2018 Honda Odyssey
Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® and Paul Brian travel to the Hawaiian islands to review the 2018 Honda Odyssey.
Odyssey has been the best-selling minivan in America for the past seven years and is leading again in 2017.
The Odyssey’s sophisticated and modern new styling adopts Honda’s signature flying wing front grille flanked by available LED front headlights. The bold and sporty front fascia also conceals a new Active Shutter Grille for improved fuel efficiency when cruising. Additional new standard and available features include heated and ventilated front seats, heated side mirrors and steering wheel, auto high-beam headlights, rain-sensing wipers, blind spot information (on all models with Honda Sensing®), front and rear parking sensors.
Class-leading cabin quietness is achieved by new features and technologies including acoustic spray foam, triple door seals, available acoustic front and side glass, and increased use of sound deadening materials under the floor, in the engine compartment and under the fenders, along with standard Active Sound Control technology.
With sophisticated and modern new styling, the new Odyssey features improved aerodynamics. The vehicle’s signature lightning bolt beltline now provides an even more elegant design element with the sliding door tracks hidden in the lower portion of the rear quarter windows. At the rear there are LED taillights and an available new hands-free power tailgate with foot activation.
All 2018 Odysseys in EX and above trims, expected to comprise about 95 percent of all Odyssey sales, will feature the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
The 2018 Honda Odyssey will be powered by a 3.5-liter, direct-injected i -VTEC V-6 engine. Peak engine output is 280 horsepower (+32 HP) and benefits from the advanced capabilities of its two available new transmissions – a 9-speed automatic and, for upper grades an all-new, Honda-developed 10-speed automatic, the first of its kind in a minivan, providing more confident and refined performance.
Featuring a new Honda-developed operating system, more intuitive menus and customizable app tiles, this 8-inch high-resolution (720P) touchscreen interface serves as the nerve center for a multitude of new audio and telematics options, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and adds a physical volume knob for improved usability. Of special note is Honda-first CabinWatch – which uses an infrared camera to let the driver and front passenger keep tabs on passengers both day and night via the 8-inch Display Audio screen – as well as CabinTalk, which enables the driver to talk to second- and third-row passengers though the second-and third-row speakers and rear entertainment system headphones.
2018 Honda Odyssey Features:
Magic Slide Second-Row Seat Provides Ultimate Versatility
Rear Entertainment System With Streaming
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EX-L with navi and Rear Entertainment system
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Destination: Kona, Hawaii
Aired: May 29, 2017
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