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The all-new fifth-generation Odyssey packs in more refinement, quietness, fuel economy, and an improved infotainment system. Its interior flexibility has improved, too, with the ability to slide the second-row outboard seats sideways. Several connectivity and storage features keep the entire family happy. The 280 hp 3.5-liter V6 engine supplies ample power and is teamed with a fairly unobtrusive nine-speed automatic transmission. The top trims, Touring and Elite, get a slicker 10-speed transmission. The engine is smooth, punchy, and quiet, but there is no all-wheel-drive option. The ride is very comfortable, the cabin is quiet, and handling is sound. However, the push-button gear selector is a nuisance to use when parking. An optional 8-inch infotainment touch screen is easier to use than the previous offering, but it can still be distracting.

Road Test

The 2018 Odyssey's redesign isn't revolutionary, but Honda still made big improvements to its power, fuel economy, ride, and cabin quietness. It offers more features to pamper travelers and keep them connected. The overall result is a premium feel. I...

Highs

  • Rides comfortably
  • Has a quiet interior

Lows

  • Unintuitive gear selector
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission neither the smoothest nor most responsive

Best Version to Get

We'd choose the EX trim, because it comes with standard Honda Sensing, which includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assistance. Also, EX models get blind-spot warning, tri-zone climate control, heated front seats and mirrors, pow...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 3 year/unlimited
Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 10-speed Automatic
  • 9-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (280 hp)

Ratings

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Performance
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