2017 Honda Odyssey

2017 Honda Odyssey

2017 Honda Odyssey – Honda’s fifth-generation Odyssey

Source: Honda.com

Odyssey Update 12/20/2016

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Starting from December 19th, the 2017 Honda Odyssey will be available to customers. Japanese company decided to keep the most popular minivan as similar as possible to the previous version, and the starting price of the model will be $30,750. This is without a destination charge which will cost you an additional $900.

2017 Honda Odyssey


Just like the previous year version, this new one returns good fuel economy that has been rated by EPA at 19 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined. The Odyssey can fit a maximum of eight passengers which, along with being quite affordable and gentle to your pocket, makes the Odyssey a very lovable vehicle.

2017 Honda Odyssey


The 2017 Honda Odyssey runs on a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine capable of producing 248 horsepower. The minivan is available only with a six-speed automatic transmission.

An acoustic windshield will be available as an option on SE and EX-L trim levels. Higher levels now include several comfort features such as a rear entertainment system, Forward Collision Warning, Sirius XM radio and even an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner.

2017 Honda Odyssey


The HondaVAC vacuum cleaner is positioned in the rear cargo area, and it has an extendable hose which can cover every corner of the cabin. If the engine is turned off, the vacuum cleaner can run up to eight minutes since it is powered by vehicle’s 12-volt electrical system. This decision was made to prevent the battery from fully discharging. Of course, if the engine is running, the vacuum cleaner will run continuously.

Update 10/05/2016:

This is not the first time we are seeing spy photos of the Honda Odyssey 2017. It has been spotted on few occasions going through various tests that thoroughly checks out its reliability and how will it perform in different conditions.

Again, just like before, we have heavily camouflaged vehicle so, obviously, Honda wants to hide as much as possible about new elements and design changes. Since everything indicates that new model is coming to dealerships before the end of this year or at the beginning of the next, it is reasonable to get more details about it in the next few months.

image source: automobilemag.com and spiedbilde

image source: automobilemag.com and spiedbilde

It is possible to notice few similarities of this one and Honda Pilot crossover so we can conclude that few things will be carried over or at least influenced heavily. Among those things that will be offered we could see upgraded headlights with LED tech plus the redesigned lower bumper segment that now gives it a more aggressive look.

All info indicates that changes to the rear will also come but with the amount of camo it carries it is impossible to conclude what will be modified. What can be seen even Honda tried to hide it is the changes to the belt line that will now cause it to look more in line with other conventional vans on the market.

Recently we heard rumors about the hybrid version, but until that happens, we are sure that the 3.5-liter V6 will be implemented here. This is the latest generation engine, and we could see it in Pilot where it produces 280 hp and is paired with the nine-speed automatic transmission. One of the segments, where crossovers and SUV’s could have an advantage over new Honda Odyssey 2017, is the all-wheel drive as it has been reported that this one will come with only front wheel drive setup.

image source: automobilemag.com and spiedbilde

image source: automobilemag.com and spiedbilde

The Odyssey is one of the best selling cars on the US market thanks to the features it provides, good acquisition price and great value for money. However, because new models have been released on the market and due to the fact the car released back in 2010, redesigned version 2017 Honda Odyssey has been rumored. Stories about successor are available for quite a while now and despite the fact Honda didn’t release much information about the car, a camouflaged model has been spied testing ever since the mid of last year.

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This means that Honda is certainly preparing something quite interesting with their Odyssey, especially since it takes them a lot longer than usual to develop the car. Only limited details are available, but we expect this to be changed in the next few months.



2017 Honda Odyssey Release date and Price

So far we think that the upcoming model of the car will be released with the 2017 Honda Odyssey some time at the end of the year and go on the market shortly after that. Just like with the current model, the car will likely share the same platform with the Pilot but this time around instead of being released just like a front wheel drive minivan, we might get an all-wheel drive version which will indeed sell quite well in the northern part of the country. The price will likely still start at $30,000 while the all-wheel drive version might cost around $2,000 more than the base model.

Honda Odyssey Design


Source: caranddriver.com

Probably the most important segment of a minivan is its interior which has to be great in terms of space and quality. The spy shots of the camouflaged model do reveal that the future 2017 Honda Odyssey will likely come with a lot of driver assistance features which are not available on the ongoing version. On top of that, it seems that the car will be offering similar specs and materials to those found on certain Acura models which will bring the value of the car up for sure.

2017 Honda Odyssey Engine

Most cars based on the platform of the upcoming Odyssey are using a 3.5-liter V6 so it is quite safe to assume that the 2017 Honda Odyssey will use the same unit. Upgrades will be offered here also, and instead, 248 hp that the previous version pumped out we expect power figures to be bumped higher. Direct injected V6 petrol engine should now make around 280 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.

