Current version of Honda Odyssey, which is the best-selling minivan in the U.S., has been released back in 2010. Since then, everyone was expecting to see some refreshments on this Honda minivan. After some interesting rumors about upcoming 2018 Honda Odyssey, camouflaged car was seen during road tests. It looks like future Odyssey will not be just refreshed, but redesigned completely.
Production should be based on new Honda Pilot, which means it will use same running gear and same chassis. New 2018 Honda minivan will be larger than before. Speaking of 2018 Odyssey exterior design, we know for sure that it will still have sliding rear door. Also, car features some sharp edges, giving it more aggressive design. It is interesting to mention that some design cues will be shared with Accord model. Expect new Odyssey to be much wider than previous version. Information about 2018 Odyssey interior is not officially confirmed from Honda. It is almost certain that we will see interior similar to other Honda cars, most likely Accor and Pilot models. Comfort and functionality should be improved, while old two-screen infotainment system will be replaced with one big screen.
2018 Honda Odyssey engine and fuel economy specs
2018 Honda Odyssey engine lineup is still a mystery. There has been many rumors and speculations regarding this subject, but still nothing is official so far. Some sources say that Odyssey could be powered by 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. We think that it will more probably use 2.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 from the new Pilot. This V6 has direct injection, and it can produce 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque in Honda Pilot. V6 engine should be mated to an 9-speed automatic transmission, along with all-wheel drive system. 2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid is available in Japan, so it would not be a surprise if we see it on the other markets as well.
2018 Honda Odyssey release date and price review
Details about 2018 Honda Odyssey exact release date and price are still unavailable for public. We expect to see it in the showrooms during 2017. Soon after, it should be available on the market.