The dependable Odyssey, with its proven safety record and flexible seating arrangement, has come a long way from its first-generation five-door people hauler. Nearly 20 years later, the latest incarnation has a refined V6 for smooth acceleration, sporty (by minivan standards) road manners, and remains an excellent value for the money (new Touring and Touring Elite trims appease those wanting a dose of luxury with their utilitarian ride). The well-oiled, front-wheel-drive family van doesn't skimp on interior space, offering one more seat in the second row that can be removed or flipped up — not to mention a functional center console with handy flip-up trash-bag ring. The second- and third-row seats are among the easiest to configure of any minivan thanks to easy-to-use lower anchors and tethers. A HondaVAC vacuum is also a recent addition.