Car manufacturer Honda has a golden reputation for its reliable and practical cars and the 2010 Odyssey certainly fits inside that model. It incorporates all of the qualities that Honda is known for; affordability, functionality and efficiency and wraps it all up in a modern package with enough room to seat up to eight adults. It’s suitable if you have a large family or drive a large number of people around on a frequent basis. On the exterior it sports a contemporary and modern look with eighteen inch wheels made out of alloy. Some trim models come standard with a power tailgate which makes unloading a cinch. Four trims are available for this auto; the LX, EX, EX-L and the Touring version.
This minivan derives its power from a capable six cylinder 3.5 Ltr with a total output of 244 hp and 240 lb feet of torque. It won’t win any drag races for sure but 244 hp is actually considered quite a bit of power for a minivan. In fact, the engine is the most powerful in its class. In terms of fuel economy this vehicle gets 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the freeway. This minivan handles exceptionally well, it drives and feels just like a regular car out on the road.
High quality materials have been used throughout the interior. The cabin has designed to be well insulated and stays quiet even at fast speeds. The drivers site can be adjusted via power in ten different ways. If you choose to purchase Honda’s satellite linked navigation system, you also get Sony’s nifty “Song By Voice” which allows you to change your music by simply stating commands.
The seats can be folded back if you need more room and there are a total of three rows of seating in total. Standard features include an AC system, power windows and a telescopic steering wheel. There is an optional navigation system available can be directed by using voice commands and it has the ability to provide restaurant reviews and menus as well as the regular turn by turn directions.
The Odyssey was designed with safety foremost. The ABS braking mechanism functions with the electronic brake distribution system in order to help to maintain control when the brakes are suddenly pressed. Active head restraints protect the neck and help to prevent whiplash during a collision. Vehicle Stability Assist corrects understeer and oversteer. There is even an optional camera available which is very helpful when you’re trying to back out of a space or parallel park in a tight spot. Since tires are a crucial element to safety, a tire pressure monitoring mechanism is in place which lets you know when your tires aren’t up to par.
The Odyssey is ideal for large families or anyone who is in need of lots of seating room and storage space. This auto has the most powerful engine in the minivan segment and it also offers cool features like Honda’s “Song By Voice”. The Odyssey is competitive priced at around $24k, a solid price for one of the most solid contenders in the minivan segment.