Japanese automobile giants Honda will surely look to improve their foothold in the Minivan market with a new and improved 2017 Honda Odyssey. Honda Odyssey has always been a very popular vehicle in several parts of Asia (especially Japan and south-east Asia) and major parts of North America. It is a five door minivan which has been in market since 1994 and it’s still going strong. Currently it is in its fourth generation of production which started from 2011. It early 2000’s sales did dip a little bit, but since introduction of the fourth generation there has been a steady rise in sales figures.
In fact, it seems like 2017 model is going to be another breakthrough product with its stunning design and improved performance. The concept of Honda Odyssey which was recently released has increased expectations from this vehicle. All one can do now is to wait for this vehicle and hope that’s it’s worth the wait.
2017 Honda Odyssey Engine and Performance
2017 Honda Odyssey will be powered by 3.05 L V6 Earth Dream engine. According to latest reports it will churn out 290 Horsepower and nearly 270 lb-ft of torque. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system. Fuel economy is also pretty good as it runs 21 mpg on city roads and 34 mpg on highways. There are also reports that it might also come with a nine speed automatic transmission engine but it has not yet been confirmed by the company.
As you know the Minivan market today has many heavy weights such as Chrysler Town and Country, Kia Sedona, etc Odyssey will definitely have a tough competition. But the biggest competition for 2017 Honda Odyssey would definitely be the Toyota Sienna.
2017 Honda Odyssey Exterior and Interior Redesign
For Odyssey Honda has always used same platform as of Honda Pilot. It can be assumed that 2017 version of Honda Odyssey and Ridgeline; both will share the same platform. Exact exterior design has not yet been confirmed by the company, but spy photos released on the internet reveal quite a bit. Overall physical frame will be quite similar to its predecessors, but this time around it will be a little slimmer and longer. Rear section is quite flat and will have a single exhaust channel. It will have three sectional split grille with a chrome strip on top. It will have sleek new headlights with gives this vehicle a sporty look. More details about 2017 Honda Odyssey would be released within sometime.
The first thing you notice about internal design of Honda Odyssey is that it’s large and spacious. 6 to 7 adults can be easily accommodated along with sufficient space for luggage. Rear seats have folding option as well. It would also be equipped with all necessary features such as climate control, cruise control; driver assistance features, etc. Features and accessories would certainly vary according to the trim level. Seats are also very comfortable and luxurious. Even for long distance journeys one would find it quite relaxing.
2017 Honda Odyssey Price and Release Date
Approximate $ 28,000 is the base price for 2017 Honda Odyssey. The expert opinion is this car available in the November or December of this year.