2019 Honda Odyssey: A Trim Comparison
The 2019 Honda Odyssey had a total redesign for the 2018 model year. That means that cosmetic changes are less drastic for 2019, but there are still some incremental updates.
Don’t worry, however. The Odyssey still maintains a long list of family-friendly technologies that make it one of the top-performing minivans on the road. We’re here to help you figure out which 2019 Honda Odyssey is right for you.
The 2019 Honda Odyssey LX starts at $30,190 and is equipped with a V6 engine that gives the driver up to 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The Odyssey LX may be the base trim, but it comes with safety features that parents will love, including Vehicle Stability Assist (to help drivers remain in control) and a multi-angle rearview camera.
The inside has comfort and convenience features that make the Odyssey LX easier and more fun to drive than some previous versions. Some of the highlights include push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, SMS text message function, and seven 160-watt speakers with a subwoofer.
At $34,160, the 2019 Honda Odyssey EX is the choice if you’re really concerned about safety. This trim has the same safety features as the Odyssey LX, plus dynamic guidelines on the rearview camera and the Honda Sensing safety suite.
Honda Sensing is a great addition because it includes a collision mitigation braking system, a road departure mitigation system, forward collision warnings, and lane departure warnings. The Odyssey EX also comes with the added safety of the blind spot information system.
The inside includes a lot more features for audio and connectivity like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrations. SiriusXM Radio and HD radio are also included. All your apps and information can be accessed with an eight-inch display with high resolution and touchscreen controls. Finally, the Odyssey EX introduces smart entry with walk away auto-lock so you don’t have to mess with finding the car keys in your bag or purse.
The 2019 Honda Odyssey EX-L starts at $37,710 and includes a few more features that may make it more appealing for some parents. The standout is a programmable tailgate height so you can customize it for your preferred accessibility and reach. Some other features include a HomeLink remote system, an automatic-dimming rearview mirror, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
To further make the Odyssey EX-L a little more luxurious, the cabin interior has leather-trimmed seats. You’ll be a stylish parent, for sure. Navigation, a rear entertainment system, and an in-car PA system are all available at this trim. However, it may make more sense to simply purchase a higher trim level where these features come standard.
The 2019 Honda Odyssey Touring starts at $44,760 and immediately sets itself apart from the other trims by removing the 9-speed automatic transmission in favor of a 10-speed automatic transmission. Having more gears allows for better gear ratio and optimal engine operation. In short, you’ll have more comfort while driving and less strain on the engine when you step on the gas. The fuel economy remains the same as the previous trims.
The Odyssey Touring also has a few other upgrades that increase convenience and comfort. These include parking sensors in the front and rear and hands-free access to the power tailgate. Parents, specifically, will love the addition of HondaVAC, allowing you to clean up little messes your kids may leave behind. And with the CabinWatch feature, you can check in on what’s happening in the back seat without turning around. A camera in the cabin roof sends a video feed to the in-dash display audio touchscreen.
Naturally, the 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite will be the most luxurious and most expensive option. It starts at $47,070 and is definitely worth the money. Drivers will be happy to know that the Odyssey Elite adds acoustic glass on the sliding door windows to greatly reduce outside noise. That also makes this trim perfect for someone who frequently travels on the highway.
Additionally, the Odyssey Elite has heated and ventilated front seats, so you and your front passenger are comfortable in any weather. Finally, the trim comes with a 550-watt premium audio system with 11 speakers including a subwoofer. You don’t even have to worry about your phone dying from constant streaming, either. A wireless phone charger comes standard.