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Tuesday, 20 December 2016
USA - The Honda Odyssey remains the most popular Minivan for US Buyers for the 7th year.
Odyssey on pace to be the most popular minivan with individual American car buyers for seventh consecutive year
Arriving at dealerships nationwide just in time for the holidays, the 2017 Honda Odyssey goes on sale Monday December 19 with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1starting at $29,850. Odyssey has been the most popular minivan with individual American car buyers for each of the past six years and is leading again in 20162.
Odyssey also has been the top choice of under-35-year-old minivan buyers in every year since 20103.
The 2017 Honda Odyssey continues to offer class-leading EPA fuel-economy ratings of 19/27/22 mpg4city/highway/combined along with a comprehensive selection of premium features.
The 8-passenger Odyssey maintains the spacious comfort that provides room for everyone along with a host of features that accommodate the lifestyles of American families.
For 2017, the Odyssey expands availability of an acoustic windshield to SE and EX-L trims and keeps its enhanced in-vehicle entertainment and convenience capabilities with several premium features found in higher trims:
Rear Entertainment System (RES)
Forward Collision Warning
HondaVACâ in-vehicle vacuum cleaner
The Odyssey was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Minivan for Families for a record-breaking sixth year earlier this year and also earned the 2016 Kelley Blue Book: Best Family Cars of 2016 award.
EPA MPG Rating4 (city/highway/combined)
Odyssey EX-L with RES
Odyssey EX-L with Navi
Odyssey Touring Elite
The 2017 Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter, 24-valve V-6 engine producing 248 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 250 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm (SAE net). Honda's i-VTEC® valvetrain enhances power delivery while Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) helps maximize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that together help the Odyssey receive EPA fuel-economy ratings of 19/27/22 mpg4 city/highway/combined and California Air Resources Board (CARB) ULEV-2 emissions certification5.
The Odyssey SE and Touring Eliteâ feature HondaVAC in-vehicle vacuum cleaner system, which is designed to help families keep the Odyssey's interior neat and clean. Engineered for dry use, HondaVAC operates on the vehicle's 12-volt electrical system, and its performance easily surpasses that of a handheld rechargeable vacuums.
Integrated in the rear cargo area of the vehicle, HondaVAC includes an extendable hose that can reach every interior corner of the vehicle. Two separate head attachments expand versatility, while a removable debris canister and replaceable filter bag makes maintaining the vacuum easy. To protect the vehicle battery's state of charge, the HondaVAC runs up to eight minutes when the vehicle's ignition is in Accessory mode – or continuously if the engine is running.
Safety and Driver Assistive Features
The Odyssey utilizes the next-generation of the Honda Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and makes extensive use of high-strength steel in the A-, B- and C-pillars, roof rails, floor rails, front body area, and front subframe. This results in a very strong front frame and door structure for increased protection in a frontal collision.
Advanced driver-assistive technologies available on the Odyssey include Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Using the Odyssey's front camera module, FCW warns of a possible collision with a vehicle detected in front, while LDW notifies the driver of departures from detected lanes6. The two systems are packaged together on Odyssey EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models, and provide visual and audible warnings.
North American Development and Manufacturing
The Odyssey was designed and engineered by Honda R&D Americas in its Los Angeles design studio and Raymond, Ohio, new-model development center. The Odyssey is produced7 exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama.