Introducing the All-New 2018 Honda Odyssey

Honda did not disappoint when it redesigned this family favourite. Vancouver families are busy and have a lot of 'extra' cargo due to all the wonderful sports available year round. Whether the kids play hockey, golf, ski, or any of the countless other activities our city offers, the Honda Odyssey will transport everything with ease, style, and fun.

The Exterior

The new 2018 Honda Odyssey comes in six trim levels, starting at the LX and rising to the top of the line Touring trim. The body is embellished with a down swept crease and a hockey stick shaped crease along the sides. The grill was designed to resemble the Pilot and other new Honda models. The LED headlights and taillights come standard, to provide a brighter light at night and a distinctively Honda design. The back side windows sweep back to the back window giving the 2018 a different look from it's predecessors.

The Engine

The Odyssey's engine is a new version of the 3.5-litre V6, with 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, with virtually the same fuel economy. The six-speed automatic has been upgraded to a nine-speed in the LX and EX, and a ten-speed in the Touring, providing more power for those hills and straight stretches.
To conserve fuel, the computer seamlessly deactivates half the cylinders when full power isn't needed. The Touring trim also includes an auto-stop that shuts it off when you're waiting at a light to prevent fuel consumption due to idling.


The Drive

The 2018 Honda Odyssey's ride is very comfortable, lending it a premium feel. The ride stays comfortable and quiet, with even the worst bumps soaked up by the suspension. Honda engineered the new Odyssey to be responsive, handle well, and to provide as smooth a ride as possible.

The Safety

Honda's new 2018 Odyssey steps up the safety features to protect your family.
The Honda Sensing suite of active safety features is newly standard on all models except the base LX. Included are adaptive cruise control with automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and road-departure mitigation. Rear cross-traffic alert is another new addition. Forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring.

The Interior

Honda thought of everything, including sliding second row seats to move the kids apart when they are fighting. No more, "Mom he touched my side," arguments from the back seat.
The "Magic Slide" second-row seats slide forward, back, and slide side-to-side. It makes a lot more room for accessing the third row, and it puts the kids closer to the center of the vehicle within easier reach. You can pull the kids apart when they're fighting, or push them together when they're best buds.
If one chair has a child seat of any size attached, you don't have to remove it for third-row access; instead, simply slide the whole thing over. The seats also tilt forward for more access to the third row.
Regardless of where the second row is set, there's plenty of legroom, shoulder room, hip room, and toe room in the second and third rows, even for tall adults.
The third row provides decent room for average-sized adults. As before, it can fold flat forward and be tucked into the deep storage well in the back, creating a large, flat load floor.

The Technology

Honda added an array of technological features on the new 2018 Honda Odyssey.
The instrument cluster now has a 7.0-inch color TFT screen, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen audio system (not available on the base LX). The Odyssey is the first to receive a significant upgrade to Honda's infotainment software, which is quicker to respond with additional features, such as, allowing users to drag and drop to customize which apps populate the shortcuts menu.
A big benefit of the system is no more having to turn around to see what is going on, now mom really does have eyes in the back of her head with CabinWatch. A camera is located in the overhead rear-seat-entertainment system to provide the driver and front-seat passenger with a view the back. The touch screen's pinch-and-zoom capability allows those in the front to zero in on a rear-seat rider to see what's really going on.
Don't worry mom, no more having to scream over the noise, Honda has you covered with CabinTalk, which enables the driver to speak into a microphone to be heard via the rear speakers or headphones plugged into the rear-seat entertainment system. Honda thought of everything.

The Honda Cabin Control app

Any family member can download the app onto their phone to connect to the car's entertainment, navigation, and climate control systems. Users can adjust the rear climate control, add songs to a social playlist, look up addresses, send them to the navigation system, and control the rear-seat entertainment system.
Parental controls are built into the app so parents can ensure the entertainment is appropriate for their little ones. Don't worry mom, the one thing the kids can't control from the back: the stereo's volume.

The Summary

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is filled with features to keep Vancouver families, comfortable, safe, and entertained. A minivan is the perfect option for busy families who enjoy camping, hiking, and exploring everything the West Coast has to offer. It is the best solution for Vancouver families whose children are active in sports with lots of extra equipment, like hockey, golf, and skiing/ snowboarding. Whether you enjoy the great outdoors of our beautiful province or run from one activity to the next, the 2018 Honda Odyssey will have you driving on Vancouver's streets in style.

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