The family car, Honda Odyssey, has been touted as the best minivan in the market. The new edition does prove the same with a host of new additions and features. The 2018 Honda Odyssey is here to steal the show with improved acceleration, amazing infotainment options, family friendly technology and scintillating interiors.
The make-over has finally been complete – and it is a total re-designed product. It is priced at a fair $29,990 which many might feel is an increase from their previous model. But let me tell you the increase is justified because this 2018 model is actually a very different and improved minivan we are looking at.
Up to 8 people can be comfortably accommodated in this family car. It has all cloth upholstery and the driver’s seat is driver’s seat is eight way power adjustable. Optional features include leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated steering wheel, memory settings in the 12 way power adjustable driver’s seat, power sliding doors, heated and ventilated front seats. The Magic Slide which makes it possible to adjust the
The Magic Slide which makes it possible to adjust the second row seats laterally, backward and forward in five different positions is well suited for the family with young children. This also makes it easier to access the third row seats. The best thing about these seats is the amount of leg room and head room available in all the rows. All rows are easily accessible also – thanks to the wide door openings.
The touch surfaces have the feeling of softness and there is no compromise in material quality. The finish is glossy and the black carpeting helps to hide the stains if any. To add the upholstery is spill resistant. A huge 158 cubic feet of cargo space is possible if the second and the third row are stashed. Otherwise it is still possible to have 38.6 cubic feet when all the rows are in use. Power lift-gate is also a feature of this vehicle. This definitely is the most spacious option available in 2018.
This has to be one of the best looking minivans. An angular grille with LED headlights is what sets this edition apart. There are eight different colour options when buying an EX trim. The lunar silver is one of the most sought colour.
You also have a good number of colour options to choose from and the car sports an overall sleek look – truly redefining the family minivan. The cabin space is good, and the leather trimmed seating with soft touch premium materials makes for a comfortable experience. You also have heated and ventilated seating to help you on your journey, while the Tri Zone climate control ensures that no part of the minivan is discomforting.
A 3.5 liter V-6 engine powers this car with 280 horsepower and this is paired with a 9 speed automatic transmission. An upgrade to a 10 speed automatic transmission is also possible. Compared to the previous edition, this is a more powerful machine by at least 32 horsepower. The transitions in gears is very smooth and great acceleration is also one of its traits. In terms of fuel efficiency also, this car packs a punch in the minivan category – it can get you 28 miles per gallon on the highway, a competitive figure in this sector. On driving, it feels like a smaller car and has delicate smoothness.
If you are a family guy, this is the minivan you need to own. 2018 has been the year of minivans and this vehicle tops them all in space, fuel efficiency, acceleration and safety features.