2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Honda Odyssey
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2018 Honda Odyssey
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What’s new

  • The Honda Odyssey is fully redesigned for 2018
  • Part of the fifth Odyssey generation introduced for 2018

Pros

  • Configurable second-row seats are very useful
  • Packed with modern safety and tech features
  • Strong V6 engine and stable handling make it enjoyable to drive
  • Impressively quiet in the top Elite trim level

Cons

  • Overhead view camera is not on the options list
  • No power-folding third-row seats
  • Second-row seats can be hard to remove


Which Odyssey does Edmunds recommend?

Picking an Odyssey largely comes down to knowing which features you want. But from our standpoint, there are two trim levels to focus on. The EX is the way to go if you've got a limited budget. Yes, there's the cheaper LX , but the EX has the features you're really going to want on a minivan. If you've got more to spend, skip all the way to the Touring. This Odyssey has the feature equipment you get on the intervening trims plus the desirable 10-speed automatic and two cool features: the integrated vacuum and the rear-cabin camera monitoring system.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4 / 5

It's the "R" word: responsibility. Once upon a time, your life was fun and carefree. You only had to worry about yourself. You could stay out late, take impromptu trips to the lake with friends or hang out at sun-drenched cafes on Sunday mornings sipping flat whites and gossiping about the friends you just went to the lake with. But that was then. Now you have kids. You look at these miracles of life you're responsible for (and the insane pile of stuff that you need to schlep along with them) and you think, "I'm gonna need a bigger and safer car." Enter the 2018 Honda Odyssey.

Honda's been selling the Odyssey since 1995, and the fully redesigned 2018 represents the van's fifth generation. There have been a lot of evolutionary improvements along the way, but the basic functionality remains. The Odyssey has three rows of seating, sliding rear doors and more room for cargo than just about anything short of a full-size van. For 2018, the Odyssey's upgrades include improved performance and some truly useful upgrades such as the enhanced sliding of the second-row seats and the cabin-monitoring camera system. You can read more about these features in our 2018 Honda Odyssey First Drive.

Overall, we're fond of this Odyssey and think it's a wise choice, particularly if you're a new parent or if you're looking to own something with that same driving spirit found in other Honda automobiles. It makes that whole responsibility thing a little easier to swallow, too.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Odyssey comes in six trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L with Navi and RES, Touring and Elite. In typical Honda fashion, there aren't any packages or stand-alone options offered so finding the Odyssey you want largely comes down to picking a trim that matches your desired features and budget. All Odysseys come with a 3.5-liter V6 (280 horsepower, 262 pound-feet of torque) and front-wheel drive. The first four trim levels come with a nine-speed automatic and the Touring and Elite have a 10-speed automatic. There's seating for seven passengers in the LX and eight passengers in everything else.

The Odyssey LX starts you off with features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, automatic climate control, power front seats, a 60/40-split folding third-row seat, a 5-inch central display screen, Bluetooth, a USB charging port, and a seven-speaker sound system with a USB interface.

Next up is the EX, and it's here that you get features that really start to make your life easier. These include power-sliding rear doors, keyless ignition and entry, remote engine start, three-zone automatic climate control, driver-seat power lumbar adjustment, heated front seats, enhanced sliding functionality for the second-row outboard seats, a removable center seat and second-row window sunshades. The EX also has more modern tech with its 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration and satellite and HD radio. But, wait, there's more! Honda also fits this trim level with extra driver safety aids that include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning and intervention.

Honda starts to crank up the luxury with the EX-L. You get a sunroof, a noise-reducing windshield, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, driver-seat memory settings and two charging USB ports for the second row.

The EX-L with Navigation and Rear Entertainment System is similar but adds, as its name implies, a navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system. The latter includes a 10.2-inch overhead display, a Blu-ray player and an HDMI input. This version of the EX-L also has a 110-volt power outlet and a cabin intercom system (broadcasts the driver's/front passenger's voice to the rear seating areas).

