First launched in 1994, Honda Odyssey has undergone four generations and reports are rife that the manufacturer is soon launching a new fifth generation which will be known as the 2016 Honda Odyssey. We expect the new model to have a spacious interior along with additional features for extra comfort, entertainment and security. It will be offered in 8 trim levels i.e. LX, EX, SE, EX-L, EX-L with RES, EX-L with Navi, Touring and Touring Elite
The new Honda Odyssey will be a 5 door vehicle with three rows of seats and a capacity for 7 passengers. Honda has hooked up the vehicle with a youthful, sporty and advanced new look. Standard features for the new Odyssey will include, black-trimmed headlights, new fog lights, a black-surround grille which gives it an upscale appearance and a muscular new hood. The rear will feature LED taillights that come with clear lenses and captivating perimeter ‘light pipes”. The auto dealer has used lightweight aluminium material for the front fenders, the hood, and front suspension. The LX model will come with 17-inch steel wheels, the EX and EX-L will have 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels while the Touring and Touring Elite trim levels will feature 18-inch premium sport aluminium alloy wheels.
Also, the 2016 Odyssey EX, SE, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite trim levels come with a wiper-linked headlight system. This system turns on headlights automatically when front wipers are activated. Overall, the new Odyssey body will be wider creating more room for passengers and cargo. Motorists will have a choice of several exterior colours.
2016 Honda Odyssey Interior
The interior of the new Honda Odyssey 2016 has been designed to suit family comfort and entertainment needs. The interior of all trim levels feature a 7-inch touch screen, a DVD player, parking assistance, Bluetooth connection, protection airbags, a navigation system chrome-trimmed instrument dials and white halo lighting that makes climate controls easy to operate and instrumentations easier to read.
The interior will also have wood grain finish and calfskin trimmed seats with collapsible back row seats for extra cargo space. A rear-view camera also comes as standard; however, the LX,EX,SE and EX-L trims have a single-angle “Normal View” display while the EX-L Navi, Touring and Touring Elite feature a Multi-Angle Rear-view Camera with improved optical quality. All trims also feature an expanded view driver’s mirror. The EX, SE, EX-L and Touring trims have the Honda Lane Watch display system. The Touring also comes with a Blind Spot System that utilizes radar technology to monitor blind-spots. There is also talk that the SE and Touring Elite trims will feature a vacuum cleaner system which is the first for Honda Minivans.
Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood of the new Honda Odyssey 2016 you will find a 3.5 L V6 i-VTEC engine which will produce 248 hp with 250 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be paired with a six speed automatic transmission system and will have an acceleration of 0-60 mph in about 8 seconds. The vehicle is likely to be offered in only FWD mode. In terms of fuel economy, the new Odyssey will have 19 mpg for city and 28 mpg for highway and 22 mpg combined.
Price and release date
To get your hands on one of the 2016 Honda Odyssey models, you will have to part with around $ 29,275 (starting MSRP) for the base model. If you want something extra, you will have to pay up to $ 45,000 for the higher trim models. The vehicle is expected in showrooms this fall according to reliable sources.