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2018 Honda Odyssey

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2018 LX Passenger Van
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Price:   -  From $29,990
2018 EX Passenger Van Price:   -  From $33,960
2018 EX-L Passenger Van Price:   -  From $37,460
2018 Touring Passenger Van Price:   -  From $44,610
2018 Elite Passenger Van Price:   -  From $46,770
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We’ve come a long way since the first minivan, which truly was mini by today’s standards. Once a staple of the seemingly forlorn American road trip, Honda looks to re-up that nostalgic journey by turning family-friendly into family-fun with its all-American, all-new Odyssey.

What's New for 2018

The Honda Odyssey has been completely redesigned for the 2018 model year.

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Choosing Your Honda Odyssey

Most people will immediately notice (and focus) on the aggressive-for-a-minivan styling of the new Odyssey, but, like many things, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Everything has been revamped for 2018. An all-new body and chassis produce a quieter, more comfortable cabin. Technologies abound not only with regards to safety but also connectivity. An updated V6 engine produces more power while new transmissions offer improved fuel economy.

All Odyssey minivans use a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. This is 32 hp and 12 lb-ft of torque more than the 2017 V6 engine. A new nine- or ten-speed automatic transmission replaces the old six-speed auto, depending on trim level. Shift-by-wire electronic shifting and paddle shifters also are standard. The EPA estimates fuel economy to be 19 city mpg, 28 highway, and 22 combined for all trim levels, regardless of transmission.

Other innovations include what Honda calls its Magic Slide second-row seats, which can configure four different ways to allow for greater flexibility and accessibility for passengers and cargo alike. There also are CabinWatch (allows driver to monitor all rows, both day and night, via an 8-inch display), CabinTalk (allows driver to communicate to passengers using rear entertainment headphones or via rear speakers), and CabinControl (allows control of the rear entertainment system, climate, and navigation via a smartphone app), to make hauling the kiddies easier.

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is available in five trim levels:

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Starting at $30,930 (includes the $940 destination charge), the LX increases in price by $140. This entry model sits on 18-inch light silver aluminum alloy wheels and features black exterior moldings and accents. These items are finished in chrome or body-color paint on all other models.

The lone seven-passenger model in the Odyssey lineup, amenities include a rearview camera, keyless ignition, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way power front passenger seat, a 60/40-split third row, a five-inch color LCD screen, a seven-speaker sound system with multi-zone audio, USB charging ports in the center console, and 12-volt power outlets in the front and rear cargo areas.

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For 2018, the EX ($34,800) appears to have replaced the previous SE model ($34,890). Featuring an eight-passenger seating configuration, the EX adds 18-inch dark silver alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, adaptive cruise control, auto high-beam headlights, heated side mirrors with turn indicator lights, power sliding doors, fog lights, automatic headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, heated front seats, a Magic Slide second row with multi-function second-row center seat, integrated sunshades in the second row, smartphone integration, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and CabinControl.

Additional safety technologies include an automatic braking system, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and cross traffic alert.

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The $38,300 EX-L trim (up $860 from 2017) adds leather seats (front and second-row outboard), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an acoustic glass windshield, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power moonroof, memory settings, USB ports in the second row, and a power tailgate.

Navigation ($1,000) and a rear entertainment system ($1,000) are available but are packaged together Previously, consumers had to choose between the two popular features, with the EX-L Navi priced at $39,440 and EX-L RES at $39,040. By bundling, the EX-L Navi/RES sub-trim is created and starts at $40,300. CabinTalk and a 12-volt outlet in the third row are also added.

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Adding to the EX-L Navi/RES model, the 10-speed automatic transmission and stop-start technology appear as part of the Touring trim, which sees the largest price jump ($1,755) to $45,450. Body-colored parking sensors, LED headlights and fog lights, 18-inch machine-finished wheels, integrated sunshades for second and third rows, a hands-free power tailgate, HondaVAC, CabinWatch, Hondalink connectivity, and mobile hotspot capability also become standard.

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The top-of-line Elite is indeed fully loaded and has the price to match. Starting at $47,610 before options (a $1,345 increase), this trim includes 19-inch machine-finished wheels, rain-sensing wipers, power-folding side mirrors, a heated steering wheel, ambient LED lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, an 11-speaker sound system, wireless device charging, and acoustic glass for the windshield as well as front and rear doors.

