The sleeker, more powerful 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan made its North American debut at the 2017 NAIAS. Powered by a direct-injected, 280 horsepower 3.5-liter V6, the 2018 Honda Odyssey will offer two transmission options; a 9-speed automatic or an all-new 10-speed automatic. The new V6 has Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) which, together with the new transmissions and the lighter body structure (it lost 96 lbs), help to make the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan more efficient than the van it replaces.
Here are some of the highlights of the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan according to Honda:
- Advanced connectivity and entertainment – with new Display Audio, CabinWatch, CabinTalk & streaming video with 4G LTE Wi-Fi
- New CabinControl app – enables smartphone control of key vehicle systems, audio and rear entertainment features
- New Magic Slide™ second-row seat – provides the ultimate in family-friendly versatility and comfort
- New 10-speed transmission – joins DI V-6 engine in powertrain lineup
Honda Sensing™ standard on trims expected to represent 95 percent of sales
- New Display Audio – featuring a new Honda-developed operating system, more intuitive menus and customizable app tiles, this 8-inch high-resolution (720P) touchscreen interface serves as the nerve center for a multitude of new audio and telematics options, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and adds a physical volume knob for improved usability.
- System updates – users can download available updates to the Display Audio operating system and rear entertainment system at their convenience via 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, or USB.
- CabinWatch – using a camera, CabinWatch lets the driver and front passenger keep tabs on passengers both day and night via the 8-inch Display Audio screen.
- CabinTalk – enables the driver to talk to second – and third-row passengers though the second-and third-row speakers and rear entertainment system headphones.
- Connected Rear Entertainment System – second- and third-row passengers can enjoy streaming video on the ceiling-mounted, 10.2-inch WSVGA Rear Entertainment System, including PBS Kids, iHeart Radio, Spotify and more, through the available in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi, public Wi-Fi or user’s cellphone data plan. A new “How Much Farther?” app lets passengers track the family’s trip progress.
- CabinControl – using a downloadable app, users can use a smart phone to control the rear entertainment system, rear cabin heat and air conditioning, and send destinations to the embedded Honda navigation system.
- Social Play List – part of CabinControl, Social Playlist operates like a virtual jukebox, allowing up to eight family members to upload their music choices to the audio system via their smartphones
In this video, you will see the fifth generation of the Odyssey as it’s presented to the public at the Detroit Auto Show (2017 NAIAS). This new van is packed with the latest connectivity technology, passenger-friendly interior packaging and an all-new interior.
Look for the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan at dealerships in the spring of 2017.