The 2021 Honda Odyssey is a contemporary minivan, and as such it is completely gigantic. That’s clearly not information. And but, the Odyssey nonetheless managed to blow me away with its cargo-carrying potential.
Now, like the varied three-row crossovers and SUVs I’ve baggage examined, I solely checked to see what number of items of bags from my storage would match behind the raised third-row seat. Essentially the most voluminous crossover I’ve examined and certainly one of the voluminous three-row crossovers, interval, the Hyundai Palisade, may match the 4 greatest suitcases I personal. Fairly good, however sorry Palisade, you are about to be crushed.
The specs say there may be 32.8 cubic ft behind the Odyssey’s raised third row. The Palisade has 18. The Honda Pilot has 16.5. So yeah, the Odyssey has extra.
Apart from this area being wider and taller, it advantages from the huge bin that is wanted to stow away the folded third row (a characteristic that originated within the second-generation Odyssey and unfold to each different minivan).
As with each baggage check, I take advantage of two midsize curler suitcases that might should be checked in on the airport (26 inches lengthy, 16 huge, 11 deep), two roll-aboard suitcases that simply barely match within the overhead (24L x 15W x 10D), and one smaller roll-aboard that matches simply (23L x 15W x 10D). I additionally embrace my spouse’s fancy in a single day bag simply to spruce issues up a bit (21L x 12W x 12D).
Effectively, duh, all of it match. That was to be a given, however I used to be nonetheless shocked by how a lot area was left over no matter the way you stack the luggage.
Hell, all of it match even once I reclined the third row to its fullest and nearly comical diploma.
Now, let’s have a look at what it takes to fill’er up.
That may be a 38-quart cooler and small duffle bag, and we’re nonetheless lower than the seat line. The Graco Pack N Play field I incessantly use nearly definitely would’ve match, that means that the Odyssey can match practically as a lot behind its third row as a Toyota 4Runner can match behind its second row (pictured under). And the 4Runner is a gigantic field that is the present chief within the clubhouse for baggage testing.
So yeah, the Odyssey can clearly haul a whole lot of stuff, even when full of individuals. It is nearly overkill. Actually, this principally goes to point out how a lot area you are giving up by going with a big crossover as a substitute of a minivan.