2011 Honda Odyssey wins Cars.com minivan shootout

2011 Honda Odyssey

We’re not sure how man of you are fans of the minivan segment but as Cars.com points out “It’s not often you see an entire segment of the auto industry redone at the same time, but 2011 is a renaissance for minivans.”

All the major players in the segment including Nissan, Honda, Dodge, Chrysler, Toyota and Volkswagen have revamped and redesigned their minivans for the 2011 model year.

Cars.com decided to team up with USAToday and MotorWeek to put six new minivans to the test in Atlanta over three days, including one day with a suburban Atlanta family. The six minivans we tested were:

Who won? Well, we didn’t want to ruin it for you but we couldn’t help it with the title and the picture above.

Hit the jump for the video.

Refresher: Power for the 2011 Honda Odyssey comes from a 3.5L i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) making 248-horsepower and 250 lb-ft. of torque. All 2011 Odyssey LX and Odyssey EX models come standard with a 5-speed automatic transmission that helps them average an EPA rated fuel-economy of 18/27 mpg (city/highway) or 21 mpg combined. The 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring ($40,755) and Touring Elite ($43,250) are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which allows for an EPA rated fuel-economy of 19/28 mpg or 22 mpg combined.

2011 Honda Odyssey:

2011 Honda Odyssey:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Cars.com