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2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan

#3
in Midsize vans
2018 MODEL

$29,990 - $46,670

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Overview

Do you have a bigger family now? Looking for a car more than a sedan? No more seating issues, Honda Odyssey to the rescue, a car for everyone. A fifth generation minivan, which is a lot more than a maneuver ""van"".

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is equipped with an all 3.5 liter V-6 powerful engine, that ruptures out a horsepower 280 with a torque rate of 262 lb-ft. It has a big mass and volume, however drives like a smaller vehicle, with buttery smooth turns. Being a Front wheel drive train, it has a transmission of 9-speed auto and 10-speed auto (in touring and elite odyssey).

The base trim starting from $29,850, is not the best one to buy as a $4000 extra in an upgraded version will give a lot more features than this one. Although there are other minivans in lesser price available, but wait for the Honda's entrusted ownership, with so many in-house features.

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Pros

Seating of 8 instead 7

Cross back alert

Power Sliding doors

Magic slide, second row seats

An 8-inch touchscreen with apple car play and android auto

Cabin control which lets people have a close check on the weather

Cons

It would've been better to have a 360 degree rear camera than a regular camera

Restrictive trim levels, makes it a little pricier

Third row seats are often cramped and don't leave much space for the luggage.

Heavier than other vans available

Second row seats must be removed for more cargo space

What's New?

Magic slide seats

Smartphone inspired-infotainment system

Built-in 4g LTE Wi-Fi

Cabin Control App

Honda-sensing system

Standout sound system

Gauge cluster system


Features

Power

280 hp

262 torq

MPG

19 city

28 hwy

Engine

v6 cyl

3.5 disp

transmission

Automatic

drivetrain

front wheel drive

warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

0 to 60

6.7



Styles

 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan in White Diamond Pearl color  2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan in Pacific Pewter Metallic color  2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan in Obsidian Blue Pearl color  2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan in Modern Steel Metallic color  2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan in Forest Mist Metallic color  2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan in Deep Scarlet Pearl color  2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan in Crystal Black Pearl color
White Diamond Pearl

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Ratings

Engine

8.1

Interior

7.8

Exterior

8.1

Driving

8.3

Features

9.6

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan LX

LX

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 8

$29,990

Configurations
LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (19/22/28)
Torque: 262 lbs.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm

 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX

EX

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 8

$33,860

Configurations
EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (19/22/28)
Torque: 262 lbs.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm

 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L

EX-L

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 8

$37,360 - $39,360

Configurations
EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 9A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (19/22/28)
Torque: 262 lbs.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm
EX-L w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
Transmission: 9A Drivetrain: FWD
MPG: (19/22/28) Torque: 262 ft-lbs. @ 4700 rpm

 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan Touring

Touring

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 8

$44,510

Configurations
Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 10A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (19/22/28)
Torque: 262 lbs.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm

 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan Elite

Elite

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Manual, Seats: 8

$46,670

Configurations
Elite 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 10A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (19/22/28)
Torque: 262 lbs.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor Last updated 3 days ago

8.4

Overall Rating


9.6/10
Features

 

8.1/10
Engine

 
 

7.8/10
Interior

 

8.1/10
Exterior

 
 
 

Odyssey is equipped with an all 3.5 liter V-6 powerful engine, that ruptures out a horsepower 280 with a torque rate of 262 lb-ft. It has a big mass volume, however, drives like a smaller vehicle, with buttery smooth turns. Being a Front wheel drive train, it has a transmission of 9-speed auto and 10-speed auto (in touring and elite odyssey).

The base trim starting from $29,850, is not the best one to buy as a $4000 extra in an upgraded version will give a lot more features than this one. Although there are other minivans in lesser price available, but wait for the Honda' s entrusted ownership, with so many in-house features.

The 2018 Honda odyssey ups the ante for minivans. Its redesign brings in advanced technology, a much stronger engine, upgraded handling and also family-friendly features to satisfy both parents and the kids. A more enhanced cargo space and passenger carrying versatility with Honda' s unique magic sliding seats.

