The all-new Honda Odyssey takes utility and convenience to the next level.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey carries forward the torch into a new generation. Entering its 5th generation with all new styling, state-of-the-art amenities and ample utility, the new Odyssey is bound to be a popular choice for families.
Most families will be making use out of the reconfigurable cabin and cargo area. A new second row seating innovation by Honda, called Magic Slide seats, makes adjustment of the second row seating easy. Added practicality results from the choice of four cabin layout options including Easy Access mode, Super mode, Wide mode and Buddy mode with each mode featuring a unique arrangement of the seats.
The cabin also features an array of connectivity features that allow the driver and passenger to communicate with individuals in the rear, more conveniently. CabinWatch and CabinTalk allows the driver and passenger to keep an eye on and communicate to rear seat passengers using a specially placed camera and microphone. CabinControl is a downloadable app allowing any passenger to control rear seat entertainment in the Odyssey using in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi; creating the ultimate multimedia experience on the road.
On the outside, the new Honda Odyssey takes design cues from the rest of the updated Honda line-up. A new grille style, redesigned headlights with optional LEDs and a bolder, sportier front fascia adds to the previously successful elements such as the signature lightning bolt beltline surrounding the side windows. Around back, LED tail lights and a hands-free tailgate add style and convenience. When one opts for the EX trim level or above, the vehicle comes standard with the Honda Sensing Suite that includes a number of safety and collision prevention features. Advanced body structure engineering and air bag systems emphasize Honda’s focus on safety for this family oriented vehicle, and their strive for the highest safety rating available.
Powering the family-hauler is a 3.5 liter, direct-injected V6 that is paired to either a 9 speed or 10 speed automatic, and outputs 280HP. These factors, alongside the weight savings and increased body rigidty, help provide a more comfortable ride for occupants and a more maneuverable vehicle for the driver. With its all new body and chassis design, the Odyssey should not only handle family business well, but drive well too.