2007 Honda Odyssey
There are 21 user reviews for the EX-L trim shown below
- Very reliable, comfortable, stylish vehicle with not so bad gas mileage.
- Nothing worth mentioning.
Purchased As New
I was so impressed with my 2002 Honda Civic, I decided to go for another Honda and bought Odyssey new in 2007. It was the best decision I had taken. Legendary Honda reliability. The vehicle is stylish, roomy and extremely reliable. Reliability was my top most criteria and no other manufacturer can beat Honda in reliability. More than 60K miles and no additional expense except for regular maintenance and of course gas. Mileage is not bad at all. Have been on many long trips. Also being used on daily basis for commute and no problems at all. I bought my third Honda (2012 CR-V) in February and I can confidently say that it is the best value for money in small SUV. Do I need to say more?...read morehide
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- So far very reliable. Everything works well. Great resale values
- Fuel economy was dissapointing. 15 town, 23 hwy.
The 3 cylinder/6 cylinder motor was suppose to provide great fuel economy, but it must have just been a marketing ploy. I never can feel when the cylinders switch, but if possible, I'd just as soon it be locked in 6 cylinder. This thing EATS GASOLINE!!
Driving it home from the dealership with 4 miles on the odometer, the downshifting was very noticible as I approched stop signs. The transmission is a little "herky/jerky" downshifting. But, I had just traded in Cadillac, so I wasn't expecting perfect smoothness.
I bought the Honda for resale values only....read morehide
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- Comfortable, stylish, good handling, great amenties and room.
- Gas mileage is poor. City mpg ranges from 13.8 to 14.4. Highway mpg approx 21.57
Really though the new variable cylinder engine would save $ on fuel.
Not so. I am buying fuel at a rate 30% greater than my 2003 Odyssey EX. Avoid this new engine at any cost. Dealer drove my van for a week and said it is fine. If you predominately drive highway miles you will be better off. If city driving is your norm, don't buy it.
I am stuck with this guzzler for 2 more years. Can't wait to turn it in....read morehide
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- very peppy, good gas mileage for the short time I have had it
- I am rather tall, 6'5", and the foot room around the pedals is limited
It didn't come with all of the features my former van came with, Montana, but had plenty of bells and whidtles for me. I miss the light on and off automatically feature, but found that if you turn the lights on, and run with them continually, they turn off automatically and turn on automatically when you restart the van....read morehide
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- Fuel economy 25.7 mph on 5400 mile trip Only have this van for less than 3 months.
- Extremely heavy road noise, wind noise very noticeable.
The suspension system is very noisy. I took it to the dealer and they said it was ok. I live in Louisiana so the roads are not that great. Especially noisy on roads that have smaller deviations. It sounds like the suspension is loose. A passenger commented that he thought something was loose under the car.
I am not sure if the suspension is with the shocks or not. 2003 version had the same noise. 2005 did not. 2007 is having the noise once again.
Wind noise is noticeable more at higher interstate speeds. I still like the van and probably will not buy another because we started with it to take grandchildrem pm trips. They are getting older now and we will probably go with a regular car next....read morehide
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- The vehicle is less than expected, but I blame myself for the purchase.
- Gas mileage is very poor. Dealer said 30MPG, but I knew that was wrong, figured on 25.
I would not buy another Honda anything. Gas mileage is very poor, talked to other Honda owners and they said forget mileage. Won't happen.
Transmission is not the best, expect to have to replace it before warranty runs out. It's on OK vehicle, just very disappointed in performance and gas mileage. If Honda said I would get 10 in the city and 16 on the highway and I purchased it, then could not complain. I'll try another brand next time....read morehide
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- Fairly comfortable, instrumentation good, overall ride good.
- Poor gas mileage, transmission not smooth, no power tailgate
Supposed gas efficient cylinder control engine is anything but. City mileage is sacrificed to improve cruising (highway) mileage, which isn't that good either. City Avg = 14 MPG, HWY = 20 - 21.
Transmission can be rough at times when downshifting.
My 2003 Odyssey EX, averaged about 19 MPG City and about 24 MPG highway dependent on passenger load and cargo.
I want my 2003 back. If you drive more city than highway don't buy it.
Extremely expensive to operate....read morehide
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- Roomy, perfect for a family car
- Guard mud should be standard
I have an 06 EX-L. It has 23k right now. Last time I checked the transmission. It is low almost a quart of transmission oil. It is a year old car. Any one has a problem like that? Lately, Honda has problem with their transmission.
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- good looking car
- too short life, poor transmission breaks frecuently
Had an Oddissey that had to change transmission twice. Their sliding door locks and had to bring it to the dealer ($130.00 each time to translate computer code or reset). Honda factory gives warranty barely to cover the short life of their parts. I would Not but another one.
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- Nice handling and acceleration
- Unreliable, vibration-resonance at 2000RPM leading to failure of other parts
I bought a new Odyssey EX-L about 2 years ago. Since then it has been nothing else, but a problem. The vibration-resonance dramatically increased around 20000 miles. I took the van to the dealership and the power steering pump was replaced, but that did not resolve resonance. Later we had to take it again and the A-pipe was replaced, which minimally reduced droning sound, but has not solved the problem � the dealership has changed and inspected most of the components and attributed that vibration to a construction-engineering problem, which has to be investigated by the manufacturer (the dealership was extremely friendly and nice, but they had no help from the Honda technical help line).
I then tried to call Honda customer service in regards of the problem, but they are deaf and blind, they repeatedly state that it is not a problem, but when I requested a written statement that the vibration and resonance are normal to this model and would not interfere with performance of the car - they simply hung-up the phone. The person, dealing with that is Julie Kim who can be reached at 1800-999-1009 ext 118056. She is just a master of ditching the customers, no wonder some people were forced to go to the lawyers and file several class action law suits (Odyssey transmission failures in some models, over clocked odometers showing 5% less mileage).
Upon reviewing my concerns and multiple online complains of multiple owners I came to this conclusion:
Droning sounds on 2005 EX-L IS A STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DEFECT due to resonance. It occurs at 1500-1600 and 2000-2100 RPM especially when more torque is needed (acceleration, uphill climbing). It will not go away until Honda will change the engine mounts maybe reengineer the engine and transmission or other unknown to me (probably to them too) parts. Changing the A pipe reduces the sound, but A-pipe failure is due to the resonance and will happen again and again. Resonance is well known to damage and destroy things. Honda probably doesn�t care about it, since damage occurs way beyond warranty to other parts (already had power steering pump replaced as well as brakes) probably transmission and other parts.
People, if you are in search of a new minivan DO NOT BUY HONDA ODYSSEY EX-L (leather with cylinder management) or Touring unless Honda acknowledges the problem and fixes it. Meanwhile Honda should give an extended warranty on these cars for free as a courtesy and acknowledgment of destructive resonance -humming, vibration....read morehide
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