2015 Honda Odyssey EX Long-Term Update: Eight Months
It took nearly eight months, but we finally got there. Heading up Nova Scotia Highway 111 between its terminus and the exit for Russell Lake, the odometer in our long-term 2015 Honda Odyssey EX rolled from 9999 kilometres to 10,000.
The timing was not safe for a picture. We pulled over a few kilometres later.
NRCAN OEE City: 12.3 L/100km NRCAN OEE Hwy: 8.5 L/100km Feb. Observed: 25.0 mpg Feb. Observed: 9.4 L/100km Lifetime: 9.9 L/100km Monthly Mileage: 597 km Total Mileage To Date: 10,394 km
* Canadian dollars, includes $1795 in fees.
Exceptional fuel economy continues to be the order of the day. The 3.5L V6 is coming ito its own, happier to rev and more punchy in the mid-range than it was a couple months ago. Attempting to fit child seats in the Honda HR-V clarified just how easy installation is in the Odyssey.
We wouldn’t change our desire to have Honda’s floor trays included with the vehicle, but it’s worth noting that they’re not quickly removed for cleaning at the local Rubber Duck car wash.
It’s by no means a difficult process, but the front tray wraps around the driver’s seat, centre console, and front passenger seat in such a way that removing it when dirty will require you to vacuum your seats.
The second row tray, meanwhile, requires seat flipping, no difficult process but not something your going to do when a two-year-old is asleep at the car wash. Thus, we haven’t hosed down our floor mats this winter and likely won’t until the worst of winter is over. They’re nasty.
But like the small size of the sunglasses holder, our Odyssey complaints are minor in nature and few in number. Eight months since acquisition, there’s not a hint of buyer’s remorse.