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2018 Honda Odyssey

MPG

City 19 MPG Hwy 28 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.7 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.8
*****
Practical, luxurious and comfortable

by D.Mac from Pueblo, Colorado | September 14, 2019

This is a very practical and comfortable vehicle. Does everything you need a vehicle to do very well. Plenty of room for passengers plenty of power but still good mpg.

*****
Most Reliable Minivan

by sellmyhondaodyssey2003 from Hartford CT | August 31, 2019

Most Reliable Minivan I have owned and operated. After shopping so many SUV, I ended up coming back to Honda Odyssey Minivan which will be used by my family for years to come.

*
Point A to B car

by Troubled customer from Chicago, IL | July 05, 2019

Poor vehicle deep down when you dissociate yourself from the aggressive 'best van' marketing; not suited for colder climate, plastic paneling separates and causes leaks, FWD only as compared to Toyota Sienna (AWD) so very poor control during winter, slides badly and relatively low ground clearance; snow mode is useless and gives no additional traction; Driver display screen froze once draining the battery needing jump start; persistent problems with 'walk away auto lock'; sluggish pick-up even with sports mode, does not feel sturdy, and have no confidence in the 5 star crash rating; can feel the centrifugal force while turning at more than 35 miles speed; interior trims and panels in the car boot came loose 1 month after purchase; couple of recalls already in couple of months of purchase, 3rd row driver side charger was found to be faulty after purchase; Honda Lane assist does not work most times, radar shuts down in bad weather (certainly not a car for colder climates) and it's a marketing gimmick; engine not so quiet; driver windows shudder and jam at times (more in winters); sliding doors had issues until recalled, middle row seat design of Pacifica is more ergonomic (folds like third row seats, rather than the bulky Honda design, need to be manually taken out risking scratches to paint); only one smart-phone USB port for the screen so cannot use anything else when the phone is connected. Not to mention very poor customer service and everything is managed by dealers, Honda corporation is in no position to help with issues, perhaps don't want to; misleading advertising

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2018 Honda Odyssey Overview

One of the most popular minivans in the U.S. is getting a makeover as Honda unveils its 2018 Odyssey. The new van is sized similarly to the old one but wears new styling inside and out, features an interior that's just as versatile as the outgoing model, and has plenty of new electronics designed to keep families entertained.

New for 2018
At first glance, the new Odyssey looks remarkably like the old one, with the same overall one-box shape, the familiar unusual kink to the beltline and similar triangular headlights. But a closer inspection reveals a much cleaner aesthetic to the new van, with more sculpting in the body sides, a front end that fits in well with the new Honda Pilot SUV and Ridgeline pickup truck, and a new roof design that makes it appear to be floating. The use of chrome and styling tricks make the new Odyssey look longer, lower and more athletic. LED taillights are standard while LED headlights are optional, and active grille shutters help improve aerodynamic efficiency when cruising.

The Odyssey's occupant-friendly interior continues to please, with standard seating for eight people. New for 2018 is the Magic Slide second-row seat, which enables several different configurations thanks to a removable center seat and sliding outboard seats. The outboard left and right seats can be pushed together, moved apart or any combination in between. It's useful for providing easy access to the third row, affixing a child seat and sliding it forward for easy reach from the front seats, or for keeping quarreling siblings separated by a decent gap. The third row folds into the floor, but the second row does not.

The electronics in the Odyssey have also been upgraded with a few new functions. Up front, a new Display Audio system is a far cry from the current multimedia morass, with clear, easy-to-use icons and excellent customizability.

Unique to the Odyssey are CabinWatch and CabinTalk, two electronic systems meant to foster communication between and monitoring of passengers. CabinWatch uses a camera to let the front seat passengers see the rest of the passengers day or night on the optional 8-inch Display Audio screen on the dashboard. CabinTalk enables the driver to talk to the second- and third-row passengers using a built-in microphone and the speakers in the van. CabinControl is a new downloadable smartphone app that allows users to control various van systems using the phone, including climate control, the rear entertainment system and the navigation system; it also acts as a virtual jukebox that allows users to upload songs to a common vehicle playlist.

In back, the new Connected Rear Entertainment System includes a ceiling-mounted 10.2-inch screen and plenty of vehicle-specific apps, and it can connect to the internet via built-in vehicle 4G LTE, public Wi-Fi or a cellphone data plan from a vehicle occupant.

Under the Hood
Powering the Odyssey is Honda's stalwart 3.5-liter V-6 engine making 280 hp and mated to either a standard nine-speed automatic or a new, Honda-engineered 10-speed auto in top trim levels. That's a 32-hp boost from the outgoing Odyssey and combined with the lighter weight of the new van, aerodynamic improvements and new transmissions, should boost fuel economy, though the EPA has yet to rate it. A new steering system is also included for fewer turns lock-to-lock, and additional body structure, door seal improvements and acoustic glass should make for a quieter Odyssey.

Safety
The new Odyssey will continue to offer the Honda Sensing advanced safety package, featuring a host of new electronic safety systems. It will be standard on EX trim levels and above, which Honda says will comprise 95 percent of all Odysseys sold. It includes collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and more.

Pricing for the new Odyssey will be announced closer to its on-sale date, expected to be sometime in the spring of 2017.