2018 Honda Odyssey

Buyer's Guide

Honda has completely redesigned their minivan for 2018. It has more tech, more power, more gears, and, Honda hopes, more appeal for buyers.

The styling gets a little bolder than last year. It has the same stepped beltline but adds more creases, more grooves, and a floating-look roof. The nose gets a bigger family resemblance to the Pilot SUV.

The Odyssey's V6 is the same 3.5L displacement as the last-generation but now makes 280 hp. It also has a nine-speed automatic with a 10-speed standard on top trims.

But more power isn't where minivans live and breathe. It's interior versatility. Inside, the Odyssey offers seating for up to eight passengers. And unlike most SUVs, that third row can seat adults, not just kids. The third row can fold flat into the floor, completely disappearing. Or you can reverse it to give a tailgating bench. The middle row has its own tricks. The middle seat in the middle row is removable. With it out, the two full-size seats can slide side to side. So separate them for comfort or push them together to make third-row access easier.

What the middle seats won't do is fold flat or stow into the floor. Only the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Caravan offer a middle row that can do either. The Odyssey's middle seats are removable, but weigh in at around 43 kg, making removal a tough task.

Honda has added some neat tech to bring back seat passengers to the front of the action. Like CabinTalk. It will broadcast voices from the front to the rear seat through the speakers, headphones, or both. Great for announcements to keep it down back there. There is also an available monitor that uses a night-vision camera to let the driver see what passengers are up to. The Odyssey offers up 15 cupholders to make sure everybody stays hydrated.

Honda Sensing, an active safety suite that adds collision warning and braking, lane guidance and departure warnings as well as adaptive cruise control, is standard on all trim levels.

The Odyssey drives much more car-like than the minivans of old, especially compared to similarly sized SUVs. It gets better fuel economy than most of those three-row crossovers as well, rated for 12.6 L/100 km city, 8.4 highway with the nine-speed and 12.2/8.5 with the 10-speed.

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is available in six trim levels, starting with LX. LX has 18-inch alloys, capless fueling, LED taillights, heated front seats, and automatic high beams. The 8.0-inch display audio system has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

EX Trim adds LED running lights, outside. Inside, it adds Honda's LaneWatch blind spot monitor. EX gets a power moonroof, power sliding doors, and the HondaVac built-in vacuum cleaner. It also has sunshades and armrests for the middle row.

EX-Res adds a 110-volt power outlet, CabinTalk, heated steering wheel, and a rear-seat TV screen with Blu-ray player. EX-L Res adds leather seats and an acoustic front windshield. EX-L Navi adds navigation to that but doesn't have the rear-seat TV.

Finally, the top Touring trim adds LED headlights and fog lights. It has a hands-free access tailgate and ambient lighting. Touring has the CabinWatch monitor, third-row sunshades, and a 550-watt audio system upgrade. The front seats add ventilation to the warming.

2018 Honda Odyssey Specifications

There are 6 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $34,890 MSRP
10.5
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
280 hp @6000 rpm
Number of seats 8
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Minivan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
LX Auto $34,890 8 Minivan
LX Auto 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
LX Auto 203.2" 78.5" 69.6" 118.1"
LX Auto
LX Auto Cloth Seats
LX Auto
LX Auto
EX Auto $38,090 8 Minivan
EX Auto 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
EX Auto 203.2" 78.5" 69.6" 118.1"
EX Auto
EX Auto Cloth Seats
EX Auto
EX Auto
EX-RES Auto $39,590 8 Minivan
EX-RES Auto 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
EX-RES Auto 203.2" 78.5" 69.6" 118.1"
EX-RES Auto
EX-RES Auto Cloth Seats
EX-RES Auto
EX-RES Auto
EX-L Navi Auto $44,590 8 Minivan
EX-L Navi Auto 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
EX-L Navi Auto 203.2" 78.5" 69.6" 118.1"
EX-L Navi Auto
EX-L Navi Auto Leather Seats
EX-L Navi Auto
EX-L Navi Auto
EX-L RES Auto $44,590 8 Minivan
EX-L RES Auto 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
EX-L RES Auto 203.2" 78.5" 69.6" 118.1"
EX-L RES Auto
EX-L RES Auto Leather Seats
EX-L RES Auto
EX-L RES Auto
Touring Auto $50,290 8 Minivan
Touring Auto 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm N/A Front Wheel Drive
Touring Auto 203.2" 78.5" 69.6" 118.1"
Touring Auto
Touring Auto Leather Seats
Touring Auto
Touring Auto

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Owner Reviews: 2018 Honda / Odyssey

Average Rating

2007 Honda Odyssey

by darkblue on 10-15-2012
Reliable, Fuel economy could be better
This is a very comfortable van that can fit 7 people, 8 if we put in the extra seat in the middle. It's really nice to drive. Fuel economy is not so good though even though it switches to "economy mode" when you are driving on highways. I guess that is to be expected of minivans in general.

Lots of interior room and lots of spaces where you can put water bottle, knickknacks, etc. Rear seats are foldable in case you need more cargo space. No regrets in getting this van.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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2012 Honda Odyssey

by Chelsea2012 on 10-15-2012
Great Van!
Mechanically sound. No problems whatsoever in first year (24K). Drives beautifully. Lots of room. Handles everything we throw at it.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2006 Honda Odyssey

by fvnorthvan on 10-12-2012
Congratulations its twins. . . Hello minivan
The announcement of impending twins is about the only thing that would force me into a mini-van. Thankfully it turned out to be a great experience. This van has been a work horse and survived many long-distance road trips with 3 kids. The ability to reconfigure the interior quickly and easily to move between minimizing fights or maximizing cargo space is fantastic. Despite years of hard use, the van has held up extremely well and continues to be reliable and comfortable. Would highly recommend for anyone with multiple kids.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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