The minivan is the perfect vehicle for families, and for the last seven years, the best-selling vehicle in this segment has been the Honda Odyssey.
Looking to continue that trend, the 2017 Honda Odyssey receives additional updates for improved refinement: the use of an acoustic windshield on SE and EX-L trim levels for a quieter cabin. These trim levels already offer high-end content that includes Rear Entertainment System, Forward Collision Warning, SiriusXM® Radio and the innovative HondaVac® built-in vacuum cleaner.
With families in mind, Honda offers six versions of the 2017 Honda Odyssey starting with the $29,850* Odyssey LX. With additional features like Honda LaneWatch, power sliding side doors, push-button start and three-zone automatic climate control, the Odyssey EX is quite a value. The SE trim level adds HondaVac®, Rear Entertainment System and a third-row power outlet.
On the luxury side of the 2017 Honda Odyssey, the EX-L gets a power liftgate, power moonroof, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, leather seating and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Touring adds fog lights, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and ambient footwell lighting, while the top-of-the line Odyssey Touring Elite adds Blind Spot Information System, a 650-watt, 12-speaker premium audio system, HD Radio™ and an upgraded ultra-wide, high-resolution display for the Rear Entertainment System.
Regardless of which trim level you choose, all 2017 Honda Odyssey models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 248 hp and 250 lb/ft of torque, which is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine also benefits from Variable Cylinder Management™ cylinder deactivation helping the 2017 Honda Odyssey achieve EPA-rated fuel economy estimates of 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway**. Combined with its 21-gallon fuel tank, the 2017 Honda Odyssey has a driving range of over 560 highway miles.
More than anything else, the 2017 Honda Odyssey is designed to be a roomy family vehicle, and with the exception of the LX, all trim levels have a standard eight-passenger seating configuration. In terms of cargo space, the Odyssey can accommodate 38.4 cubic feet of gear behind the third-row seats and up to 148.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat and the second-row seats removed.
These specs and features are not only enough to make the Odyssey the best-selling minivan on the market, but also one of the most-lauded. U.S. News & World Report has named the Odyssey the Best Minivan for Families for six straight years, and Kelley Blue Book gave this minivan its Best Family Cars of 2016 award.
Of course, one of the most important aspects of a family vehicle is its safety, and the 2017 Honda Odyssey doesnt disappoint with its 5-Star Overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Odyssey has proven itself as one of the best minivans ever with a unique blend of style, safety, comfort and technology. Stop by today to find out which model is best for you.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $940.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Based on 2017 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.
This article is presented by Colonial Honda of Dartmouth in N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.