• 2018 Honda Odyssey New Magic Seat and Baby Monitor [Everything Video]

    2018 Honda Odyssey
    2018 Honda Odyssey minivan

    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
    2018 Honda Odyssey
    2018 Honda Odyssey
    • 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.

    Nathan Adlen
    Nathan Adlen
    Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.

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    5 thoughts on “2018 Honda Odyssey New Magic Seat and Baby Monitor [Everything Video]

    1. I never owned a mini van, but always used them at work (administrative usage only)> I’m glad Honda, Kia and Chrysler did not give up on them and constantly improve and refine these utilitarian vehicles.

    2. It is a Honda civic with some junk in the trunk. I think the baby monitor is stupid. If you can’t hear your kid crying in the backseat of your car, you are deaf, and shouldn’t be driving. Simple as that.

      1. The Odyssey is a much larger vehicle than a civic built on a larger platform. Also deaf people can and do drive.

    3. Why no all wheel drive? It seems to be the one thing that Honda is missing on the Odyssey. They have it on the Acura, and the pilot

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