Moving up to the Odyssey Touring gets you the above plus front and rear parking sensors, LED headlights, automatic engine stop-start, a hands-free liftgate, an integrated vacuum cleaner, a rear cabin camera monitoring system and an onboard 4G LTE connection with a Wi-Fi hotspot and HondaLink services.

Finally, the Elite tops off the Odyssey range with 19-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, noise-reducing glass for the front and rear windows, ventilated front seats, an 11-speaker premium audio system and a wireless phone charger.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our First Drive of the 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite (3.5L V6 | 10-speed automatic | FWD).

Driving

3.5
The 2018 Honda Odyssey is the driver's choice in the minivan class. A strong V6 gives you plenty of power for passing while the van's precise steering and stable handling instill confidence. It's still a box on wheels, yes, but it rarely feels that way from the driver's seat.

Acceleration

4
There's a lot of parity in the minivan class, but the Odyssey's V6 stands out with its smoothness and willingness to rev. Even with a few passengers aboard, the Odyssey's 3.5-liter V6 makes quick work of accelerating up to highway speeds or passing slow-going traffic.

Braking

3
In routine driving, the brake pedal is easy to modulate and has solid stopping power. We have yet to perform our emergency panic-stop testing, but we don't expect any surprises.

Steering

4
The Odyssey has precise and relatively quick steering. It gives you confidence when you're going around turns because you know how the van's going to react. It also tracks straight and true on the highway and is light enough for easy maneuvering in parking lots.

Drivability

3
Ten speeds might be overkill, but the transmission's shifting is quick and unobtrusive and will pick the best gear for your needs. Paddle shifters are standard, which is an unusual but welcome minivan feature. The V6's auto stop-start engagement is a little rough at times, though.

Comfort

4
We like how the Odyssey is comfortable in all three rows of seating. Whether you've got a van full of kids on a road trip or you're just taking friends out to dinner, the Odyssey should keep everyone happy.

Seat comfort

4
The driver's seat is wide, comfortable and supportive. You can drive for hours at a time without getting stiff or sore. The second row's outboard seats are similarly comfy and have soft padding and folding armrests. In the third row, adults should be fine on short trips.

Ride comfort

3
In general, the Odyssey rides smoothly over bumps. The suspension tuning is a little firmer than the norm, however, and that stiffness, along with the Elite's 19-inch wheels, means it can get a little jittery over rough pavement.

Noise & vibration

5
In Elite trim, the Odyssey is superbly quiet at highway speeds. Credit goes to the active noise cancellation system and the new noise-reducing body and windshield and windows. The 10-speed auto keeps engine rpm low at cruising speed, too.

Climate control

4
Automatic triple-zone climate is standard on most Odysseys, as are heated front seats. The front air vents blow hard if you crank up the fan speed. The second row's air vents are mounted in the door pillar rather than overhead, but they are still effective.

Interior

4.5
A minivan should make your life easier, and the Odyssey comes through in stellar fashion. It's easy to get in and out, particularly because of the new inward and outward sliding function for the second-row seats. Mediocre outward visibility is the only downside.

Ease of use

5
All main controls that you frequently use are physical buttons, and the layout is logical. The gauge cluster is almost all digital, and it presents information in a clear manner.

Getting in/getting out

5
Sliding rear doors are better than a crossover's traditional doors every time. Up front, stepping in and out is easy; just put your butt in and twist your legs in. The front doors, however, need a good tug to close. The multi-sliding second-row seat gives superb access to the third-row seat.

Driving position

4
The driver's seat has a lot of adjustment range vertically and horizontally. Just about any driver should be able to find a seating position he or she likes. At times, the driving experience is surprisingly sedanlike. A somewhat narrow footwell is our only complaint.

Roominess

5
It's one of the most effective people movers you can get. Room for adults in all three rows. The second-row seats slide and recline. Headroom and legroom are plentiful in the second row. Even adults can sit in the third row with the second row moved all the way back.

