2018 Odyssey | Team Honda on 30

Introducing the All-New 2018 Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey has reigned as king of minivans since its second generation debut in 1999. The Odyssey was the first minivan to offer navigation, and consistently innovates at the front of the herd. Honda continues to light the way for the entire market with decisive strides by a marvelous team of designers and engineers.

Exterior

The fifth generation is familiar enough to be recognized, but has been notably enhanced- the signature lightning bolt accents have been cut deeper, the rear has been given a lift, and the body sits lower- amplifying the overall sportiness of the design.

Engine

The chassis rigidity has been strengthened by a whopping 44 percent- a key element of sport performance. You’ll experience more power this year as well via the new 3.5 L V-6 engine that takes last years 248 horsepower output all the way up to 280.

Driver Assistance

Honda’s all-new infotainment system features a tile-based user interface with tap, swipe, pinch and zoom functionality. You can organize the tiles however you like, and there’s a favorites bar into which you can put three tiles/apps for easy access at any time. In short, it’s as familiar as your smartphone.

Interior

The Odyssey’s new Magic Slide seating system features outboard second-row seats that don’t only move up and back, but also side to side. The seats also enable easy movement and removal of the second row, alleviating the stress of standard 3rd row seat maneuvering.

Available Options

The V-6 can be paired with a remarkable 10 speed transmission that was developed in house by Hondas engineers, but opting for the already more than capable 9 speed is still a valid option.









Exterior

2018 brings us the Odysseys long awaited fifth generation. The fifth generation is familiar enough to be recognized, but has been notably enhanced- the signature lightning bolt accents have been cut deeper, the rear has been given a lift, and the body sits lower- amplifying the overall sportiness of the design. A sporty minivan may seem like an allusion, but Honda offers a compelling argument with enhanced performance alongside the striking new design.

Engine

The chassis rigidity has been strengthened by a whopping 44 percent- a key element of sport performance. You’ll experience more power this year as well via the new 3.5 L V-6 engine that takes last years 248 horsepower output all the way up to 280. The V-6 can be paired with a remarkable 10 speed transmission that was developed in house by Hondas engineers, but opting for the already more than capable 9 speed is still a valid option. Considering that there weren’t any complaints about the previous models performance, the 2018 Odysseys vast advancements put some serious command behind this family hauler.

Technology

Honda’s all-new infotainment system features a tile-based user interface with tap, swipe, pinch and zoom functionality. You can organize the tiles however you like, and there’s a favorites bar into which you can put three tiles/apps for easy access at any time. In short, it’s as familiar as your smartphone. Another neat new feature bestowed upon the new Odyssey is the Cabin Watch system. This new service enables the driver and front seat passenger to monitor the cabin (even at night-via infrared vision) on the 8 inch center screen. The cabin talk option allows the front seats to communicate with the back via the audio system. Also new, an app that’s tied into the vehicle’s navigation system, “How Much Farther?” counts down time and distance to the destination on an animated screen designed to inform/placate little ones in back, and prevent the age old question from popping up every 5 minutes.

Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. Driver assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.

Interior

The interior of the Odyssey has been given a plethora of new options and convenience amenities. The Odyssey’s new Magic Slide seating system features outboard second-row seats that don’t only move up and back, but also side to side. The seats also enable easy movement and removal of the second row, alleviating the stress of standard 3rd row seat maneuvering.