For four of the last five years, the Honda Odyssey has claimed the coveted KBB Minivan Best Buy Award. It comes as no surprise, then, to learn that the Odyssey also has swept the Minivan category of the KBB Best Resale Value Awards for the last two years.
For a glimpse into the Odyssey's winning formula, we turn to our Best Buy write-up of Honda's sophisticated family hauler: "What makes the Odyssey so good? It all starts with the minivan essentials: a solid chassis, seats for eight, a pair of sliding side doors, a spacious cargo area and cupholders galore. And of course, the 2019 Honda Odyssey is loaded with safety features. There are LATCH accommodations for up to five child safety seats, and a suite of eight standard airbags includes a pair of curtain airbags that offer side-impact head-protection for all three rows of seats. Also noteworthy: Honda Sensing is standard on almost all Odysseys. Besides active cruise control and collision-mitigation braking, this safety suite includes forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and road-departure migration."
Continues our report: "Versatility is perhaps best highlighted by the Odyssey's Magic Slide second row, which features outboard seats that can be moved side to side or fore/aft. This allows parents to separate squabbling siblings or use the seats as a traditional full-width bench that's remarkably comfortable for three."
More goodness: The Odyssey - available with a handy onboard vacuum and an interior camera that lets parents keep an eye on a rear-facing baby seat - is a pleasure to drive on meandering roads, which is no small feat for such a large and spacious vehicle. With all these virtues backed by an excellent reputation for reliability, the 2019 Honda Odyssey is projected to have the highest resale value in its minivan class.