Visibility

2.5
It's hard to see the end of the hood through the windshield, and your view over the shoulder can be blocked by the second-row headrests. The front roof pillars and side mirrors are average in size. Honda doesn't offer a top-down camera system. Overall, the Odyssey doesn't rise above adequate.

Quality

4
Overall, the Odyssey looks modern and upscale inside, and most surfaces that you come in contact with are soft to the touch. Everything is solidly put together.

Utility

5
The newest Odyssey is still great at being a minivan. It seats up to eight passengers and has plenty of room for your personal items and bigger and bulkier cargo. Second-row seats have to be removed manually for maximum cargo space.

Small-item storage

5
There's plenty. Up front, there's a spot below the center stack for handbags, and the center storage bin is huge. Thirsty? You've got cupholders everywhere for all the rows.

Cargo space

5
Few vehicles can best a minivan here. The storage well behind the third row is useful for grocery bags. The third-row seats aren't power-operated, but the strap and handle system is easy enough to use. Max capacity is above average at 155.8 cubic feet. Second-row seats are bulky and hard to remove.

Child safety seat accommodation

5
LATCH anchor points are easily accessible for the second- and third-row outboard seats. We've yet to test the Odyssey with the second-row middle seat installed. The sliding second-row seat feature is super helpful. Seat contouring is flat, and there's plenty of room for rear-facing safety seats.

Technology

4
Up front is a singular 8-inch center touchscreen display that runs on a new software system. It boasts modern graphics and is impressively quick to respond to your finger touches and slides. Modern features such as the rear-cabin camera are useful.

Audio & navigation

5
Honda's new infotainment system has big virtual buttons and quick responses. Organization is customizable, with smaller button shortcuts. Some of the navigation operations are a little hard to figure out, though. The rear-cabin camera monitor is neat, as is the intercom feature.

Smartphone integration

3
Pairing phones is easy, and the Odyssey comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We noticed some intermittent drops of Bluetooth audio streaming during our testing.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Honda Odyssey.

