Great vehicle for hauling people as well as huge amounts of stuff. Room galore.
Aside from every Honda I've ever owned being reliable, I find the comfort level of the seats to be better than those of comparable minivans. It's ergonomically good in terms of drink holders, seat adjustment, access to things like gas tank, back hatch, & hood releases. The van is great for big loads. Without question, it holds more than any SUV I've ever thought about purchasing. The 2nd row of seats can be removed & the 3rd row easily flips to create a flatbed. Creating this much room has come in handy over and over. My family has outgrown the need for the minivan as a kid's passenger vehicle, but I will keep it specifically for the storage component. This Odyssey is less noisy (truck like) than my previous Odyssey, but it's still relatively noisy. It uses a key versus push starter, and one of the fobs recently physically broke from the attached key. Thank goodness for the backup fob.