2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2017 Odyssey Comparison: What’s Different? | Highland, IN

2018 Honda Odyssey
2017 Honda Odyssey

2018 Honda Odyssey

Engine:

3.5 L V6

Horsepower:

280 hp

Torque:

262 lbs-ft

Fuel Economy:

19 city / 28 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

9-speed automatic

2017 Honda Odyssey

Engine:

3.5 L V6

Horsepower:

248 hp

Torque:

250 lbs-ft

Fuel Economy:

19 city / 27 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

6-speed automatic

2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2017 Honda Odyssey

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Throughout its existence, as a minivan, the Honda Odyssey has done a lot of things well: interior space, engine power, reliability, and build and ride quality. However, by 2018, as great as the vehicle was, it was already getting a little long in the tooth after seven model years into its fourth production cycle. A brand-new design was way overdue, which Honda fulfilled with the 2018 edition. Although the 2018 Honda Odyssey sports a lot of refinements over the 2018 model, both iterations are united in showcasing a nameplate that is among the most prestigious in the minivan segment.

Performance

The 2018 Honda Odyssey carries over the J35 engine—a 3.5-liter 24-valve V6—from the previous year. However, on the 2018 model, the engine puts out 248 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. On the 2018 model, the output is increased to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Also, while all trims of the 2018 Odyssey get a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 van gets a 9-speed auto on the lower-end trims and a 10-speed auto on the upper-level ones. The front-engine front-wheel-drivetrain layout remains, as well as an Eco Assist system that can be activated to shut down less crucial powertrain functions, so that fuel economy is further bolstered. Peak city fuel economy is measured at 19 mpg. However, maximum highway fuel economy is improved from 27 mpg on the 2018 model to 28 mpg on the 2018 model.

Appearance

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is one of the better-looking minivans out there, with sharp edges accentuating the exterior profile and angular lines comprising the front fascia. The result is a vehicle that does not look like a boring, aesthetically unremarkable bus. The 2018 Odyssey goes even further with the styling tweaks, moving it further into a long, premium-looking wagon bodystyle. The lines at the side now flow instead of cut from the second to the third row, and there are smooth grooves incorporated throughout the body.

Safety

As of now, there are no safety ratings for the 2018 Honda Odyssey. However, based on the ratings of the 2018 model, the completely redesigned one is expected to uphold it, if not surpass it outright. The 2018 Odyssey has a rare perfect 5-star rating from the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration. And the 2018 model has two advanced safety features not available on its immediate predecessor: collision mitigation braking and road departure mitigation. Collision mitigation involves applying braking force to help you avoid or reduce the chances of hitting a vehicle ahead of you in traffic, and road departure applies mild steering torque to keep you in your intended lane of driving. They enhance the other advanced safety features already on the minivan: forward collision warning and lane departure warning, respectively. And as the standard, the Odyssey is loaded with a four-wheel anti-lock disc brake system, vehicle stability control with traction control, hill start assist, and eight airbags.


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* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT Automatic model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT Automatic model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT Automatic models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT Automatic models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

** 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.