California’s favorite minivan has been updated, and the 2018 Honda Odyssey made its official debut at 2017 NAIAS. Thanks to this debut, we know exactly what specs and advancements this family mover will feature, including enhancements to versatility, technology, smartphone connectivity, safety, and more. After all, Honda Sensing is now standard on the EX trim and higher.
Styling and Design
The Honda Odyssey is still recognizable, but it now has the signature flying wing front grille unique to Honda with available LED headlights on either side. There is a new Active Shutter Grille to enhance efficiency under the sporty, bold fascia. On the rear, you will see LED taillights, and the available hands-free power tailgate has foot activation for convenience. The enhanced styling of the Odyssey continues inside with a soft-touch instrument panel and high-grade materials. Top trims will enjoy stain-resistant leather upholstery on the first two rows of seats. The new Magic Slide second-row seat is reconfigurable and easy to use.
Technology and Connectivity
The available central 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen has high resolution and comes standard on the EX trim and higher. You will also notice the new 7-inch TFT display in full color by the gauges. As system updates become available, you can access them via 4G LTE, USB, or Wi-Fi. Some innovative new features include CabinWatch and CabinTalk to watch and talk to the passengers in the rear seats. The Connected Rear Entertainment System will be your children’s favorite with its 10.2-inch screen that comes equipped with Spotify, iHeart Radio, and PBS Kids, among others, that you can access via the 4G LTE, your cellphone data, or Wi-Fi. There is even a “How Much Farther?” app to keep questions to a minimum. Your smartphone can even control this entertainment system via CabinControl.
You will be able to find the 2018 Honda Odyssey at Mossy Honda Lemon Grove in Lemon Grove, California this spring. Until then, the friendly team at our dealership can keep you updated on the latest information.