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Keeping passengers occupied has become a necessity, whether for a multi-state road trip or a traffic-filled drive to school. Another necessity, especially for families, is staying within budget. By checking all the boxes on accessories, the all-new Odyssey can cause a case of sticker shock – nearly $48,000 is a lot for any vehicle, let alone a family minivan.

The EX trim at less than $35,000 is a better option as it includes all the safety features, the Magic Slide second row, and smartphone integration for in-dash navigation. With the money saved, you can purchase a couple of tablets for rear passengers and pre-load entertainment for long drives.

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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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The 2018 Honda Odyssey marks the start of the fifth generation of a minivan that's served as a family favorite for nearly two decades.

Pricing and Equipment

Prices for the Honda Odyssey begin at $30,930 for the LX model and top out at $47,610 for one decked out in Elite trim. None of the models has any options or option packages. We suspect most buyers will gravitate to the midrange EX-L with its easy-to-clean leather seats and an MSRP of $38,300 and additional standard features like:

  • Honda Sensing active safety features (forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, blind spot information, front and rear parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alert)
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Blind spot alert
  • Sliding four-mode second row seats (side to side) with a removable center seat
  • Eight-inch touchscreen
  • Eight-way power driver's seat
  • Power tailgate (height adjustable)
  • Moonroof
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless push-button and remote engine start
  • Walk away door lock
  • Moonroof
  • Second row window manual sunshades

The Honda Odyssey comes with a direct injection, 3.5-liter V6 with cylinder deactivation that develops 280 horsepower. It's paired with either a nine-speed automatic (on LX, EX, and EX-L models) or ten-speed automatic (on Touring and Elite trims) transmission. With either transmission and the standard cylinder-deactivation system, the Odyssey gets an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon in the city, 28 on the highway, and 22 combined – best in its class numbers, other than the Pacifica plug-in hybrid.

Performance Pros

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  • The Odyssey's ride and handling is the best in the segment as it's both comfortable and well-controlled.
  • The3.5-liter V6 is a great performer, offering strong acceleration.

Performance Cons

  • All-wheel drive isn't available on any model.
  • The nine-speed transmission doesn't shift nearly as precisely as the new ten-speed automatic, which is only offered on Touring and Elite models.

Interior Pros

  • Higher trim levels get treated leather to better repel the stains from Little Jimmy's chocolate milk.
  • The Magic Seat in the center of the middle row can be removed and the outboard seats can be slid together or apart as well as fore and aft - even with a child seat attached – allowing a number of different seating arrangements.
  • The Odyssey is the roomiest minivan in the segment with 38.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. When it's folded and the second row seats are removed, there's a total of 155.8 cubic feet of cargo space – a 7.3 cubic foot increase over the 2017 model.

Interior Cons

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  • Second row seats (at 70 pounds each) don't stow and need to be removed manually, so advance planning is required when hauling larger items
  • Features like a rear entertainment system, heated front seats, and Honda's Cabin Watch in-cabin camera system are only available on the top two trim levels.
  • The infotainment system finally gets a volume knob, but additional redundant buttons would make it more user-friendly.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Despite an additional 32 horsepower, the new Odyssey still achieves the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid minivan.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

In order to take advantage of the Odyssey's maximum cargo-hauling capacity, you're required to physically remove a pair of 70 pound seats – a situation that might cause many potential buyers to shy away.

The Bottom Line

Excellent ride and handling characteristics along with numerous new family-friendly features make the 2018 Honda Odyssey a top choice in the minivan segment. .

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 280 HP / 262 ft.lbs.
9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 28 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 280 HP / 262 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 28 / 23 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
144.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
164 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
203.2 "
Exterior Width
78.5 "
Exterior Height
68.3 "
Front Headroom
40.7 "
Rear Headroom
39.5 "
Front Legroom
40.9 "
Rear Legroom
40.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
63.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
61.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,354 Lbs.
Wheel Base
118 "
Turning Radius
19.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
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
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
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
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
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
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
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
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
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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