Although not advancing the art of the minivan, the 2014 Honda Odyssey works as an easy driver and comfortable ride for the family.
The Honda Odyssey, a model launched in 1994, now in its fourth generation.
Read more about the 2014 Honda Odyssey.
The only engine available for the Odyssey is this 3.5-liter V-6, which produces 248 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.
The Odyssey comes in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Touring Elite. The model shown here is the Touring Elite trim.
Power sliding doors come standard on the Odyssey at all trim levels.
The Odyssey is a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
Styling down the side of the Odyssey gives it a modern touch.
The third row seats fold flat into the floor for a massive cargo area.
As a signature feature, the Odyssey comes with a built-in vacuum cleaner in the Touring Elite trim.
Power adjustable captain's chairs make comfortable seating for driver and front passenger.
The middle row can serve as a bench, or as two individual seats with the fold-down console.
Access to the third row is not bad.
The Touring Elite trim Odyssey comes with this 16.2-inch super-widescreen rear seat entertainment system.
The driving character of the Odyssey is very simple, in keeping with its mission.
Electric power steering is well-tuned and offers a good turning radius.
A six-speed automatic is the only transmission available.
Honda's stack of controls and screens are a bit messy, with different display types and user interfaces.
The hard drive-stored maps on the navigation system are easy to read, and show in both perspective and plan views.
The navigation system uses traffic data to route around bad traffic.
On the upper LCD, drivers can access the music library interface for devices connected through the USB port.
The touchscreen midway up the stack also offers audio controls, such as choosing the audio source.
Rather than a music library interface, the touchscreen lets drivers choose albums or folders in a sequential format.
A back-up camera is an essential safety feature in the Odyssey.
Join CNET for an exclusive interview with Google Lunar XPrize teams
Five representatives from the finalist Milestone teams told us how they plan to get to the moon and win $30 million next year. Catch up on this exclusive CNET event.