Yes, Minivans Can Be Cool: Introducing the 2023 Honda Odyssey Sport

Let’s be honest. If we all came from another planet where “Soccer Mom” memes didn’t exist, we’d probably all find the minivan to be not only practical, but truly attractive. Objectively, there’s little in terms of outright design that differentiates a modern minivan from an SUV, but the utilitarian advantages of a minivan simply can’t be argued. And perhaps the most stunning example of stylish looks and incredible versatility is the all-new 2023 Honda Odyssey Sport.

Let’s Start with Good Looks

We’ll start there because few discussions of a minivan do. That’s society’s fault, not that of the minivan. Seriously, take a good look at the new 2023 Odyssey — Sport edition or otherwise — and study the exterior lines. That’s a really great looking vehicle.

In 2023, Honda adds a Sport trim level to the Odyssey lineup that garners even more style points. These include Berlina Black 19-inch wheels; darkened taillights; gloss black grill, headlight trim, fog light surrounds, side view mirrors; and a range of other exterior touches.

Inside, the Odyssey Sport distinguishes itself with black leather accented with contrasting red stitching, and the interior glows red in the evenings with accent lighting. The Sport trim level also includes a power moonroof, power tailgate with programmable height, 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat, and MagicSlide™ second-row seats that fold nearly flat.

Did We Mention It’s a Great Driving Vehicle?

Just to be clear, the 2023 Honda Odyssey sport is a true pleasure to drive. With a lower center of gravity than an SUV and a 280HP V6 engine with a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters, you’d think you were behind the wheel of a sport sedan if you closed your eyes. (Which we absolutely don’t recommend you do while driving).

Stay Safe

Acknowledging that minivans are designed to comfortably accommodate lots of passengers — the Odyssey sport has seating for 8! — we also want to mention the advanced safety features, which include Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Pedestrian Emergency Braking, along with front/side/overhead/knee impact airbags, anti-whiplash, stability control, and more.

Have Fun

Now let’s talk about where the Honda Odyssey really shines: transporting who and what you need for a really fun time. Again, the Odyssey Sport will have seating for 8 passengers. And that seating configuration is flexible, so you can control how much cargo space you have for all the gear you need once you arrive at your destination. Imagine having up to 155.8 cubic feet of cargo space! That’s massive. And it’s easily accessible, with dual sliding power side doors and a hands-free access power rear tailgate.

And yes, the Odyssey Sport has an impressive infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

Complimentary Honda Service

The all-new Honda Odyssey Sport also introduces the new Honda Service Pass, which rewards the owner with complimentary factory-scheduled maintenance for the first 2-years or 24,000-miles! That covers standard oil and filter changes, tire rotation, and multi-point inspections.

Be Honest. The Odyssey Sport Makes Sense

If you’re looking for a vehicle that truly supports an active lifestyle while offering the safety, performance, and reliability of a Honda, the 2023 Honda Odyssey Sport should be on your shopping list. Visit us at Hayward Honda and take a look at the Odyssey Sport when it arrives. Or, better yet, take a test drive. We think you’ll be impressed by its performance, as well as its good looks and versatility. And if you’re certain you want one, talk to us soon so we can add you to the waiting list!

Learn more about the full line of new Honda cars, trucks, SUV’s and minivans at Hayward Honda. Our friendly team can also help you explore the different trims and features in each new Honda so that you drive home in the best new Honda in the East Bay Area. Shop for a new Honda online or visit Hayward Honda in Hayward, California to test drive a new Honda today! You’ll also find Honda Genuine Parts and Service at the Hayward Honda Service Center in Hayward, California. And make sure you check out our Service Specials online.