2018 Honda Odyssey Review

2018 Honda Odyssey photo
  1. Original MSRP$29,990 - $46,770
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)19/28 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesMini-Van

2018 Honda Odyssey Review

  • Overview
  • Specs
  • Safety
2018 Honda Odyssey photo
  1. Original MSRP$29,990 - $46,770
  2. Fuel Economy (MPG)19/28 City/Hwy
  3. Body StylesMini-Van


By Warren Clarke (Last Updated 4/18/2018)

A minivan is often a must-have for families with more than one kid, and the Honda Odyssey has long been a must-have for families who choose to purchase minivans. Comfortable, capable and exhaustively equipped, the 2018 Honda Odyssey delivers the bells and whistles modern families need.

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is a minivan that seats up to eight passengers, and it’s sold in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite trims. All models come with a V6 engine and front-wheel drive.

The Honda Odyssey has been completely redesigned for 2018. Newly available amenities include a sliding second-row seat, a 10-speed automatic transmission, in-car Wi-Fi and a camera system that allows you to keep tabs on kids seated in the back.


The 2018 Honda Odyssey presents sheet metal that looks ready for family duty. A blunt hood ends in a winged grille and flared headlights, and the minivan’s profile reveals rear privacy glass and side panels with sculpted character lines. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels keep the Odyssey grounded to the road.

Base models come with halogen headlights, taillights with integrated LED light bars, a capless fuel filler, a roofline spoiler, side sills and power-adjustable side mirrors. The range of optional features includes automatic LED headlights, heated power-folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals, fog lights, power-sliding doors, a power sunroof and a handsfree power tailgate.


The Odyssey’s cabin leaves no stone unturned when it comes to delivering supreme functionality. You may equip your Odyssey with a second row that slides inward and outward for easy access to the third row, and these seats also recline for maximum comfort. The Odyssey provides up to 38.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, and up to 92 cubic feet with the third row folded. Folding the second row expands cargo capacity to up to 158 cubic feet.

Standard interior amenities include automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, power-adjustable front seats and a 60/40-split folding third row. The list of available features includes heated and ventilated front seats, an in-vehicle vacuum system, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and tri-zone automatic climate control.


With the Odyssey, you enjoy smooth driving dynamics and agreeable ride quality. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, and both nine-speed and 10-speed automatic transmissions are offered with this front-wheel-drive minivan. The Odyssey tows up to 3,500 pounds, and it has an EPA rating of 19/28 mpg city/highway.


There’s a wealth of technology features aboard the Odyssey. Base models come with Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a rearview camera, an auxiliary input jack, a seven-speaker sound system and a 5-inch LCD screen.

The list of upgrades includes navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a wireless device charger, a rear Blu-ray player with a 10.2-inch screen, satellite radio, HD radio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration and an 8-inch touch screen. Active safety features such as collision mitigation, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert and a blind-spot monitor are available.

The Odyssey also offers a rear-seat monitor that allows you to keep watch on kids seated in the back, as well as an in-vehicle PA system that allows the driver to easily communicate with rear-seat passengers.

Specs & Features


  • Available colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Body style

  • Mini-van
  • Wheel and tire type

  • Wheel Diameter: 18.0 X 7.5 Inches
  • Tire Type: 235/60r18 103h
  • Available exterior features

  • Rear Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Mirror Color: Black
  • Active Grille Shutters
  • Rear Spoiler: Roofline
  • Rear Spoiler Color: Black
  • Grille Color: Black With Chrome Accents
  • Window Trim: Chrome
  • Rocker Panel Color: Black
  • Front Bumper Color: Body-color
  • Door Handle Color: Black
  • Dimensions

  • Width Without Mirrors: 78.5 Inches
  • Width: 92.3 Inches
  • Length: 203.2 Inches
  • Height: 68.3 Inches
  • Wheelbase: 118.1 Inches
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 6019 Pounds
  • Rear Track Width: 67.2 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 4354 Pounds
  • Front Track Width: 67.3 Inches


