2003 Honda Odyssey

minivan

2003 Honda Odyssey Minivan
1999 Honda Odyssey shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1999-2004 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Honda Odyssey LX 4-door

The Honda Odyssey was redesigned for the 1999 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any hard structures that could cause injury. There was too much upward movement of the steering wheel.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well, although there was more steering wheel movement than is desirable.

Dummy movement was well controlled. The dummy settled straight back into the driver seat after the impact.

This view of the Odyssey's underside shows that the engine cradle (green) and side rails (yellow) bent and absorbed much of the crash energy, reducing intrusion into the driver space.