The all-new fifth-generation Odyssey packs a more powerful engine, two new transmission options, a sliding second-row seat, and a host of other interior features intended to keep the entire family happy. The 3.5-liter V6 puts out 280 hp, and it is teamed with a nine-speed gearbox in lower trims and a 10-speed transmission on top-tier models. Front-wheel drive is still the only way the Odyssey is offered. Our first impressions with an Elite trim intricate that the powertrain is smooth, punchy, and quiet. The ride is comfortable, the cabin is quiet, and handling is sound. However, the push-button gear selector is a nuisance to use in parking maneuvers. A hands-free, foot-activated power tailgate is available. A new 8-inch infotainment touch screen is easier to use than the previous set-up.