2008 Honda Odyssey vs. Its Competition

2008 Honda Odyssey LX
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

There are not many minivans, crossovers, or SUVs that drive as well as the sporty Mazda 5.

The 2008 Honda Odyssey comes close, even though it is a larger vehicle than the Mazda.

If you don't need the extra room or want a less expensive minivan, then the Mazda 5 is worth a test drive.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2008 Honda Odyssey melds everyday practicality with fun-to-drive.
9.0
The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans.
7.6
You'll find the 2008 Hyundai Entourage at the intersection of Practical St. and Value Ave.
7.0
Provided you don't expect too much of a zoom-zoom feel, the 2008 Mazda Mazda5 is one of the few good choices for buyers looking for minivan spaciousness in a vehicle that's especially fuel-efficient and maneuverable.
7.6
The 2008 Toyota Sienna minivan does almost everything right for the family, with a roomy, functional interior and great ride comfort, but there’s not a lot of personality.
MSRP From    
$25,860$28,550$23,995$17,995$24,440
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6N/AGas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Minivan2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD MinivanN/A2WD Minivans
Style Name    
5-Door LX4-Door SE FWD4-Door Wagon GLS4-Door Wagon Manual Sport5-Door 7-Pass Van CE FWD (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
777N/A7
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door5 Door MinivanN/A5 Door Reg WB
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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