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2007 Honda Odyssey

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2007 Honda Odyssey Review

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Dads will tell you the best vehicle to transport the wife and kids is a big, burly SUV, but Moms know better. Despite its less-than-macho image, the minivan is still the best family transport ever invented. Large sliding side doors make for quick and easy exits, while a low and level cargo floor means minimal muscle is required when loading. If a minivan is in your future, there are a number of makes to choose from, and at the top of that list is the Honda Odyssey. Revered for its spacious interior, powerful engine, comfortable ride and exceptional safety rating, the Odyssey leaves little room for criticism. About the only deterrent to purchasing an Odyssey may be its high price and limited availability.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you'd rather be driving a nice sedan but you have a family, a dog and a load of luggage to haul on vacation, the new Odyssey makes for a livable compromise. With all its nifty features, some of your friends may even think it's cool.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you don't like the traditional minivan look, about the only choices left are Nissan's spacey Quest or the sporty Dodge Grand Caravan. Bargain shoppers may be put off by the high price tag and limited ability to deal.

What's Significant About This Car?

New standard features for 2007 include a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a tire pressure monitor and center-pocket coin holder.

Driving the Odyssey

Driving Impressions One of the goals of every new minivan is to deliver a car-like driving experience. If the car in that comparison is a large sedan, the Odyssey succeeds on some...

levels and comes close on others. With plenty of horsepower and usable torque, the Odyssey moves quickly from a stop and easily merges with traffic. Once moving, the ride is smooth and well-controlled, even if rougher roads don't go unnoticed. While few will call its performance inspiring, the Odyssey brakes and corners with a capability some may find surprisingly good for a vehicle of its proportions, and the strong engine can get you quickly back to cruising speed.

In-Floor Storage
A carpeted panel in the floor in front of the second-row seat lifts to reveal a compartment big enough to swallow the available eighth seat. When you need the room for something else, an optional Lazy Susan makes it easy to access items that might otherwise require a reach.

Run-Flat Tire System
Not only will Michelin's PAX tire system let you drive safely up to 125 miles without air in the tire, we thought the Odyssey Touring model we drove featuring the system actually rode smoother than the models on the standard tires.

2007 Honda Odyssey Details
Interior

There are plenty of innovations worth noting inside the Odyssey, as well as a couple of surprises. Honda engineers have made the third-row seat more accessible, thanks to sliding second-row seats. The third-row seat is also split on a 60/40 bias and very easy to fold flat into the floor. The second row features power windows plus optional twin captain's chairs and an auxiliary eighth seat that stores neatly, when not needed, in a new in-floor storage compartment.

Exterior
2007 Honda Odyssey photo

Rather than pushing beyond the expected limits of minivan styling, the third-generation Odyssey emerges as a refined version of its former self. Honda's designers have conceived an Odyssey that is both sleeker and more sophisticated than the previous generation. Perhaps because of added width, it also seems to have a more secure visual stance. Appealing features such as available power sliding side doors and a power rear liftgate bolster the Odyssey's desirability.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Every Odyssey (LX, EX, EX with Leather and Touring) includes the disappearing third-row seat, in-floor storage, CD player and cruise control. Standard safety features include frontal and side airbags up front, three-row side-curtain airbags and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control. The standard 3.5-liter VTEC engine gives way to a similar, higher-mileage i-VTEC engine in the top two models.

Optional Equipment

Features available only on select trim levels or as stand-alone options include the stowable eighth seat, removable Lazy Susan storage system, leather seating, power sliding doors, six-disc in-dash CD player, 360-watt stereo, higher-mileage i-VTEC engine, power moonroof, nine-inch rear DVD entertainment center, plus a navigation system with voice recognition and an integrated rearview camera. Available only on the premium Touring model are a power tailgate, memory driver's seat, power adjustable pedals, front and rear parking sensors and a run-flat tire system.

Under the Hood

Until someone drops a V8 into a minivan, the Odyssey's 244-horsepower V6 is the most powerful engine in the class (although the Nissan Quest offers nearly as much horsepower and more torque). The Odyssey's 3.5-liter V6 is a solid piece of work. Strong, quiet and fairly fuel-efficient in this class, its performance attributes are only enhanced by its bulletproof service and repair history.

3.5-liter V6
244 horsepower @ 5750 rpm
240 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5000 rpm (LX and EX), 240 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm (EX-L and Touring)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/25 (LX and EX), 19/26 (EX-L and Touring)

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2007 Honda Odyssey Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 698 Ratings for the 2005 - 2010 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

I have loved my Honda Odyssey.

By on Friday, May 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,700

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "sliding doors,automatic trunk, heated seats, DVD"

Cons: "not 4-wheel drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The Honda Odyssey has been a great car for me and my family. The 2 back passenger-sliding doors keep your passengers and children from banging their doors into the cars parked next to you. They also open and close automatically from my keys and from inside of the car. The windows are big and allow sunshine in as well as everyone to get great viewing from inside of the car. The 4 headsets for the DVD player keep everyone happy as well as the 6 disk player and the awesome seat warmers for the colder weather. The automatic trunk opener and closer comes in very handy, too. Because we live in Wisconsin and the Odyssey is not a 4-wheel drive car I am forced to look for a car that has 4-wheel drive."

Love my Odyssey

By on Thursday, May 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 208,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Extremely reliable"

Cons: "maybe, maybe not the Pax (run flat) tires"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought it when it was a year old. Nothing but great things to say about this car. Rides great, performs well, holds a ton! I have 208,000 miles on it. Hope to get another 100,000. Would definitely buy another one."

Very good condition, no mechanical problems

By on Thursday, May 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "has been a great car, no defects at all"

Cons: "can't think of any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Single owner, has had good care, interior good, tires good, has not eve needed anything but minor repair, good mileage, everything functions, only selling because of different needs"

You'll get your money's worth from Honda Odyssey!

By on Monday, May 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Carries people & their things in stylish comfort."

Cons: "No cons. It's perfect for the growing family."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This van has served us so well in so many ways. The perfect vehicle for raising two kids, especially if they are a little older. The leather looks great and has held up well. The van has taken everyone and everything anywhere and everywhere without any hiccups. It is more solid than the other brands of vans, with it's insulated doors, door seals and engineering it is also the quietest riding. I could go on and on about the Honda Odyssey and how well it has served us in every respect a family of four could demand of it but then you'd never get to read this!"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Outstanding comfort, stability, dependability

By on Thursday, April 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, roomy, great accesibility all around"

Cons: "Second row seating a bit hard to remove"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Excellent automobile in all areas. Minimal maintenance. Highly dependable. Meets every need in transportation services."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I love this car

By on Monday, April 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,843

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Substancial and comfortable for all seven occupant"

Cons: "few problems except air conditioning"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have found this van to be very comfortable and easy to drive, I did find a bit of sway when on mountain curves. That is really the only time I feel like I am driving a van as opposed to a smaller vehicle. I get complements by anyone who is my passenger with the over all look, style and comfort of the van. I have had very few and minor repairs, other than regular upkeep items until this year. My air conditioner went out so I had it repaired but then it failed again after a short (still in warentee for the part) time and it was replaced. Now it is out again outside of warentee. A bit irritating. but this is really the only real issue I have had with this vehicle."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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