The Honda Odyssey just had a total redesign for the 2018 model year. That means that cosmetic changes are less drastic for 2023, but there are still some incremental updates. Unfortunately, one feature you cannot expect this year is the built-in HondaVac system which has been discontinued due to a supplier issue.
Comparing Odyssey Trims
Don’t worry, however. The Odyssey still maintains a long list of family-friendly technologies that make it one of the top-performing minivans on the road. We’re here to help you figure out which 2023 Honda Odyssey is right for you.
The 2023 Honda Odyssey LX starts at $37,340 and is equipped with a V6 engine that gives the driver up to 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The Odyssey LX may be the base trim, but it comes with safety features that parents will love, including a collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.
The inside has comfort and convenience features that make the Odyssey LX easier and more fun to drive than some previous versions. The infotainment system features an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, and HD radio. Some of the highlights include push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, and seven 160-watt speakers with a subwoofer.
At $40,410, the 2023 Honda Odyssey EX is the choice if you’re really concerned about safety. This trim has the same safety features as the Odyssey LX, plus dynamic guidelines on the rearview camera and the Honda Sensing safety suite that includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert.
The inside includes a lot more luxury features like leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a moonroof, a power liftgate, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Finally, the Odyssey EX introduces smart entry with walk-away auto-lock, so you don’t have to mess with finding the car keys in your bag or purse. Also, you’ll get two more USB ports.
The newest trim for 2023 is the new Sport model, which starts at $41,210. Aesthetic changes include red interior LED lighting and 19-inch alloy wheels, as well as body-colored side sills. Other than that, most other features from the previous trim carry over. There are no performance upgrades in terms of the powertrain.
The 2023 Honda Odyssey Touring starts at $44,450 and immediately sets itself apart with a rear-seat entertainment system with two 10.2-inch displays, and family-friendly features like CabinWatch, CabinTalk, and Cabin Control. These features allow you to easily keep an eye on your family and communicate with them more easily. With the CabinWatch feature, you can check in on what’s happening in the back seat without turning around. A camera in the cabin roof sends a video feed to the in-dash display audio touchscreen.
Other features include a 115-volt household-style power outlet, a thrid-row USB port, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a hands-free tailgate. For safety and convenience, front and rear parking sensors and a satellite-linked navigation system are included as standard features.
Naturally, the 2023 Honda Odyssey Elite will be the most luxurious and most expensive option. It starts at $49,470 and is definitely worth the money. Drivers will be happy to know that the Odyssey Elite adds acoustic glass on the sliding door windows to greatly reduce outside noise. That also makes this trim perfect for someone who frequently travels on the highway.
Additionally, the Odyssey Elite has heated and ventilated front seats, so you and your front passenger are comfortable in any weather. Further, the trim comes with a 550-watt premium audio system with 11 speakers, including a subwoofer. On top of this, you’ll get navigation built-in, a Wi-FI hotspot, and parking sensors in the front and rear. And finally, there’s blue LED interior ambient lighting.