Honda Odyssey Review
Honda Odyssey Review
Odyssey, sharpen the styling, clean up the flanks, modernize the design themes with heavy influence from the Honda Civic, the new odyssey is significantly more aggressive all the way around, but it’s really the finer details that makes the Odyssey standout in the crowd, As is plainly evident, the new Odyssey retains its “lightning bolt” beltline, and now the sliding door tracks are integrated along the bottoms of the rear windows for a tidy silhouette, Honda Odyssey is gearing up for another round of significant upgrades. Judging by the amount of camouflage on the prototypes we spotted recently, the redesigned Odyssey minivan will have an all-new look when it appears later this year, he outgoing Odyssey was fairly boring here, with the only real defining features being the “lightning bolt” beltline, and the trim insert on the bottom of the doors.
the dashboard is now smoother and curvier than before, while the roof over the instrument cluster now features well-defined lines, Black carpeting and black seat belts are better able to conceal the inevitable stains that come with minivan ownership, and even the tray covering the front center console storage bin eliminates its grooves, The shifter buttons are flanked by other controls such as the hazard lights, ECO button, and traction control button, among others, Moving to the rear, you’ll find that the second row of seats has changed dramatically. Much like the outgoing model, the outer seats are captain’s chairs.
Fuel & Engine
the Odyssey moves to the same platform currently used by the Acura MDX, Honda Pilot, and Honda Ridgeline, the body of the new Odyssey is composed of ultra-high-strength steel, aluminum, and magnesium to help shed weight and increase rigidity, A 3.5-liter V6 engine with direct fuel injection and variable cylinder deactivation is the only power plant available. It makes 280 horsepower, up 32 hp from the previous Odyssey, While the Odyssey falls short in the power department compared to competitors, it is said to offer class-leading performance and “top-in-class” EPA fuel economy ratings, A 9-speed automatic transmission is standard in several versions of the new Odyssey, while upper trim levels employ a 10-speed automatic transmission.
- New 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine
- New 9-speed and 10-speed automatic transmissions
- Improved steering, braking and suspension
- Quieter interior with upgraded materials
- Can be pricing in range-topping form
Honda has made it a point to target an NCAP five-star and Safety Pick + rating, so it’s quite likely that it will make the honor roll when testing of 2018 models takes place, Since Honda expects 95 percent of Odyssey buyers to choose EX trim at a minimum, the company explains that most versions of the vehicle will have this equipment, As far as airbags go, it gets a full arsenal, including the introduction a pair of knee airbags for front passengers.