2018 Honda Odyssey
If you ask to us for what we feel about the current model of Honda Odyssey, we think that it is quite old. Driving this car is like driving an old car and for future competition we must tell you that it is not enough especially we can see all new Pacifia and Sedona. Anyway, we have seen a test mule of this car which is assumed to be the 2018 Honda Odyssey that has been spied performing test and under heavy camouflage. Okay, Honda doesn’t tell us anything about it and we have no proof but only the spy shot image.
As far as we know that the largest change can be seen from the platform. This new generation will be completed with the same platform that uses for the new Pilot and Ridgeline. The current model as built with high-strength steel and the new 2018 Odyssey will get more aluminum. This change supports the car to be about more than 500 pounds lighter compared to the previous model. This way can be helpful to improve the stiffness and the safety level. There is also NVH which is noise, vibration and harshness to be reduced to give more comfortable, efficient and better to drive.
Many unofficial sites mentioned that this is the prototype of Honda, not Acura. It is because the new interior is completed with a lot of Honda badges and it is coming out with the design just like a minivan with longer and wider design compared to the current model, although it doesn’t like taller. The new platform that it will share with pilot gives lower floor for the new 2018 Honda Odyssey but this is quite good because the car allows more passengers space with its larger trunk capacity and better interior layout. What makes us strongly recommend you to anticipate this car instead of purchasing the current model is that there will be a quite drastic change to offer. It will be featured with all-new design with the feel just like premium sedan especially for the dashboard that and the narrower center stacks which come in fewer buttons.
Based on rumors, it will keep the V6 engine and 3.5 liter naturally aspirated and it can answer the assumption of using turbocharged engine. This engine will be used by pilot and Ridgeline too. We expect that this engine can offer 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. In addition, 2018 Honda Odyssey can produce more than that if it works with the use of direct injection and new transmission.
Release Date and Price
So, Honda is expected to release the new 2018 Honda Odyssey in the end of this year and it should be in the middle of 2017 to hit the market. The price can be higher than the current model because the changes are quite big which can be about $30,000 for the base.