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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

2018 Honda Odyssey: The Ultimate Minivan

The new 2018 Odyssey’s specifications are here! Honda may have created the best kiddo transporter to date. Could this be your family’s next car?



CabinTalk allows the driver to speak to passengers through the second and third row speakers and integrated headphones. Efficient en-route parenting has never been easier.

Connected Rear Entertainment System includes ceiling-mounted 10.2-inch screens and content from PBS Kids, iHeart Radio, Spotify and more.

CabinWatch uses cameras to enable viewing of the passenger areas from the dash-integrated 8-inch monitor during the day and during the night.

“New Display Audio” makes for easy setup and use of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and includes a physical volume knob for better ease of use.

CabinControl is a smartphone app that allows drivers and passengers to control the rear entertainment system and rear cabin climate control. It also allows sending of destinations to the vehicle’s navigation system.


Magic Slide™ Seats give drivers an easy way to configure seats for different types of use. There are four modes designed for situations ranging from infant transport to third-row access necessity. In short, the seats are extremely configurable. More information here.


All but the lowest trim level will include the following features, standard.

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

And every 2018 Odyssey will be safe.

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • NCAP 5-Star Overall Score
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Engine and Drivetrain

The 2018 Honda Odyssey receives 282 horsepower from a 3.5-liter VTEC V6 engine. Drivers can choose from a 9-speed automatic and 10-speed automatic (a first for minivans). The chassis includes lightweight materials for better fuel efficiency.

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