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2017 Honda Odyssey

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2017 LX Passenger Van
most popular
Price:   -  From $29,850
2017 EX Passenger Van Price:   -  From $33,000
2017 SE Passenger Van Price:   -  From $33,950
2017 EX-L Passenger Van Price:   -  From $36,500
2017 Touring Passenger Van Price:   -  From $42,755
2017 Touring Elite Passenger Van Price:   -  From $45,325

Overview

Honda didn't invent the minivan (Chrysler did); but the Japanese-brand company has come close to perfecting the body style, now in its fourth generation. We can see evidence of those efforts in statistics, as the Odyssey has been the most popular minivan in the U.S. for half a dozen years. Simply put, Honda’s Odyssey continues to earn sales and accolades as one of the best large-capacity, family-and-friends people/luggage movers on the market. Rivals include the Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, and new-for-2017 Chrysler Pacifica (which replaced the departed Town & Country).

What's New for 2017

Honda expanded availability of an acoustic windshield to SE and EX-L trim levels. Otherwise, the 2017 Odyssey is a carryover with no significant changes. This is the last year for the current Odyssey – a redesigned model is debuting at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

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Choosing Your Honda Odyssey

The Odyssey may still proudly wear the “minivan” description, but not much is “mini” about this still-popular model. The driver and up to seven passengers can expect plenty of personal space. Cargo capacity in back, with all three rows occupied, is a decent 38.4 cubic feet. Fold the two rear rows flat, and available volume balloons up to 148.5 cubic feet.

All Odysseys feature sliding doors on both sides. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 that sends 248 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA estimates fuel economy for each version at 19-mpg city and 27-mpg highway (22 mpg combined).

Six carefully graduated trim levels constitute the Odyssey lineup:

Honda Odyssey

LX

Honda’s base model has a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $30,750 (destination charge included). The LX combines the essential Odyssey experience with such niceties as Bluetooth, a rearview camera, seven-speaker audio, and Honda's fully-retracting third-row Magic Seat.

Honda Odyssey

EX

Sticker-priced at $33,900, the EX turns to 17-inch alloy wheels, also adding Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot camera to the passenger mirror. Standard features also include keyless Smart Entry in an expanded comfort/convenience suite, which also features three-zone climate control and an upgraded touchscreen-controlled stereo.

Honda Odyssey

SE

The SE is Honda's answer to the wishes of many parents for maximum kid-friendliness. Building on the EX, it adds a rear-seat DVD player with a single screen and headphone jacks, SiriusXM satellite radio, a 115-volt power outlet, acoustic windshield, and the HondaVAC built-in vacuum cleaner – all for $34,850.

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EX-L

The EX-L takes the EX's content and adds two driver-assistance systems: Forward Collision and Lane Departure warnings. Both systems can alert drivers of potential danger, in case their attention is momentarily diverted. Honda adds leather upholstery to the front and outboard second-row seats, as well as the steering wheel. MSRP is $37,400.

The EX-L trim further branches into two additional sublevels that add specific features: EX-L with the DVD rear-seat entertainment system ($39,000) and EX-L with navigation ($39,400).

Honda Odyssey

Touring

The Touring edition justifies its $43,655 price with a navigation system, as well as a memory function for mirrors and the power driver's seat, 18-inch alloy wheels, front/rear parking sensors, foglamps, and ambient lighting.

Honda Odyssey

Touring Elite

Honda’s top minivan takes the Touring's luxury fittings and adds the SE's cleanup capability and upgraded back-seat entertainment, boosting the result to levels that should please even the most discerning traveling moviegoers. The rear-seat DVD player gets HDMI processing for the ultrawide (16.2-inch) high-resolution screen, audio is upgraded to a 12-speaker 650-watt system with 5.1 surround sound and an HD receiver, and HondaVAC stands ready to clean up spilled popcorn. The driver benefits from a full blind-spot monitoring system. MSRP for this cross-country-capable projection room is $46,225.