Although a negative found could only be the second-row seats being heavy, which does not fold inside, so as to take full advantage of maximum cargo space.

Features

9.6/10

Honda Odyssey' s price starts at $29,850 bucks whereas the highest model comes at a price of $45,325, a lot pricier than the base model. One should consider buying EX model or trim higher than the base as it has fewer more options available than the LX model, for instance, the radar adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assistance, Honda' s autonomous braking system called collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation system. The higher model also offers you the four front LED lights and two fog lights.

Also, the second row sliding seating isn' t an option available in the base trim LX, it doesn' t get the sliding 2nd-row seats, so the floor beneath gets a different treatment.

Honda LX EX SE EX-L Touring Touring elite
$ 29,850 $ 33000 $ 33,950 $36,500 $42,755 $45,325
Rearview camera with guidelines Smart entry Honda VAC (built in vacuum cleaner) Forward collision warning 18 inch alloy wheels Ultrawide rear entertainment system
8-Inch Multi-Information display 17-inch alloy wheels Honda rear entertainment system Lane Departure warning Integrated third row sunshades Blind spot entertainment system
Bluetooth Hands free link one-motion 60/40 split 3rd-row magic seat Second Row sunshades 115 volt-power outlet Leather wrapped steering wheel Driver' s seat with 10 way power adjustment. Honda VAC (built in vacuum)
USB Audio Interface Honda Lane watch Sirius XM-radio Auto-dimming rear view mirror One magic 60/40 rotation seat 650 watt premium audio system with 12 speakers
Anti-Lock Braking system Tri-Zone anti automatic climate control system - Centre stack lower storage bin with cool box Power lumbar sport and two position memory -
Child proof rear door locks Multi-function second row center seat - - - HD radio

 

 

Engine

8.1/10

The Honda Odyssey's latest makeover makes it the minivan to beat. Fully redesigned for 2018, it combines improved acceleration, a long list of family-friendly technology, a cavernous interior, and an easy-to-use infotainment system. –cars.usnews.com

Engine and Transmission 

The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey is priced lesser than other minivans and there' s no wrong in saying that it performs accurately well than its predecessors. A very smooth manageable steer handling which controls anything like butter, a great suspension to handle out bumpy roads, the extra horsepower is surely appreciated. It is believed to have a great fuel economy, which makes a better overall performance altogether.

Car

Honda Odyssey

Toyota Sienna

Chrysler Pacifica

Engine

3.5L, V-6

3.5L, V-6

3.6L, V-6

Transmission

10-speed automatic, FWD

8-speed automatic, FWD

9-speed automatic, FWD

Power

280 hp

296 hp

287 hp

Torque

262 lb-ft

263 lb-ft

262 lb-ft


Acceleration and Power are great as they give an accurate horsepower of 280, with a 3.5-litre V6 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions shift really smoothly.

Acceleration

The 2018 Honda Odyssey glides smoothly off the line, through gears. On the city streets and in parking lots it becomes manageable, just like a smaller vehicle. Not only does this car works wonder in the city, even on the highways it moves swiftly and is quite controllable. The driver will also notice car' s enhanced drivability when this car is carrying a full load of cargo and passengers, base model doesn' t comes with a lot of versions but the Touring and Elite versions come with a new, slick 10-speed automatic transmission, a world first in front wheel drive according to Honda. A swift acceleration around the town.

Car

Honda Odyssey

Toyota Sienna

Chrysler Pacifica

Time for 0-60 mph

6.6

6.9

7.3

Quarter-mile @90mph

15.2

15.2

15.8

Engine

3.5L

3.5L

3.6L

Handling and steering

Handling of the car is easy and sound, controls well in the city as well as on the highway. It changes direction a lot more crisply while piloting it, you wouldn' t realize it having three rows in the back. Odyssey' s steering is extremely precise, which offers a comfortable ride, with a virtual feedback. However the new Chrysler Pacifica offers the same, but Odyssey pulls ahead way firmer and handles greatly around the corners even through transitions. It has a four-wheel independent suspension, which is the cause for a smooth balanced ride and minimal lean through turns. Everything well tied to a perfectly weighted multi-functional steering wheel. 

