Honda Odyssey Celebrates 25 Years With New Updates

The Honda odyssey has been around for 25 years, so what better way for Honda to celebrate than by slapping a bunch of chrome onto the fifth generation of its tried-and-true minivan? A 25th Anniversary Edition package is newly available for the 2020 model year and it comes with all manner of adornments.

The package, which is essentially a collection of accessories, includes numerous 25th Anniversary badges, a special key, illuminated door sills, and chrome trim for the roof rails and doors. Two levels of the package are available, one with the badges and chrome trim and another that also adds some gaudy chrome wheels (we’re not sold on the aesthetics). But we admire Honda’s willingness to embrace tackiness. According to the online configurator, the package costs $1803 without the 19-inch chrome wheels and a steep $3999 with the wheels.

All Odyssey trims will now come with the 10-speed automatic transmission as standard instead of just the top two trims (Touring and Elite). Previous to the 2020 model year, the lower-trim (LX, EX, EX-L) Odysseys sent their power through a nine-speed automatic that has been eliminated from the Odyssey lineup. Every model will have Honda’s start-stop system as standard now that the 10-speed is on every trim, too. There was no fuel economy difference according to EPA ratings, but we do enjoy using Honda’s 10-speed automatic more than the nine-speed.

Pricing for the 2020 Odyssey starts at $31,785 for the base LX trim and ranges up to $48,415 for the top Elite model. The 2020 model dealership start today.

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