2018 Honda Odyssey Elite in Metallic Steel Gray, Gray Interior. Demonstration of the 2nd row magic slide seats, 4 Convertible carseats installed, two rear facing convertible car seats. Great example of extended rear facing. Any questions, or if you'd like a demo of any other features, pop them in the comments and I'd be glad to help!
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    • Ijeoma Nwokeyi
      Ijeoma Nwokeyi

      Very helpful video, absolutely perfect, thank you! Not enough videos with 4 car seats installed.

      about 7 days ago
    • Kelbel Marley
      Kelbel Marley

      This is definitely helpful. I don’t have a minivan, but i def love this one and if our suv goes we will look into one of these

      about 13 days ago
    • Al F. Quijano
      Al F. Quijano

      How well does the Odyssey drive in the snow. We are looking for a minivan and were thinking of getting a Sienna because of the All Wheel Drive but I test drive the Odyssey and it was nice to drive.

      about 1 month ago
    • Anna Taylor Cleary
      Anna Taylor Cleary

      I have 3 3 and under all rear facing. How is the air flow with the vents not being in the roof of the car? We’re military so we move around and travel quite a bit. We live in FL right now and I’m hesitant about purchasing because I’m not sure how much airflow they’ll actually get...

      about 4 months ago
    • Diana Paz
      Diana Paz

      thank you for posting. This is exactly what I was needing to see. racking my brain figuring out the right car for my 4 year old and twins. thanks!!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Fmblogger04
      Fmblogger04

      A Chrysler compared to a Honda? Pfff... Honda has always been King, no contest, any model or trim Honda does it BEST!

      about 6 months ago
    • Donnie Lopez
      Donnie Lopez

      I have 1 year old triplets and a 3.5 year old (front facing) that I drop off at school everyday. How would you set up the car seats ?

      about 6 months ago
    • Lawrence Lane
      Lawrence Lane

      Thanks for doing this.

      about 7 months ago
    • Christine Bell
      Christine Bell

      Excellent review. Just what I needed to see.

      about 8 months ago
    • Sia Mean
      Sia Mean

      The elite with the 10speed drives ike a dream. Sometimes I forget I'm in a minivan.

      about 8 months ago
    • Percy Jen
      Percy Jen

      Good Morning Amy,
      Do you consider any SVUs?

      about 9 months ago
    • Ptguy0618
      Ptguy0618 In reply to Percy Jen

      Why would she? They’re useless compared to any mini van.

      about 5 months ago
    • J H
      J H

      I’m having to get rid of my Sienna because of this issue. Twins and two infant seats in the second row in a sienna just doesn’t work. Other kids can’t get to the third row without contortionism. It boggles my mind that a car manufacturer would overlook simple things like this.

      about 10 months ago
    • Percy Jen
      Percy Jen

      Awesome video. Having the Elite do you use the Cabin Talk? What was the price you paid?

      about 10 months ago
    • alvin ryan Goyap
      alvin ryan Goyap

      How bout thether the rear facing in the 2nd row?

      about 10 months ago
    • Star Danca
      Star Danca

      Have you used the second row for your 2 rear facing and a a forward facing in the middle at all? Would there even be enough room to do that? Thanks!

      about 10 months ago
    • Mo
      Mo

      Does the CabinWatch works fine for rear facing 2nd row seats?

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Mo

      Mohammad Our infant in a traditional bucket infant seat is definitely viewable in Cabin Watch as she is tilted on more of a recline. So her whole body as well as face can be seen. You can also pinch to zoom in and out on any part of the screen to zoom in on any kid. Our toddler in a rear facing convertible carseat doesn't have as viewable of a face as she is on less of a recline in her seat, but you can see her whole body and top of head. That being said, I no longer use the headrest mirrors for our rear facers. The cabinwatch totally suffices for us and I've since removed both rear facing mirrors! And Cabin Watch having night vision is super awesome as well! Hope this helps!

      about 1 year ago
    • Christy Quinn
      Christy Quinn

      Thank you for sharing. I have them same two car seats in the second row of an Explorer so this was awesome to see in the Odyssey Elite!

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Christy Quinn

      Christy Quinn Thanks for stopping by! Glad I could help!

      about 1 year ago
    • Bill Barnews
      Bill Barnews

      Perfect for Bebes kids!

      about 1 year ago
    • J Michael
      J Michael

      http://thecarseatlady.com/latch3rowvehicle/

      This website saved me from making major spending mistakes to anyone else in the comments curious :)

      about 1 year ago
    • Brian LeBlanc
      Brian LeBlanc

      We are about to purchase one tomorrow but do you ever have any AC problems with the rear facing car seat riders getting hot? My wife has a concern with our kids getting hot because there is no overhead AC vent.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ptguy0618
      Ptguy0618 In reply to Brian LeBlanc

      The AC in these is an issue. The vents not being on the roof, double with the fact that they removed the second AC compressor from the rear. This AC does NOT perform well in summer heat.

      about 5 months ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Brian LeBlanc

      Brian LeBlanc yes, I do still feel the same! Even through this summer we've done fine. I haven't felt a need to purchase any additional attachments. And I have a vocal 2 yo rear facing in the second row that'd let me know. Ha!

      about 1 year ago
    • Brian LeBlanc
      Brian LeBlanc In reply to Brian LeBlanc

      I see you stated in another reply that you have no problems so I’m guessing you still feel the same way. Sorry about that, I didn’t see your other reply.

      about 1 year ago
    • Steve Goff
      Steve Goff

      Great video. We too just purchased an 18 Elite and LOVE it! My other issue with the Pacifica is since the second row can fold away, they just aren't very comfortable when we have adults in the 2nd row. Over-all way better vehicle than the Chrysler. And it's a Honda...

