The all new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan hits showrooms this summer in a bid to build on its status as one of the top-three dogs in minivan-dom. Up against the smartly designed and equipped Chrysler Pacifica and stalwart Toyota Sienna, Honda’s van had to up its game to stay in it.
On paper, Honda did: The American-made Odyssey now comes with a more powerful engine, one connected to a new 10-speed automatic transmission, the first 10-speed connected to a front-wheel drive vehicle, a slick second-row sliding seat for better 3rd row access, and an app that will let 2nd and 3rd row passengers control the entertainment options from their personal smartphones or tablets. And yes, the built-in vacuum introduced in the last version is still there.
Honda flew TFLcar’s Roman Mica to the Big Island of Hawaii last week to drive the new Odyssey, and check out the video below to find out what 5 features in the family hauler blew his mind.