2017 Honda Odyssey
The minivan segment has been one of the most practical and controversial in the history of vehicles sold in the United States. When the first minivan was introduced back in 1983, the wood-paneled model complete with sliding side doors offered a new level of convenience to American families on the go. As buyers began flocking to this practical new vehicle category, automakers responded by creating different models and variations that appealed to families of different sizes with varying needs.
Chrysler may have invented the minivan segment, but Honda has perfected it. The Honda Odyssey is the envy of parents everywhere, and is seen as the most coveted option in the hotly contested vehicle category. Introduced in 1994, the Odyssey is currently in its fifth generation on the market and continuously proves that minivans are not dead in the water. Whether you love them or hate them, it’s hard to deny the fact that a minivan is the most practical and convenient vehicle ever produced. Honda has obviously found the secret formula for success with their sole minivan offering, and the 2017 Honda Odyssey is absolute proof that style, convenience, and practicality can go hand in hand.
MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $940.00 destination charge and options.
148.5 cubic ft
Arguably just as important as delivering comfort, buyers expect their minivan to deliver exceptional safety standards. Your family is your most precious cargo, which is why Honda ensures that all of your occupants are safe when riding in the 2017 Odyssey.
All trim levels of the latest Odyssey minivan come standard with vehicle stability assist, traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, brake assist technology, daytime running lights, a rearview camera with guidelines, and an electronic tire pressure monitoring system. EX-L, Touring, and Touring Elite add a multi-angle rearview camera, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning systems.
Honda LaneWatch is a driver assist safety technology included on EX, SE, EX-L, and Touring trim levels, helping to keep you in your intended lane of traffic with audio and visual cues. A Blind Spot Information System is added to the Touring Elite model, which alerts you of vehicles traveling outside of your immediate view. When it comes to protecting you and your passengers, no other minivan on the road does a better job than the 2017 Honda Odyssey.
Aside from offering a great list of advanced active safety technologies, Honda has built the 2017 Odyssey from the ground up with your safety in mind. Utilizing the ACE Body Structure design, occupant protection in frontal collisions is enhanced thanks to the distribution of crash energy throughout the front of the Odyssey. America’s favorite minivan also comes standard with Honda’s advanced front airbag system including SmartVent front side airbags with a rollover sensor.
Power and Performance
The 2017 Odyssey may be built primarily for safety and convenience, but Honda has ensured that its minivan can compete with the big boys when it comes to power and performance. Featuring a V6 engine that delivers 248 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2017 Odyssey can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Whether you need to pull a small trailer to move your oldest into college, or want to haul your favorite toy to the cabin for a weekend of relaxation, the Odyssey is capable enough to make it happen. This powerful engine is paired with a responsive six-speed automatic transmission that is standard across the board. Incorporating features such as Eco Assist, Active Noise Cancellation, and a multi-point fuel injection system, the 2017 Odyssey achieves a fuel economy rating of 27 miles per gallon on the highway and 19 in the city. Drivers will enjoy the convenience of the Odyssey’s 100,000 miles no scheduled tune-up, which allows them to save time and money on routine maintenance needs.
Comfort and Convenience
If you are like the majority of minivan buyers, comfort and convenience are high on your list of new vehicle “must-haves.” Let’s face it, you aren’t considering a minivan purchase for the cool factor, but rather as a way to more easily go about your daily routine. The 2017 Honda Odyssey offers everything you and your growing family needs to stay comfortable on the road and enjoy the ultimate convenience that this car segment has to offer. Offered in six different trim level options, buyers are able to choose the exact level of comfort and convenience that is right for them, at a price they are comfortable spending.
The base 2017 Odyssey LX model may be the least expensive version of the minivan, but it still manages to include plenty of standard options for the starting price of just $29,850. Equipped with air conditioning, a reversing camera, steering wheel mounted audio controls, power locks, Bluetooth, USB ports, and an 8-inch HD audio display, there is nothing “standard” about the entry-level Odyssey. Standard safety equipment on the base model includes daytime running lights, traction/stability control, and electronic brakeforce distribution.
Buyers who plan to utilize their Odyssey on longer road trips and excursions, the SE model includes a rear-seat entertainment system as standard, a 115-volt power outlet located in the third row, the convenient HondaVac cleaning system, SiriusXM Radio, and plenty more.
As it is true with any car model, the highest trim level of the Odyssey also happens to feature the most advanced comfort and convenience features. The Touring Elite version of the Honda Odyssey includes everything that lower-end models do, as well as HD Radio, a premium 12-speaker audio system, and an upgraded rear entertainment center with a fold-down 16.2-inch screen and wireless headphone sets.
Teeming with convenience features in all three rows, the Odyssey is also one of the most comfortable vehicles in its class. Featuring seating for up to eight adult passengers, and a maximum cargo capacity of 148.5 cubic feet with the second and third rows removed, the 2017 Odyssey has more than enough space to keep you and your passengers comfortable on the go. All trim levels of the newest Odyssey model come with standard power adjustable front seating and optional leather and heat as an upgrade across the board. When it comes to comfort and convenience, it is easy to see why the 2017 Odyssey is the most popular minivan option for families in this vehicle segment.
The Perfect Family Car
It is important to note that not all minivans are created equal. This is certainly true of the highly versatile, stylish, and practical 2017 Honda Odyssey. Boasting plenty of convenience features and amenities that the whole family can enjoy, advanced safety features give mom and dad peace of mind every time they get behind the wheel. With everything that the latest Honda Odyssey has to offer, we aren’t surprised that it is continuously changing the way Americans view minivans.
Whether you are already sold on the concept of a minivan or are still a skeptic, we invite you to take the conveniently versatile 2017 Odyssey for a test drive at Rolling Hills Honda. We are confident that a simple ride around town will convince you that the Honda Odyssey minivan is a must-have vehicle for your growing family. Sure to change your perception of the minivan altogether, the Odyssey is simply a must-see. Stop by today and explore what everyone is raving about. Change the way you run errands, transport kids, and even take family road trips. The 2017 Odyssey is a game changer. Come down to Rolling Hills Honda today to find out why in person.
 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
MPG ratings Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.