The 2015 Honda Odyssey Review

The 2015 Honda Odyssey Review

Honda’s Odyssey has fully charmed the car and driver staff for many years with its unmatched road manners, powerful powertrain, and generous interior, and its state-of-the-art refinement is no different. Presenting the 2015 Honda Odyssey which comfortably seats up to eight, and is superior efficient now, thanks to a capable cylinder-deactivation feature on its 3.5-liter V-6. Handling and steering feel could be further improved, but it’s no big deal. After all, it’s a minivan.

For 2015, the newest Honda Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 248 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. Note that power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel drive is not available.

Full redesigned from last year, this top-selling minivan actually provides seating for up to eight passengers in three rows. The cabin is full of state-of-the-art features, including second-row seats with sections that can be spread apart to maintain sparring siblings at arm's length or readjusted to build a middle or side aisle. While on upper trim levels, notice how the center portion of the seat can even be scooted forward to maintain high-maintenance young children close at hand. Additionally, dark-tinted rear privacy glass and side-window sunshades serve their part to assist backseat passengers maintain their cool.

First-Rate and Advanced Extra Features

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

At the base level
the seven-passenger Odyssey EX comes equipped with variable intermittent wipers, rear privacy glass, a rear spoiler, keyless entry, manual two-zone air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, 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.

If you decide to line up to the eight-passenger EX model, you earn heated mirrors, power-sliding side doors, keyless ignition and entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power lumbar adjustment for the driver, 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. Additionally, 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.

Sleekly crafted
the EX-L versions highlight a sunroof, a power lift gate, forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems, leather seating (front and outboard second row), heated front seats, a chilled storage box, 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. Note that you can’t avail these two systems on the EX-L.

Drive your way to the Touring model and you boost 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. In addition, both the navigation and rear-seat entertainment systems are standard. Take note that the top-of-the-line Touring Elite model contains xenon headlights, a regular blind-spot warning system, an integrated vacuum cleaner, an updated rear-seat entertainment system (with a widescreen video monitor and HDMI input), as well as a premium 12-speaker surround-sound audio system with HD radio.

Impressive Safety Scores

Honda has always built substantial enhancements in its vehicles over the last few years. And that goes the same for the 2015 Honda Odyssey. When it comes to safety, the newest Odyssey comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags that cover all three rows and front-seat active head restraints. So when you drive a Honda Odyssey, expect the Odyssey to offer you the perfect achievable odds notably when it comes to staying away from accidents and, in a situation when a crash is bound to happen, in this fashion, reducing potential injuries.

Under recent tests for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program, it showed that 2015 Honda Odyssey received a five-star overall safety rating from the federal vehicle safety regulators, with a sole four-star rating for rollover resistance. While in its Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, the 2015 Honda Odyssey earned 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.

In the end, while some say that the 2015 Honda Odyssey's V6 may be slightly dominated by contenders, still there is more than enough power to grasp situations like passing slower cars on a two-lane country road or just blending onto a busy urban freeway. The suspension brings a superior symmetry of ride comfort and secure handling, which is further improved by the most accurate and responsive steering feel in the minivan category. Overall, we believe the Honda Odyssey is a perfect fit for a family eyeing for a comfortable, fuel-efficient, practical, feature-packed 8-passenger hauler. In fact, Odyssey is smoothly better at those tasks than a full-sized SUV, and furthermore, there's nothing like those sliding doors especially when you are in a strained parking lot. Truly, there’s no better ride to take you there than the all-new 2015 Honda Odyssey.

So if you want to take a closer look at all the options available for the 2015 Honda Odyssey, there is never been an ideal time to buy a new vehicle except today. At Honda of Joliet, their staff is very skilled when it comes to offering excellent customer service and very keen to take you and all other car shoppers from Aurora, Joliet, Bollingbrook, Plainfield, Oswego and Montgomery on an Odyssey test-drive to see for yourself what a powerful vehicle you will be shifting gears in. Also, they have great selection of all-new Honda models to your want and deserve. So, what are you waiting for? Come and visit Honda of Joliet in Illinois today if you want to know more about the all-new powerful and fuel-efficient minivan yet.

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