Not an Average Van- The 2018 Honda Odyssey in Clear Lake

If you are looking for a new mini-van, the 2018 Honda Odyssey in Clear Lake is a great choice. It’s not your average mini-van that you have come to know. Even compared to its competitors such as the Toyota Sienna, you will see that the Odyssey has it all with…

Safety Features

Both the 2018 Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna have a plethora of safety features ranging from a whole system of airbags to blind spot warning systems. Both vehicles even have available collision mitigating brakes which can not only detect potential collisions but avoid them all together with its automatic braking system. What sets the Odyssey apart from the Sienna is the lane departure warning system on the Odyssey EX, EX-Lm Touring, and Elite models. The lane departure warning system can alert an inattentive driver if the vehicle leaves its lane and gently nudge it back into the lane. The Sienna does not have this feature.


One of the major factors in choosing a new vehicle is its fuel efficiency. The 2018 Honda Odyssey gets better fuel mileage than the Sienna FWD with 19 city/ 28 hwy* compared to 19 city/ 27 hwy*, there’s more to the Honda Odyssey than that. The Odyssey has two features that are not factored into gas mileage ratings. One feature is an engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders to improve fuel efficiency. The other feature is an automatic start and stop system that can shut down the entire engine and start it back up. This feature is particularly effective in stop and go traffic. Again, the Sienna does not have any of these features.

Standard 10-Speed Transmission

Efficiency is further improved on the Honda Odyssey with a standard 10-speed automatic transmission on the Touring and Elite models. This transmission gives the vehicle better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. For comparison, the Sienna only has an 8-speed automatic available.

To learn more about the 2018 Honda Odyssey in Clear Lake, or any of the other amazing Honda vehicles available, come see us at Honda of Clear Lake today!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.