New 2017 Honda Odyssey Van/Minivan
Honda Odyssey Van/Minivan
America’s best-selling minivan, the 2017 Honda Odyssey, offers families big space, impressive fuel economy and a 5-star crash-test rating.
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When it comes to tackling the needs of America’s families, the roomy and reliable 2017 Honda Odyssey minivan is the undisputed champ. It’s America’s best-selling minivan. Big SUVs are tempting, but savvy moms and dads are drawn to the Odyssey’s 5-star crash-test rating and its long list of family-friendly features like a built-in vacuum and power sliding doors. The Odyssey is available in eight trim levels ranging from the entry-level LX to the popular SE and luxurious EX to the fully loaded Touring Elite. All Odysseys are front-wheel drive and each is powered by a 3.5-liter all-aluminum V6 backed by a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine makes a strong 248 horsepower, but manages impressive fuel economy ratings of 19-mpg city and 27 highway.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you think full-size SUVs are too big, too hard to park and too thirsty, you’ll like the new Honda Odyssey. Designed and built for America’s families, the 2017 Honda Odyssey is roomy, reliable, fuel-efficient and packed with clever features. It’s also easier to park than any full-size SUV.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you need all-wheel drive in your minivan, shop the Toyota Sienna. It’s the only minivan to offer it. And the Chrysler Pacifica is the only hybrid minivan available. If you’d rather eat glass then drive any minivan, check out the Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot or Nissan Pathfinder 3-row SUVs.
What's New for 2017
For 2017, Honda’s Odyssey minivan carries over largely unchanged from the 2016 model year. This year the Odyssey expands the availability of an acoustic windshield to SE and EX-L trim levels. The package includes the desirable Rear Entertainment system, Forward Collision Warning, Satellite radio and HondaVAC in-vehicle vacuum cleaner.
Although its primary mission is to transport people and cargo in comfort and safety, the new Honda Odyssey is also quite enjoyable to drive. With 248 horsepower, the Odyssey’s V6 isn’t the most powerful in this class (the Chrysler Pacifica takes that honor), but it never feels strained or overburdened, even with a full complement aboard. Honda’s excellent 6-speed automatic is the perfect fit, providing seamless shifts and helping the Odyssey to attain an impressive 27 mpg on the highway. In everyday driving, the Odyssey’s suspension absorbs bumps and road imperfections for a very comfortable ride, yet the settings are not so soft as to induce unwanted body roll in the turns. Numerous driver aids include Honda’s LaneWatch technology. Activate the right-turn signal and LaneWatch uses a passenger-side, mirror-mounted camera to provide a clear view of that side of the van on the dash-mounted screen. Bye-bye, blind spot.
The Odyssey was the first minivan to offer an in-car vacuum for when Cheerios escape tiny hands. Integrated in the van’s rear cargo area, HondaVAC operates on the vehicle's electrical system so there’s no need to plug it in. And an extendable hose reaches every interior corner of the vehicle.
FORWARD COLLISION WARNING INDICATOR
This safety system uses a small camera mounted atop the van’s windshield to detect vehicles ahead. If the system determines you are going to crash, it activates an alarm and visual alert. If you fail to act, the van’s Collision Mitigation Braking System applies the brakes.
Inside, the 2017 Honda Odyssey wonderfully marries both form and function. The van’s interior is attractive, filled with high-quality materials and artfully ergonomic. We particularly like the Accord-based touch-screen center stack. Fit and finish are best in class and Honda uses every inch of the Odyssey’s generous interior space. The 3rd-row "Magic Seat" splits 60/40, folds into the floor with one pull, while the 2nd-row seats can slide outward, permitting three child safety seats to be placed side by side. For storage there are bins and cup holders everywhere, and the driver's seat and driving position are comfortable and commanding.
