2014 Honda Odyssey at the 2013 New York Auto Show

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  • Competes with: Toyota Sienna, Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town & Country
  • Looks like: Last year's Odyssey had some discrete Botox work
  • Drivetrain: 3.5-liter V-6 engine with six-speed automatic
  • Hits dealerships: Summer 2013

For 2014, the Honda Odyssey gets some minor work done inside and out to make it even more attractive to minivan shoppers. Its looks are refreshed with a new hood, front bumper, grille and fenders while the rear remains relatively the same besides new LED-enhanced taillights.

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Minivan aficionados should understand, however, that the Odyssey on display at the auto show is the top-level Touring Elite version, which traditionally has featured some nicer exterior amenities — from unique side mirrors to wheels — than the rest of the lineup.

Inside, the top trim shows off a new center stack of controls. It has the same two-screen setup that we've seen in new Acuras and the new Honda Accord. The lower touch-screen can be used to make various adjustments while the larger screen is used just for display purposes.

The Touring Elite also comes packed with tech features like a navigation and multimedia system that can access smartphone apps and read news feeds from Facebook and Twitter to the driver.

And then, of course, there's the HondaVac system. Available only on the top-tier Touring Elite, this handy — yet still an added cost option — can suck up messes. It's housed in the cargo area, but Honda says the vacuum hose can reach all the way to the front seats. We wrote a post about the functionality here.

These changes don't radically alter the Odyssey of today, but when you build one of the best minivans on the market, there's not much reason to change the recipe.

2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Honda Odyssey

2014 Honda Odyssey

Comments 

cesar

Will the honadlink have voice command features?

Parrots

The "Drivetrain" bullet says the new Odyssey has a six-speed automatic. Does that mean that the six-speed automatic will now be standard on all trim levels instead of just the Touring and Touring Elite?

And did Honda specify if the 3.5-liter V6 is the new Earthdreams one or whether it is carryover?

Infosaur

Nice if you can afford it. But as Minivans approach and clear the $40k mark it sorta goes out of the reach of many families.

But the built in shopvac? Genius!

Nate

Will the Odyssey get AWD? Living in Minnesota I'd love to see that added. Can't believe more minivans don't have them.

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