The Honda Odyssey is the minivan of the Honda fleet. It is roomy, and has a suggested retail price of $26,805. There are some important things you should know before you buy an Odyssey, and they are listed below for you as a quick guide to the Odyssey.
The Honda Odyssey minivan comes in four different trims. They are the LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring, all with increasing prices. The LX starts at the MSRP stated earlier. The EX prices out at $29,905, the EX-L starts at $33,405, and the Touring is the most expensive starting at $40,755. Of course, as the price goes up, more features become standard.
They all have the same engine type. It is a V6 engine that gives 244 horsepower, while providing 244 foot pounds of torque. It has a 24-Valve SOHC VTEC valve train, allowing it to be fairly fuel efficient.
When it comes to the Honda Odyssey MPG ratings, it gets 23 miles per gallon on the highway, and 16 miles per gallon in the city, for a combined rating of 18 miles per gallon. It has a 21 gallon tank and takes regular unleaded fuel. The car is also a ULEV, meaning it is an ultra low emissions vehicle. Honda prides itself on having a fuel efficient and low emissions fleet, and their minivan is no different.
When it comes to safety, the Honda Odyssey received the top scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on both the frontal and side crash tests. The car comes equipped with two key features, electronic stability control and rollover sensors. ESC helps electronically steer the car in the event of a skid or a potential rollover. Rollover sensors deploy airbags before a rollover occurs. There are also head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats, front torso airbags, anti lock brakes, and daytime running lights. The car also is LATCH certified, making it even safer and easier for children who still use a car seat.
The Odyssey has power sliding doors, as well as remote entry system which is good up to 50 feet away.
Chances are you have kids if you are buying a minivan, and you can help them enjoy the ride by getting the DVD rear entertainment system. It has a nine inch screen, and also in the back you can use the 115 volt power outlet to plug in a gaming system or laptop.
If you need a GPS, you can get the Honda link voice recognition navigation system.
If you take a lot of calls, you can have blue tooth installed into the overhead console for hands free use.
Any model over the EX will have an AM / FM stereo, with a 6 CD changer, as well as XM if you wish, plus MP3 compatibility.
The Honda Odyssey is covered under the standard Honda warranty. The powertrain (engine, transmission) is covered for five years, while the rest of the car is covered for three. Any accessories you buy aftermarket or that come with the car are covered for three years.