We do hope however that Honda’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four mill will also be installed which would make a really interesting minivan as it would be able to provide a similar amount of power while using quite a bit less fuel. This hasn’t been confirmed, but hopefully, Honda will make few additional changes here.

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Video of spied 2017 Honda Odyssey


What about 2016 Honda Oddysey?

2017 Honda Odyssey
Engine type SOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection
Displacement 212 cu in (3471cc)
Power/torque 280 hp @6000 rpm; 262 lb-ft @4700 rpm
Transmission 6-speed automatic/9-speed automatic w/manual shifting mode
Wheelbase N/A
Length N/A
Height N/A
Passenger volume N/A
Cargo volume N/A
0-60 8.1 sec (est)
Top speed 104 mph (est)
PRICE RANGE: $26,000 – $34,000 (est)
Competitors: Toyota Sienna

Minivans may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying their usability. A minivan is perhaps the perfect everyday vehicle. It can carry lots of people, stuff, and they even tow a decent amount. If you opt for the right make and model, you’ll even get good fuel economy and reliability. Well, those are the exact words that come to mind when you say the word “Honda.”

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The Japanese company has always been a manufacturer of reliable vehicles, perhaps the most reliable vehicles on the planet. It’s only logical that their take on the minivan would be one of the best on the market then. Well, with the original Honda Odyssey they created just that. The most popular minivan on the planet was born.

Here we are 22 years later, and the Odyssey name is still going strong. The car has evolved into so much more than just a big people carrier. The 2016 Honda Odyssey is now a great highway cruiser, daily driver, and even the occasionally fun vehicle. Yes, you read that right. You can have fun while driving this car now more than ever.


For the 2016 refresh, Honda has introduced a new Special Edition trim (SE) which includes a few range-topping options from the Touring Elite but leaves a few out, making it a more affordable package. Other than that nothing else has changed but why would you change something that’s already at the top of the game? It makes no sense spending more money to develop something which works exactly as it should and pricing it more expensive. That would be bad for the consumers as well.




Anyway, let’s get back on track. The looks. The one thing minivans are most criticized for. Well, the 2016 Honda Odyssey manages to be stylish without being too in your face. Well, it’s as nice looking as a minivan can get. The front is good looking with the headlights and grille following definitive Honda styling cues and even it is close to other models in the lineup it is still clear that this is a minivan. Other than that it brings standard minivan boxy shape but what can you do with it. There are a lot of dull and flat surfaces when looking it from a profile. The only thing breaking up the dullness is the line for the sliding doors.

2016 Honda Odyssey Interior



That rather uninspiring exterior hides a practical and huge interior. There’s a large array of seating arrangements you can do. The second-row seats can be adjusted so that a middle aisle or a side aisle can be created to gain easier access to the third-row of seats. On trims higher than the EX (including the EX) the center portion in the second row can slide forward more than 5 inches, putting the youngest occupant closer to the front seats where mom and dad usually sit. The two outward seats in the second row can also be slid outward to give even more space.

There are loads of cubby holes everywhere, and there’s even a flip-up trash bag in the removable center console making it very easy to dispose of. The addition of a cooling compartment is always welcomed as it keeps your drinks nice and cold at all times. All trims except the base LX have a big touchscreen display which can act as a rearview camera and an access point to the infotainment options including the audio system and apps like Pandora. Ergonomics are excellent, and all of the buttons are where you want them to be, and even it’s not driver oriented you will be able to access all settings quickly. Certainly one of the selling points is that it’s very easy to use and user-friendly.

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The top-level Touring Elite model is loaded with all the bells and whistles and is usually the most popular choice in the 2016 Honda Odyssey range. It gets entertainment for the rear seats with a widescreen monitor which has the option to display two different sources. So, for example, one side can play a DVD movie and the other a video game simultaneously. There’s even a built-in vacuum cleaner with a long 10-foot hose to clean quickly any mess or debris on the seats and floor before it even has a chance to dry or go stale.



Practicality shouldn’t even be a question with the Odyssey. It will totally devour anything you throw at it. Fully loaded with passengers it can still haul 38.4 cubic feet worth of stuff behind the third row. Fold the third-row with a 60/40 split into the floor and you suddenly have a massive 93.1 cubic foot of cargo space. Removing the second-row of seats gives you a scarcely believable 148.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity although you will have to remove the seats altogether to achieve that number since they don’t enter the floor like the third-row does. With a diminishing number of competitors on minivan market, we can easily claim that these figures are among the best in class.

