The 2018 Honda Odyssey Offers Impressive Features Across Its Trim Levels

The 2018 Honda Odyssey offers versatility, comfort, and entertainment for Wisconsin drivers at every trim level. Whether the long list of features on the LX model fits your family’s needs or you’re looking for even more, the Odyssey models will please everyone in the family with technology, entertainment features, and equipment designed to help busy families tackle everyday life with a little bit more ease.

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
  • Push-Button Start
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Illuminated Steering Wheel–Mounted Controls
  • Beverage Holders
  • One-Motion 60/40-Split Third-Row Magic Seat
2018 Honda Odyssey Interior Cabin
2018 Honda Odyssey Apple CarPlay

Standard Technology

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
2018 Honda Odyssey Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

The EX

2018 Honda Odyssey EX

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

Driver-Assist Technology

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.
2018 Honda Odyssey Interior Window Shade
2018 Honda Odyssey Interior Rear Entertainment System

The EX-L

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

The Touring

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
  • Blue Ambient LED Lighting
  • Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L
2018 Honda Odyssey Touring
2018 Honda Odyssey Elite

Test Drive Today

Visit your nearest Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealer to find out more information on the 2018 Honda Odyssey and find the model that is right for you and your family. Explore current offers and financing opportunities, and contact us to schedule a test drive today!

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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