  • Comfort/convenience features

  • Rear Vents: Second Row
  • Armrests: Dual Front/Rear Outboard Seats
  • Air Filtration
  • Floor Mats: Front/Rear
  • Power Locks: Auto-locking
  • Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
  • Steering Wheel Trim: Urethane
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones: Single
  • Floor Material: Carpet
  • Floor Mat Material: Carpet
  • Telematics systems

  • Electronic Messaging Assistance: With Read Function
  • Wireless Data Link: Bluetooth
  • Entertainment

  • Radio Data System
  • Auxiliary Audio Input: Bluetooth/USB/Jack
  • Watts: 160
  • Total Speakers: 6
  • Antenna Type: Element
  • Rear Audio: Separate
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  • Radio: AM/FM
  • Subwoofer: 1
  • Seats

  • Upholstery: Cloth
  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat Adjustments
  • Third Row Seat Folding: Flat
  • Captains Front Seats
  • Adjustable Rear Seats
  • Undefined Rear Seat
  • Third Row Seat Type: 40-60 Split Bench/Split-folding
  • 4-Way Power Passenger Seat Adjustments
  • Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 163.6 Cubic Feet
  • Max Seating: 7
  • Front Hip Room: 58.6 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 63.1 Inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 64.8 Inches
  • Cargo Volume Third Row Down Only: 88.8 Cubic Feet
  • Interior Volume: 196.4 Cubic Feet
  • Hip Room 3rd Row: 48.4
  • Leg Room 3rd Row: 38.1
  • Rear Legroom: 40.9 Inches
  • Cargo Volume All Rear Seats Down: 144.9 Cubic Feet
  • Front Legroom: 40.9 Inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.7 Inches
  • Rear Headroom: 39.5 Inches
  • Head Room 3rd Row: 38.3
  • Shoulder Room 3rd Row: 60
  • Standard Seating: 7
  • Seating Rows: 3
  • Cargo Volume: 32.8 Cubic Feet
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 61.6 Inches


  • Drivetrain

  • Axle Ratio: 4.33
  • Drive Mode Selector
  • Suspension

  • Rear Suspension Type: Multi-link
  • Front Suspension Type: Lower Control Arms
  • Rear Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar: Diameter 26 mm
  • Front Shock Type: Gas
  • Rear Spring Type: Coil
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar: Diameter 20 mm
  • Front Suspension Classification: Independent
  • Rear Shock Type: Gas
  • Front Spring Type: Coil
  • Front Struts: MacPherson
  • Engine

  • Engine Type: 6 Cylinders
  • Displacement(liters): 3.5
  • Horsepower: 280
  • Torque: 262
  • Towing Capacity

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 3000 Pounds
  • Transmission

  • Transmission Type: 9-speed Shiftable Automatic
  • Type: A
  • Gears: 9
  • Performance Specifications

  • Turning Circle: 39.6
  • Fuel Economy

  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • City (MPG): 19
  • Highway (MPG): 28
  • Combined (MPG): 22


  • Warranty information

  • Bumper-to-Bumper: 36 Months/36,000 Miles
  • Powertrain: Drivetrain/Powertrain: 60 Months/60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion Perforation: Rust: 60 Months


NHTSA Ratings

  1. Overall Rating

  2. Frontal Crash

  3. Side Crash

  4. Rollover

Safety Features

  1. Child Safety Door Locks
  2. Electronic Stability Control: Standard
  3. Energy Absorbing Steering Column
  4. Rearview Monitor: in Dash
  5. Side Impact Airbags: Standard
  6. Child Seat Anchors: LATCH System
  7. Impact Absorbing Seats: Dual Front
  8. Crumple Zones: Front
  9. Camera System: Rear Multi-view
  10. Impact Absorbing Bumpers
  11. Body Side Reinforcements: Side Impact Door Beams
  12. Anti-lock Brakes Four Wheel: Standard
  13. Front Driver Airbags: Standard
  14. Daytime Running Lights: Standard
  15. Rollover Stability Control: Not Available
  16. Front Passenger Airbags: Standard
  17. Anti-lock Brakes Two Wheel: Not Available
  18. Brake Assist: Standard
  19. Side Curtain Airbags: Standard

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