For 2016, the Honda Odyssey gains a Special Edition (SE) trim takes many features from the popular Touring Elite and delivers them in an inexpensive package. Otherwise, the Odyssey is entirely unchanged for 2016.
Refined and youthful, advanced and sporty, the styling of Odyssey includes premium elements including available fog lights, black-trimmed headlights, a muscular hood, and the black-surround grille for an improved look.
Bright chrome trim and body-color matched side mirrors add to the premium look. Rear styling and the LED taillights with eye-catching perimeter “light pipes” and clear lenses add to the polished appearance. Lightweight aluminum is used for the front fenders, hood, and the front suspension lower-control arms. The LX model boasts 17-inch steel wheels with covers while EX-L and EX models use 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Touring Elite and Touring models boast 18-inch premium sport aluminum-alloy wheels.
One of the first things you need to look closely at when choosing on a minivan is the cabin space. Second, is the modified settings for the seat positions. The second-row seats on the 2016 Honda Odyssey can be aligned in many different ways, but the third-row stays roomy enough for any adult passengers to relax in comfort.
Honda has incorporated many clever features found only on more costly models from competing manufacturers. These include a flip-up trash bag holder, a rear-seat entertainment system, and beverage cooling compartment. There is also a built-in vacuum cleaner option. With the third-row seats folded down, you’ve 93 cubic feet of storage space. With the second-row seats removed, the cargo size increases to approximately 149 cubic feet. Standard features on all trims include two-zone air conditioning, cruise control, and also full power accessories.
The infotainment system is a 7-speaker system with subwoofer, FM/AM/CD, and either 270, 246, or 240 watts, based on the trim selected.
The Touring Elite is the only trim with something really different; a 650-watt 12 speaker system and 5.1 Surround Sound. The sound-quality is great and can also easily fills the space with music.
Standard in each trim is an eight” high-resolution information display. Along with this is Pandora, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and streaming audio, a USB audio interface, and MP3 capability. HondaLink with Aha, SiriusXM radio, audio touchscreen, HD Radio, and the navigation with voice recognition are readily available in greater trims. The seven” audio touchscreen makes the audio system very easy to use and allows the front passenger take control.
Engine/ Fuel Efficiency
If you’re running errands or doing the school run, the 2016 Odyssey can offer the fuel-efficient performance you need. Its 3.5L V6 engine works with Variable Cylinder Management and Eco Assist System to offer a remarkably efficient performance. The Odyssey is fuel-efficient but powerful and enjoyable to drive. Actually, its V6 engine puts out up to 248HP to assist you to experience an exhilarating performance.
The 2016 Honda Odyssey now comes standard with stability and traction control, and antilock disc brakes. There are also side curtain airbags that cover all three rows, front seat side-impact airbags, and front-seat active head restraints. A rearview camera is standard on all 2016 models. There’s an improved multi-angle rearview camera available on the EX-L and standard on the Touring Elite and Touring.
Odyssey EX and above models also come with “LaneWatch” the Honda blind-spot camera system. However, Touring Elite models substitute it with a standard blind-spot monitor. Lane-departure warning and forward-collision systems are standard on Touring Elite, Touring, EX-L, and models. It it should be noted though that the collision warning set-up lacks an auto-braking feature.
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Posted on July 22, 2016