Honda Odyssey has been one of the most popular and best-selling minivans in the US market. Although we have seen some recent update for the year 2018, it seems that the 2019 Honda Odyssey model has been on its way to hit the market soon. This affordable minivan will be more than ready for your family adventure.
When it comes to exterior of the 2019 Honda Odyssey, we must say that you shouldn’t expect anything revolutionary to change. Instead, this minivan will undergo some minor, but significant refreshments and it will be slightly improved in terms of exterior design. It will ride on the same platform as the Pilot model. The new Odyssey will also keep the same dimensions of its predecessor. However, the redesigned version will definitely appear more modern and attractive, offering some distinctive innovations. These can especially be noticed in the front fascia which appears sportier and bold. According to the information we have got, the front bumper and the headlights won’t change much, but this minivan will get a grille with active shutters. Looking at the side profile, you will notice the sliding rear doors and the access to this minivan should be easier and enhanced as well. In the back part of this model, the company should improve the hands-free power tailgate. It has been said that there will be some new exterior color choices offered and that the new Odyssey should be available in six trim levels.
Changes and improvement can be found inside this minivan as well. However, the Japanese company has had an intention to make the cabin of the 2019 Odyssey more functional rather than focusing on interior design itself. The cabin will be practical and it will reveal three rows of large, supportive and comfortable seats. When it comes to innovations, we should mention that this minivan will provide a sliding second row of seats. Also, Honda will use some better soundproof materials in order to reduce the outside noise and vibrations. This means that you can also expect to get a quieter cabin. The dashboard will be more modern and besides a full color TFT display, the driver will get an 8.0-inch touch-screen display with the latest infotainment and entertainment system. Some of the safety systems and driver assist features include adaptive cruise control, airbags, lane keeping assist and lane departure warning.
Besides the current 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, the fans and experts hope for another possible engine option under the hood of the 2019 Honda Odyssey. This minivan could also come with a new 2.0-liter turbo-four that should hit more than 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Each of these versions will be mated to a new ten-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Honda Odyssey Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Honda Odyssey shouldn’t be expected before an early spring, 2019. The price range of this family minivan has been estimated at $30,930 – $47, 610.
Competitors: Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Nissan Quest.