The 2018 Honda Odyssey Offers Impressive Features Across Its Trim Levels
Performance and Engine Power
The engine under the hood of the 2018 Honda Odyssey is dynamic, powerful, and provides a steady and responsive performance with strong acceleration on the road. With a V6 engine, the Odyssey gets up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. A 9-speed automatic transmission is standard on the first three trim levels—the LX, EX, and EX-L—while the Touring and Elite trims see a 10-speed automatic transmission. All the models of the Odyssey achieve an impressive fuel economy of an EPA-estimated 19 city / 28 highway / 22 combined mpg.*
Standard Comfort Features
U.S. News calls the 2018 Odyssey not just a good minivan but a “great minivan” and ranks it as number one out of a group of six competitors. Contributing to the greatness of the Odyssey is a long list of equipment and features, even on the entry-level LX model, that will please everyone—from driver to passengers to kids of all ages. Some of what you can expect to find in terms of comfort and convenience include:
Automatic Climate Control System
Rear Window Defroster
Illuminated Steering Wheel–Mounted Controls
One-Motion 60/40-Split Third-Row Magic Seat
The LX also has some state-of-the-art technology features that keep you connected while on the road and entertained and relaxed—no matter how long the journey might be. The tech features you’ll find as standard mainstays inside the Odyssey include:
Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Streaming Audio
MP3 Auxiliary Input Jack
SMS Text Message Function
5-Inch Color LCD Screen
For drivers who want to explore the next rung of the ladder above the entry-level LX model, the EX has impressive features to boast about. Upping the ante in terms of comfort, technology, and entertainment, the EX includes all the standard equipment in the LX and adds:
Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Integrated Sunshades in the Second Row
Heated Front Seats
Magic Slide Second-Row Seats with Armrests and Walk-in Feature
8-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Touchscreen with Customizable Features
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Starting with the EX model, a number of driver-assist technology systems plus the Honda Sensing suite become available to help drivers drive better and safer on the road. The EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite models all come equipped with safety features including:
Lane Keeping Assist System – This system can detect when the Odyssey starts to sway out of its lane on the highway and can gently nudge the steering to bring it back into the center.
Adaptive Cruise Control – Drivers select a desired speed and distance interval with the vehicle ahead on the road and this system balances between the two settings to keep the Odyssey naturally within the flow of traffic without any extra input from the driver.
Blind Spot Information System – Sensors keep track of activity in the driver’s blind spot, and when a right lane change is signaled, this system can alert the driver when the coast is not clear.
Collision Mitigation Braking System – This system can detect when the Odyssey is dangerously heading toward an oncoming vehicle or other object and can engage the brakes and steering in order to mitigate any impact.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines – With this camera’s normal, wide-angle, and top-down views, drivers can check the surroundings of the Odyssey to make sure the coast is clear before backing up. Dynamic guidelines help drivers back in and out of tight spaces much more easily.
Road Departure Warning – This system can detect when the Odyssey rolls over lane lines and road markings and can warn the driver if the Odyssey is heading off the road.
In addition to the added safety features, the EX-L picks up where the EX leaves off and adds even more comfort, convenience, and technology features that include:
Leather-Trimmed Seats (front and outboard second row)
Multiple USB Smartphone Charging Ports
Available CabinTalk In-Car PA System
Available Advanced Rear Entertainment System with Blu-ray Player and Built-in Streaming Apps
Available Honda-Linked Navigation System
Available HDMI Interface
All the available features on the EX-L come standard at the Touring level. But for drivers who want even more desirable features, the Touring also adds:
CabinWatch Rear Seat Monitor – Keep an eye on the activity in the rear seats. With its night vision feature, you can even check on who’s napping when it’s dark.
Mobile Hotspot Capability – Bring the Internet wherever you go with a mobile hotspot capability inside the Odyssey.
HondaVAC – A built-in vacuum in the rear of the Odyssey makes on-the-road cleanups so much easier and more convenient.
At the top of the line, the Elite trim level offers drivers the most comfort, convenience, and entertainment features. For drivers who want the most decked-out Odyssey available, the Elite trim is the one for you. In addition to including all the features encapsulated in the previous models, the Touring goes further, with more equipment that includes:
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
55-Watt Premium Audio System with 11 Speakers Including Subwoofer