The 2018 Honda Odyssey debuted at the North American International Auto Show in January and Honda began production of the minivan last month. Now it has finally arrived at Venice Honda!
The Ultimate Family Hauler
The 2018 Honda Odyssey holds as many as eight passengers. The Magic Slide second row seats slide left-right to allow easy third row access if you remove the narrow middle seat in the second row. The Odyssey’s 2nd row seats have more padding, making them more comfortable and slightly heavier than those in the new Chrysler Pacifica. Families with 3 or more children will love the comfort and safety features included in the new Honda Odyssey.
The 2018 Odyssey has several new technologies for keeping tabs on passengers and communicating with them in the rear two rows. One of the most talked about is CabinWatch, in which an infrared camera located in the overhead rear-seat entertainment system – which enables the system to work during the day or night – can provide the driver and front-seat passenger with a view of what is going on in the rest of the vehicle. The image from the camera is projected on the dashboard’s central display screen, and zooming capability allows one to focus on an individual passenger.
Honda Sensing is standard on every new Odyssey, except the entry-level Odyssey LX. Adaptive cruise control paces the car ahead at speeds of 22 mph or more. Forward Collision Warning warns the driver, then applies the brakes to avoid or mitigate a collision with the car in front. Honda says the feature differentiates between vehicles and pedestrians and brakes for both.
Lane Keeping Assist with road departure mitigation is a step up from the previous lane-departure warning. Together, they pull the car back into lane when it veers too close to the lane’s edge. Blind Spot Detection is not technically a part of Honda Sensing but the trim lines that get Honda Sensing also get this feature, along with rear cross traffic alert. All of these safety features can put your mind at ease when traveling with your family!
With everything that the new Odyssey has to offer, it’s no surprise that it is already being referred to as the “ultimate family hauler”. Stop by Venice Honda today and take one of our brand new 2018 Honda Odysseys for a test-drive!