2017 Honda Odyssey Review

2017 Honda Odyssey Review - As much as we wanted this review of Honda's refreshed-for-2017 Odyssey minivan focused only on the rig's amazing integrated HondaVac vacuum cleaner, it wouldn't have actually been extremely valuable to those of you actually interested in exactly how well this minivan, you understand, does minivan points. (We did, nonetheless, cover the vacuum in a separate, a little informal test.) Dued to the fact that none of the 2017 Odyssey's modifications are mechanical in nature, consider this examination a refresher course on all points Odyssey.

Lightning Bolt, Lightning Bolt!
The current-generation Odyssey initial opened its dual moving side doors to the globe four years earlier, and also our long-lasting examination of a 2011 design was our last full record on the van. For 2014, purchasers can choose from-- count 'em-- seven trim levels: base LX, EX-SPOUSE, spicier EX-L (generally the EX plus natural leather), EX-L with RES (EX-L with a rear-seat enjoyment system), EX-L with Navi (leather-lined EX-SPOUSE with navigation), Visiting (packages the EX-L's rear-seat enjoyment system and also navi), as well as the focus of this test, the range-topping Touring Elite.

All Odysseys currently have fronts lights with dark trim, LED-lit taillights, and also upgraded wheel products, plus the current front fascia, hood, and grille. While not significantly transformed in appearance, the van still looks very sharp for a big box, as well as it retains its low and also vast front end and also trendy "lightning bolt" side window-line zigzag.

2017 Honda Odyssey Review

The control panel is reconfigured with easier-to-read evaluates as well as currently accommodates a second, low-mounted central screen-- committed just to audio as well as phone functions-- on Ex Lover designs and also up. We find the new dual-screen setup a bit ludicrous and unnecessary; you can, as an example, have audio details displayed on both screens at the same time. The lower screen is run by touch, whereas the upper device is controlled using difficult switches confusingly located here the reduced display. That the two displays' resolution as well as graphics typically aren't matched is practically a secondary grievance.

A carry-over 3.5-liter, SOHC V-6 powers the front wheels of every Odyssey, sending its 248 horsepower through a six-speed automated. The six-cog device was recently available just on top trimmings, leaving lesser variations with a five-speed and lower fuel-economy numbers, now all examples have the better EPA-bestowed scores of 19 mpg city/28 mpg freeway. Our crammed Touring Elite took care of a good 22 mpg over more than 1300 miles of driving.

2017 Honda Odyssey Review

People (and also Seat) Hauling
Rejoice, parents worried of losing hope any sort of form of driving enjoyment by switching to a minivan: The Odyssey continues to be among the finest minivans to drive. Our videotaped test numbers repaint an instead mediocre powerful image-- 0.75 g around the skidpad, a long 197-foot stop from 70 miles per hour-- but seat-of-the-pants impressions share a buttoned-down and also eager entertainer. Regrettably, Honda hasn't sped up the van's slow-moving steering, makings for great deals of arm-flailing throughout parking-lot maneuvers. It feels out of step with the lively and capable chassis, although to be fair, hair-trigger turn-in is between a lift kit as well as deployable pontoons on the wish lists of a lot of minivan customers.

The transmission is an additional carry-over product we wish Honda had tweaked. It upshifts as early as possible, which is easy to understand in a globe rife with tightening up effectiveness policies, however it also stumbles over itself discovering the right equipment when you require a downshift. The eons it requires to pick a gear-- usually not the one wanted or needed-- means lots of passing opportunities will certainly go missed. The automatic even handles to flub upshifts, at times introducing an uneven, untimely short change while the vehicle driver is still increasing. Fortunately, the smooth V-6 mitigates the transmission's sins and also tugs the 4618-pound Odyssey to 60 mph in an outstanding 7.5 seconds.

To accompany its stylish framework, the 2017 Honda Odyssey continues to hold lots of conventional appeal thanks to its smooth and also comfy ride. The third-row seats efficiently fold up right into the floor to produce a level freight hold, although we kept in mind that eliminating the second-row chairs is frustrating, taking us up of 10 minutes as well as calling for a second individual. Due to the fact that they do not fold into the floor, the Odyssey's 2nd row need to be gotten rid of entirely and in 3 heavy pieces. With every seat in place, there's a lot of area for as much as 8 pieces of human payload.

Simply Call It the Acura TLV-- Or Would certainly That Be VDX?
At $45,280, the Touring Elite isn't cheap, however it can convincingly wear an Acura badge. Natural leather, navigation, tri-zone automatic climate control, second- as well as 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 audio system, the incredible vacuum, as well as a rear-seat home entertainment system with a 16.2-inch display screen and cordless headsets are all consisted of. Onboard safety and security equipment includes lane-departure warning, forward-collision caution, blind-spot surveillance, and also front as well as rear auto parking sensors.

If you can do without some frills or safety features and also sitting for only seven, the standard LX brings the very same crucial goodness for $29,655. (To see what comes on various other Odysseys, review our failure of the 2017 lineup's prices.) Despite which version is selected, the Odyssey performs its obligations much more properly compared to would certainly practically any three-row crossover, as well as it's even more trendy than straight competitors like the Dodge Grand Campers or the Nissan Quest. If you need a family members box, we 'd say look no even more than this Honda.

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