The 2018 Honda Odyssey is on a quest to redefine the meaning of a minivan. The new model just debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show and If Honda hasn’t already managed to do so with its equally excellent predecessors, the 2018 Odyssey is the model thanks to whom we can safely proclaim minivans cool. Soccer moms rejoice! You can now travel not only with convenience, but with elegance and style to boot.
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2018 Honda Odyssey Exterior and Interior
New aerodynamic grille and a steep swoop carved into the Odyssey’s sides and hood comprise just some of the major design changes. But, perhaps most interesting is what is going on inside. The 2018 Honda Odyssey effortlessly incorporates every imaginable convenience. From heated and ventilated front seats, wireless device charging, to the HondaVac in-van vacuum system. The new Odyssey has it all.
However, the most original and entirely convenient feature might just be the CabinWatch and CabinTalk system. These features allow the driver to watch the backseat passengers without turning around thanks to a screen on the instrument cluster. There is also an adjacent microphone that sends the drivers audio input to directly to the Odyssey’s audio system or its rear entertainment system headphones.
When it comes to safety, the Honda Sensing system will reportedly be standard across all trims. This useful set of features such as the automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, forward-collision warnings, as well as adaptive cruise control. Moreover, Honda is planning to increase the airbag total by adding knee airbags for the front seats.
2018 Honda Odyssey Engine and Performance
Under the hood, you can find the 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers up to 280 horsepower. As for the transmission, the lower trims offer a 9-speed automatic, while the higher trim levels come with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. The official fuel efficiency digits have not been released yet, but thanks to many improvements, including the new transmission system and the automatic shutter system, we expect favorable results. Moreover, the new model manages to lose as much as 96 pounds, resulting in an improved efficiency and handling.
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2018 Honda Odyssey Release Date and Price
The new model of the Odyssey is expected to hit the showrooms by the summer, although we are still waiting for the official news. Same goes for the price information. However, based on the current models’ prices and the prices of its competitors, we expect the 2018 Honda Odyssey to cost us anywhere from $30.450 to $46.000, depending on the trim and optional features of your choice, of course.