Review: 2017 Honda Odyssey

Review 2017 Honda Odyssey

It's hard to go wrong with America's best-selling minivan, especially when it's received 5-Star safety ratings, gets great fuel economy, and has the best family-friendly features available. That's why Charlottesville drivers turn to Valley Honda when it's time to upgrade.

Read our full review to find out why the 2017 Honda Odyssey is one of America's best-selling minivans:

Interior

The Odyssey's cockpit has high-quality materials throughout, a clean, high-tech center stack, and ergonomic seating and design for the ultimate in comfort. The Honda minivan seats up to eight passengers with enough head and legroom for adults to sit comfortably even in the rear. Up front, there's an 8-way power adjustable front seat (or available 10-way power adjustment) and 4-way power adjustable passenger seat, as well as standard cloth seating or the option for leather trim.

With a lockable storage box, consoles throughout, and cup holders in every row, you're ready to go wherever life will take you. Plus, available HondaVAX - an in-car vacuum with extended hose - lets you clean up messes whenever, wherever. The third-row "Magic Seat" easily folds into the floor for instant, obstruction-free cargo space.

Safety

The 2017 Odyssey was given a best possible 5-Star Overall Rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The organization puts vehicles through rigorous testing for frontal crash, side crash, and rollover.

All models of the Odyssey come with Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Daytime Running Lights, and Rearview Camera with Guidelines. Additionally, there's available Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Honda LaneWatch, and Blind Spot Information System.

Features

The Odyssey comes in six trim levels (starting with the base LX, EX, SE, EX-L, Touring, and Touring Elite) so whether you're looking for just the basics or want the ultimate road-trip ride, there's a model to suit your needs. The LX has a standard 8-inch high-resolution display, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Streaming Audio, Pandora compatibility, USP and auxiliary input, Radio Data System, and 240-watt 7-speaker audio. Drivers also have available audio touchscreen, Sirius XM Radio, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation with Voice Recognition, HD Radio, and premium audio system.

The 2017 Odyssey has standard cruise control, rear privacy glass, rear roofline spoiler with integrated brake light, and remote entry system. It also has available power sliding doors, security system, SmartEntry, one-touch power moonroof, power tailgate, fog lights, and acoustic windshield.

Engine

The new Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, making 248 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Plus, it gets great fuel economy at 19 MPG city and 27 MPG highway.

Pricing

Starting at $29,850 MSRP