Test Drove 2018 Odyssey - major issue with AC
Joseph V,07/14/2017
We waited over 7 months to finally purchase a Honda Touring 2018. Went to dealership and it only had an Elite in stock. So, we finally got around to test driving it. Here are the results: Pros - Magic Seat (awesome!), performance - good, brakes - good, navigation system - good (thought there would be a glare; however, it was minimal), cabin watch - good, remote engine start (thank god) - great! Cons - OMG, they screwed up the Air Conditioning. The front seat is okay. However, I would feel very sorry for anyone sitting in the third row. It just blows air (and not even cold). Also, the vent is on the bottom side. If anyone push the seat back, it gets partially cover. Forget the person sitting in the middle - no air at all. And, the second seat is almost the same. Unbelievable mistake. We live in Las Vegas and it can get up to 115 degrees during the summer. I sat in the car for 20 minutes, had the fan blowing high with the AC set to the lowest setting, and still, it was uncomfortable in the back seats. I even got the sales guy to finally admit that he was not comfortable with it. This is not acceptable in Las Vegas. As a result, we decided to hold off on this purchase. Hopefully, they have this fix in 2019. Unreal!!
KNOWN defective DVD/TV setup Honda cannot fix
Upset Mom,04/18/2018
We purchased the 2018 Honda Odyssey with DVD. The first time we tried it out, the DVD shut off after 10 minutes saying "network connection lost" and wouldn't turn back on. The sound still worked, the drop-down TV just turned black. After the car had been off for a while, it worked again, for about 10 minutes and then again said, "network connection lost." Every single time it overheats after 10 to 30 minutes of play and says "network connection lost." Finally, I brought it to the dealership. After keeping my car almost all day, they informed me that this was a KNOWN ISSUE that they don't have a fix for. They told me that even when they replace the DVD system it still overheats and does the same thing. They told me they would call me "whenever they come up with a solution." Totally unacceptable to keep selling these cars with DVD systems that don't work and no known repair. DEFECTIVE!!
So far, So good
JonL,06/06/2017
Traded in my 2002 Odyssey EX with 209,700 miles last week for the 2018 EX, White Diamond Pearl with Mocha interior. I loved my old one but I had an urge for new technology and comfort. So far, I love my new one!! I didn't bother looking at any other Minivan because I knew I wanted another Odyssey. I also really like the styling of this one. 2 weeks and 230 miles of ownership, and I've gotten 3 comments from people saying my van looks nice!! The seats are super comfy and supportive, everything on the interior seems high quality and not cheap at all. Practicality is this van's strong point, cup holders and storage compartments everywhere!! I hate clutter, so I can neatly store and organize all my junk in the door compartments and under the seats. I'm most impressed with how this van drives, the steering is a little stiff with good road feel, minimal oversteer. along with a buttery smooth transmission gear changes and superbly quiet cabin even at high speed! I'm a huge fan of the gauge cluster...it looks modern and cool, but easy to see while not distracting my eyes from the road. My only complaint so far is cosmetic and completely subjective; the wheels. They aren't cheaply made, just not a fan of the design. I am planning to upgrade to 19 inch rims. I love my new Odyssey and look forward to driving it on lots of road trips in the future!!
Pretty Disappointed with Quality Decline of Honda
AJ,09/20/2017
We replaced my wife's 2016 Honda Odyssey Touring a few months back for the all new 2018 Elite. We were having Transmission Issues at only 21K miles with the 16' and upon reading several online reviews and forums, found this to be more common than it should be. We initially picked up a new 18' EX-L as the options were pretty similar to our Touring and immediately started having issues with a couple of rattles that the dealer could not pinpoint after keeping the car for a week. Being that we only had it in our possession for 1 full day the dealer agreed to let me swap it for the Elite. Fortunately the rattle's have not been an issue, but now we have a new problem. There is a rather severe popping from the front end when turning under power (i.e. into a parking spot, parking in driveway). We took it back to the dealer where they kept it for a week to replace the entire front/left strut assembly and coil. Picked it up and less than 30 minutes later when backing out of a parking spot and turning we heard the pop again. It's done this several times since and we are planning to take back to the shop once more. Also as other reviews have pointed out, the placement of the rear a/c vents is horrible if you have children in car seats. I can't believe Honda wouldn't think about this issue before removing the vents from the roof. Other than these problems, the new Odyssey drives great, is quiet and gets better mileage. The new electronics are a huge improvement as well. We love driving the new Odyssey, just very disappointed with the quality of our $47K van.
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2018 Honda Odyssey videos

