Boring no more: Honda adds a Sport version of the Odyssey

What, you say you’d never own a minivan because they’re, well, just so useful? Listen, we still live in a world where families have kids, who have lots of friends, who haul a lot of stuff, and who all want to stop at Walmart to buy yet more stuff. Historically, drivers have sort of been left wanting in this whole equation. And now, lo, along comes Honda with the news that it’s unleashing a Sport version of its segment-strong Odyssey minivan, which serves the purpose, at bare minimum, of letting everyone know that the person behind the wheel cares about his or her wheel-gripping duties.

The 2023 Honda Odyssey Sport takes America’s top-selling minivan (since 2010!) and adds a sinister visual element to its presence. The blacked-out grille, headlamp surrounds and 19-inch wheels are augmented inside by black leather seating set off with red piping and matching red interior mood lighting. The Sport is slotted into the Odyssey lineup between the EX-L and Touring models, and shares the EX-L’s power moonroof and power-operated rear liftgate. Power comes from Honda’s 280 horsepower V-6, mated to a 10-speed automatic transaxle. Built on a dedicated line at Honda’s assembly plant in Lincoln, Alabama, the Odyssey is also the first Honda model offered with Honda Service Pass, which covers selected maintenance items for the first two years or 24,000 miles. The Sport’s MSRP begins at $42,210.

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