On the outside the 2021 Odyssey has a new face with a restyled grille and bumper and updated headlights. The changes at the rear are barely noticeable with the biggest change being a new black trim under the window. The Odyssey Touring trim level gets new 19-inch wheels, while the Odyssey Elite rides on new machined and painted Shark Gray 19-inch alloy wheels.
Inside the second-row seats now fold nearly flat. Odyssey EX and higher trim levels get restyled seats and new tri-color floor mats, while EX-L and above trim levels receive and power lumbar support for the front passenger seat and contrast seat stitching. The Odyssey Touring and Elite trim levels also get new piano black trim on the dash, doors and front door handles.
To make sure you don’t forget a kid or pet in the back seats, there’s a new rear seat reminder system, which can be integrated with the CabinWatch viewing system. The CabinTalk and CabinWatch systems can now be used simultaneously.
The Honda Sensing safety suite has also been upgraded with Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Pedestrian Emergency Braking and Traffic Sign Recognition.
The 2021 Honda Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque that’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s rated at 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.