2016 Honda Odyssey Review

2016 Honda Odyssey Review - As high as we wanted this review of 2016 Honda Odyssey's refreshed-for-2016 Odyssey minivan focused only on the rig's incredible integrated HondaVac vacuum cleaner, it would not have been very valuable to those of you actually curious about just how well this minivan, you recognize, does minivan points. (We did, however, cover the vacuum in a different, a little informal test.) Given that none of the 2016 Odyssey's modifications are mechanical in nature, consider this test a refresher on all points Odyssey.

Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt!
The current-generation Odyssey very first opened its dual moving side doors to the world four years ago, and our long-term examination of a 2011 design was our last complete record on the van. For 2014, buyers can choose from-- matter 'em-- seven trim degrees: base LX, Ex Lover, spicier EX-L (essentially the EX-SPOUSE plus natural leather), EX-L with RES (EX-L with a rear-seat entertainment system), EX-L with Navi (leather-lined EX-SPOUSE with navigation), Touring (packages the EX-L's rear-seat entertainment system as well as navi), and also the concentration of this examination, the range-topping Touring Elite.

All Odysseys now have headlights with dark trim, LED-lit taillights, and updated wheel designs, plus the most recent front fascia, hood, as well as grille. While not considerably changed in appearance, the van still looks fairly sharp for a huge box, as well as it maintains its reduced as well as wide front end and classy "lightning bolt" side window-line zigzag.

2016 Honda Odyssey Review

The dashboard is reconfigured with easier-to-read gauges and currently fits a second, low-mounted main display-- devoted just to sound and phone functions-- on EX-SPOUSE models as well as up. We locate the brand-new dual-screen arrangement a bit ludicrous and unnecessary; you can, for example, have audio details showed on both screens at the same time. The lower display is operated by touch, whereas the top unit is controlled via difficult buttons confusingly located below the lower display screen. That both displays' resolution as well as graphics typically aren't matched is nearly a second complaint.

A carry-over 3.5-liter, SOHC V-6 powers the front wheels of every Odyssey, sending its 248 horse power with a six-speed automatic. The six-cog device was previously offered just on top trims, leaving lower variations with a five-speed and also lower fuel-economy figures, today all examples have the much better EPA-bestowed rankings of 19 mpg city/28 mpg motorway. Our packed Touring Elite managed a decent 22 mpg over greater than 1300 miles of driving.

Individuals (and Seat) Hauling
Rejoice, parents afraid of surrendering any form of driving pleasure by switching over to a minivan: The Odyssey remains among the finest minivans to drive. Our tape-recorded examination numbers repaint a rather mediocre dynamic image-- 0.75 g around the skidpad, a long 197-foot quit from 70 miles per hour-- yet seat-of-the-pants perceptions convey a buttoned-down and also eager entertainer. However, 2016 Honda Odyssey hasn't accelerated the van's sluggish steering, that makes for bunches of arm-flailing throughout parking-lot maneuvers. It feels out of step with the vibrant and qualified framework, although to be fair, hair-trigger turn-in is in between a lift kit and deployable pontoons on the want list of many minivan consumers.

2016 Honda Odyssey Review

The transmission is one more carry-over item we want Honda had changed. It upshifts as early as possible, which is understandable in a world rife with tightening up efficiency regulations, but it additionally stumbles over itself finding the right gear when you call for a downshift. The eons it takes to select a cog-- generally not the one desired or required-- means several passing opportunities will go missed. The automated even takes care of to flub upshifts, at times introducing a bumpy, ill-timed short change while the driver is still accelerating. Thankfully, the smooth V-6 reduces the transmission's sins as well as pulls the 4618-pound Odyssey to 60 mph in a remarkable 7.5 secs.

To accompany its flashy chassis, the Odyssey continuouslies hold a lot of conventional charm thanks to its smooth and also comfy trip. The third-row seats smoothly fold into the flooring to create a standard cargo hold, although we noted that eliminating the second-row chairs is troublesome, taking us upwards of 10 mins as well as needing a second individual. Because they do not fold right into the floor, the Odyssey's 2nd row have to be eliminated entirely as well as in three hefty pieces. With every seat in position, there's plenty of area for up to 8 items of human cargo.

Just Call It the Acura TLV-- Or Would certainly That Be VDX?
At $45,280, the Touring Elite isn't low-cost, but it might convincingly use an Acura badge. Natural leather, navigation, tri-zone automatic environment control, second- and third-row sunshades, a sunroof, power-sliding side doors, a power-opening tailgate, a rearview video camera, HID fronts lights, a 10-way power motorist's seat, a 650-watt 12-speaker stereo, the amazing vacuum, and a rear-seat home entertainment system with a 16.2-inch display screen as well as cordless headsets are all included. Onboard safety equipment includes lane-departure caution, forward-collision warning, blind-spot tracking, and also front and rear car parking sensors.

If you can do without some frills or safety and security features and seating for only seven, the basic LX brings the very same essential benefits for $29,655. (To see exactly what starts various other Odysseys, review our breakdown of the 2016 lineup's rates.) Regardless of which design is selected, the Odyssey executes its obligations far more effectively than would practically any type of three-row crossover, as well as it's even more sophisticated than direct competitors like the Dodge Grand Caravan or the Nissan Mission. If you need a household box, we 'd state look no further compared to this Honda.

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