2017 Honda Odyssey Overview
Even though the current version of the Honda Odyssey is the best-selling minivan in North America, it’s scheduled to be discontinued following the 2017 model year and replaced with a new fifth-generation van. However, before the next-gen Odyssey makes it to US dealerships, you can still get the fourth-gen Odyssey before it’s gone forever. For the 2017 model year, the Honda Odyssey is available in six distinct trim levels, with the entry-level LX model carrying a staring MSRP of $29,850. Competition for the Odyssey includes the Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Pacifica, and Nissan Quest.
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What’s new for the 2017 Honda Odyssey?
With an all-new model expected to reach US dealerships next year, the 2017 Honda Odyssey carries over relatively unchanged, although Honda has made the acoustic windshield available on SE and EX-L trim levels. In addition, the available in-car vacuum and rear seat entertainment system are offered on more models.
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2017 Honda Odyssey Exterior
Most people can recognize the Honda Odyssey thanks to its “lightning-bolt” window line and domed roof, but that’s not all this handsome minivan has going for it. This is because it also offers heated side mirrors that can decrease ice and fog accumulation, which is especially useful during the cold winter months. In addition, the 2017 Odyssey comes standard with rear privacy glass and 17-inch steel wheels, which complement the van’s sleek and muscular exterior. What’s more, this Honda features a power liftgate that comes in handy when the driver has their hands full with groceries or other items.
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Exterior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey LX
- One-touch turn indicators, Rear privacy glass, Rear roofline spoiler with integrated brake light, Taillights with integrated LED light bars, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Intermittent rear window wiper/washer, Remote Entry System, Chrome tailgate garnish, Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights, Black side mirrors with expanded view driver’s side mirror
Exterior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey EX
- Adds to or replaces features on LX: Power sliding doors, Security system, Smart Entry, Programmable remote entry system, Auto-on/off Halogen Headlights, Wiper-linked headlights, Heated body-color power side mirrors
Exterior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey SE
- SE contains the same exterior features as the EX
Exterior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L
- Adds to or replaces features on SE: One-touch power Moonroof with tilt feature, Power tailgate
Exterior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey Touring
- Adds to or replaces features on EX-L: Fog lights, Memory-linked side mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down, Acoustic windshield, Body-colored parking sensors, Reflective tailgate garnish, Side mirror integrated turn indicators
Exterior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
- Adds to or replaces features on Touring: High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights with Auto-On/Off
2017 Honda Odyssey Performance
Every 2017 Honda Odyssey comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that provides 248 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to the van’s front wheels. According to Car and Driver, this powertrain allows the Odyssey to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 120 mph. While these might not seem like mind-blowing numbers to most people, keep in mind the Odyssey features a curb weight of well over 4,000 pounds.
2017 Honda Odyssey Efficiency
The Honda Odyssey used to be the most fuel efficient minivan that you could buy in the US, but that title has since been claimed by the new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which has been rated at 84 MPGe by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, that vehicle’s starting MSRP is approximately $10,000 more than what Honda is asking for its Odyssey minivan. For 2017, the Odyssey yields an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Furthermore, the ’17 Odyssey features a 21-gallon fuel tank and uses regular unleaded gasoline.
2017 Honda Odyssey Interior
It pretty much goes without saying that the highlight of the 2017 Honda Odyssey is its high-tech and spacious cabin. This model comes standard with a third-row Magic Seat that can fold into the floor, thus providing even more room to haul cargo. In addition, the available Intelligent Multi-Information Display allows the driver to receive text messages via the 8-inch screen, which can also be used to select music or check fuel mileage. Another notable feature offered with the 2017 Odyssey is the rear entertainment system that comes standard on the range-topping Touring Elite trim. With this system, rear passengers can enjoy DVDs on a 16.2-inch screen during extended road trips.
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Interior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey LX
- Front Passenger’s Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment, Wide-Mode Adjustable 2nd-Row Seats with Armrests and Walk-In Feature, Adjustable Seat-Belt Anchors (front and 2nd row), One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat®, Driver’s Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment, Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Window, Cruise Control, Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column, Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Illuminated Vanity Mirrors, Beverage Holders (all rows), Chrome Door Handles, Coin Holder, Rear-Seat Heater Ducts, Cargo Area Light, Rear Storage Well, Center Stack Utility Tray, Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls, Manual Front and Rear Air Conditioning, Bluetooth® streaming audio and HandsFreeLink®, Pandora® compatibility, i-MID (Multi-Information Display) with 8-inch high-resolution WVGA screen featuring interface dial and customizable feature settings, USB audio interface, MP3/auxiliary input jack, MP3/Windows Media Audio playback capability, Radio Data System, 240-watt AM/FM/CD system with seven speakers and subwoofer
Interior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey EX
- Adds to or replaces features on LX: Conversation mirror, Tri-Zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and air filtration, Removable front center console with storage and flip-up trash-bag ring, Integrated Sunshades, Multi-Function 2nd-Row Center Seat, Driver’s seat with 10-way power adjustment, Push button start, HomeLink® Remote System, SMS Text Message Function, HondaLink® Featuring Aha™ Compatibility, Audio Touch-Screen, 270-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with seven speakers, Compass, Exterior temperature indicator, Honda LaneWatch
Interior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey SE
- Adds to or replaces features on EX: 115-volt power outlet (3rd row), HondaVAC®, SiriusXM® Radio, Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System with high-resolution WVGA (800×480) screen
Interior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L
- Adds to or replaces features on SE: Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, Automatic-dimming rearview mirror, Leather-trimmed seats (front and outboard 2nd row), Heated front seats, Available Honda DVD rear entertainment system with high-resolution WVGA (800×480) screen, Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition and FM traffic, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), 246-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 7 speakers and subwoofer with Navigation
Interior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey Touring
- Adds to or replaces features on EX-L: Ambient footwell lighting, Third row integrated sunshades, Honda DVD rear entertainment system with high-resolution WVGA (800×480) screen, Folding center armrest for third row, Driver’s seat two-position memory, 246-Watt AM/FM/CD audio system with seven speakers and subwoofer, Average speed indicator, Elapsed time indicator
Interior available on the 2017 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
- Adds to or replaces features on Touring: HondaVAC®, Blind spot information system, Honda DVD UltraWide Entertainment System with HDMI® technology and high-resolution WVGA (800×480) screen, HD Radio™, 650-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with 12 speakers and 5.1 Surround Sound Theater mode
2017 Honda Odyssey Safety
The 2017 Honda Odyssey comes with the same common safety features you find on most modern vehicles, such as vehicle stability assist with traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system, and anti-lock brakes. Furthermore, if you opt for the EX-L trim and above, then your Odyssey minivan will also come with more advanced technology like lane departure warning and forward collision warning. Lastly, by going with the range-topping Touring Elite model, you’ll also get the Blind Spot Information System, which can alert the driver when another car enters their blind spot.
Standard Safety Features
- Dual-Stage Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS), SmartVent® Front Side Airbags, and 3-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
- Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
- 3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions with Automatic Tensioning System in the front seats
- Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
- Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder
- Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
- Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
- Brake Assist
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
- Rearview Camera with Guidelines
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