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2024 Honda Odyssey

minivan

2024 Honda Odyssey Minivan
2023 Honda Odyssey shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front: original test
Moderate overlap front: updated test
Side: updated test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)
Standard system
Advanced

Seat belts & child restraints

Seat belt reminders
LATCH ease of use
+

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Standard blind spot detection
  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Standard lane departure prevention

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2018-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Honda Odyssey Touring

The Honda Odyssey was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1708
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 13
Footrest (cm) 12
Left toepan (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 8
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Upper dash (cm) 7
Lower instrument panel (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1708
Head
HIC-15 158
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 23
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 1.7
Right 2.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.50
Right 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.8
Right 3.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 49
Right 64

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2018-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Honda Odyssey LX

The Honda Odyssey was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Two passenger-side small overlap frontal tests of the Odyssey were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the Institute's passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger's survival space was maintained reasonably well (Institute test car shown).

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury (Institute test shown).

The passenger's space was maintained reasonably well in both tests, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1703 CEP1714
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 16 15
Footrest (cm) 16 12
Right toepan (cm) 11 9
Center toepan (cm) 7 7
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3 1
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 5 6
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 9 8
Upper dash (cm) 9 8
Right lower dash (cm) 8 4

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1703 CEP1714
Head
HIC-15 117 82
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 40 18
Maximum Nij 0.19 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21 16
Femur (kN)
Left 1.8 1.9
Right 3.1 3.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 10 4
Right 10 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0 0
Right 0 1
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.63 0.50
Right 0.76 0.62
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.0 1.7
Right 2.1 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 39 35
Right 50 22

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1703 CEP1714
Head
HIC-15 65 95
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4 0.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 27 12
Maximum Nij 0.12 0.12
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27 30
Femur (kN)
Left 0.6 0.4
Right 0.7 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1 1
Right 1 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0 0
Right 0 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.26 0.21
Right 0.41 0.32
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5 1.4
Right 2.9 1.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 25 34
Right 52 65

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2018-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L

The Honda Odyssey was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1712
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 5
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1712
Head
HIC-15 176
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 44
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.26
Maximum tibia index - right 0.34
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 61
Right 102

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: updated test

Rating applies to 2023-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Honda Odyssey EX-L

The Honda Odyssey was redesigned for the 2018 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Thigh/hip
Leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Thigh
Rear passenger restraints and dummy kinematics

View of the vehicle after the crash showing the airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

The rear passenger dummy's head approached the front seatback, which increases the risk of head injuries.

Rear passenger dummy injury values indicate a moderate risk of injury to the chest and a likely risk of injury to the head or neck. During the crash, the shoulder belt remained in an ideal position on the dummy’s chest.

The rear passenger dummy's lap belt remained in the ideal position on the pelvis.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF2316
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 8
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 4
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF2316
Head
HIC-15 162
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Femur (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.29
Right 0.53
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 49
Right 40

Rear passenger injury measures

Test ID CEF2316
Head
HIC-15 for head contact during forward excursion
no contact
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 3.1
Compression (kN) 0.6
Maximum Nij for head contact during forward excursion
no contact
Chest
Chest index 40
Shoulder belt tension (kN) 8.1
Thigh (kN)
Left femur compression 0.5
Right femur compression 0.2

How the updated moderate overlap front test is conducted

February 2024 adjustment to rating criteria

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2018-24 models

Tested vehicle: 2021 Honda Odyssey Elite

The Honda Odyssey was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Side 2.0 ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2021 Odyssey conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS2209
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -24.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS2209
Head
HIC-15 127
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 22
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.26
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.42
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 2.8

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2209
Head
HIC-15 142
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 25
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 46
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.79
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 4.1

How the side crash test is conducted

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right and gradual left curves, and inadequate on the sharp left curve.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2021-24 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 92.9 m None
Straightaway left edge 53.1 m None
250m radius right curve, left edge 63.8 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 42.1 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 54.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 141.9 m
Straightaway left edge 137.4 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 76.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 67.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 58.3 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.8 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)

System details

  • standard Collision Mitigation Braking System

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2021-24 models

Superior
Superior

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 10 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 21 mph.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 35 mph. A warning was issued 2.2 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)

System details

  • standard Collision Mitigation Braking System

Overall evaluation

Includes high-beam assist credit

This rating applies to all 2023-24 models
Advanced
Advanced

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle failed to slow.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 15 mph when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle failed to slow.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 28 mph when using its high beams and a warning was issued 1.3 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, this vehicle failed to slow and a warning was issued 0 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Seat belt reminders

Rating applies to 2023-24 models

Overall evaluation
Front row
Unbelted occupant alert (audible & visual)
Initiation time
Duration Negligible (under 8 seconds)
Volume
Audio frequency
Second row
Startup status alert (visual)
None
Technical measurements for this test
Background cabin sound pressure level at 24 km/h 51 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 24 km/h 61 dB
Difference between background and signal 9.6 dB
Background cabin sound pressure level at 40 km/h 55 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 40 km/h 60 dB
Difference between background and signal 5.0 dB
Dominant audio frequency 800 Hz

How seat belt reminders are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2018-24 models

Overall evaluation
+
extra LATCH positions
Vehicle trim LX
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 4 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
+
extra LATCH positions
Vehicle trim LX
Seat type cloth
1 3 6 4 5
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
4
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
5
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
6
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 8
Clearance angle (degrees) 87
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 83
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 84
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 89
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 31

6

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 13
Clearance angle (degrees) 69
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 18
Clearance angle (degrees) 85
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 32

5

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 33

4

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 12
Clearance angle (degrees) 77
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 15
Clearance angle (degrees) 63
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated