By Kelly Lin
Although today’s families are clamoring for crossovers and SUVs, the minivan market remains very competitive even as the choices in it shrink. One constant? The Honda Odyssey’s excellence. For the 2021 model year, the already great van gets a makeover and benefits from a refreshed exterior design, more standard safety features, and second row seats that are easier to remove for those cargo-heavy Ikea and Home Depot runs.
The 2021 Odyssey’s new front-end design includes a blacked-out grille topped by a strip of chrome and improved LED headlights. Just below, the various intakes, vents, and fog light housings have been redesigned for a sleeker look. The minivan also gets gloss-black trim under the rear window that echoes the grille’s finish, and Elite models receive new 19-inch alloy wheels.