, a seven-speaker audio system, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a USB port and an 8-inch infotainment display. Optional features include power sliding doors, tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a rear-seat entertainment system, the HondaVAC built-in vacuum, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 12-speaker surround-sound system, and an upgraded dual-screen infotainment system with navigation. Available driver assistance features include front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and Honda's LaneWatch passenger-side blind-spot camera.

The physical buttons for climate and audio controls are intuitively arranged. The rear-seat entertainment system and surround-sound system provide home theater-like quality, and the HondaVAC is a useful tool for keeping the Odyssey clean.

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  • "What better way to take a little piece of home on the road than with a first-class home-theater experience. Don't like movies? Use the HDMI port for gaming consoles or toss the wireless headsets and let the Dolby 5.1 surround-sound system convert the Odyssey into a mini rolling concert hall." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "The large touchscreen … serves as a rearview camera display and provides access to audio system controls, including popular apps like Pandora. The remaining controls are sensibly arranged and clearly labeled in a way that makes everything very user-friendly." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "[The built-in vacuum cleaner] has enough strength to remove all the spilled sand from feet, towels, chairs, and umbrellas after a day at the beach." -- Boston Globe (2014)


With 38.4 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third row, 93.1 cubic feet behind the second row, and 148.5 cubic feet behind the front row, the 2017 Odyssey offers more cargo space than nearly every competitor. The third-row seats are easy to fold into the floor, but the second-row seats are heavy and must be removed from the Odyssey to fully use all available cargo space. There are also numerous small-item storage spaces throughout the cabin, including an optional built-in cooler. A power liftgate is available.

  • "The smartly designed cabin accommodates people and cargo with equal effectiveness. Superbly flexible seating layout makes the Odyssey highly configurable. … Tremendously flexible seating arrangement and 145.8 cubic feet of space behind the first row offer room to transport virtually anything." -- Edmunds
  • "The 2016 Honda Odyssey uses every part of its generous interior space. The 3rd-row 'Magic Seat' splits 60/40, folding into the floor with one pull. … If you need small-item storage, there are bins aplenty, and we lost track of how many cup and bottle holders there are." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "Stowage space aside, the Odyssey's cabin boasts numerous cupholders, a removable center console with a trash bag holder and a beverage cooler located at the bottom of the dashboard." -- Left Lane News (2016)

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