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. Our first impressions with the Elite version intricate that the powertrain is smooth, punchy and quiet. The ride is comfortable, the cabin is quiet and handling is sound. The pushbutton gear selector is a nuisance 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. There is no AWD version.