The 2018 Honda Odyssey is on its way to reaching the market soon. Honda Odyssey was the last facelifted in the year 2014 and since then technology has improved a lot over the years. It is high time for Honda to facelift this car again in order to give tough competition to similar cars of other brands. But do not worry as Honda has already started modifying this car in their manufacturing unit.
Unique selling point of Odyssey
Its present model is using the same gear as used in Accord. This will not be carried on in the upcoming model since Accord’s platform has been changed now and shared with Civic. What happens to a platform of this minivan then? Well, Odyssey will be sharing the same platform and chassis with latest Pilot. This is good news for customers since Pilot has gotten a larger platform though it is 300 lbs. less in weight. 2018 Honda Odyssey is strongly built and its interior has been designed in a very space effective way so that maximum space can be utilized.
2018 version of Odyssey has been redesigned to give it a fresh look and trendy appeal. Aerodynamics has been modified with the help of few best engineers of the world. Due to this, streamlined shape is more accurate. There is less air friction now and performance has been enhanced. Headlights are sleeker and the front fascia is sharper now. A lot has been done in the interior than exterior. Seat quality has been made better than before which will increase the comfort of riding this car. Other changes will be reflected in console section.
Safety features are improved now with automated brakes. This car comes with standard anti-collision warning systems which assure passengers’ safety.
It has been known that Honda is further increasing the cabin space of this car which means rides will be more comfortable now. The dashboard is more organized and holds a second display mounted in the center for phone and audio features. Smaller display interface works on touch while the bigger one will work with switches.
Engine of 2018 Honda Odyssey
Under the hood of 2018 Honda Odyssey, there is a 3.5-liter engine V6 powered by Earth Dream functionality as the base version. This engine can produce a power of up to 290 hp with a torque of around 270 lb-ft. This engine configuration will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. There might be another trim with ZF 9 speed transmission. Fuel economy is supposed to be around 32 mpg for highway drive and around 21 mpg for city drive.
2018 Honda Odyssey Price and Release Date
2018 Honda Odyssey has been fixed with a price of around $30,000 for the base trim and around $45,500 for the highest trim. This car might hit the market in the middle of next year.