Do you think that the van disappeared because of the passage? Think again. More than half a million family transporters have been launched every year from a large number of dealers. The Honda Odyssey is completely new to the 2018 and has a more elegant exterior, hoping to seduce the buyers – the handsome and versatile Chrysler Pacifica. The cabins are spacious, quiet and comfortable for the whole family, even the third place. Many creative options, such as airplane vacuum, baby video monitors, and intercom systems in the cab, accompany the anticipated entertainment and back seat features. Honda now offers a full range of driver assistance technology, including automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, as all standard equipment, except for LX base trim levels. Everything adds an attractive alternative to cross-linking to carry family, friends and cargo.
The Odyssey is clearly changing direction and it is easy to forget that you are using a three-line van behind the wheel. Direct steering and light effort, but more feedback from the road will be received. Driving enthusiasts aren’t going to like it – it’s really a van – but the Odyssey’s best minibus and agility make it perfect at cornering and driving on narrow roads. Our Elite test van trip is not compatible with our Pacifica long-term trip, but standard 19-inch wheels can be one of the reasons. Our EX-L tester uses an 18-inch wheel and looks more suitable for spotted roads in Michigan. Most road surfaces offer a comfortable ride to the Odyssey and some passengers complain.
Except for basic LX trimming, all Odysseys have a 8.0 inch touch screen infotainment system called View Sound. This software makes it possible to edit the menu layout and smartphone connection not only with Bluetooth, but also with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Optional in the EX-L model and standard in the Touring and Elite, the rear seat entertainment system with default flow application.
The Odyssey can be very elegant, but still have a big box at the wheel. Square shape and low cargo floor means there is enough space to carry cargo, but some opponents do it with better and less complexity. The removal of the second row seat requires muscle, because the two outer seats each weigh 68 pounds. After being lifted, the optional Magic Slide seat mechanism remains on the ground and is an obstacle for cargo. With the storage of the third row of seats and the removal of the second row, the Odyssey carries five less transports than Sienna.