There are several reasons why many people in the Houston area have grown to love the Honda Odyssey. This minivan is loaded with practical features drivers and passengers of all ages will truly appreciate. An efficient powertrain, smooth handling and solid safety designs fill you with confidence. Modern technologies and clever onboard amenities address many needs, making this a vehicle your family will truly cherish.
Most people would never associate a minivan with enjoyment on the road, but the Honda Odyssey is different. Press on the accelerator, and a 3.5-liter V-6 engine springs to life. It puts i-VTEC technology to use, maximizing performance without sacrificing fuel economy. Peak output is excellent at 248 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque, so you're always ready for whatever surprises life has in store.
Mated to the engine is a smooth 6-speed automatic transmission. It sends all engine power to the front wheels, giving you solid feedback and control. A MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link double wishbone rear suspension help the minivan hug turns, without compromising comfort in the least. Handling is excellent, with a 36.7-foot turning diameter, so you can weave through city streets without issues.
Since the 2017 Honda Odyssey is designed to transport people, it only makes sense that the minivan does a great job at protecting against harm. For example, each version of the minivan features a rearview camera with guidelines, so you can see obstacles behind the vehicle you might otherwise miss. The EX-L Navi and higher trim levels take that a step further, adding three angles to the system, so you can choose the one that's best for each situation.
Some models come with a forward collision warning system. If it senses the minivan is at risk of crashing into a vehicle ahead, it uses audio and visual alerts to get the driver's attention.
The standard antilock disc brakes get some additional help with the electronic brake distribution, also included on all trims. This technology helps distribute braking force evenly between the axles, cutting down on the risk of lockup.
In addition, Honda provides emergency roadside assistance for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles of ownership, whichever comes first. It's a great service if you get a flat tire, need a jump start, etc.
You get plenty of interior space with the Honda Odyssey, making it completely feasible to fit taller adults on any of the three rows of seating. On EX and higher trims, pulling a lever lets you move the middle seat in the second row forward, so getting into the third row is less complex. There's also a wide mode setting, which allows the outboard seats on the second row to scoot further away from each other, boosting shoulder and hip room.
Quite a few optional amenities can be added to the minivan, such as leather upholstery, seat ventilation and a premium sound system. SE and Touring Elite models also feature HondaVac, an onboard vacuum that makes cleaning up messes while on the go easy and simple.
Many other features make the Honda Odyssey an amazing vehicle. Contact us to check them out for yourself.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.