2012 Honda Odyssey review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 12 September 2011 , 12:09:46 byEmil

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Honda Odyssey

The 2012 Honda Odyssey is a family-friendly minivan which represents the expanding capabilities of Honda in North America, boasting low fuel consumption and safety ratings, offering at the same time refinement, space and a pleasant driving experience. All Odyssey models achieve a performance that no other currently-tested minivan can match in terms of safety ratings, from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety with a TOP SAFETY PICK. The five available models were designed and built in the United States and they include the Odyssey LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite, each of them ensuring unique features, value, luxury as well as in-vehicle entertainment technology. The dynamic and distinctive appearance of the Odyssey body is emphasized by the tapered cabin design featuring the signature "lightning bolt" with the styling cue further creating a relatively large third-row window that enhances the outward perspective for third-row passengers. The interior of the car suits multiple modes for accommodating child seats, adult passengers and cargo, providing three rows of comfort-oriented seating with generous sedan-like legroom in each row. Furthermore, the driver's comfort is enhanced by the seats which feature 10-way power adjustable seating. A maintainance minder system, tilt and telescopic steering column, front-passenger's windows, power driver's seat and air conditioning with manual front and rear controls, are highlights of the standard features included in all models. The Rear Entertainment System is also standard on the Odyssey and it includes an ultra-wide 16.2-inch flip-down LCD screen and a 12-speaker, 650-Watt sound system capable of reproducing Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in 360-degree detail. A balanced combination of performance, fuel economy and low emissions is ensured by the advanced 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management.