208 2009 Honda Odyssey. While Chrysler is credited with the minivans invention, one of the most sought after vehicles in this segment is built by Honda. The Odyssey proves the minivan, not an SUV, is the best way to transport a large family. Although not so mini anymore, the Odyssey nevertheless is far more practical than most SUVS. Packed with features, endowed with an impeccable build quality and safety ratings and holding the highest resale values in its class, the Honda Odyssey is everything a growing family needs and then some.