2023 Honda Odyssey Minivan Drops Base Model, Adds Sport Trim

Honda’s Odyssey minivan is finding a new, rather unpredicted-for-a-minivan trim stage for 2023: The Odyssey Sport. Is it basically any sportier than a normal Honda minivan? No, but it is sportier-wanting, which counts for one thing in the ever more design and style-centered minivan segment (that also involves the S-bundle-outfitted Chrysler Pacifica with equivalent blacked-out trim and wheels, the wild-wanting Toyota Sienna, and the pseudo-SUV-ish Kia Carnival).

The Activity slots into the center of the 2023 Odyssey lineup, over the EX and EX-L and down below the Touring and range-topping Elite. (The previously entry-stage LX design has been killed off.) To aid the Sport stand out, Honda gives it Berlina black painted 19-inch wheels and a gloss-black end for the grille, head- and taillight trim, door mirrors, and bumper accents. To aid parents (or, hey, solitary minivan aficionados) come to feel a tiny racier, the interior is slathered in black leather-based with crimson-coloured accent stitching, and Honda matches red-hued ambient lighting and dashboard backlighting for an excess pop of zest at evening.

Past the blackout trim and the freshly obtainable Sonic Grey Pearl paint selection (restricted to the Sport, Touring, and Elite products), the Activity is usually equipped just like an EX-L. That suggests there is a sunroof, power tailgate, eight-way ability-adjustable passenger’s seat, and the Honda Sensing energetic safety suite (adaptive cruise manage, lane-maintain guide, automated unexpected emergency braking with pedestrian detection). The Sport’s visible goodies up its value by $800 around the EX-L, for a total MSRP of $42,505 which include vacation spot expenses.

If you figured the removing of the base LX trim pushes the Odyssey’s price increased, you’re suitable. The the very least-highly-priced Odyssey, the EX, now starts off at $38,635, $900 more than very last year’s EX. For reference, the the very least-highly-priced 2022 Odyssey (the now-dead LX), price just $34,730. There are no noteworthy variations for 2023 that might justify the excess expense, conserve for potentially the new Honda Service Go, which incorporates two several years or 24,000 miles (whichever arrives initially) of scheduled upkeep. At the very least the EX remains as outfitted as it was previous year, earning the powerful rate enhance for that design virtually a wash ($900 for two many years of upkeep?). Other carryover Odyssey trims, from the EX-L to the Touring to the Elite, see their charges rise by $700.

But for van consumers on a price range, the shift in prices northward would not be welcome information, even if it really is in holding with other minivans’ pricing traits. You can’t get a Sienna for much less than $36,555, and Chrysler’s Pacifica now starts at $38,690, suitable up there with the Honda. Only the Kia Carnival bucks the trend, for now, commencing at a still-fair $33,595.

2023 Honda Odyssey Pricing

  • EX: $38,635
  • EX-L: $41,705
  • Sport: $42,505
  • Touring: $45,745
  • Elite: $50,765