The fifth generation Honda Odyssey is a complete redesign, but its evolutionary styling hides a new 10-speed auto and direct injection V6 engine.
Under the hood, the 3.5-liter V6 gas engine now has direct injection, cylinder deactivation, and 280hp (209kW), up 32hp (24kW) on the old engine. One low end models, the new Odyssey has a 9-speed auto, while the top four trim levels have a 10-speed auto.
The Odyssey’s evolutionary styling keeps the fourth gen’s lightning bolt windows, but adds hidden rear door tracks.
The interior has been redesigned and now has Magic Slide second row seats, where the center seat can be removed, and the outer seats moved into the middle together or out to the doors.
Cabin Watch lets the driver and front passenger monitor the kids via the infotainment screen, and Cabin Talk lets parents use the sound system to communicate with kids in the back.
There’s also a 10.2-inch rear seat entertainment screen, 4G Wi-Fi LTE hotspot, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and front knee bags.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey goes on sale in the USA during the spring of 2017.