The Odyssey is a staple in Honda’s vehicle lineup. This minivan is a practical, dependable family-oriented model that has been a part of Honda’s lineup since 1994 when it launched as this major automaker’s very first minivan. The 2020 Honda Odyssey is sure to impress.

For the 2020 model year, the Honda Odyssey hit the mainstream auto market with a variety of updated, upgraded, and brand-new features that improve its performance and make it more fun—and safer—to drive. 

If you’re in the market for a fun and family-friendly minivan, here are 5 features of the all-new 2020 Honda Odyssey that stand out the most when you test drive this revolutionary minivan model. Keep in mind that these 5 features are based on test drives of the 2020 Honda Odyssey Touring trim level.

1. Not Just for Families

Like most minivans, the Honda Odyssey is renowned as a family-oriented vehicle. There’s nothing wrong with that, as the Odyssey is one of the all-around best family-friendly vehicle models on the current mainstream auto market. 

However, the 2020 Honda Odyssey Touring encourages drivers to look beyond the Odyssey’s long-standing “family car” label and consider this minivan as a more versatile vehicle. While the Honda Odyssey is ideal for families—and its best family-friendly features will be explored later in this post—it is also fun to drive and functional for other drivers—with and without kids.

2. Unbeatable Safety

Safety is key in any modern vehicle—especially when the vehicle in question is designed to be a family-friendly model that’s perfect for transporting your kids to and from their daily activities. 

The 2020 Honda Odyssey is one of the safest vehicle models available on the current auto market. It most recently received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It also comes with a suite of high-tech safety and driver-assistance features. 

The 2020 Odyssey Touring model is equipped with automated emergency braking, blindspot detection, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and more advanced safety features that are designed to keep drivers and passengers alike safe at all times on the road.

3. All-Out Amenities

The 2020 Honda Odyssey Touring may present as a family-friendly minivan, but it’s far from boring. This minivan is decked out with a broad range of amenities that make it more fun to drive. 

In terms of entertainment, the 2020 Odyssey Touring comes with a large touchscreen display screen as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. A second small screen below the Odyssey’s odometer displays important info such as navigation directions right within the driver’s line of sight. Several outlets and USB ports are scattered intentionally around the Odyssey’s three rows of seats to make sure that your and all of your kids’ devices can stay charged and connected while you’re on the go. 

Climate control is another standout amenity of the 2020 Odyssey Touring. This modern minivan comes with an ultra-responsive climate control system that is also equipped with the option to control the air conditioning and heat remotely before you even step foot in the car itself.

4. Family-Friendly Features

The 2020 Honda Odyssey Touring comes with a variety of family-friendly features that make riding in this car with the whole family easier, more convenient, and more enjoyable for everyone involved. 

This minivan comes with a built-in vacuum. The vacuum is powerful and comes with a variety of attachments for sucking stuff up from the most hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your Odyssey’s cabin. It is located in the back of the Odyssey, but its hose is also long enough to reach all the way up to the front of the cabin when needed.

The 2020 Odyssey Touring also comes with an auto-lock feature that is ultra-convenient for busy moms and dads alike. If your hands are full with a baby and bags of groceries when you arrive home, don’t worry about it. The Honda Odyssey Touring locks its own doors with a gentle beep as soon as you get five feet away from the vehicle—but not if your keys are inside. 

Plus, Honda’s 2020 Odyssey Touring comes with an abundance of passenger and cargo space to effortlessly fit your kids, their friends, and all of their sports gear. It is equipped with three rows of seats, the back two of which fold down to open up more cargo space when needed. Even when all three rows of seats are full, the 2020 Odyssey offers an impressive amount of storage space in the back for all of the belongings you need to take with you on the go.

5. Smooth and Quiet Ride

The importance of a smooth and quiet ride cannot be overstated—especially in a family car like the Honda Odyssey. After all, there are few things more frustrating than finally getting the baby to sleep just to have them jolted awake a few minutes later by a particularly nasty speed bump in the road. 



Fortunately, the 2020 Honda Odyssey does not feel bulky on the road and its steering and braking systems are easy to control smoothly. Its cabin is ultra-quiet and does not absorb any bumps in the road while you drive. No matter how smooth or rough the road is, drivers and passengers alike inside the cabin of the 2020 Honda Odyssey Touring can enjoy a smooth and quiet, bump-free ride. 

The 2020 Honda Odyssey Touring offers the best of all worlds. It is a dependable, reliable, family-oriented minivan that is also surprisingly fun to drive and easy and smooth to control on the road. It’s a solid choice for families and single drivers alike.  Visit the Escondido Auto Park to test drive a new Honda Odyssey today!