The Good Voice command for phone and music selection and the best rear-seat entertainment system in the business highlight the 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite. Honda employs three-stage cylinder deactivation for fuel saving. Rear seats easily fold flat into the floor.
The Bad The navigation system does not show 3D maps and does not seem to dynamically route around bad traffic.
The Bottom Line The 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite combines easy drivability with a very advanced rear-seat entertainment system, making for an excellent multiuse family hauler.
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Long suffering from the stigma of being boring suburban family haulers, a symbol of a sedentary life, Japanese automakers are injecting new energy into the segment, turning the old minivan into a 21st-century living room on wheels. We recently spent time with a, got a sneak peek at the , and now have gotten our hands on a 2011 Honda Odyssey, in Touring Elite trim.
Although still relying on its 3.5-liter V-6 under the hood, Honda upped the power over the previous model a little bit, and went from a five- to a six-speed automatic. Bigger changes come in the cabin tech and the exterior styling, with some hand-me-down electronics from the Acura brand.