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2015 Honda Odyssey, Room for Everyone

2015 Honda OdysseyThoroughly constructed, the Honda Odyssey for 2015 is all about function and making family life trouble-free and uncomplicated. The new Honda Odyssey can accommodate a family of eight, or it can haul a small trailer with a motorcycle or watercraft. It can even carry 4×8-foot plywood flat on the floor. In fact, 10-foot-long boards could be stuffed on them, stretching between the front seats when the useful removable console is taken out. Best of all, the new Honda Odyssey can be filled with amenities crafted to make life easier making it as one of America’s favorite multi-purpose vehicles, thanks to its accomplished interior, long list of generous features and appealing driving dynamics.

Under the hood, there’s only one engine available for the Honda Odyssey for 2015 from LX to Touring Elite – a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 248 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission directs that power to the front wheels; note that all-wheel drive is not available. The engine is quite powerful, and the Odyssey is actually on the fast side, but more significant to minivan shoppers is fuel economy. Here, the Odyssey smoothly trounces its rivals with fantastic highway fuel-economy. The Odyssey obtains its fuel sipping efficiency by way of Variable Cylinder Management, which shuts off cylinders depending upon driving conditions for maximum fuel efficiency.

Fully reworked from previous year, this top pick minivan generally offers seating for up to eight passengers in three rows. The cabin of the new Odyssey is full of modern features, such as second-row seats with sections that can be spread apart to keep sparring siblings at arm’s length or readjusted to make a middle or side aisle. While on upper trim levels, the center portion of the seat can even be scooted forward to keep high-maintenance young children close at hand. In addition, dark-tinted rear privacy glass and side-window sunshades serve their part to help backseat passengers maintain their cool.

Sporting with an upgraded features and a new look, the Honda Odyssey for 2015 is provided in LX, EX, EX-L (which has available rear-entertainment-system or navigation options), Touring and Touring Elite versions. LX models are the most basic, while Touring Elite trims are actual luxury vans for buyers who want the most posh minivan that money can purchase.

For 2015, at the base level of the seven-passenger Odyssey LX is notable features packed with a rear spoiler, keyless entry, manual two-zone air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, variable intermittent wipers, rear privacy glass, an eight-way power driver seat, a four-way power front passenger seat, a 60/40 split-folding third-row seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, cruise control, an 8-inch multi-information display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, text-to-speech functionality and a seven-speaker audio system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio input jack and a USB/iPod interface, 17-inch steel wheels, as well as Pandora compatibility.

Meanwhile, if you choose to line up to the eight-passenger EX model, you bring in keyless ignition and entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power lumbar adjustment for the driver, heated mirrors, power-sliding side doors, a multi-adjustable second-row seat, a removable front center console, 17-inch alloy wheels, along with retractable second-row sunshades and a conversation mirror. Furthermore, the EX has Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot camera system (built into the passenger-side mirror), along with an additional 7-inch touchscreen with HondaLink smartphone app integration.

Attractively stuffed, the EX-L versions features forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems, leather seating (front and outboard second row), heated front seats, a chilled storage box, a sunroof, a power lift gate, satellite radio, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Options have a choice of a voice-operated navigation system with a rearview camera or a rear-seat entertainment system. Take note that you can’t use these two systems on the EX-L.

Go for the Touring model and you improve 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, front and rear parking sensors, driver memory settings, a 115-volt household-style power outlet, retractable third-row sunshades, as well as a fold-down armrest for third-row passengers. Additionally, both the navigation and rear-seat entertainment systems are standard.

Totally functional, the top-of-the-line Honda Odyssey Touring Elite model highlights a regular blind-spot warning system, an integrated vacuum cleaner, an updated rear-seat entertainment system (with a widescreen video monitor and HDMI input), xenon headlights, long with a premium 12-speaker surround-sound audio system with HD radio.

In terms of safety features, every Honda Odyssey for 2015 include frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags in addition to a rearview camera, three-row curtain airbags, tire pressure monitors, electronic stability control, ABS, EBD, and brake assist. Keep in mind that LaneWatch, lane departure warning, forward collision warning and blind-spot monitors are standard on some versions.

The crash tests for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program revealed that 2015 Honda Odyssey earned a five-star overall safety rating from the federal vehicle safety regulators, with a sole four-star rating for rollover resistance.

In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, the Honda Odyssey for 2015 received its Top Safety Pick award in terms of the Odyssey’s capability to protect and secure its passengers in a collision, which included top ‘good’ ratings in each of five crashworthiness tests.

So if you are searching for a practical, comfortable, fuel-efficient, feature-packed eight-passenger hauler, then the Honda Odyssey is an ideal choice for your family. In fact, it’s simply superior at those tasks than a full-sized SUV, and note that there’s nothing like those sliding doors when you are in a snug parking lot.

Meanwhile, if you want to know more about all the options available for the 2015 Honda Odyssey, or you just like to experience a truly ambitious all-road performance when you test-drive the Honda Odyssey for 2015, you can ask and consult with Honda of Joliet.

The skilled staff at Honda of Joliet serving Aurora, Joliet, Bollingbrook, Plainfield, Oswego and Montgomery, is enthusiastic to help car shoppers pick a 2015 Honda Odyssey or any other new or used vehicle according to their budget and preference. All loyal and new Honda customers always get exceptional service and a hassle-free experience.

Convinced the Honda Odyssey for 2015 is the right minivan for you? So what are you waiting for? Book an appointment or just stop by at Honda of Joliet now if you want to learn more about the all-new sophisticated 2015 Honda Odyssey.


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