JOSH SADLIER: We're here with the all new 2018 fifth-generation Honda Odyssey. Thing is, we already liked the previous Odyssey. It was one of our favorite minivans. So the question we're trying to answer today is, is this new fifth-generation version all it's stacked up to be?A couple things about the new Odyssey. You'll notice that it's really not much of a minivan anymore. So when the Odyssey came out in 1995-- that was the first generation-- it was about 187 inches long. This guy is about 202 inches long. It's a 15-inch difference. So clearly, minivans aren't so mini anymore. You buy this thing, you're basically driving the bus.Up front, there's just a few changes here and there, a little more bright work, a little more chrome, headlights are different. But it's more of a reskin than a redesign, you might say.Walking around to the side, however, you start to see a few notable differences. For one thing, there's what BMW used to call flame surfacing down the side panels. This used to be all smooth. Now you have this line here that creates a carved out effect. Kind of looks cool. It adds a little visual interest.Back here, there used to be a line, a groove, where the door would slide out. They've done away with that. It's a cleaner look now. And then final thing I would point out is that there's this floating glass effect. It used to be metal all the way down.So at least in terms of the exterior of the vehicle, there's a lot of overlap with the fourth generation. As we move to the interior of the vehicle, you'll start to see where the fifth generation really stands out.One more thing while we're out here, so there's a new feature for the Odyssey's power liftgate. It's a hands-free access feature. So with the key fob in my pocket, if I approach the vehicle, wave my foot under the bumper, the liftgate will open automatically if my arms are full, or whatever the case may be. So let's try it out. Voila.And you can see that the liftgate has not opened as wide as you might expect. That's another new feature for the power liftgate. It's a height adjustable feature. So if you have something in your garage that would impact the door if it opened all the way, you could lower the height of it so that that won't happen when you open liftgate.That feature is available on the EX-L and above. It's actually standard on the EX-L and above. However, the hands-free access feature is only on the Touring and Elite. So keep that in mind if you want both features on the same vehicle.Out here on the road in the 2018 Honda Odyssey, we're dealing with an all new transmission for Honda. It's a 10-speed automatic of Honda's own design. And that comes standard in the Elite trim level, which is what I'm driving right now.Under the hood, there's still a 3.5 liter V6, same as the previous Odyssey. But this engine is a little bit different and has direct fuel injection, for example. The previous engine did not. That ends up giving you 32 additional horsepower.So this new engine makes an even 280 horsepower, whereas the previous Odyssey had 248 horsepower. Doesn't sound like that much of a difference. We tested both vehicles at our test track.Turns out that the 2018 Odyssey goes zero to 60 about half a second faster. It's a seven and a half second car versus eight seconds or so for the outgoing Odyssey. So not a huge difference, but a difference that you might feel, especially if you're a more aggressive driver.In terms of fuel economy, surprisingly, hasn't really changed. The 2018 Odyssey gets 19 MPG city, 28 on the highway. And the outgoing Odyssey got 19 city and 27 highway.So despite the 10-speed transmission, which replaces the 6-speed in the previous Odyssey, and despite the direct fuel injection on the engine, which tends to give you a little better fuel economy, in terms of EPA ratings at least, it really hasn't moved the needle. If you're looking for a fuel economy bump relative to what the Honda Odyssey was doing previously, you might be in for a bit of a disappointment. One more point about transmissions, not every Odyssey comes with that 10-speed automatic. In fact, most Odysseys sold are probably going to be equipped with a 9-speed automatic, which is made by ZF. It's not made by Honda. It's a third-part supplier.Something to keep in mind, the 9-speed is a transmission we've experienced in multiple models over the past year or two. Mixed results, a mixed bag in terms of shift quality, may be degrading over time. We've had our issues with it. We've written about it. If you check forums online, I think you'll find similar feedback from owners, at least with the early applications of that transmission.Now could be that more recently, ZF is working out the kinks with its auto maker partners. It's something to keep an eye on. Things might get better over time.But it is certainly worth noting that if you go with one of the lower trim levels, including the EX, which we've been recommending, and it's one of our favorites, a value-packed option for the 2018 Odyssey, you're going to have that 9-speed transmission. So something to add to your research agenda as you're deciding which Odyssey to buy.One thing you'll read about in the literature from Honda is that the structure is more rigid this time around. It's a stiffer Odyssey than ever. I have no reason to doubt that, but it's not something that I would have guessed based on the driving experience.It's fine, but you can still feel it quivering a little bit over rippled pavement. You get the sense that it's a big vehicle. It goes back a number of feet. The newfound rigidity has not done away with the sense that you're still driving a limousine here. It's a big thing.And the other thing I would point out is that although Honda's taken measures to reduce road noise in the Odyssey, including adding some noise-canceling properties to the glass, some acoustic glass on the side in this Elite trim level, still some notable road noise comes through. And that's a Honda trait through time that's been a stubborn one.Otherwise, the Odyssey drives very well. We've considered it to be probably the best driving minivan you can buy for many years now. For 2018, they did change the suspension a bit. Got a new rear suspension set up, aimed at making it handle even better.To be honest, it already handled quite well. And I think that people generally aren't buying minivans for the handling experience. But if you get into this car and start driving around, you're going to notice that it feels more responsive