When it comes to family transportation, nothing can beat out the minivan, and the 2018 Honda Odyssey is one of the best, especially since it is completely redesigned this year. It comes packed with family-friendly features, a strong engine, and a versatile interior.
The Honda Odyssey is available in six trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L with Navi and RES, Touring, and Elite.
All trim levels are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the Odyssey is only available with front-wheel drive. Depending on the trim level, the engine is paired with either a nine- or 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Odyssey has a bold, attractive design, which gives it a sophisticated feel. The sliding door track is expertly blended into the rear window panel for a smooth appearance. It comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside is where the Odyssey is the most impressive. It has seating for up to seven or eight passengers, depending on the trim level. The available sliding second-row seats add a lot of versatility. The seats can be pushed together or apart, which is helpful for when parents need to reach a child or separate bickering siblings. Every Odyssey comes standard with Bluetooth® connectivity, a 5-inch central display screen, and a USB interface.
Standard safety features include a rearview camera, traction and stability control, airbags, and antilock brakes. The EX trim and above also come with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and mitigation, and lane departure warning and intervention.
Drivers can expect to get an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined on all trim levels.*
See if the 2018 Honda Odyssey is a good fit for your family with a test drive at Union Park Honda.
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.