Honda is taking a page out of Porsche’s book and cramming every single option they can think of into the 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite. The base model of the Odyssey costs $29,990 which puts it in line with most minivans. The very subtly named “Elite” trim starts at $46,770 which is nearly three times the price as a base Honda Fit or about 17 times the price of a 2018 Honda Ruckus scooter.
When options come into play, the Odyssey balloons to a ridiculous $56,459. What do you get when you buy a minivan that costs more than a Porsche Macan? Well you get the base 3.5-liter V6 and 10-speed transmission that adorns all the Odysseys. You also get an in-car entertainment system and all the sensors you would ever want on a luxury minivan.
But what sets the $56k Elite apart? That would be the included surfboard rack and tent. Presumably, someone at Honda wandered into a design meeting for the Odyssey, mumbled the words “surfboard camping trip” and then left. Some of the more mundane options include every floor mat and door sill protector conceived by man and some pretty bad 19-inch alloy wheels.
For the price of roughly 56 first-generation Honda Odysseys, you can get your very own factory-spec surf van. Or you can just buy a Honda Civic Type-R.