The new 2018 Honda Odyssey continues with its reign as one of the best minivans on the market thanks to the confident handling, a configurable second-row seat, top crash test scores, easy-to-fold third-row seat, and a fuel efficient V6 engine. Its release date has been a source of contention recently but credible sources privy to the latest Odyssey developments says we should expect it in February at the earliest.
Perhaps you and your buddies want are planning for a weekend getaway, but no one wants to double the gasoline bill by taking two cars. More dramatic, lest say that you already have two kids and one on the way. Then your wife calls you to tell you she’s expecting twins! Either way, a befitting vehicle is needed. And in such situations, no other vehicle in the market today would be better suited than the 2018 Odyssey.
It might not offer the sexiest looks, but it’s an awesome choice for a do-it-all vehicle. Although you can still opt for a large three-row crossover SUV, they typically have a cramped backseat and offer a limited cargo volume. A minivan like the Odyssey, on the other hand, offers a voluptuous cargo and passenger space to spare that adults will find comfortable even for those occupying the second- and third-row benches.
It’s not only about space, the newest Odyssey offers plenty of other appealing and compelling features. The cabin is well-trimmed and well-appointed and offers some of the latest technologies even in its basic form. Some of the features include air conditioning, a rearview camera, a power driver seat, cruise control, and an upgraded cloth upholstery. Creature comforts include rear sunshades and rear seat entertainment system, and an intuitive touchscreen interface.
It may be far from being sports car, but the way it drives is another hallmark worth bragging about. It offers a quick acceleration, steers and handles effortlessly, and offers a high fuel economy rating. But even with so many bells and whistles to its name, the Odyssey isn’t without faults. They include cumbersome and heavy second-row seats, and a costly price tag relative to what the competition offers.
The competition includes Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Nissan Quest.
2018 Honda Odyssey – Available Trims
Six trims – EX, LX, SE, Touring, EX-L, and Touring Elite – are offered for the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan. The Odyssey hybrid review is covered separately.
Exterior Review & 2018 Honda Odyssey Interior Photos
Some of the standard accessories and features provided for the seven-passenger Odyssey LX model include cruise control, an auxiliary audio input, a USB port, a folding 60/40-split third-row seat, a rear privacy glass, 17” steel wheels, Pandora compatibility, active noise cancellation, an auxiliary audio input, a 7-speaker sound system, an 8” infotainment display, front passenger four-way seat, full power accessories, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a USB port.
Upscale equipment include a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, a regular blind-spot monitor, retractable third-row sunshades, 18” alloy wheels, rear-seat upgraded entertainment system, rear parking sensors, a navigation system, heated and perorated front seats, a 115-V household style power outlet, a chilled storage box, a voice operated navigation system, a power liftgate, driver memory settings, leather seating, satellite radio, a sunroof, and foglights.
2018 Honda Odyssey Engine Specs
Motivation for the 2018 Honda Odyssey is offered by a 3.5L V6 engine good for 248 hp and 250 lbs. ft. of torque. Zipping from 0-60 mph needs 8.0 seconds, according to Honda. A six speed automatic is standard, as is the front wheel drive. You also have an option for an AWD.
Maximum towing capacity offered by a fully loaded Odyssey stands at 3,500 lbs., while the fuel economy are impressive and stand at 28/19/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined.
Price & 2018 Honda Odyssey Release Date
Rumors circling around in the automobile industry allege the new Odyssey minivan will cost around $29,400. As for when it goes for sale, speculations point to a possible February release date, at least for the U.S.A market.