Most people think a minivan can’t be sexy. And they’re correct. But it can be attractive. And it can look good going down the road. That’s how Honda approached the design of the well-proportioned 2017 Odyssey, which manages to look hunkered-down, thanks to its relatively low roofline, exaggerated tumblehome, blacked-out B- and C-pillars and wide stance. The angular lines also emphasize the van's length, while the "lightning-bolt" window line gives onlookers something to talk about and betters the view out for 3rd-row passengers. Most trim levels receive chrome door handles and chrome trim around the windows.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2017 base-model Honda Odyssey LX comes with power front seats, a 7-speaker AM/FM/CD audio with an 8-inch color interface screen, Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera. However, a much more popular choice is the EX model, the next step up. That offers 8-passenger seating, 3-zone automatic climate control, power sliding doors, push-button start and Honda's LaneWatch camera system. Higher trim levels add leather seating and blind-spot monitoring, and in Touring Elite and SE models the HondaVAC, a built-in vacuum, which can operate continuously with the engine running or up to eight minutes with it off.
Notable Optional Equipment
Like most Honda vehicles, traditional option packages don’t exist on the new Odyssey; instead the features are grouped into different trim levels. Want an EX with leather seats? You'll get the EX-L. Although this year the Odyssey expands the availability of an acoustic windshield to SE and EX-L trim levels. The package includes the desirable Rear Entertainment system, Forward Collision Warning, Satellite radio and HondaVAC in-vehicle vacuum cleaner. There are also a handful of individual options, most notably backup sensors, remote engine-start, a trailer hitch, and a variety of roof attachments for cargo boxes and sports gear.
Under the Hood
From LX to Touring Elite, there's only one engine available for the 2017 Honda Odyssey: a 3.5-liter all-aluminum V6 with Honda’s legendary i-VTEC variable-valve-timing system. It produces a strong 248 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission routes that power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is not available. The engine is plenty powerful, and the Odyssey is actually on the quick side, but more important to minivan buyers is fuel economy. Here, the Odyssey handily beats its non-hybrid-powered competition with a highway fuel-economy rating of 27 mpg. Helping the Odyssey attain that figure is its Variable Cylinder Management, which shuts off cylinders depending upon driving conditions for maximum fuel efficiency.
248 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm
250 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27 mpg
Note: Due to changes in EPA testing to more effectively reflect real-world conditions, some 2017 models show slightly lower fuel-economy scores than their 2016 versions.
Honda’s 2017 Odyssey LX has a reasonable-sounding Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just over $30,500 when you include the $900 destination charge. However, we recommend stepping up to the $34,000 Odyssey EX, which gives you eight seats, power sliding doors and a lot of other standard equipment. From there, prices creep up through the SE, EX-L and Touring models to the Odyssey Touring Elite, which costs about $46,000. That starting price is higher than that of competitors like the Toyota Sienna, Nissan Quest, Kia Sedona and Chrysler Pacifica. Be sure to check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area paid for their Odyssey, and rest easy knowing that your minivan's resale value will be rivaled only by the Toyota Sienna.
Honda Odyssey Consumer Reviews
November 05, 2018
Bought new, and this is one great Van. Have driven it on several long vacations (2000 miles plus) and it is very comfortable. Will...
July 08, 2018
Low milage, well maintained, one owner/
Low milage, one owner, mintained by dealers only, new tires, fairly new battery. Bought, driven, and parked under cover in Florida...
January 26, 2018
Excellent vehicle ever
All maintenance records available from honda dealer, Im first owner, very low mileage,used for my kids to/from school. Thats all
December 28, 2017
Van is set up with BraunAbility side entry.
This beautiful key-less entry, Black Honda Odyssey Mini Van is handicap accessible. Vehicle kneels to right when power ramp is engaged...
November 05, 2017
The Odyssey truly has no peers!
What can I say? I love my Odyssey! It fits 8 people comfortably and just about anything else you could think of. I have five sons...
November 15, 2016
Didn't want to move from my SUV to a minivan
Have been a suburban family for nearly 12 years. With 4 kids I need the space but the 3rd row seat was becoming uncomfortable for my...
July 22, 2016
Best Mini-Van we have owned.
The 2012 Honda Odyssey is by far the best mini-van we have owned. We traded in out Town & Country Limited in on the Honda and we have...
February 25, 2016
Excellent van, big step up from the competition
Previously owning a Dodge Grand Caravan, the Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is an incredible step up in terms of reliability and driving...
January 30, 2016
best minivan–the only choice to make
This is the only car worth considering if you want a minivan that feels and drive more like a luxury car. The spaciousness and...
January 14, 2016
Just changed oil, did complete service.
Service was done on it by Honda dealer costed $350. Looks like brand new.
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