5 best family road trip cars
- Starting MSRP: $28,675
- Base engine specs: 3.5 liters, V-6
- Gas mileage (mpg): 19 city, 28 highway
Perfect for families taking long road trips, the Honda Odyssey has seating for as many as eight passengers, with multiple configurations to make ample use of cargo space for storage.
The Odyssey comes standard with an 8-inch display screen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera and a seven-speaker sound system with a 229-watt radio and CD player, MP3/auxiliary audio jack and a USB audio interface. Upgraded features on advanced models include a flip-up trash bag ring and an Odyssey blind spot information system.
The minivan is a 2013 IIHS Top Safety pick, scoring well in the front, side-impact and roof-strength tests. Key safety features include dual-stage multithreshold front air bags, front-side air bags and three-row side curtain air bags with rollover sensor. The Odyssey also has an anti-lock braking system and electronic brake distribution technology.