2017 Honda Odyssey – Changes, Engine, Release Date

2017 Honda Odyssey is a redesigned minivan which is a fifth generation Odyssey lineup. With some resemblance from Acura MDX in both exterior and interior it will boast other new feature making it to retain its distinctive identity. Though it won’t come up with drastic makeover but it will pose various new features. This new Odyssey will be based on Honda’s new platform which will produce better performance and mileage. It will face some competition from new introduced Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna and Chrysler’s new upcoming minivan. The engineers gave lot of their effort in the interior to raise their interior standard.

2017 Honda Odyssey front view

Exterior features

According to reports Odyssey won’t show much change but it will incorporate some little makeover which will recognizable. With streamlined body lines, the exterior looks more modern thus enhancing its appeal in the eye of car lovers. It will also feature new light weight body material thus reducing the previous body weight by large amount. It exhibits an L shaped body curve thus providing large base and overall giving a boost to the performance. At the front it features a long chrome grille with revived bumper, HID day time running headlight, acoustic windshield, new front exhaust and other basic inputs.

The side lower panels are little lower than usual with body colored door handles and side mirror with cornering light. At the rear end it might feature new LED taillight, parking sensors, power tailgate, rear privacy glass, intermittent rear windshield wiper and various basic features. As it will resemble lot features of MDX it is expected that the exterior measurement would have similarities.

2017 Honda Odyssey rear view

Interior specs

2017 Honda Odyssey features a lot of new improved inputs in the interior with premium furnishing and a spacious cabin. The basic concept of interior design is almost same with the previous design but with new improvement it looks more exclusive. New seats are comfortable and it features 10 way power adjustments, multi function second row, leather trimmed seats and new seat belts thus making it comfortable long rides. It also has tri zone automatic climate control, satellite linked navigation system, touch screen with high resolution infotainment system, Home Link system, Blind spot information system and various other tweaks. The entertainment part includes high wattage audio system with up to twelve speakers, new wireless connectivity and new Honda Link Aha feature.

2017 Honda Odyssey interior

2017 Honda Odyssey – Powertrain and performance

There is no specific indication about the exact power train but as it is incorporating most its feature from Acura model so it is expected that 2017 Honda Odyssey will feature 3.5 liter V-6 engine with Earth Dream technology. It will produce a horsepower around 275 hp and a torque of 250 lb-ft. It will be padded with a six speed automatic transmission with a possibility of ZF nine speed gear shift as an option.

As it is using new light weight body material and Earth Dream technology it is expected that it will produce great mileage with good performance. The EPA rating might be 21 mpg in city and 32 mpg in highway.

Price and release date

2017 Honda Odyssey will be available by mid of 2016 with a price range around $40,000.

3 Responses to 2017 Honda Odyssey – Changes, Engine, Release Date

  1. EAC says:

    Wow. I really like total redesigned looks of the 2017 Honda. I am a huge fan of Honda. I have owned 4 different Hondas over the past 20 years. Here’s what I really HATE about Honda. When it comes to bringing out a “The all new totally redesigned Honda …(whatever model for whatever year) ” Honda really drags their feet. Really suck that Honda can’t, or won’t bring this to market in early spring of 2016. Instead the will drag not only drag their feet, but their knuckles, just like the are doing with the all new Ridgeline truck.

  2. william zaccarelli says:

    is the picture shown the actual van i am very impressed with my present hondas and my dealer provides me with very excellent service i need seating for eight and easy access for my special needs son also need room for awheel chair will this van fit the bill

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