2018 Honda Odyssey

MSRP $29,990 - $46,770

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2018 Honda Odyssey Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 2, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Wrapped up in a minivan silhouette, the 2018 Honda Odyssey comes with plenty of feature upgrades, in its fifth generation. A wise choice for someone looking for a 3-row minivan with comfortable seats, the 2018 Odyssey this year gets plenty of tech upgrades, and also an increase in the performance front, with a much more refined 280 hp 3.5L V6 engine.

The base trim of the 2018 Odyssey starts off at $29,850, and there are about 6 trims on offer. The interior of the Odyssey is where it shows the utmost value for the price. This is in regard to the "Magic Slide seats", and the amount of space on offer for everyone in your family. Safety-wise too, the Honda Odyssey has the best-in-class active and passive safety features on point. With no hybrid Odyssey in the pipeline anytime soon, the 2018 iteration averages around 22 MPG.

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Pros

Spacious interior setup

Magic Slide seats

An intuitive touchscreen system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

The latest safety features available

Potent V6 engine

Cons

Pricier higher trims

Premium tech features offered as only optional extras

Lags in exterior design and appeal

What's New?

2nd row Magic slide seats

Smartphone inspired-infotainment system with Cabin Control App

New features included with Honda-sensing safety system


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$39460

bodystyle

4dr Minivan

passenger capacity

8

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

212 cu.in.

horsepower

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

9 speed Automatic

capacity

passenger volume

160.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

155.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

3000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

17.9 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

7

standing 1/4-mile

15.3 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

182 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/22/28 mpg

highway range

546.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

LX$29,990 onwards

EX$33,960 onwards

EX-L$37,460 onwards

Touring$44,610 onwards

Elite$46,770 onwards

Colors and Styles

2018 Honda Odyssey in Crystal Black Pearl color
Crystal Black Pearl

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

7.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2018 Honda Odyssey holds the podium place in the minivan segment, for a lot of reasons, but it does stand out in offering its customer base with plenty of family-friendly features, which might not be available in the other rivals within the segment. Redesigned for 2018, the Odyssey carries a more subdued yet at the same time an impressive exterior silhouette. The interior gets "Magic Slide Seats" this time around, along with a more updated infotainment system. A more enhanced cargo space is also included. DImension-wise too, the Odyssey is 0.7-inches narrower. It rivals the likes of Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica.


7.5/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.5/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2018 Honda Odyssey Features

7.5/10

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is offered in about 6 trims, namely LX, EX, SE, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. The prices for the same start from an MSRP of $29,850 for the base LX trim, and go all the way up to $45,325 for the Elite trim. granted the top-end trims are a little pricier, but it nevertheless holds some of the most premium features yet available in a minivan. The engine is the same standard 3.5L V6, although the transmission setup is different. While the top-end Touring and Elite trim get a 10-speed automatic unit, the base trims get a rather efficient 9-speed AT unit.

Trims LX EX SE EX-L Touring Elite
MSRP $29,850 $33,000 $33,950 $36,500 $42,755 $45,325
Key feature Rearview camera with guidelines Multi-function second-row center seat 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 Blindspot 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. HD radio
  USB Audio Interface Honda Lane watch Sirius XM-radio Auto-dimming rearview mirror One magic 60/40 rotation seat 650 watt premium audio system with 12 speakers
  Childproof rear door locks Tri-Zone anti automatic climate control system - Centre stack lower storage bin with a cool box Power lumbar sport and two position memory -

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Our pick of the lot would definitely be the Honda Odyssey Touring trim. The reason being due to its 10-speed automatic transmission unit, and also due to it getting standard "Magic Slide seats". The sliding seats are only available as optional extras in the base trims. Plus the Touring trim also gets plenty of standard driver-assistance features from the Honda Sensing system.

2018 Honda Odyssey Engine and Performance

7.0/10

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

2018 Honda Odyssey Engine and Transmission 

The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey will be powered by a new standard and potent 3.5L naturally Aspirated V6 engine. The V6 is good for 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Despite having the lowest power figures in the segment, the 2018 Odyssey performs admirably well. Partnered with the V6 are two different transmission units. While the base trims get the efficient 9-speed unit, the Touring and Elite trims are privy to just the 10-speed AT.

All of the said power is sent to the front wheels of the car. The 9-Speed as such performs decently well, but at times does deliver poor shifts, whereas, on the other hand, the 10-speed Auto is definitely more responsive in terms of putting the power down, and also does shift quite smoothly. All of this combined makes the minivan powerful enough to take on busy city streets or long weekend drives on the highway.

Model

2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Toyota Sienna

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

MSRP $29,850 $30,850 $26,995

Engine

3.5L V-6

3.5L V-6

3.6L V-6

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD

Power

280 hp @ 6000 RPM

296 hp @ 6600 RPM

287 hp @ 6400 RPM

Torque

262 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM

263 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM

262 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

The Toyota Sienna, even with the same engine capacity, delivers better power figures. But despite that, it loses out on the acceleration front, due to the heft it carries. All-in-all, the performance aspect of the Odyssey is certainly taken care of, with the potent engine setup powering it through, while the four-wheel independent suspension, and responsive steering wheel taking care of the handling part.

