The 2018 Honda Odyssey is a van without cons. Pros? It has those in abundance. But very rarely does vehicle emerge on the market with no detectable weaknesses whatsoever. So, what makes the 2018 Honda Odyssey so appealing? Let’s walk through multiple categories and highlight why the Odyssey continues to deliver exceptional value to drivers in Portland, Vancouver, and beyond.
The Odyssey sets the pace for all modern minivans in terms of performance and every competitor continues to chase from behind. No minivan grips the road more sharply and packs more punch than the 2018 Odyssey. Its driving performance feels so zippy that drivers often believe they are driving a crossover rather than a van. It’s easy to see why when you consider the Odyssey boasts a 10-speed transmission and a 0 to 60 score that is one full second faster than the nearest competitor. Simply put, the Odyssey is easily the most zesty minivan ever built when it comes to handling and performance.
The interior of the Odyssey is stacked with all of the modern technologies and conveniences that drivers expect from a family vehicle. Also, when the seats are removed, the Odyssey delivers the most interior space of all vans on the market with cargo space measuring at 144.9 cubic feet. Comfort, flexibility, and roominess are all areas of considerable strength for the Odyssey, and the overall interior borders so closely to perfection that it is nearly impossible to detect any flaws.
Minivans and family vehicles are not typically lusted after or viewed as dynamos in the field of design. While nobody will confuse the body of the 2018 Odyssey with that of a supermodel, the Odyssey does continue to sport the unique profile and sleek lines throughout its midsection that have come to define its appearance. While nearly every other minivan plays it safe, the Odyssey is taking a bold step toward standing out. We like that kind of boldness.
The newest and perhaps most intriguing available feature is CabinWatch, which displays to the driver a live video feed of all passenger seats. Now moms and dads will definitively know which of their children are guilty of committing backseat crimes like spilling drinks and poking siblings. The video system allows for manual control of the camera, so the driver can zoom into one particular seat if more details are needed for parents to reach their judgements.
All of the most high-tech crash prevention bells and whistles are included with the 2018 Odyssey, including automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings, active lane control, road departure mitigation, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, and more. We expect the Odyssey to achieve a top-safety pick award, although official crash tests have not yet been performed.
Save on gas – splurge on your family. The Odyssey is the most fuel efficient minivan on the market with 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 on the highway. Although this is only a slight advantage over other minivan models, it remains an advantage nonetheless, and consequently keeps more money in your pocket. Sorry kids, your allowance is still staying the same, though.
There isn’t a single minivan on the market with more to offer. The Odyssey is the sportiest, best-looking, roomiest, and most fuel-efficient van of 2018. Other vans may tout their tiny advantages in less significant categories. However, for every feature that matters most, the Odyssey is clearly the winner, and so are you for driving one. Contact us today for more information!
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*Mileage 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.
1MSRP based on base model trim excluding tax, license, registration.
2 For well-qualified lessees.
3 Towing capability varies by trim level and configuration. See Owner’s Manual for proper use.