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2014 Honda Odyssey Overview
Honda's Odyssey minivan gets a mild update for 2014, featuring new front and rear styling, a new center console, greater online app connectivity and an industry first: an integrated vacuum built into the panel in the cargo area. Seating, powertrain and safety all remain unchanged. The only engine is a 3.5-liter V-6, sending power to the front wheels (no all-wheel-drive option is available). The Odyssey has room for eight passengers.
The Odyssey's looks are refreshed with a new hood, front bumper, grille and fenders while the rear remains relatively the same other than new LED-enhanced taillights. 17-inch wheels come standard with the Odyssey, but 18-inch wheels are optional. Additional exterior features include power liftgate & moonroof, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, and power-sliding side doors.
Honda's latest trick is the new HondaVac system: a powerful vacuum, hose and attachments tucked into the left cargo area trim panel and developed in partnership with Shop-Vac. Only available on the Touring Elite top trim level, it features as much suction power as a garage vacuum and has a hose that can reach every corner of the van. A power driver's seat, air conditioning and cruise control are standard. The third-row is collapsible and creates a flat-load floor with the second-row featuring a center seat that slides 6 inches closer to the front of the cabin to keep an infant within arm’s reach, not to mention 15 cup holders. Available options include rear entertainment system, navigation system, heated leather front seats, and integrated sunshades. The Touring Elite models get a 16.2-inch widescreen display and surround sound.
Under the Hood
The Odyssey is powered by a 248-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6; it has a fuel-saving cylinder deactivation system across all trims. The LX, EX and EX-L models have a five-speed automatic transmission while the Touring and Touring Elite use a six-speed automatic, along with low-rolling-resistance tires and a few aerodynamic improvements. All engine options use regular gas & have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.
All Honda Odyssey models come equipped with excellent impact safety including side-impact and three-row side curtain airbags with active front head restraints. Antilock brakes and electronic stability system with traction control ensure that your vehicle is glued to the road and is capable of maneuvering safely in several conditions. The Touring Elite model includes additional options such as a blind spot warning system, expanded view driver’s mirror, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com