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.