In the world of the minivan, Honda has intensified the battle with Toyota and Chrysler. Japanese carmaker Honda comes on the market with a new generation of Odyssey. Namely, we talk about an upcoming fifth generation after almost seven years. There is not enough official information about the 2018 Honda Odyssey. First of all, some rumors tell us that you can expect modification to platform especially in its size. The main tendency goes to larger cabin space to get more comfort for all occupants. That means that this vehicle is designed for a family trip or traveling with smaller groups toward distant places. For that reason, the carmaker put focus on the interior, user interface and extra functions for easier management.
All in all, new Odyssey will also have better performance of the engine, revised exterior design and much more. It surely belongs in the top when this segment is in the question.
2018 Honda Odyssey – Exterior Changes
You probably wonder about novelties on the exterior. We think that 2018 Honda Odyssey will carry absolutely different front and rear end. Some elements on these parts overwhelmingly remind on already seen Honda Accord. For example, you can notice a change on the front grille with the completely different design of horizontal bars. In the corners, next to the grille, you can find new headlights with LED technology. In addition, the engineers have introduced the last generation of lights with excellent intensity. What is further typical for this minivan? We can talk about sliding doors for easy access to each row of the seat. The rear end has significant changes to improve the rear lights and tailgate system. The whole story we can round with new colors and decorative accents, in first line chrome, which enables that vehicle looks attractive.
2018 Honda Odyssey – Comfortable
Although spy photos of the new interior are not available, we transfer you some findings. For 2018 Honda Odyssey you can count seven trim levels as follow LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L with Res, EX-L Navi, Touring and Touring Elite. The cabin can accommodate seven or eight passengers in three rows of seats. According to the prediction you can expect the new dashboard with modern functions. There is also infotainment system with a high-resolution display which enables access to the user interface. Also, you can feel new commands on the steering wheel for precise management. The equipment list is too long if you peek into every detail. Some solutions serve to improve user habits.
2018 Honda Odyssey – Specification
Perhaps, one of the best engines in the Honda line is a 3.5-liter V6 unit. It produces around 248 horsepower. The 2018 Honda Odyssey disposes of with nine-speed automatic transmission which improves shift patterns. For people who like hybrid powertrain, you can select hybrid or plug-in version. In both cases, we talk about electric motor with lithium-ion batteries and compact conventional engine. For every camper, very important thing is hauling potential. Also, the safety rating which was awarded in the past continues with new systems and features. Just some of them are lane departure caution, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring etc.
2018 Honda Odyssey – Price
At this time, Chrysler Pacifica hit the US market like a tsunami. It remains to be seen how 2018 Honda Odyssey will respond to these shocks. Nevertheless, the Odyssey presents nice and capable minivan with an accessible price of $30,000. The manufacturer, of course, put higher prices for most luxuries packages.