With top crash test scores, fuel efficient V6 engine, confident handling, hush cabin, easy-to-fold third-row seat, and a configurable second-row seat, the new 2017 Honda Odyssey continues its reign as one of the best minivans on the market. The 2017 Odyssey release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to online rumors.
Lest say you actually got two kids and you’re expecting one more. Your wife, sounding enthralled on the phone, tells you, “honey! We are expecting two bundles of joy, isn’t that awesome.” Or less dramatic, perhaps you and your buddies are going away for a weekend, but no one wants to take the extra cost of fueling two vehicles. So, you agree you need to find one vehicle that will offer commendable comfort and save on fuel. No other vehicle is better suited to handle such kind of situations other than the 2017 Honda Odyssey.
Typically, third rows of seating are cramped and do not offer the same level of comfort as the rest of the front benches, and the cargo space is often modest when deployed. In stark contrast, however, the new 2017 Honda Odyssey is one amazing option that guarantees its occupants of vast amounts of both passenger and cargo space. In fact, even with the third row intact, Honda says you’ve got about 38.4 cubic feet of space to stow anything you’ve got.
Functionality aside, technologies and features are in abundance even in basic form. Some of these features include a power driver seat, front and rear camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rear-seat entertainment system, rear sunshades, an upgraded touchscreen interface, and a backup camera.
The 2017 Odyssey may be light years away from being a sports car but its agility in handling cannot be simply ignored. Neither is its high fuel economy and brisk acceleration, too. As good as the Odyssey is, there still exist formidable competitors out there that keep the Odyssey from monopolizing the segment. These rivals include the Nissan Quest, Toyota Sienna, and the Dodge Grand Caravan 2017.
2017 Honda Odyssey Trims
The Honda Odyssey for 2017 is available in a whopping six trim levels: SE, EX, LX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite. The 2017 Honda Odyssey Hybrid review is offered separately.
2017 Honda Odyssey Changes on Exterior & Interior Review
Some of the standard 2017 Honda Odyssey accessories include a dual-zone automatic climate control, seventeen-inch steel wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rear privacy glass, a rearview camera, cruise control, an eight-way power driver seat, a rear spoiler, an auxiliary audio jack, an eight-inch speaker audio system, full power accessories, a CD player, a seven-speaker audio system, a third-folding 60/40-split seat, a SUB port, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.
Upgrading to the eight-passenger Odyssey EX trim model gets you a multi-adjustable second-row seat, automatic tri-zone climate control, smartphone app connectivity, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, power-sliding side doors, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a blind-spot camera, two-way power lumbar adjustment, automatic headlights, keyless ignition and entry, heated mirrors, a removable front center console, and a conversation mirror.
The Odyssey SE tacks on a rear seat entertainment system, satellite radio, a 115-V power outlet, an integrated vacuum cleaner, and adaptive cruise control.
The Odyssey EX-L steps you up with a chilled storage glovebox, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, a navigation system, heated front seats, leather seating, lane-departure warning and mitigation, forward collision warning, and a sunroof.
Stepping up to the Odyssey Touring adds a fold-down armrest, rear and front parking sensors, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a navigation system, a 115-V power outlet, and driver memory settings.
The Odyssey Elite winds up the trim lineup with a rear-seat entertainment system, a regular blind-spot monitoring system, xenon headlights, a premium 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, and a widescreen video monitor.
2017 Honda Odyssey Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
A power output of 248 hp and 250 lbs. ft. of torque is offered by a 3.5L V6 engine beneath the 2017 Honda Odyssey hood. Rumors allege the Odyssey AWD version will be offered later in the year, but will have to wait its release date to know the exact details. EPA estimates its fuel economy at 19/28/22 mpg in the city/highway/city.
The 2017 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 0-60 mph is rated at just under 8 seconds.
Wheelbase: 118.1 in
Length: 202.9 in
Width: 79.2 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 38,4 ft³
Curb weight: 4396 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 7,4 sec
MPG: 19/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Scarlet Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl and White Diamond Pearl
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs
2017 Honda Odyssey Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will be available in the first half of 2017. The 2017 Honda Odyssey price starts from an MSRP of $29,400.