The minivan body style isn’t as popular as it used to be, but some shoppers know the sliding doors, impressive legroom, and open cargo space can only be achieved when buying a minivan. For many of those shoppers, an easy decision has been the Honda Odyssey.
As the Honda Odyssey enters the 2022 model year, it continues to offer most of the winning combination of features that made the 2021 Honda Odyssey a success. One feature is a range of five trim levels. Each trim level represents a different degree of feature richness. Having that number be odd means there is one model in the exact middle. Each trim is represented in the chart below with a pair of characteristic standard or available features.
|Honda Odyssey LX||Multi-Angle Rearview Camera||Power Adjusting Front Seats|
|Honda Odyssey EX||Smart Entry||Magic Slide® 2nd-Row Seats|
|Honda Odyssey EX-L||Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Leather-Trimmed Seats||Power Tailgate|
|Honda Odyssey Touring||Rear Entertainment System||Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability|
|Honda Odyssey Elite||11-Speaker Premium Audio System||Wireless Phone Charger|
An easy place to start researching the right trim is the 2022 Honda Odyssey EX-L. Its position in the middle of the lineup gives it a balanced value for the features. The amount of luxury and comfort characteristics is relatively high for the EX-L trim.
Shoppers on a budget might pass on the 2022 Honda Odyssey LX and go straight for the 2022 Honda Odyssey EX to take advantage of improved seat mobility and entertainment capabilities.
The 2022 Honda Odyssey Touring and 2022 Honda Odyssey Elite both offer impressive technological advancements, but those who go no further than the Touring will likely do so to take advantage of having mobile internet access through the minivan. The most gadget-addicted drivers will go for the Elite trim to make the most of its many exclusive connectivity features.