You’ll also enjoy up to 38.4 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats occupied and 148.5 cubic feet with all seats folded. To put that in perspective, a competitor like the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country only offers 33 and 143.8, respectively. Of course, the interior is as versatile as it is spacious thanks to the following flexibility features:
Multi-Functional Second-Row Center Seat: Just pull down a lever to move the second-row center seat forward to create extra space and easier third-row access.
Wide-Mode Second-Row Seats: Once you’re moving, move the second-row outboard seats 1.5 inches to each side to provide more passenger space.
Third-Row Magic Seat: Flips into below-the-floor storage bins to provide a cavernous cargo area in seconds.
Minivans used to look somewhat Spartan on the inside, but the 2016 Honda Odyssey has helped change that. Expected standard features include cruise control, power windows, and a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink system, as well as the following upper-level technologies:
You’ll also find a stunning 8-inch multi-informational display to take in all relevant data with ease, and entertainment will come through a 240-watt audio system that boasts seven speakers and an integrated subwoofer. The Sienna, in contrast, only comes with a four-speaker sound system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, while the Town & Country, despite starting at a higher price, makes do with a 6.5-inch display and six-speaker audio system.
HondaVac: This industry-first built-in vacuum sits in the trunk of the vehicle, with a long reach allowing you to access each row in order to clean up the interior in a flash. You won’t find this feature in either the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country or the 2016 Toyota Sienna.
Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System: The kids will be entertained for hours when you let them play DVDs or game consoles through the Odyssey’s available 16.2?inch rear screen.
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System: Receive turn-by-turn directions to make missed exits and late meetings a thing of the past. Voice recognition comes as standard to let you input info on the go, and Honda HD Digital Traffic is fitted to make sure you stay ahead of unexpected gridlock.
The 2016 Honda Odyssey’s status as the best minivan of 2016 has been cemented by a slew of industry awards, including:
Additionally, the Odyssey managed to prove wrong the notion that minivans never fare well in crash tests. After testing by the IIHS, it was awarded 2016 Top Safety Pick status.*** Neither the 2016 Toyota Sienna nor the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country managed to match its results, which is troubling in models that bill themselves as family vehicles.
If you’re looking for the best minivan of 2016, your search won’t be complete until you’ve taken a test drive in the 2016 Honda Odyssey. To do just that, or for any further information, simply pay a visit to your closest Metro Milwaukee Dealers location.