2018 Honda Odyssey is a family-friendly minibus with a flexible cabin that can be set up to seat eight passengers or up to 158.8 cubic feet of freight. The latest Honda Odyssey 2018 model is a much more stylish minibus than the model it replaces. At the front, the Odyssey is treated with a more modern fashion, complete with chrome grille trim and available LED headlamps. The hood of the Odyssey is a new design and has a more muscular appearance than before. The 2018 Odyssey competes against the Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Sedona, and Toyota Sienna.
2018 Honda Odyssey Inside
Inside is where the new Odyssey really shines, with a host of new convenience features designed to make life on the road a little easier. There is also a new Cabin Watch system that makes it easy to see the second row through a camera mounted on the ceiling. Connection to Honda’s third-row Magic Seat for the new model year is a new Magic Slide second-row seat. In addition to the ability to move front and rear like many second row seats, the Magic Slide system adds the ability to move the second-row seat side to side as soon as the middle section is removed. The Magic Slide seat allows for a much more versatile cabin that can be reconfigured on an essential basis.
Older children will enjoy the Odyssey’s newly available Wi-Fi hotspot and Cabin Control program, which makes it possible to control the rear seat seating system via a smartphone. That app also gives a passenger seat control to the rear ventilation system. The material is good throughout the Odyssey’s cabin, which gives the feeling of a much more premium vehicle. Packaging is excellent in the Odyssey, with many storage areas for all the modern needs of life. The latest Odyssey features a new infotainment system with improved graphics and better capabilities, including the ability to manage Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on certain models. Honda’s HondaVac returns to the Odyssey’s options list for the new model year.
The Odyssey 2018 is just as adapted to picking up freight as it leaves people with a large tribal area. Behind the third row seats, you will get 38.6 cubic feet of space. Stow the Odyssey’s third-row seats and the figure grows to 92.3 cubic feet depending on trim. Remove the second row for maximum cargo and the Odyssey will devour up to 158.8 cubic feet.
2018 Honda Odyssey Features
The 2018 Odyssey is offered in LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L Navi / RES, Touring and Elite trim levels. The Odyssey LX model is standard with automatic climate control, pushbutton, adjustable front seats, five-inch infotainment screen, back camera, Bluetooth hands-free, LED rear lights and USB charging ports.
Up to the 2018 Odyssey EX trim flat-net automatic headlamp, outdoor temperature meter, chrome door handles, body-colored mirrors with integrated turn indicators, three-zone climate control, Magic Slide second-row seats, 12-way power steering driver’s seat, heated front seats and an 8- inch LCD screen audio system with SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connector. 2018 Odyssey EX and above models also receive Honda’s safety suites, which include collision cushioning brake, roadblock relief, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane retention help, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam and blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alarm.
The 2018 Odyssey EX-L trim adds leather seats, a power-knob, memory-linked mirrors with rearward tilt and a power tailgate. A Navi / RES package can be added to the EX-L trim and add the Cabin Talk PA system, a 10.2-inch rear video system, and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation.
The 2018 Odyssey Touring offers buyers LED muffler and headlights, body silk shoes, foot-activated rear tailgate, HondaVac, a third arm armrest, Cabin Watch, HondaLink and a mobile hotspot. The Odyssey Elite models are fully loaded with features like a speaker system, a luxury phone charger, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel and acoustic glass for windscreen and front and rear doors.
2018 Honda Odyssey Engine
All Odyssey models are powered by a 3.5L V6 that develops 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Volume models receive a nine-speed automatic while the top-trim Touring and Elite models make use of a new ten-speed automatic gearbox. Regardless of the transfer, the Odyssey front wheel drive is classified at 19mpg in the city and 28mpg on the highway.
2018 Honda Odyssey Safety
All Odyssey models are standard with dual front airbags, front airbags, front passenger’s knee airbags, three-row symmetry airbags, vehicle stability assistants, ABS and electronic brake spread. All Odyssey models, except for the basic 2018 Honda Odyssey LX model, get Honda’s aforementioned safety suite, which includes advanced systems such as automatic emergency brake and collision failure system.