The Odyssey has a space-efficient, box-on-wheels design that still manages to look good from the side. Yet while the side profile is distinct, the Odyssey's front and rear styling is conservative and unremarkable.
Both in front and in back, the Odyssey borrows more design details from Honda's cars than it does from its crossovers like the Pilot. Last year the Odyssey got its sleeker look, with a redesign that included a slightly more arched roofline, brightwork accenting all around, and most notably, the "lightning bolt" hump along the rear window—which adds much-needed design flair and helps, ever slightly, with visibility. Likewise, in front, the small front windows, ahead of the doors, are a functional cue shared with Honda's small cars. Moving around to the back, the rear fender is also a bit more (aerodynamically) sculpted than you might expect for a minivan.