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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
The two front upholders don't fit cans easily
has adult-size room, but seat suffers a short backrest and thin padding
third-row seat [are] more accessible, thanks to sliding second-row seats
Kelley Blue Book
The 2010 Honda Odyssey has an interior that's simple in design, yet well put together with good materials, fit, and finish. As with nearly all minivans today, there's a third-row seat that folds into a deep recess at the back, allowing a flat cargo floor and enough space for up to eight.
The front seats are well bolstered and suitable for long trips. ConsumerGuide calls the front seats "comfortable and supportive" and proclaims the Honda Odyssey's room "ample for large adults" overall. ConsumerGuide also enjoys "a fine driving position," which is "enhanced on Tourings by power-adjustable pedals."
EX, EX, and EX-L models can accommodate eight "thanks to a removable center seat in the second row that can stow into a recessed compartment, which can be used for storage when the seat isn't stowed." Otherwise, kind words are said about the third row; Cars.com claims it has "adult-size room" but suffers from "a short backrest and thin padding." Kelley Blue Book notes "Honda engineers have made the third-row seat more accessible, thanks to sliding second-row seats."
Cars.com points out that the "Lazy Susan under-floor tray holds miscellaneous items in Touring models." Edmunds provides the facts on the Honda Odyssey: "With the third row stowed, the Odyssey offers 91 cubic feet of cargo volume behind its second-row seats." But ConsumerGuide complains that the under-floor compartment "adds extra storage but is not readily accessible." MotherProof has some quibbles about the cup holders as well: "The two front upholders don't fit cans easily....The other two cup holders held the can steady but were difficult to reach."
The 2010 Honda Odyssey promises an especially quiet ride compared to other minivans or family crossover vehicles. ConsumerGuide notes that third-row passengers hear some wind whistle around the tailgate, but the Honda Odyssey "is among the quieter minivans. Engine noise is particularly well subdued."
The 2010 Honda Odyssey is comfortable and spacious—and possibly the most refined minivan—but seating and utility aren't class-leading.