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Steve Goff

      Steve Goff solid point! You can't go wrong with a Honda, that's for sure!

      about 1 year ago
    • Clara Pope
      Clara Pope

      We currently have a Dodge Durango and are looking at the Odyssey. I love the magic slide second row! My one concern is if you have to move the front driver or passenger seats forward to accommodate the rear facing convertible carseats in the second row?

      about 1 year ago
    • Ptguy0618
      Ptguy0618 In reply to Clara Pope

      We went back to a Durango(we owned one before our minivan) after our van was totaled and it has been our biggest regret.

      about 5 months ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Clara Pope

      Clara Pope slightly yes, this depends on which carseat you have. We've had a Britax, Graco and Chicco rearfacing and they each take up a different amount of space. We brought our carseats along and installed for our test-drive in both the Odyssey, Pacifica and Highlander before purchasing. The Odyssey was the most roomy. We can't have them alllllllll the way back, so yes we do have to move the front seats forward. But not to a point of discomfort for my husband or I. He had to move his seats forward more in his Honda Pilot to accommodate the rearfacing carseat than he does in the Odyssey.

      about 1 year ago
    • JP
      JP

      This is why the pacific does not work. I have twins that use rear facing baby seats.

      about 1 year ago
    • J H
      J H In reply to JP

      Yeah, but - to make this Honda work with the magic seats (which are great) you must have the center removed. For people who actually need 8 seats available somewhat frequently, the Pacifica does work. Because I believe it’s the only van on the market that will accommodate a rear facing seat in the middle second row seat and not interfere with the movement of either one of the seats beside it for 3rd row access. So with the Pacifica you put one baby in center, one on driver side and the passenger second row seat available and unimpeded for third row access.

      about 8 months ago
    • Mrs.Royalty&family
      Mrs.Royalty&family

      Hello looking at getting it just wondering what was the reason for Elite vs Touring if you had one

      about 1 year ago
    • Mrs.Royalty&family
      Mrs.Royalty&family In reply to Mrs.Royalty&family

      Okay thank you

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Mrs.Royalty&family

      Mrs.Royalty&family main differences that we utilize are cooking front seats. Wireless phone charger. Heated steering wheel. Cabin talk through speakers (only works on headphones in touring which they don't advertise). Cooler looking rooms. Other than that we don't notice other features that make up the difference. We actually owned a touring for a week but it had multiple issues so or dealer took it back and hooked us up with an elite at an awesome price.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jess Speaks
      Jess Speaks

      How would you reach the third row with the 8th seat in? I will need to fit a kid in each seat and so far haven't seen anything about how to get to the third row with the 8th seat in.

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Jess Speaks

      Jessa Vaughn this is a really great question though, I'll try to make a video of this in the next few weeks! If I do I'll come back and comment for you.

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Jess Speaks

      Jessa Vaughn when we have all seats in and can't utilize the magic slide second row to access the third, there are a few options. If you're just wanting to reach the third row to buckle in some passengers, I remove the headrests from the second row. It creates a ton more room between roof and too of second row seat, making it really easy to lean over the second seat to buckle in any third row passengers. If you are wanting to physically have someone climb back into the third row while all second row seats are occupied, you could slide the second row seat forward and squeeze between. You could also access through the tailgate which is what I would probably do. Keep the 60 bench up, fold the 40 bench down into cargo fold, and climb through the back.

      about 1 year ago
    • Phil
      Phil

      Do you have any issues with your air conditioning in your Odysssey? Seems to be lots of complaints on some forums about this issue. Thanks

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Phil

      Phil no we don't have any issues with ours. I've definitely seen some people with the issue on forums though.

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Tojcic
      Daniel Tojcic

      Looks like it could swallow up a few more car seats too! Massive van, but I don't think I can convert to be a mini van dad

      about 1 year ago
    • FirechickenExpress
      FirechickenExpress In reply to Daniel Tojcic

      Daniel, go test drive one. Its pretty nice. Not like older vans.
      Plus with the Sensing technology, that blew me away.

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Daniel Tojcic

      Daniel Tojcic the Atlas is awesome for a dad mobile! We were between that, the Ascent and the Pilot for my husband. We ended up with the Pilot. Any of them are a solid choice though.

      about 1 year ago
    • Daniel Tojcic
      Daniel Tojcic In reply to Daniel Tojcic

      Amy Lyn Eilers might go for an atlas :)

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Daniel Tojcic

      Daniel Tojcic my husband said the same, now he loves driving it. 😂

      about 1 year ago
    • Ashton H
      Ashton H

      Thank you for this!! I'm in ND, how did this do during the winter for you??

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Ashton H

      Christ IsKing I went from AWD to the 18 Oddy and I feel like it handles really well. It didn't slip around much and the traction control had good turnover when needed.

      about 1 year ago
    • Lola Rose
      Lola Rose

      Thank you!! I have been going crazy looking to see of carseats would fit and how to get to the back. This was perfect!

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Lola Rose

      Laura Nuesi you are so welcome! Glad I could help! 🙂

      about 1 year ago
    • Kwik Silber
      Kwik Silber

      It really has a decent amount of space, and very helpful sliding seats. We also have the elite trim (although I was skeptical at first because of the price)...my wife talked me into it. 😬. It’s worth every penny just for the kids (and adults) to be comfy. Nice review by the way.

      about 1 year ago
    • Amy Lyn Eilers
      Amy Lyn Eilers In reply to Kwik Silber

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! It is definitely worth every penny. Smart wife btw for talking you into it!

      about 1 year ago