First introduction of Honda Odyssey was back in 1995. Now we will get fifth generation of this minivan called 2018 Honda Odyssey. Again, we expect to see LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi/RES, Touring and Touring Elite trims. New 2018 Odyssey is real family minivan with ability to accommodate up to eight passengers (only LX is designed for seven). Exterior design changes will feature bigger taillights, new rear roof rails and revised body sides. All model will run on 18-inch wheels, except Elite, which will get 19-inch alloy rims. Inside the cabin, Honda Odyssey 2018 will get single central display. Display is 5-inch in LX version, while all other trims will get 8-inch screen. Odyssey will be equipped with power driver’s seat, pushbutton start, heated and cooled front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, power moonroof, leather upholstery, navigation system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity. Honda will also offer HondaVac vacuum cleaner, Cabin Talk, Cabin Watch and Honda Sensing. Last feature includes adaptive cruise control, automatic steering with lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot alert and rear cross-traffic detection.
2018 Honda Odyssey engine and fuel economy specs
2018 Honda Odyssey engine will be 3.5-liter V6 unit generating 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine is equipped with Start/Stop system and Variable Cylinder Management. Honda Odyssey V6 engine is mounted along with 9-speed automatic gearbox or 10-speed automatic transmission. Heavy use of magnesium and aluminum made new Odyssey more rigid, but at the same time more fuel efficient. 2018 Honda Odyssey fuel economy is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, averaging 22 mpg.
2018 Honda Odyssey release date and price review
2018 Honda Odyssey release date should be set sometime during 2017. Main competitors on the minivan market will be Kia Sedona, Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna. 2018 Honda Odyssey price range will start at $30,930 for the LX trim, while EX and EX-L will sell for $34,480 and $38,300 respectively. 2018 Odyssey EX-L Navi/RES price is set at $40,300 and Touring at $45,090. Top of the range Touring Elite price is $47,610.