What Makes the New Honda Odyssey a Good Family Van?

November 11th, 2020 by

New 2021 Honda Odyssey: What to Expect

In 2020, the Honda Odyssey won an award for “Best Buy Minivan.” The redesigned 2021 Honda Odyssey is the ultimate minivan for endless family fun. It includes seating for up to eight, easily accessible to the third row, customizable cargo space and high-tech technology for all. Honda Sensing is offered across all Odyssey trim levels and includes a variety of safety features to keep everyone safe on our Charlotte roadways. The Honda Sensing includes CMBS (Collision Mitigation Braking System), and even RDM (Road Departure Mitigation System).

Ultra-Modern Styling Exterior and Interior Design

The exterior design of the new 2021 Honda Odyssey looks a little different with 19-inch alloy wheels that intensifies the build from the ground up. The new Odyssey features new rear window design that darkens windows for a much sharper look. Introducing LED headlight style combined with a revised front grille, you’ll find the curb appeal for the Odyssey is much improved. All these features combined offer a more compact appearance compared to previous Odyssey model years.

The interior of the new 2021 Odyssey has undergone some updates as well, including the Magic Slide 2nd Row Seats that makes it much easier to move from row to row and more flexible for parents. The Odyssey is spacious and convenient which makes long journeys a breeze. With a leather trimmed interior, parents and families can clean their cars with ease. Honda’s designers knew that kids mean messes, and the Odyssey can accommodate those messes.


Since minivans are typically family cars suited for kids, you don’t have to worry about a dirty car because the 2021 Honda Odyssey includes a HondaVAC. The HondaVAC is a built-in vacuum that makes minor messes so easy to clean up, meaning you can always have a clean car. On-the-go parents will love the features like the HondaVAC because a tidy van means no “judgey” stares while dropping your kids off in the school car-line! Advantageous features include Hands-Free Power Tailgate, Wireless Phone Charger, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and Power Sliding Door, which all make it easier and customizable for families and drivers.

High-Tech Technology

The 2021 Honda Odyssey is Apple and Android friendly to make accessing your phone for directions, text messages and music easier than ever. Staying connected on the road is more important than ever, and the Odyssey makes it safer for you, other drivers, and your passengers. High technology features for the Odyssey includes the Blind Spot Information System, Multi-angle Rearview Camera, and also Snow Mode for snowy conditions. All these high-tech features will keep your family safe and happy on the road.

Introducing Honda Sensing

Each Odyssey is equipped with Honda Sensing, a safety and driver assistance technology package designed to help secure and assist you and your passengers. When applying brake pressure that can result in a frontal crash, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) will help bring Honda to a full stop. If you pass over identified lanes, the Road Departure Mitigation Method (RDM) can be very helpful and secure to keep the driver from exiting the roadway. Honda Sensing is not to be used as a substitute for paying close attention on the road, but it will definitely help keep you safer on the road! After all, they’re called accidents for a reason.

Comparing the 2021 Honda Odyssey to the Competition

Compared to in-market competitors, the benefits of the 2021 Honda Odyssey are numerous. The flexibility, easy access to the third row, built-in vacuum, cabin watch to help you to keep an eye on your passengers and more making it a standout choice for a busy, on-the-go family. Contact us at Hendrick Honda in Charlotte today to learn more about the Odyssey and shop our online inventory. Check our current new specials as well. We’re looking forward to answering your questions and getting you scheduled for a test-drive!