Braking

Agility is a surprising trait in a minivan, but the Odyssey delivers, and its ride isn' t compromised as a result. The Odyssey is quick, too, but its braking performance is slightly below average- Caranddriver.com

Car

Honda Odyssey

Toyota Sienna

Chrysler Pacifica

Front

12.6

12.9

13

Rear

13

12.2

13

Curb Weight

4581

4590

4600

60-0

184

181

177

The Odyssey tips the scale at 4581 lbs. Although its braking performance is not as great as some other cars, in a panic brake test from 60 mph, odyssey stopped at 184 feet, slightly longer than the competitors.

Fuel Economy

Honda wasn' t the only one excelling in the EPA ranking test, in fact, the Chrysler Pacifica with 31-mpg test results, outperformed in its class in comparison to Odyssey. Whereas Toyota Sienna and Odyssey EX-L underperformed be it in fuel efficiency or overall range.

Car Fuel economy-city (mpg) Fuel economy-highway (mpg) Fuel economy-combined (mpg)
Honda odyssey(Elite) 19 28 30
Chrysler Pacifica 18 28 31
Toyota sienna 19 27 29

 

Interior

7.8/10

"Overall, the 2018 Odyssey strikes us as the best pick for shoppers with young children or big families. The sliding second-row seats are truly useful, and the rear seat camera system will give some new parents some welcome peace of mind." - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Hauling and loading cargo and a cabin full of passengers from one place to another is minivan' s primary function, which odyssey does with a poise. Its second and third-row seats are amongst the roomiest in the segment. Its second-row seats are very comfy when compared with Pacifica. Throw in some tech ingenuities and odyssey' s stylish class in the cabin is a perfect fit for the family. 2nd rows offer plush cushions and chairs that recline. The most comfortable seating you would ever ask for, the EX-L trim can accommodate up to 8 people with a great leg as well as headspace. Even in long distances you wouldn' t get tired of sitting in the same position, 2018' s odyssey has really done justice to comfy, hassle-free rides. It gets 4/5 ratings for its added comfortable long run rides.

Car

Honda Odyssey

Toyota Sienna

Chrysler Pacifica

(Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) Seat 1

40.7/63.1/40.9

41/65/40.5

40.1/63.8/41.1

 (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) Seat 2

36.5/61.1/40.9

39.7/64.6/37.6

39.6/63/40.9

(Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) Seat 3

38.3/60/38.1

38.3/61.6/36.3

38.7/61.2/36.5

A spill-resistance cloth upholstery and an eight-way power adjustable driver' s seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel. There is plenty of legroom as well as headroom, 12-way power-adjustable driver' s seat with memory settings, power sliding doors, and magic slide second-row seats, which adjust laterally, backward and forward in five different positions. A quality that would be literally loved by the kids of the family.

  • Easy to use Infotainment system
  • Vast cargo space, luggage efficient
  • Old-school navigation system
  • Voice recognition system
  • Active moon roof
  • Spacious and really comfortable seats

Cargo Space

Odyssey might be well styled but is a big box on the wheels. Its square shape and a low load floor mean a more cargo space, but some rival minivans do it better with less hassle, as you don' t have to put in, back-straining efforts to remove the seats.

There is 38.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row of seats, 92 cubic feet behind the second row, and 158 cubic feet behind the first row. When compared to the 2017 Odyssey, the 2018 model has more room behind the third and first rows, but slightly less room behind the second row. The third row of seats easily folds flat to load large cargo. However, in Chrysler and dodge the second-row seat option bends in the floor leaving a rather smoother surface.

Infotainment system

The Odyssey's infotainment system is very responsive and easy to use, even for the parents. Although its USB port response is a bit stingy than the rival minivans

Infotainment features

Available features include an 8-inch touchscreen (except for the base LX trim), which literally converts into a smartphone' s screen, thus creating an easy usability. With the old system being laggy and unresponsive this one comes with an active Bluetooth and Android Auto, Apple Car Play.