2018 Honda Odyssey Acceleration

The 2018 Honda Odyssey does the 0-60 MPH sprint in just about 6.7 seconds, which is mighty impressive. This is hot-hatch territory. The quarter-mile, on the other hand, comes up at 15.2 seconds. The Odyssey can definitely hold out its own on city streets, or while taking on overtaking maneuvers on open-stretched freeways. Plus its segment-lowest curb weight also proves out to be a boon in this matter.

Model

2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Toyota Sienna

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

0-60 MPH (secs)

6.7

6.9

7.3

Quarter-mile (secs)

15.2

15.2

15.8

For achieving this time, the 10-Speed AT is perfect, rather than the 9-Speed, which fails to put down the power at the top. A swift accelerating vehicle around town, the Odyssey is the fastest in the segment, despite having the least power figures. The Sienna, on the other hand, takes the second spot on the podium, despite having the best-in-class power figures.

2018 Honda Odyssey Handling

Now one wouldn't mistake a minivan to fare well on the ride and handling front, but nevertheless, the 2018 Odyssey is definitely an impressive handling machine. backed by a potent engine setup, not only does it have the power to stomp through freeways, it also can take on corners quite spiritedly, despite the heft it carries. The steering is precise and reacts well enough to even the slightest of inputs. The four-wheel independent suspension is a boon while taking on uncharted paths and through high-speed bumps. it only adds to the comfort. the ride quality has certainly improved this year.

2018 Honda Odyssey Fuel Economy

The 2018 Honda Odyssey delivers an EPA estimated 19 MPG in the city and 28 miles to the gallon out on the highway. Pair that with the 19.5-gallon fuel tank, and the minivan stretches out to 546 miles on the go-between fuel stops. The EPA-estimated figures are the same for both the 9-speed and the 10-speed AT. It definitely is placed higher in the segment on the fuel efficiency front.

Model

2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Toyota Sienna

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

MPG (City) 19 19 18
MPG (Highway) 28 27 28
MPG (Combined) 22 22 22
Fuel Capacity 19.5 gallons 20.0 gallons 19 gallons

The Odyssey also has a Start/ Stop feature, that only manages to enhance fuel efficiency. Plus add to its the cylinder deactivation system, which shuts down three-cylinder out of the six, under different conditions, saves fuel while going on long journeys. The Sienna outperforms the Odyssey with its segment-best 22-gallon fuel tank.

2018 Honda Odyssey Interior

7.5/10

Overall, the 2018 Odyssey strikes us as the best pick for shoppers with young children or big families - Edmunds

A minivan usually excels on the interior front, and without surprise the 2018 Odyssey most definitely aces it. With plenty of space to seat in 7 or even 8 passengers at a stretch, the 2018 Odyssey is one of the most spacious minivans in the segment. There is plenty of headroom and legroom to seat above-average adults. The seats are well-bolstered, and you get either captain's chairs or bench seats depending on the trim of your choice.

The seats do recline, whereas the newest addition to this year's lineup is the " Magic Slide seats", which allow you to recline, or slide the seats in their entirety sp as to move about. Traveling across states for long weekend journeys is a breeze in the Odyssey. The only drawback, that the Honda puts forth is the outside noise that creeps into the cabin. Cloth upholstery is standard in the base trims, whereas leather upholstery is offered with the higher trims.

Model

2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Toyota Sienna

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Seating Capacity 7 7 7

First Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom)

40.7/63.1/40.9

41/65/40.5

40.1/63.8/41.1

 Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom)

36.5/61.1/40.9

39.7/64.6/37.6

39.6/63/40.9

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom)

38.3/60/38.1

38.3/61.6/36.3

38.7/61.2/36.5

Some of the interior features included with the 2018 Odyssey are-

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 12-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory settings
  • Power sliding doors
  • Magic Slide second-row seats
  • Active moon roof

2018 Honda Odyssey Cargo Space

The 2018 Honda Odyssey, manages to deliver a respectable 38.6 cu. ft of cargo space. this is behind the rear seats, which can also be enhanced by folding down the seats to give way to more space. Folding them down gives way to 92 cu. ft of space, while folding down the second-row seats paves way for 158 cu. ft of cargo space.

Model

2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Toyota Sienna

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Cargo Capacity 38.6 cu. ft 39.1 cu. ft 32.3 cu. ft

Its boxy silhouette and the low cargo floor paves way for more outright cargo space. The automated rear liftgate also manages to offer you a hassle-free loading and unloading option. Being a minivan, the interior storage spaces offered with the Odyssey are plenty. Enough for your long weekend getaways. The Sienna, having a longer wheelbase, manages to put forth a better cargo room.

