Honda Elysion The fifth generation Odyssey for the international market was launched on 26 September , and went on sale in October The rear hinged side doors were changed to dual power sliding doors, much like most other minivans by Japanese automakers today. The new model is available in either seven-seater or eight-seater. Direct-injection is added in the range-topping Absolute variant which increases output to PS and NM. The 2. The Odyssey Hybrid was launched in Japan on 4 February

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ZIP code to see vehicles for sale. Consider that impressive milestone for a minute. Minivans offer unparalleled comfort and cargo versatility. No SUV can touch them for ease of use or flexibility. The Odyssey sits at the top of that class with a slew of features that make life easier, such as configurable second-row seats and a zoomable, night-vision-equipped cabin camera that makes checking on your rear passengers a cinch.

Anyone can cram in a load of features, though. What sets the Odyssey apart is its smooth-operating V6 engine and speed automatic transmission and its alert, stable handling that makes it feel more like driving a sedan than a truck or SUV.

The Honda Odyssey raises the segment bar by offering nimble handling, modern tech, gads of interior space, and ever-increasing levels of luxury and convenience as you move up the trim levels. How does it drive? Even with passengers aboard, the Odyssey gets up to highway speed in no time, needing just 7. The suspension can also handle bumpy roads without feeling overwhelmed, and the speed transmission operates with swift and unobtrusive gear changes.

Standard paddle shifters are a nice touch if you want to shift for yourself. How comfortable is it? The sliding and reclining second-row seat also provides superb access to the third row. Mediocre visibility is the only downside. Front pillars and mirrors are typically bulky. Honda should offer a surround-view camera here. A rear-cabin camera and intercom are also useful.

Driver aids are a mixed bag. The Odyssey has an above-average amount of cargo space, nearly cubic feet at maximum capacity. A deep storage well behind the third row is useful for grocery bags and loose items.

The car seat anchor points for child seats are easily accessible in the second- and third-row seats. And the second-row sliding function comes in very handy when installing a large or bulky child seat. How economical is it? During our mix of driving, we ranged from 14 to 24 mpg, achieving 21 mpg on our fuel loop, somewhat less than advertised. Is it a good value? But the fundamentals of the Odyssey are available for much less if you can live without tech features such as active noise cancellation or a rear-seat vacuum cleaner.

Compared to its EPA rating, we saw slightly less fuel efficiency from the Odyssey during our testing. However, it came closest with a steady diet of highway miles.

Inside, the Odyssey is very well put-together. Wildcard 8. And they indeed excel in this role. Which Odyssey does Edmunds recommend? For not much more money than the base trim LX, you get active safety features and driver aids, conveniences such as power-sliding doors and three-zone climate control, and the desirable second-row Magic Slide seats. All Odysseys are equipped with a 3. The Odyssey LX is a good platform if you want minivan versatility at the best price. Moving up to the EX starts to make life easier, adding features such as power-sliding rear doors, three-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and enhanced sliding second-row seats with a removable center seat.

The EX also tacks on more tech, including an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a host of driver aids such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring. The EX-L notches up the luxury factor with a sunroof, a noise-reducing windshield, a power liftgate and leather upholstery. The Touring takes things up with front and rear parking sensors, a hands-free liftgate, an integrated vacuum cleaner, a rear-cabin camera monitoring system CabinWatch , and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The Elite trim tops it off with luxuries such as ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging and a premium audio system. Sponsored cars related to the Odyssey Consumer reviews Read what other owners think about the Honda Odyssey.


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