Other features include Cabin Control (which lets you send destinations to the Odyssey's navigation system and control the rear-seat entertainment system and climate settings with your smartphone), Cabin Talk (which lets the driver communicate with the second- and third-row passengers using a microphone), Honda VAC (an in-vehicle vacuum), Cabin Watch (which uses a camera to provide a view of the second and third rows on the touch-screen display), Honda Link (which gives you remote access to your minivan), a Wi-Fi hotspot.

In Elite and Touring class there is an option of rear camera, where parents could have a close look at their child' s activities.

Exterior

8.1/10

"The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey is exceptionally well thought out, brimming with cool tech, spacious, comfortable, and well controlled on the road. Add in plenty of safety features, and it's a smart way to carry the family"- TheCarConnection 

Dimensions and Weight

Minivans are designed to be stylish these days, with odyssey you wouldn' t complain as its magical sliding doors and hatch, although it' s flanks are busy with creases. Its exterior dimensions are vast and nimble nature keeps the van unwieldy. Being a large vehicle it doesn' t seem to cause any problems while maneuvering, being 17 feet long and 6.5 feet wide it nary feels heavy and is capable of squeezing itself at the parking lots.

Dimensions Honda Odyssey(EX) Toyota Sienna Chrysler Pacifica
Wheelbase 118.1 in 119.3 121.6
Length 202.9 in 200.2 203.6
Height 68.4 inch 78.1 89.9
Width 79.3 in 68.9 79.6
Track-Front 68.1 in 67.7 68.3
Track-Rear 68.2 in 67.7 68.3
Curb weight 4470 lbs 4375-4705 4330 lbs
Ground Clearance 5.8 6.2 5.1

It doesn't have boring looks like any other minivan, plus it' s longer. Somewhere same as Chrysler Pacifica but some 3-inches longer than the Toyota Sienna. The front grille in the EX model or any model above the base model has a grille that enhances fuel economy.

  • 17-inch Alloy wheels
  • Stylish siding door
  • Automatic side rear lights
  • Active stylish body design.
  • Longer in minivans than rest of the present ones.

Safety

Safety Ratings and features

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the non-profit, independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluate vehicles for crashworthiness in the United States. NHTSA assigns cars an overall rating out of five stars. IIHS uses a different kind of tests, grades cars on a scale of Good to Poor, and awards the vehicles that perform best across its tests with Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ honors, the latter of which requires that the subject' s automated forward-collision-braking system performing well.

With its wide opening rear doors, it' s best for families with young children, rear-facing infant seats installed with zero hassles. Fitting of second-row seats into third ones requires efforts but Honda has made tethering for three seats in the way back easier. Honda' s standard safety features are available in all but not in the base LX trim, the bundle includes automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlamps, to name under a few assists.

  • Lane departure warning
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Collision mitigation warning system
Testing Body Ratings
National Highway Traffic safety administration 5 stars
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Good

NHTSA test results

Test Score
Frontal Barrier Crash 5 stars
Side Barrier rating 5 stars
Rollover 4 stars
Side crash rating 5 stars
Combine side barrier 5 stars
Pole ratings 5 stars

Safety Features

  • Driver Airbag     
  • Passenger Airbag (on/off switch)             
  • Rear Airbag
  • 4-wheel ABS      
  • Child safety locks             
  • Front disc/rear drum brakes
  • Brake Assist       
  • Traction control Electronic stability control
  • Auto-on headlights        
  • 4-wheel disc brakes       
  • Night vision
  • Rollover protection system         
  • Blind spot monitor          
  • Auto-leveling headlights
  • Lane departure warning Lane keeping assist        
  • Cross-Traffic alert

Final Verdict

Honda raises the bar for the minivan community with this Odyssey. An upgraded infotainment system, aced safety ratings, and enchanting seating experience will provide the extreme solace of personal space to the onboard people. The ship’s captain can keep an eye on its crew with the new parent support feature. The only bad thing about this car is the painful way of second seat removal to gain the optimum cargo space utility. 

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