2016 Honda Odyssey Review

Concept of Honda’s model Odyssey which has been presented at the 2014 NAIAS will be version intended for production for next two year. So, 2016 Honda Odyssey will not be changed at all, compared to its predecessor. It is not problem for new potential customers, because this is one of the top vehicles in its segment. This appointment Honda Odyssey is related to the three vehicles which Honda produces.

First one is Honda Odyssey (international), as a minivan intended for domestic Japanese market and other parts of the world. The second one Honda Odyssey (North America) is a minivan for sell primarily in the US and Canada, and the third is related to Honda Odyssey ATV, as an all-terrain vehicle. This year Honda motor company celebrates exactly twenty years of production and four generations of this 5-door minivan.

2016 Honda Odyssey front view

2016 Honda Odyssey: Changes

2016 Honda Odyssey will present end of fourth production generation. Refreshments, when it comes to 2016 Odyssey will be reflected in updated software solutions and upgrading some of interior parts, first of all. It’s hard to believe that it will make some big difference from the previous version. There is no reason for some unexpected changes, when manufacturer was announced redesign with model for 2017.

There is probability that manufacturer will change ratio of used materials in concept. Lighter materials, such as aluminum, might be more used for build of doors, hood and other parts of exterior. This might be first step to redesigned 2017 Honda Odyssey model. In regard to design, model will keep the same recognizable overall look, without any experiment. Expectation is that with using lighter materials manufacturer will make vehicle with better performances, when it comes to fuel consumption.

2016 Honda Odyssey interior

2016 Honda Odyssey: Interior

Relocation of benches for the rear passengers provides a lot of space in this multifunction vehicle. Interior has plenty space for accommodate up to eight adult passengers. Steering-wheel includes option for phone dialing and handling with a lot of function on the dash. Also, there is voice command, then cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, air-conditioner, display of 8″ for all available option in infotainment system, then 16″ screen for entertainment system for rear passengers, etc.

2016 Honda Odyssey: Engine, MPG

Powertrain segment will characterize the same engine as for the previous model. So, 2016 Honda Odyssey under the hood will have 3.5L engine. This V6 gasoline power unit characterizes maximum output of 250 hp, as well as 250 pounds of torque. Engine will be paired to the automatic, 6-speed transmission and available with front-wheel drive, while AWD will be optional. According to the EPA estimation, for expecting is that new model will have average fuel consumption of 19 mpg in the city driving, while on the highway it will be 28 mpg. These data are related to the current version of Odyssey, and it might be better in the next version.

2016 Honda Odyssey side view

2016 Honda Odyssey: Price and Release Date

Main characteristics: 202.9″ of length, 79.2″ of width, 79.2″ of height and wheelbase is 118.1″. Main competitive models for 2016 Honda Odyssey will be Sienna produced by Toyota Motor Company, then Nissan Quest and Grand caravan from Dodge. Price should be in the same range as for the current model. Estimation is that it will be from $ v28,000 to $ 44,500, depending on the trim level. 2016 Honda Odyssey¬†should not be expected before end of 2015, the earliest.

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