Finally, the new and improved version of the famous Honda Odyssey will soon arrive on the market. Mini vans are considered to be the most useful vehicles on the market, and this segment will now be enriched with another excellent vehicle called the 2016 Honda Odyssey. Although there is no official information about possible changes of the vehicle, we are quite sure that the vehicle has undergone many changes. Competition is getting stronger every day, not only when it comes to mini vans but also regarding other segments. Honda wants to build a vehicle that will blow away the competition, and the 2016 Honda Odyssey is an excellent way to do so. Let’s check its specs in detail.
The interior design of the 2016 Honda Odyssey will be significantly changed. The cabin of the newcomer gets better materials. Higher trim levels will be offered with leather seats. The base model is expected to get more metallic accents. The seats will be arranged in three rows. Two rows of seats can be completely folded down if you want to get additional cargo space. There will also be a sturdy instrument panel that together with center stack offers bigger storage compartment, a shifter which is placed highly and next to the steering wheel. Besides that, there is also an 8-inch TFT screen in separate cluster and it offers 2 GB of storage space for navigation maps. The 650-watt sound system will be carried over from the previous model. The well-known 16.2-inch ultrawide-screen entertainment system will also be carried over. The model will come with a built-in vacuum cleaner. Other features of the 2016 Honda Odyssey are rearview camera, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning system, and LaneWatch side-view camera. It is important to mention that some of these features are only available in higher trim levels such as EX-L trim level.
The upcoming 2016 Honda Odyssey also brings a new exterior design. The front fascia will be decorated with bigger, newly designed grille with additional stripes. There will also be new angular headlights for more powerful look. This is not all; the newcomer gets a revised bumper and brand-new fenders. Doors will get new inlets as well, but rear door will still be a slider. Taillights will now be separated.
Under the hood
The base engine of the upcoming model will be the same one that ensured power for the previous generation. It will be a 3.5L V6 power unit with the maximum output of 248 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. We will not be surprised if the company decides to introduce a smaller four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The 2016 Honda Odyssey arrives with 6-speed automatic gearbox. Only FWD will be available this time as well.
2016 Honda Odyssey Price and Release date
The starting price for the brand-new 2016 Honda Odyssey will be around $30.000. Higher trim levels will be priced at $40.000. There are some rumors that the vehicle will go on sale in the fall of 2015 or in early 2016, but nothing has been confirmed yet.