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Our First Coast Honda Dealers have been waiting patiently for the newest Honda minivan to hit our showroom floors, and now that the 2018 Odyssey has finally arrived, we’re excited to introduce it to all of our customers. With world-class features and a heavy dose of spaciousness, the ’18 Honda Odyssey offers adventure seekers and families more than meets the eye. Let’s dive into this brand-new van to see what makes it the must-test vehicle of the year.

New Odyssey Changes, Updates, & Additions

What’s new with the 2018 Odyssey? Lots of delightful updates.

This year’s redesign features CabinWatch™, a front-mounted camera system with night vision that allows drivers to monitor second- and third-row passengers without a single crane of the neck. Keeping an eye on the kids has never been easier. It also pairs with CabinTalk, a system that’s designed to act as Big Brother Deluxe; using the system’s integrated microphone, drivers can spout their gospel through the minivan’s sound system and rear entertainment headsets.

2018 Honda Odyssey Interior
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Also new is a wireless charging station, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi that powers the 10.2-inch rear entertainment screen and the system’s apps. CabinControl gives—you guessed it—control of the cabin to other passengers; with the smartphone app installed, users can control the rear screens and climate settings, as well as send songs and destinations straight to the Odyssey’s sound and GPS systems.

The cockpit’s instrument panel has been completely reshaped to house a bright Driver Information Cluster and updated 8-inch touchscreen display. The cluster interface is all-digital and displays driver-customizable information, including incoming calls, controls for apps, Honda Sensing® indicators, TPMS, and more. Below the touchscreen are buttons for the electronic gear selector, allowing drivers to go from “ECON” to “SNOW” mode with the tap of a finger. You’ll also discover more luxurious soft-touch materials throughout the cabin.


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The new Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats™ are what parents dream of. The middle seat can be removed completely and outside seats can slide front, back, and to either side, allowing for quick and hassle-free access to the third row. Higher Odyssey trims also come with stain-resistant middle-row seats. Passenger volume comes in at an astounding 163.6 cubic feet, and the Odyssey opens up a maximum of 158 cubic feet of cargo space with the middle and rear seats taken out of the equation.

Underneath the hood is a new 280-hp V6—that’s an increase of over 30 horsepower versus the 2017 model—that allows the Odyssey to return 19 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. Those EPA estimates help the Odyssey sit atop the “Most Fuel Efficient Van” leaderboard, sharing the #1 spot with its rival, the Pacifica.

New standard safety features such as automatic emergency brakes, forward-collision warnings, blind spot alerts, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control can be found in all but the base Odyssey trim.

Test Drive the New 2018 Honda Odyssey Near Jacksonville

Starting at under $30,000 and available in five trims (base LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite), the new 2018 Odyssey is filled to the brim with tech, space, and creature comforts. Out-and-about families will find no better or more active transporter than Honda’s latest minivan extraordinaire. So, transform your next beach trip into an adventure by leasing or purchasing the new Honda Odyssey from one of our First Coast Honda Dealers. Locate your nearest Honda dealership online, and contact us to request a quote on a new Honda or schedule an Odyssey test drive today. We have Honda dealers throughout the Jacksonville area, including Lake City and St. Augustine, FL.

 

Sources & Photos:

http://automobiles.honda.com/odyssey

http://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/honda_odyssey_2018