Base Versus Loaded: 2011 Honda Odyssey

Reviews I By John Beltz Snyder I August 03, 2011

Minivans are supposed to be functional. It comes as no surprise, then, that the Honda Odyssey offers a lot of extra goodies beyond the base minimum. Most of the options are included as trim levels, but this vehicle also offers up a host of accessories to tailor it to your very specific lifestyle.

We stopped short of adding on a lot of redundancies (really, who needs all three styles of cargo boxes, and carriers for bikes, skis, snowboards, surfboards, and kayaks?), and tried to focus on unique options that don’t get in the way of each other—like the tent that attaches to the back of the car. That’s just smart shopping.
 
Anyway, take a look below at the difference between the entry model and the full-to-the-gills Honda Odyssey. Make sure to let us know how you would option yours.
 
Base
 
Price: $28,075 (Honda Odyssey LX) + $810 (destination and handling) = $28,885
 
Loaded
 
Price: $43,525 (Honda Odyssey Touring Elite) + $5385 (accessories) + $810 (destination and handling) = $49,720
 
What Does $20,835 Buy?
 
Technical Features
 
– 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
 
Interior Features
 
– Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
– Blind Spot Information System
– Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition, FM Traffic and Multi-View Rear Camera
– Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with HDMI Technology
– 650-Watt AM/FM/CD/Hard Disk Drive (HDD) 15-GB Memory Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers, Including Subwoofer and 5.1 Surround Sound Theater Mode
– USB Audio Interface
– XM Radio
– Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
– Interface Dial with Scrolling and Multi-Line Display
– Programmable Multi-Information Display (MID)
– Leather-Trimmed Interior
– Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
– Heated Front Seats
– Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
– Cruise Control
– Programmable Power Door and Tailgate Locks
– Multi-Function 2nd-Row Center Seat
– One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat® with Folding Center Armrest
– Integrated Sunshades (2nd and 3rd-rows)
– Steering Wheel-Mounted Navigation, Phone, Audio and Cruise Controls
– Driver’s Seat with 10-Way Power Adjustment including Power Lumbar Support with Two-Position Memory
– Passenger’s Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment
– Removable Front Center Console with Storage and Flip-Up Trash Bag Ring
– Cool Box
– Conversation Mirror with Sunglasses Holder
– 15 Beverage Holders
– Floor Mats (All Rows)
– Three 12-Volt Power Outlets
– 115-Volt Power Outlet (3rd-Row)
– Maintenance Minder System
– HomeLink® Remote System
– Exterior Temperature Indicator
– Compass
 
Exterior Features
 
– Body-Colored Parking Sensors (Front/Rear)
– 18" Alloy Wheels
– High-Intensity Discharge Headlights (HID) with Auto On/Off
– Power Tailgate
– Power Moonroof
– Power Sliding Doors
– 235/60 R18 102T All-Season Tires
– Heated Power Side Mirrors with Integrated Turn Indicators
– Memory-Linked Side Mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt-Down
 
Exterior Accessories
 
Wheel Locks – $82
Bike Attachment, Upright – $187
Mid-Size Roof Box – $578
Tent – $382
Roof Rails – $210
Cross Bars – $163
Hood Air Deflector – $198
Splash Guards – $72
Moonroof Visor – $153
Door Visors – $252
Body Side Molding – $205
Door Edge Guards – $55
Hitch Ball – $15
Trailer Hitch Kit – $936
 
Interior Accessories
 
All Season Floor Mats – $199
Cargo Tray – $93
Cargo Management/Organizer – $150
Cargo Net – $62
Cargo Mat, Folding – $99
First Aid Kit – $39
Second-Row Seat Covers – $265
Third Row Seat Covers – $199
Door Sill Garnish – $244
 
Electronic Accessories
 
Honda Remote Engine Starter System – $481
 

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