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Honda Odyssey vs. Kia Sedona Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2011 - 2017 Honda Odyssey Reliability by Generation2011 - 2017 Honda Odyssey
40.2857142857% Best 108% Worst
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2006 - 2014 Kia Sedona Reliability by Generation2006 - 2014 Kia Sedona
72.2857142857% Best 164% Worst
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2008 - 2010 Honda Odyssey Reliability by Generation2008 - 2010 Honda Odyssey
48.2857142857% Best 122% Worst
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2005 - 2007 Honda Odyssey Reliability by Generation2005 - 2007 Honda Odyssey
46% Best 118% Worst
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2000 - 2004 Honda Odyssey Reliability by Generation2000 - 2004 Honda Odyssey
12.8571428571% Best 60% Worst
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2014 Both the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna have been reliable recently, aside from the 2011 models (the first year of the current design in both cases). As minivans age, the power sliding doors tend to be a common problem area. A few years ago, 1999-2003 Odysseys suffered from unusually common transmission failures, but the four-speed automatic transmission in question is no longer offered. Instead, for 2014 a six-speed automatic is standard on all trim levels. full 2014 Honda Odyssey review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
6-speed automatic FWD
Aside from the brakes, it's not too bad. Our shocks started leaking at 130,xxx miles. The passenger sliding door would jam at times but after our tech lubricated the sliders, everything appears to be fine now. The hydraulic belt tensioner started to fail prematurely, they're suppose to last 120k, our started making noises and was replaced at 80k. full 2013 Honda Odyssey review
2011 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Besides some transmission snafus in the past, most people I know with Odysseys have virtually no problems. full 2011 Honda Odyssey review
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
I know many people who have put 150K+ on theirs with little to no problems. full 2010 Honda Odyssey review
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Hoping it holds up to our expectations for a Honda. full 2010 Honda Odyssey review
2010 0 I have to say this car has been very reliable. I have nothing to add, it just goes always. full 2010 Honda Odyssey review
2009 0 Overall, 9 out of 10. full 2009 Honda Odyssey review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 241-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
For so many features, this van is extremely reliable. It also can take a beating from 3 kids. full 2008 Honda Odyssey review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 241-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
2008 model. 20,000+ miles without an issue. bought it for reliability and quality and have not had one issue to date. full 2008 Honda Odyssey review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Honda reputation for reliablity full 2008 Honda Odyssey review
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Hope its as good as reported full 2007 Honda Odyssey review
Honda Odyssey Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
6-speed automatic FWD
I cannot compain enough about the brakes. The brakes on our 2013 Odyssey Touring is the absolute worse part about this otherwise terrific van. Brake job (machine rotors or replace rotors) every 7,500 miles is rediculous and expensive! full 2013 Honda Odyssey review
2011 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
May not be as good as the Sienna, but it will still be a great inexpensive van for many years. full 2011 Honda Odyssey review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Odyssey has reported reliability issues. full 2008 Honda Odyssey review
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Expensive and frequent repairs. Too many uncommon defects occur at warranty expiry. Honda Plus extended warranty covers everything that never wears out! full 2006 Honda Odyssey review
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 255-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Many little problems. Always something. Reminds me of the Yugo. full 2005 Honda Odyssey review
2004 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Problematic transmission - see powertrain performance full 2004 Honda Odyssey review
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Automatic transmission problems, trim falling off, radio shuts off each time battery runs down and requires a trip to dealer to reset, fuel filler door stops working which makes entire electric powered door not open on one side of vehicle. full 2003 Honda Odyssey review
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Lots of reports of transmission problems on earlier models, but I think by 2003, they had it sorted. Power doors and rear windows are very expensive to repair when (not if!) they break. full 2003 Honda Odyssey review
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Transmission failed quite early even with changing transmission fluid every 10,000 miles. Not durable. Rattles, Squeaks, Hardware breaks, doors stick. Supposed to use only Honda brand transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze. Next? Honda Air. full 2002 Honda Odyssey review
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
History of transmission failure,window motor failures, door motor failures, rattles, squeeks, etc. full 2002 Honda Odyssey review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2014 Both the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna have been reliable recently, aside from the 2011 models (the first year of the current design in both cases). As minivans age, the power sliding doors tend to be a common problem area. A few years ago, 1999-2003 Odysseys suffered from unusually common transmission failures, but the four-speed automatic transmission in question is no longer offered. Instead, for 2014 a six-speed automatic is standard on all trim levels. full 2014 Honda Odyssey review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
6-speed automatic FWD
Aside from the brakes, it's not too bad. Our shocks started leaking at 130,xxx miles. The passenger sliding door would jam at times but after our tech lubricated the sliders, everything appears to be fine now. The hydraulic belt tensioner started to fail prematurely, they're suppose to last 120k, our started making noises and was replaced at 80k. full 2013 Honda Odyssey review
2011 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Besides some transmission snafus in the past, most people I know with Odysseys have virtually no problems. full 2011 Honda Odyssey review
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
I know many people who have put 150K+ on theirs with little to no problems. full 2010 Honda Odyssey review
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Hoping it holds up to our expectations for a Honda. full 2010 Honda Odyssey review
2010 0 I have to say this car has been very reliable. I have nothing to add, it just goes always. full 2010 Honda Odyssey review
2009 0 Overall, 9 out of 10. full 2009 Honda Odyssey review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 241-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
For so many features, this van is extremely reliable. It also can take a beating from 3 kids. full 2008 Honda Odyssey review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 241-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
2008 model. 20,000+ miles without an issue. bought it for reliability and quality and have not had one issue to date. full 2008 Honda Odyssey review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Honda reputation for reliablity full 2008 Honda Odyssey review
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Hope its as good as reported full 2007 Honda Odyssey review
Honda Odyssey Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
6-speed automatic FWD
I cannot compain enough about the brakes. The brakes on our 2013 Odyssey Touring is the absolute worse part about this otherwise terrific van. Brake job (machine rotors or replace rotors) every 7,500 miles is rediculous and expensive! full 2013 Honda Odyssey review
2011 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
May not be as good as the Sienna, but it will still be a great inexpensive van for many years. full 2011 Honda Odyssey review
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Odyssey has reported reliability issues. full 2008 Honda Odyssey review
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Expensive and frequent repairs. Too many uncommon defects occur at warranty expiry. Honda Plus extended warranty covers everything that never wears out! full 2006 Honda Odyssey review
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 255-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Many little problems. Always something. Reminds me of the Yugo. full 2005 Honda Odyssey review
2004 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Problematic transmission - see powertrain performance full 2004 Honda Odyssey review
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Automatic transmission problems, trim falling off, radio shuts off each time battery runs down and requires a trip to dealer to reset, fuel filler door stops working which makes entire electric powered door not open on one side of vehicle. full 2003 Honda Odyssey review
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Lots of reports of transmission problems on earlier models, but I think by 2003, they had it sorted. Power doors and rear windows are very expensive to repair when (not if!) they break. full 2003 Honda Odyssey review
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Transmission failed quite early even with changing transmission fluid every 10,000 miles. Not durable. Rattles, Squeaks, Hardware breaks, doors stick. Supposed to use only Honda brand transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze. Next? Honda Air. full 2002 Honda Odyssey review
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
History of transmission failure,window motor failures, door motor failures, rattles, squeeks, etc. full 2002 Honda Odyssey review