CarsDirect Tip

With half a dozen versions available, making a choice isn’t so easy. Given how typical minivan journeys include the need to keep passengers entertained on long hauls, then clean up after them upon arrival, the SE comes across as a sensible best pick for the money.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Often considered the class leader in the minivan segment, Honda’s eight-passenger Odyssey is in its final season. Honda unveiled its redesigned 2018 model at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, in January 2017. But for model year 2017, the current Odyssey is sticking around, adding sound-insulating windshields, while more models can get such options as an in-car vacuum and back-seat entertainment.

Pricing and Equipment

Starting at $30,790 (destination charge included) for the base LX model, the Odyssey contains a 3.5-liter V6 that develops 248 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, driving a six-speed automatic transmission. Five additional trim levels are available: EX, SE, EX-L, Touring, and Touring Elite. All Odysseys have front-wheel drive. Stepping up to an EX raises the outlay to $33,940, while the SE (which includes rear entertainment and the HondaVac in-car vacuum) adds another $950.

Odyssey EX comes with:

  • Rearview camera
  • Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring camera
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Power sliding rear doors
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Power front seats
  • Eight-inch display screen
  • Seven-speaker, 270-watt stereo
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Performance Pros

Honda Odyssey
  • Handling and roadholding are respectable, helped by natural-feeling power steering. Road manners are reminiscent of Honda’s sedans, notably the Accord. That's high praise for a minivan.
  • Carlike handling and excellent visibility help make long treks a pleasure.
  • Fuel economy isn’t exactly thrifty, but comparable to competitors – EPA-estimated at 19/27 miles per gallon city/highway, or 22 mpg combined.

Performance Cons

  • The six-speed automatic transmission is a bit balky and indecisive when cruising at relatively steady speeds, or accelerating mildly. When pushing harder on the gas pedal, the transmission behaves more confidently, shifting smoothly and promptly.
  • Few are likely to brag about the Odyssey’s straight-line speed, but it’s just about right for a family-oriented minivan.

Interior Pros

  • Practical, common-sense convenience features are invariably oriented toward families – as they should be. Available items include a cooler compartment, vacuum cleaner, rear-seat entertainment, and a hanger for a trash bag.
  • Every occupant can expect a good seating accommodation, with plentiful cabin space.
  • Rather than focus on difficult-to-use touchscreens, Honda retained large knobs and other easy-to-operate controls, placing functionality at the forefront.
  • As many as eight adults can fit into an Odyssey, helped by second-row seats that can slide outward.

Interior Cons

  • Front seats aren’t quite as supportive as they might be, though they’re wide enough to be especially comfortable for long drives. Otherwise, it’s hard to find fault with the Odyssey’s cabin.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Though it’s been around for several years, Honda’s LaneWatch, which uses a sideview camera to show that a vehicle is approaching from the rear, is still an appealing surprise. All Odysseys except the base LX get the system, which shows the scene in the passenger-side mirror when the right-hand turn signal is activated.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Honda’s list of available active-safety features hasn’t quite kept pace with the competition. Such systems as forward-collision warning and lane-departure alert are offered largely in upper trim levels. Greater safety technology is likely to be a selling point for the redesigned 2018 Odyssey.

The Bottom Line

Honda invariably puts comfort and versatility ahead of performance and styling. As is often the case, option packages can add considerably to the total price. Some minivan-minded shoppers might prefer to wait to check out the technology updates for the reworked 2018 Odyssey, which goes on sale in spring of 2017.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 248 HP / 250 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 248 HP / 250 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
21.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$80
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
148.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
173 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
202.9 "
Exterior Width
79.2 "
Exterior Height
68.4 "
Front Headroom
39.7 "
Rear Headroom
39.5 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
40.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
64.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
63.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,396 Lbs.
Wheel Base
118 "
Turning Radius
18.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Steel / 18.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
7
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(4-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Removable Bucket
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
7
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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