than most vans, especially something of this size. The steering is light, but it's precise.I would say the 2018 Odyssey continues to be an excellent driving minivan. But if you're just looking for an excellent driving minivan, you could get an older Odyssey and save some cash. So making a decision to buy a new generation Odyssey is going to come down to a lot more than just the way it drives.Inside the Odyssey is where you really see the differences come out relative to the previous generation. Honda's really revolutionized the layout in here. You've got that single-screen layout.There's also a push-button transmission layout, which will take some getting used to, in a good way, in my opinion. I think this is kind of cool, quickly becomes second nature. You press a button to go in drive. There's this toggle switch to pull down and put it into reverse. I'm a fan of that. You've got a stitching here on the dash. You've got this imitation metal insert here. In general, the materials, the look and feel, the flow of all the panels, it looks like a modern, up-to-date vehicle in here, more in line with Honda's other recent offerings, like the Pilot, like the Civic, the CR-V. There's a family resemblance in here that the previous Odyssey just didn't have.So probably the most difficult thing about buying a 2018 Odyssey, or any Odyssey of this generation, is going to be figuring out what trim level or version of the vehicle is right for you. We do have some opinions about that.We'll start with the base LX trim level. That's the one that makes the headlines in the advertising. Honda will say, this Odyssey starts at $29,990, or whatever the case may be. Our advice is to skip the LX. Don't look back. Don't think twice. It's really a stripped-down model.In fact, I can point out a difference right here between the LX and every other Odyssey. You don't get this pretty eight-inch touch screen. You get a dumbed down, five-inch version of it. It really is what we call a price leader in the industry, the LX.I mean, you want to skip that and at least go up to the EX, which only costs $4,000 more and gives you countless additional features, power sliding doors, for example, a bunch of new safety features that you don't get on the LX, like adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, forward collision alert, stuff like that, keeping you in your lane. The EX is definitely a worthwhile upgrade. Again, really wouldn't even consider the base LX as an option for the 2018 Odyssey.In terms of what comes after the EX, then you start to get into personal preference, how many luxuries you want in your vehicle. Maybe you want these ventilated leather seats like what you'd get on the top of the line Elite. Maybe you can do without them. Another example is this new rear cabin monitoring system. It's got two features that make it up. The first one is called CabinTalk. And what it is is basically an intercom system that lets you cut in if someone's listening on the headphones back there.You got a kid with a video game or whatever. You pull it up on the touchscreen. It's called CabinTalk. You unmute yourself. It says mic is on.And I don't know if you could hear that. But it sounds like I am the pilot on a plane or something like that. It's a little weird. But you can see how it would be effective, especially in that scenario where you got kids back there with the headphones on, oblivious to whatever's happening.You don't have to yell and scream and wave your arms. You just hit this. It cuts right through. You have your conversation. Then you move on. It's pretty cool. That comes standard with any Odyssey that has the rear entertainment system specified.Then there's that second feature I mentioned. It's called CabinWatch. This, you need to step up to the Touring trim level or the top-of-the-line Elite, as this vehicle is, to get it. But check this out. It's pretty cool.So here's a fish-eye view of the rear cabin. And I can pinch and zoom, like with a smartphone, and see what's really going on back there in the second row. I can zoom and then slide to the third row.I don't know if you want to be doing this while you're driving necessarily, but certainly if you have your co-parent up front. And they could do the zooming for you. It's another neat way to stay involved with what's going on in the rear cabin.So overall, you're standing outside the Odyssey. You might think to yourself, I don't really see the big deal about this new fifth generation. Once you're sitting in the driver's seat, you see what it's all about.Here in the second row of the Odyssey, it's no great surprise that there's plenty of room even for myself. I'm 6' 1". My legs are kind of gangly. As you can see, I could use a little more support under the thigh, perhaps. My knees are pointing up a little bit. But for the most part, I mean, there's plenty of headroom, plenty of foot room underneath the driver's seat in front of me.You see the perfectly flat floor down here. In A lot of crossovers, you get that drive line hump that gets in the way, especially for the middle passenger. Doesn't get any better than this if you want to carry passengers on a regular basis.And really the big story for 2018 is not the passenger space. That's been a constant with minivans for a while. It's the Magic Slide middle seat.So what happens is, you remove this seat manually, pick it up, take it out of the vehicle. And then the seats themselves are able to slide laterally, as well as back and forth. But check this out. With this seat now slid over to the middle of the vehicle, there's an aisle here. I can just hop right in. How cool is that?All right, so I'm in the third row now. As you can see, I've got my knees in the middle here. They're not even touching the seat back in front of me, which is really remarkable for a third row seat in any vehicle. This is where minivans really shine. The Odyssey is awesome in this way.Overall, we're really impressed with the new Odyssey, especially on the inside. There's a lot of new features that the previous generation didn't offer. So if you're looking for the latest and greatest when it comes to minivans, arguably the 2018 Odyssey is where it's at.Keep in mind though that the previous generation Odyssey is quite similar underneath. So if you want to save a little money, still get that great resale value that Honda brings, certainly worth consideration.For more information on the new Odyssey, go to edmunds.com. And for more videos like this one, hit subscribe.

