There’s no doubt that the new 2018 Honda Odyssey is among the best minivans on the market today thanks to its fuel-thrifty V6 engine, confident handling, a configurable third row seat, easy-foldable 3rd row seat, and a quiet cabin. The Honda Odyssey release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2018.
Let’s say you’ve got a ski trip over the weekend and in order to save fuel costs, you and your friends agree to find a vehicle that is spacious and offers good fuel economy. Or let’s say you’re expecting a third child, and your wife, sounding elated on the phone, says, “Honey! We are getting twins, how amazing is that.” Either way, a proper vehicle is needed. Well, the new Honda Odyssey 2018 happens to be that vehicle.
While third rows can be typically cramped in third-row vehicles, the exact opposite is true for the new model. All the rows are specious and offer lots of head- and legroom. Further aback, the cargo volume is voluptuous enough to offer adequate room for your occupant’s luggage. And more space is readily available when the seats are folded back. In fact, Odyssey says the cargo volume in a regular setup offers an impressive 38.4 cu. ft. of storage space.
True, the Odyssey might not be the sexiest minivan around, but it is undoubtedly a great choice for anyone looking for great interior space. Functionality aside, the 2018 Honda Odyssey interior comes stuffed with impressive features such as a power adjustable driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, wood trimmings, rear-seat entertainment system, a crisp touchscreen interface, and a rearview camera.
When it comes to performance, while it’s far from becoming a sports car, the new vehicle is among some of the most agile minivans around. It comes with a brawny 3.5L V6 that offers high fuel economy and quick acceleration thanks to the solid output figures of 248 hp and 250 lbs. ft. of torque.
Lest you think the newest Odyssey is devoid of foibles, some of the downsides include a cumbersome second-row seats, and a hefty price tag relative to the competition. Well, if you’re not completely sold out to its prudence, some of the alternatives you can consider include Nissan Quest, Kia Sedona, and the Dodge Grand Caravan.
2018 Honda Odyssey Trims
Six trims are offered for the 2018 Honda Odyssey: Touring Elite, EX, SE, Touring, LX, and EX-L. These trims are offered with distinct specs in terms of the accessories and options offered. The 2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid is offered and is rumored to provide insane fuel economy ratings of about 62 mpg. Yes folks, 62 mpg. Its specs are however covered in a separate review.
2018 Honda Odyssey Spy Photos of Exterior & Interior Changes
Standard Honda Odyssey accessories offered for the base model include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear privacy glass, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a rear spoiler, dual USB ports, a CD player, a seven-speaker audio system, cruise control, an eight-way power driver seat, full power accessories, an auxiliary audio jack, an eight-inch infotainment system, active noise cancelation, a rearview camera, and a foldable third-row seat.
Upgrading to the EX gets you a tri-zone automatic climate control, smartphone app integration, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen, a removable center console and a two-way power lumbar adjustment.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite gets you a fold-down armrest, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-seat entertainment system, a 115-V power outlet, driver memory settings, a heated and ventilated driver seat, foglights, a premium 12-speaker surround-view audio system, a regular blind-spot camera, xenon headlights, and eighteen-inch alloy wheels.
2018 Honda Odyssey Engine Specs
As already mentioned, the Honda Odyssey 2018 offers a 3.5L V6 engine below its hood that cranks out 248 hp and 250 lbs. ft. of torque. EPA estimates the fuel economy for the FWD minivan to be 19/28/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey AWD is expected to check in at 17/25/19 mpg. However, the ratings are only speculative as EPA is yet to confirm them.
2018 Honda Odyssey Release Date & Price
According to various credible sources, the new model should be expected to grace dealerships sometime in the second quarter of 2018.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey price starts from an MSRP of $29,400, at least here in the U.S. More info can be found at Honda online forums.
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