Maintaining its classic styling and popular features, the Odyssey returns with the addition of an ECON button and an improved fuel efficiency rating of 8.9 litres per 100km. This makes it the obvious choice for the environmentally-conscious family.
If you think owning a seven seater means you have to compromise on style then think again. On first inspection, it’s evident that fashion and function can happily co-exist. The Odyssey’s elongated curves catch the light in all the right places. The devil is in the detail however, and whilst staying true to its original styling, a new front grille adds a touch of elegance.
A peak inside the cabin doesn’t disappoint either. With tonnes of space, a large panoramic windscreen and streamlined, futuristic dash, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re piloting your very own spacecraft. And, fly it certainly does!
Complete with a 133KW, 2.4-litre i-VTEC engine and equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control, the 2012 model gives you the control of racing-inspired steering wheel mounted shift paddles. Plus, with the touch of the ECON button you slide into economy mode, which provides a satisfying, fuel efficient drive together with economical driver coaching.
Handling is first-class, to the extent that you feel like you’re behind the wheel of a sporty sedan, even when negotiating undulating, windy roads.
Most noticeable are the generous proportions, with endless leg and head room, providing optimum space for a growing family. Seven full-sized seats ensure a comfortable journey for children and adults alike.
The pièce de résistance is the innovative seating arrangement, offering complete versatility. For larger families, child seat anchor points means there’s room for three regulation child safety seats at any one time. With adequate space in the boot for the all-essential push chair, everyone’s needs are catered for.
No family wagon is complete without a top safety rating and the Odyssey scores the maximum 6+ stars for JNCAP. The Odyssey has all that you need to keep your family safe, including; Electronic Stability Control (Honda’s VSA); Motion Adaptive EPS (Eelctronic Power Steering); Traction Control; ABS (Anti-lock Braking System); EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution); EBA (Emergency Brake Assist); 6 airbags; front and rear parking sensors; and the unique Honda ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) “Catcher’s Mitt” collision compatibility body design.
Comfort, style, space and safety all come so naturally to the Odyssey. Teamed with the performance of a sporty, but economical sedan, you have a winning combination that the entire family will love.
Love the drive in the new Odyssey.
The Honda Odyssey is priced from $47,000 (plus on road costs). The Odyssey is available in Polished Metal, Premium White, Crystal Black and Alabaster Silver.