2018 Honda Odyssey Review

The Honda Odyssey doesn't get a full overhaul very often, so the completely redesigned 2018 Odyssey is big news. Ride along with Edmunds editor Josh Sadlier as he explains what's new and notable about Honda's not-so-mini minivan — and how its features stack up against the competition.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$37,360
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 8
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$46,670
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 8
10-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$39,360
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 8
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$33,860
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 8
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
See all 2018 Honda Odyssey features & specs

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Odyssey safety features:

Lane Keeping Assist System
Informs you if you start to drift out of your lane and can help steer you back. Standard on EX and above.
Collision Mitigation Braking System
Monitors what's ahead of you, warns about potential collisions and can automatically apply the brakes. Also standard on EX and above.
HondaLink
Bundles various telematic features such as roadside assistance and automatic collision notification. Standard on Touring and Elite.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover13.6%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Honda Odyssey vs. the competition

2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Honda Odyssey vs. Chrysler Pacifica

The Odyssey's strong V6 engine and nimble handling make the minivan a little more enjoyable to drive than the Pacifica. And as noted above, it is also a better choice if you have young children in child safety seats. On the other hand, the Odyssey's second-row seat is cumbersome to remove. The Chrysler's Stow 'n Go second-row seats conveniently fold flat into the floor.

Compare Honda Odyssey & Chrysler Pacifica features

Honda Odyssey vs. Toyota Sienna

The Odyssey has been fully redesigned for 2018, while the Sienna hasn't had a full redesign since 2011. As such, the Odyssey has a more stylish cabin and fresher look. Both have healthy, reliable V6 engines, but the Honda gives you a better sense of the road when you're driving around turns. But if all-wheel drive is important to you, then the Sienna is your only choice among minivans.

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Honda Odyssey vs. Honda Pilot

For shoppers who are looking for a comfortable people- and cargo-hauler but who want to sidestep a minivan, the obvious choice is a popular crossover SUV such as Honda's own Pilot. With lots of space, a versatile interior and even a bit of off-road capability, the Pilot is appealing for all sorts of reasons. It's also capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds and comfortably carrying eight passengers. For easy entry and exit and maximum cargo space, though, the Odyssey is still tops.

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2018 Honda Odyssey for Sale

Honda Odyssey 2018 Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A)
New 2018
Honda Odyssey
Touring
MSRP$44,510
Est.Loan: $746/mo
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Dealer Notes
2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 28/19 Highway/City MPG** All conditions subject to credit approval. All offers plus tax, tags, freight of $875, $890 or $895 for cars and for SUVs/trucks $940, $975 or $995 for new vehicles, processing fee of $699. Dealer installed options additional. Dealer installed options additional. Offers may require financing through VCI. Stock photo colors, options and trim levels may vary. Vehicles subject to prior sale. Not responsible for typographical errors. Specifications, features, safety and warranty data are based on what is available as standard specs/features per trim level; for the designated model-year, and may not apply to vehicles with added packages or options. Final price must be verified by management. See dealer for details. Vehicles may be in-transit to dealer. Please call to confirm status.
Honda Odyssey 2018 LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
New 2018
Honda Odyssey
LX
(23)
Ourisman Honda
21.3 mi away
MSRP$30,965
Est.Loan: $516/mo
Good Deal!Good Deal!
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2018 Honda Odyssey LX 28/19 Highway/City MPG**
Honda Odyssey 2018 EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
9,667 miles
Used 2018
Honda Odyssey
EX-L
List$34,933
Est.Loan: $636/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
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WAS-$36695 NOW ON SALE-$34933

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FAQs

Is the Honda Odyssey a good car?

The 2018 Odyssey is a top pick for a minivan. Its V6 engine delivers plenty of power, while the Odyssey's precise steering and stable handling instill driver confidence. But it's still a practical box on wheels, with plenty of room for people and cargo. A wide range of standard and available comfort and convenience features make it a useful vehicle for both daily commuting duty or long-distance family vacations. But the Odyssey's ride is a bit firmer than that of some competitors. And unlike some other minivans, the second-row seats need to be removed manually for maximum cargo space.

How can I get a Honda Odyssey deal?

Edmunds can help you find a great local price on a Honda Odyssey. See 2018 Honda Odyssey deals and incentives in your area.

Does the Honda Odyssey have good MPG?

Even with its new, more powerful engine, the 2018 Odyssey is EPA-rated at 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway) with either the nine-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission. This matches the previous year's results and also compares favorably to the competition. The only way to get significantly more fuel efficiency from a minivan is to opt for a Pacifica Hybrid model. One way Honda has managed to keep fuel economy at a reasonable level is with a stop-start feature that turns off the engine when stopped at traffic lights or stop signs to help save gas. This system seemed a bit rough during testing, but it can be turned off by the driver.

Does the Honda Odyssey have good resale value?

If you're ready to buy, you're probably wondering about the Honda Odyssey's resale value. How much will a 2018 Honda Odyssey be worth in two or five years — or whenever you decide to sell? Check out the Edmunds True Cost to Own (TCO) calculator. It includes projected annual depreciation over the first five years of ownership based on Edmunds' robust market transaction data.

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More about the 2018 Honda Odyssey
2018 Honda Odyssey Overview

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Elite 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A), EX-L w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A), and LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A).

What do people think of the 2018 Honda Odyssey?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Honda Odyssey and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Odyssey 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Odyssey.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Honda Odyssey and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Odyssey featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2018 Honda Odyssey?
2018 Honda Odyssey Elite 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

The 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,665. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A) is trending $3,997 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,997 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$43,668.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Odyssey Elite 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A) is8.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

The 2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,505. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A) is trending $4,530 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,530 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$40,975.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A) is10% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 4 2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,985. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $3,820 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,820 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$27,165.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is12.3% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
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We are showing 1 2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,355. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $3,866 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,866 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,489.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is10.1% below the MSRP.

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2018 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2018 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

Which 2018 Honda Odysseys are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2018 Honda Odyssey for sale near. There are currently 39 new 2018 Odysseys listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $29,990 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2018 Honda Odyssey. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $4,777 on a used or CPO 2018 Odyssey available from a dealership near you.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Honda Odyssey?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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