Honda Odyssey camper

4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review )

Honda Odyssey is one of the biggest MPV-type cars, rivalled only by the Kia Carnival (Sedona) or Toyota Sienna. You can sleep in it easily, and have a storage box in the boot without it getting in the way of sleeping, that’s how big it is :). Its 245cm (96.5in) long boot gives you 200cm (79in) of sleeping area and still leaves 45cm (17.7in) for storage – or your dog.

Most camping conversions I’ve come across tend to throw everything out at the back to make the most of the space and build their own bed frames and storage. 

NimbleCamper rating: 4/5

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Key information

Body type

Make

Boot length (cm)

245

Boot length (inches)

96.5

Boot height (cm)

118

Boot height (inches)

46.5

Boot width [wheel arches] (cm)

122

Comfort rating

Consumption l/100km

10.6

Consumption MPG (UK)

27

Consumption MPG (US)

22.5

Available in

Engine type

NimbleCamper rating (out of max 5)

Boot door type

  • ANCAP Rating (higher = better) 5/5
  • rear seats don’t fold completely flat

Honda Odyssey boot dimensions

How to sleep in Honda Odyssey, DIY camping conversions

Honda Odyssey ratings and reviews

Average rating: 4.3/5 = great!

Is Honda Odyssey reliable?

According to iSeecars.com, Honda Odyssey is the second best-performing minivan out there in terms of its lifespan (how many miles does the car last with proper maintenance) – 236,000 miles for the Odyssey. This depends strongly on your driving style and keeping it regularly serviced of course, but with the Honda Odyssey, you have a good shot. It was outperformed only by Toyota Sienna. Or if you don’t mind something smaller, you can try the Toyota Prius, which will give you 250,000 miles of lifespan.

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    Lukas

    NimbleCamper rating: 4/5

    Honda Odyssey is one of the biggest MPV-type cars in the US (and certainly in the EU, but it's harder to find). You can have a bed in the back and there still will be plenty of room for a storage box, or a dog :)

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  • Average used price, GBP (2015) – I use Carsite.co.uk‘s price aggregates from 2015 (or the nearest possible year if not available), or, if not found, from autoscout24.com. For new cars, I specify the closest possible match (i.e. if released this year, it’s the new price, if released two years ago, it’s the 2-years old price etc). It’s here to give you a benchmark comparison (- a like for like, an apple with an apple) of the value of each car and for filtering purposes. It’s not meant to be used as an accurate estimate of used car value – it is updated once a year, so make sure you know what the car should cost at the time of purchase if you decide to buy one.
  • Boot dimensions – taken from various sources across the web, starting with official, supplemented with other reliable websites (like ridc.org.uk), supplemented by user-generated content – images of measurements from forums or social networks. It’s also used for filtering, comparison and to give you a good idea of the car’s suitability for camping.
  • Comfort rating – a benchmark used to simplify the car’s comfort & driving score based on equipment, furnishings, handling, safety, and costs ratings from external sources like whatcar.com, carwow.co.uk, autocar.co.uk etc. It gives you an indication of whether the car will drive and feel like a van (low rating) or offer better interior & handling (higher rating). A simple van-like car, for example, a Renault Kangoo is 0.5, a well equipped and comfortable car like a Ford S-Max is a 2. No hard math behind it, just an indicator, f.e. 0.5= basic car that does the job, 1.5 = hey, that’s nice to have!, 2 = oooh, comfyyyy.
  • Consumption – I take the average 2017 consumption or closest match from Fuelly.com, or if none is available, from other sources like honestjohn.co.uk. If there are not enough cars for a single year, an average for several years is calculated.
  • NimbleCamper rating – a weighted score of boot length (45% weight), boot height (40%), consumption (10%) and comfort (5%). The logic of weighing length & height higher than consumption and comfort is – headroom is important when you sleep in the back of the car, so is the length. A comfy ride is a factor, but you can sleep in a big car that’s not that comfy, however, it’s much harder to camp/sleep in a comfy car that’s too small. Read more about the NimbleCamper rating and criteria here.
    • a note for EVs (electric vehicles) – for consumption, I am using the Fuel Equivalent Consumption estimate by ev-database.org. It is usually much lower than combustion engines, giving EVs an advantage – which I think is fair. They do have a small disadvantage in terms of having to plan your trips around charging stations + longer waiting time, but that will get better over time. More charging stations, faster chargers and better batteries. Therefore I am not adjusting the calculation for EVs in any way.
  • EV stats – taken from ev-database.org
  • NGC rating – The NGC Rating expresses a vehicle’s environmental impact as a score ranging from 0 for the greenest vehicles to 100+ for the most polluting, taken from nextgreencar.com

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