2018 Honda Odyssey Infotainment system

Honda has brought a few changes to its infotainment front following the row of complaints it had from its customer base. An inconvenient previous iteration system paves way for a 5-inch touchscreen system in the base trims, and an 8-inch infotainment display in the EX trims and higher. the system comes with in-built Navigation. It has an adequate number of buttons to scroll through options, whereas the touchscreen interface seems quite cumbersome to use. The minivan also gets a 10.2-inch rear entertainment system. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available now. 

Some of the infotainment features on offer are-

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Active Bluetooth
  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play
  • Cabin Control and Cabin Talk
  • Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • 11-speaker premium audio system
  • SiriusXM radio

2018 Honda Odyssey Exterior

7.0/10

The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey is exceptionally well thought out, brimming with cool tech, spacious, comfortable, and well controlled on the road - TheCarConnection 

Minivans have always been dubbed as a practical offering with conservative looks. The 2018 Honda Odyssey stands true to that very fact quite literally. Even after the Odyssey has been put through a redesign, it still has that rudimentary feel to it. The front end is dominated by a low-slung chrome-laden grille, along with a tapered LED headlights with LED DRLs. 

The side profile is filled with character lines that go all the way back to the rear end. It also comes with easy access features such as the power-sliding doors and an automated rear-liftgate to name a few. 17-inch alloys are standard throughout, but as you go up the trim ladder, Honda provides you with 18-inch ones. There are definite chrome accents all around the structure. Coming onto the dimensions, it might be the smallest minivan in the class, but nevertheless has plenty of cabin space inside.

Dimensions 2018 Honda Odyssey 2018 Toyota Sienna 2018 Chrysler Pacifica
Wheelbase 118.1 in 119.3 in 121.6 in
Length 203.2 in 200.6 in 203.8 in
Height 68.3 inch 70.7 inch 69.9 inch
Width 78.5 in 78.1 in 79.6
Curb weight 4354 lbs 4615 lbs 4330 lbs
Ground Clearance 5.8 6.5 5.1

Some of the exterior features of the 2018 Honda Odyssey are-

  • 18-inch Alloy wheels
  • Stylish power-sliding doors
  • Automatic side rear lights
  • Roof rails
  • Automated rear liftgate
  • Noise-reducing windshield
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

2018 Honda Odyssey Safety

8.0/10

Honda prides itself in delivering some of the safest cars ever. The 2018 Honda Odyssey, in that comparison, fades out a bit in terms of crashworthiness, as it receives a 5 on 5-star rating from the NHTSA, but settles for a "Good" rating from the IIHS. The Honda Sensing system is now practically standard across the trim range, with plenty of active and passive safety features available. There is no denying the fact that, the Odyssey is certainly safe for families.

Some of the standard safety features on offer are-

  • Lane departure warning
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Collision mitigation warning system
  • 4-wheel ABS             
  • Traction control and Electronic stability control
  • Night vision
  • Rollover protection system   
  • Blindspot monitor   
  • Auto-leveling headlights  
  • Rear Cross-Traffic alert

2018 Honda Odyssey Competition

2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2018 Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna has a potent engine setup and is the only minivan in the segment with a standard AWD setup. It is not only more powerful than the Odyssey but is also rather fuel-efficient. Coming onto the interior, the Odyssey takes this all the way as with its tech-laden cabin space and also its "Magic Slide seats". The Toyota Sienna is also a bit more expensive than the Odyssey, but nevertheless, it shows a tremendous value for the price tag.

2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2018 Chrysler Pacifica

The only other minivan that can be thought of competing against the Odyssey is the Chrysler Pacifica. Both at the top of their games, the Pacifica is often known for its sumptuous and premium interior setup so much so that, the Odyssey fails to put up a decent fight against it. The infotainment interface, the Pacifica employs is better than that of the Odyssey. It also performs decently well on the fuel efficiency front.

2018 Honda Odyssey Final Verdict

Honda ups the ante for the minivan community with this redesigned 2018 Odyssey. It flawlessly partners practicality and utilitarianism with fun. As a minivan, the Honda Odyssey does everything it was intended to do, such as have a sumptuous and practical interior setup, a potent powertrain on offer, plenty of cargo storage, and a relatively engaging ride. Comfort takes precedence in this case. So to sum it up, the redesigned Honda Odyssey might not woo you with its redesigned exterior silhouette but is definitely worth the price tag it puts up.


2018 Honda Odyssey FAQs

Does the Honda Odyssey get both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

Yes the 2018 Honda Odyssey gets both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard.

How reliable is the Honda Odyssey?

The Honda Odyssey prioritizes both safety and reliability a lot. One of the most reliable brands out there, the Odyssey does share the reliability factor of its parent brand to some extent, despite the fortune it takes to repair the minivan. Moreover, the Honda Odyssey gets a decent 74 out of 100 reliability score.

What are the warranty packages offered with the Odyssey?

The 2018 Honda Odyssey gets a decent warranty package. With the standard 5 years or 60,000 miles powertrain warranty, the Odyssey also gets a 3 years or 36,000-mile warranty.

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