“Performance that Defies its Size
The 2016 Honda Odyssey remains unchanged for 2016 and for good reason, why change an industry favorite?
The 2016 Honda Odyssey is jam packed with tons of space, being able to seat 8 comfortably (up to 5 child car seats!) or being able to take out the 2 back rows giving you more storage space than some pick-up trucks with a power tailgate. The front seats have cockpit like seating with very comfortable 8-way power adjustable driver seat with heat options. What also makes the front seats feel like a cockpit is the dashboard controls which are designed and positioned in a way the driver can easily access and not have to divert all their attention off the road. However, if you don’t even want to push buttons you can always use the voice recognition system. Standard in all levels of the Odyssey are steering wheel mounted audio controls, Bluetooth and USB audio interface. Included in the Touring edition was the HandsfreeLink Bluetooth wireless mobile phone interface, i-MID and rearview camera. The stereo comes equipped with a 650-watt system and 12-speakers including a subwoofer and 5.1 surround sound. Also had the DVD ultrawide rear entertainment system with 16.2-inch screen and two wireless headsets, perfect for keeping the family occupied on long drives and second-row power windows with sunshades giving optimum privacy and shade when watching a movie. A great feature for those long road trips is the cooler box, a nice cold beverage is a movie watching staple. Another industry exclusive is the HondaVac the, built-in vacuum, that reaches every nook and cranny of the Odyssey with great suction power that runs while the engine is on or for 6 minutes while the engine is off, no more back seat disasters!
Engine / Performance
When you think mini-van you may think gas guzzler well, it’s time to change your way of thinking. The 2016 Honda Odyssey comes equipped with a 3.5-litre, 24 valve, SOHC, i-VTEC® V6 engine, which provides the power when you need it and conserves fuel when you don’t, making this one of the most fuel efficient mini-vans on the road. This engine can produce 248 horsepower and 250lb-ft of torque. With such a powerful engine Honda has used Active Noise Cancellation technology that makes the ride quiet enough to enjoy the ride and movie at the same time. An added feature in the Touring edition is the acoustic windshield that makes the cabin even quieter!
The 2016 Odyssey remains unchanged from the previous model, it still has the bold grille, deeply sculpted hood, chrome trim fog lamp and LED taillights, all giving the Odyssey a very appealing look. Standard are the 18-inch wheels, sporty rear roofline spoiler, power tailgate and power-sliding doors with available sunshades. On EX and above models you can use the remote entry system up to 15 meters away so the Odyssey is ready for you once you reach it. The Touring edition also has HID headlights and power side mirrors with integrated turn signals.
The 2016 Honda Odyssey continues to top the list with top safety features. The ACE body structure creates a foundation for solid protection, anti-lock braking, electronic brake-force distribution, 6 cabin airbags with Occupant Position Detection System, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and vehicle stability assist and traction control this vehicle will satisfy even the most safety concerned parent.