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Engine of latest Honda Odyssey

There’s only one engine option, and it’s a 3.5 liter V6 which is capable of developing 248 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes mated to a six-speed auto transmission. There is no option of the all-wheel drive, so the only wheels spinning are the fronts. This setup is capable of returning 22 miles per gallon on the combined run. The top-spec Touring Elite model managed to reach 60 miles per hour in a quick 8 seconds. Overall, engine capabilities of the Odyssey are on par with other vehicles in the segment, and we are glad to see an engine that has been tested and proven for so many times.

When tackling the twisty roads and sharp corners, the Odyssey outshines its competitors. It may be down a few horsepower on them, but regarding road compliance and body roll, it trumps all of them. It’s got just enough dampening to absorb the bumps and be the best highway cruiser, but the confidence-inspiring steering and suspension make it feel smaller than it is. There’s active noise-cancelling technology which brings road and wind noise to an absolute minimum. The V6 doesn’t feel like it lacks any power and is easily able to do everything other minivans are capable of doing. You will find that 248 hp in this vehicle is quite enough for all your daily errands.



2016 Honda Odyssey Price

Prices for the base model start at around $29,400. For this, you’re getting a great people mover and daily driver. Expect to pay more for the top-spec model loaded with everything but we highly recommend you do. In case that you choose Touring Elite version it will set you back for about $44,875, It’s more than worth the money and the original investment.

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UPDATE Januar 2017 : (2018 Honda Odyssey is official now)

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  • Carsrelease

    I can not wait to see how it will really look like the new Honda Odyssey

  • Jerome Devlin

    I’m sure that is going to be awesome as everything Honda makes.

  • Jerome Devlin

    It definitely deserves the title of the best minivan in the US. Thanks for the info.

  • Chloe

    This brand-new Odyssey will be the 5th generation in its lineup. This approaching design will utilize the brand-new platform and it looks like Acura MDX design. Honda will pay more interest to their brand-new vehicle.

  • Opportunity Trends

    Modifications to the 2017 Honda Odyssey

    There is no rejecting that the Honda Odyssey has actually been one of the most remarkable minivans on the roadway for a number of years. As brand-new design year lorries start to be revealed, numerous have actually have been asking us exactly what we anticipate the modifications to the 2017 Honda Odyssey to be!
    No Major Redesign Changes

    Because there hasn’t been a huge unveiling of the 2017 Honda Odyssey at any car reveals recently, we can securely presume that the car will not get any extreme outside modifications. While a couple of aspects here or there might alter, the lorry as a whole need to stay undamaged. learn exactly what modifications will be made to the 2017 honda accord hybrid One upgrade that we might see to the outside might be in the lighting, because that is usually a simple thing to alter with a rollover automobile like this.
    More Interior Technology

    Another location that we can anticipate to be updated, given that it has actually been on virtually each brand-new Honda automobile, is the interior innovation in the 2017 Honda Odyssey. While the 2016 Honda Odyssey did come geared up with the HondaLink infotainment system, it is safe to presume that the 2017 will feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ability. This will make it simpler for motorists to run their infotainment systems on a more familiar user interface.

  • Nina V Malin

    Quick Truths:

    Entirely upgraded minivan
    New 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine
    New 10-speed and 9-speed automated transmissions
    Enhanced steering, braking and suspension
    Quieter interior with updated products
    Stain-hiding carpets and safety belt; offered stain-resistant leather
    Magic Slide second-row seats with outstanding flexibility
    Declared to use more freight area behind third-row seat than any rival
    More powerful lorry structure, brand-new security systems
    Excellent lineup of infotainment options, consisting of Wi-Fi allowed shows
    Launching of CabinCommand, CabinWatch, CabinTalk functions
    Integrated in Alabama
    On sale in the spring of 2017


    Minivans are not attractive. Frequently, they are purchased to serve a particular life phase, brutalized by moms and dads and their kids over the course of numerous years.

    And amongst minivans, the upgraded 2018 Honda Odyssey, revealed for the very first time at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, seems among the very best of the type.

    Outside Features:

    Take one 2017 Odyssey, hone the styling, tidy up the flanks, update the style styles with heavy impact from the Honda Civic, and you’ve essentially got the revamped 2018 Odyssey.

    As is clearly obvious, the brand-new Odyssey maintains its “lightning bolt” beltline, and now the moving door tracks are incorporated along the bottoms of the rear windows for a neat shape. Kinked character lines include visual interest and circulation to the minivan’s flanks, and much better connect the Odyssey’s profile to front and rear style aspects.

    Interior Features:

    Honda states the brand-new 2018 Odyssey functions enhanced interior products, consisting of soft-touch control panel surface areas. Black carpets and black safety belt are much better able to hide the inescapable discolorations that feature minivan ownership, as well as the tray covering the front center console storage bin removes its grooves, which have the tendency to trap the sediment of life.

    Honda likewise deals with a considerable defect of the Odyssey that goes back years: interior sound, particularly on the highway. With this brand-new style, Honda declares the 2018 Odyssey to be the quietest car in the minivan section thanks to triple door seals, acoustic front and side glass, included sound deadening product, and Active Sound Control.

    Magic Slide second-row seats move forward, backwards, and, with the middle area got rid of, towards the center of the van. Relying on the usage case, this style assists to much better safeguard kids from side-impact crashes, locations babies closer to moms and dads, enhances legroom for adult guests, or makes the most of access to the third-row seat.

    Honda did not go over freight volumes, aside from to assert that the brand-new Odyssey has the most large freight location behind its third-row seat of any minivan presently on the marketplace.

    Optional Features:

    Promoting all the moms and dads in the audience, I more than happy to report that the 2018 Honda Odyssey now provides stain-resistant leather upholstery and door trim panels. That’s worth a smile, right?

    In addition, depending upon the trim level, the 2018 Odyssey is readily available with LED headlights with automated high-beam activation, rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking help sensing units, and heated side mirrors. Triple-zone environment control keeps everybody comfy, while heated and aerated front seats and a heated guiding wheel help in the effort.

    A hands-free power rear tailgate actually makes it much easier to load armloads of things.

    Under the Hood:

    With this redesign, the Odyssey relocates to the very same platform presently utilized by the Acura MDX, Honda Pilot, and Honda Ridgeline. As an outcome, torsional rigidness is up 44 percent, and the Odyssey weighs as much as 96 pounds less than in the past.

    A 3.5-liter V6 engine with direct fuel injection and variable cylinder deactivation is the only power plant readily available. It makes 280 horse power, up 32 hp from the previous Odyssey.

    A 9-speed automated transmission is basic in numerous variations of the brand-new Odyssey, while upper trim levels use a 10-speed automated transmission. Buttons and changes that are installed to the control panel control the transmission. These transmissions, in mix with active grille shutters, accomplish best-in-class fuel economy numbers inning accordance with Honda.

    Extra engineering enhancements consist of a Snow owning mode for the traction control system, Agile Handling Assist innovation (brake torque vectoring), more responsive steering, bigger brakes with much better bite, and modified suspension tuning to enhance the minivan’s flight and handling.


    The relocate to a brand-new lorry architecture indicates the 2018 Odyssey’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) structure ought to do an even much better task of distributing crash energy in a crash. New motorist and front traveler knee air bags likewise help in minimizing injuries.

    Pick any 2018 Odyssey aside from the basic trim level, and the van features the Honda Sensing suite of security systems. Because Honda anticipates 95 percent of Odyssey purchasers to pick EX cut at a minimum, the business describes that many variations of the lorry will have this devices.

    Honda Sensing consists of an adaptive cruise control system with forward accident caution and automated emergency situation braking, along with a lane departure and lane keeping help system with Road Departure Mitigation innovation. Paired with Honda Sensing, Honda likewise changes its LaneWatch electronic camera system with a blind area caution system that works for both sides of the van and provides a rear cross-traffic alert function.


    On the innovation front, Honda has far more than its HondaVac onboard vacuum to talk about.

    All 2018 Odyssey designs other than for the base LX trim level are geared up with a next-generation infotainment system utilizing a Honda operating system that can be upgraded by means of Wi-Fi or a USB port to keep it existing. It consists of an 8-inch touchscreen screen, satellite radio, HD Radio, Pandora web radio gain access to and, exactly what’s this?

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mobile phone forecast innovation makes certain to please tired out moms and dads, as may wireless gadget charging and multi-zone audio ability. A 4G LTE Wi-Fi web location is likewise offered at additional expense.

    A rear seat home entertainment system is optional, gearing up the Odyssey with a 10.2-inch overhead display screen. Wireless earphones and HDMI video game system jacks are consisted of, and thanks to the onboard Wi-Fi the system provides streaming video ability. Owners can likewise utilize smart device information strategies or house Wi-Fi service to stream material.

    CabinControl is a brand-new mobile phone app that permits you to manage the Odyssey’s home entertainment, navigation, and environment systems right from your gadget. It likewise allows a Social Play List function that permits all residents to publish music choices to develop a virtual jukebox of road-trip tunes.

    Moms and dads can much better interact with and monitor their kids through CabinWatch and CabinTalk innovations. CabinWatch provides Mom and Dad a video camera view of exactly what’s taking place in both rear rows of seats, day or night, revealing the video on the infotainment display screen. CabinTalk permits the chauffeur to interact with rear guests through the 2nd- and third-row speakers or through the home entertainment system’s earphones.