Straight out of the dealership It went in for alignment a defective sreering wheel. Air Conditioning issues the doors are all out of alignment. This car still drives horrible even after alignment. It constantly wants to go either right or left having to steer without rest to keep it straight. I regret this $50,000 mistake. Shame on you Honda for building such a horrible product. You really gave yourself a bad name.
2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L w/Navigation and Rear Entertainment System 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
Great mpg at 28-29. Looks fantastic. Driving is so comfortable and smooth. Lots of room inside. In the Econo mode the a/c at times seems to be less cooling, but it is made that way. That helps on the mpg, so either use it or not, I choose to use it and stay cool and comfy in southern Mo heat waves. Great buy, you won’t be disappointed.
Just Purchased a 2018 Odyssey LX for my wife. Coming from an old Sienna, she found the car instantly familiar. We also test drove a Crysler Pacifica LX, so I throw in some references to that. Likes on the Odyssey LX: 18 inch allow wheels standard. Dual zone climate control (front and rear) standard. Great ride. Cylinder management (can shut off some up to 3 cylinders while cruising on the highway) . Smooth shifting 9 speed auto transmission. Lots of well-designed storage. Well designed, intuitive controls. Dislikes: blind spot warning system not standard. All the lights use traditional old school lightbulbs. The clunky telematics package, and the tiny screen feel dated, esp compared to any of the more modern telematics systems e.g.: the new hyundai-s and chryslers) the phone integration such as running the phone's gps on the car's screen (you cannot) feel antiquated on the Honda. I think the trend is: phone gps systems with their crowd-sourced updates are now far superior to built-in dedicated GPS, so those car companies who embrace the trend will do better. I wish Honda would put more versatile tires on. The Bridgestones are OK in the summer but quite horrible in the winter. A consideration here in New England. They could do much better with Wredestein Qatrac 5-s, which are almost as good in the snow and on ice as snow tires, but are still make decent all seasons. Probably wold cost them less money than the Bridgestones. The 2018 Pacifica L comes with steel wheels standard, and similar but perhaps less proven power train. The ride seems a bit less smooth and the 9 speed transmission is a bit more noticeable than the Odyssey's. The interior of the Pacifica looks more modern and upscale. Hard to appreciate until seen. E.g.: Black cloth seats with faux leather accents, they just look awesome. The seats are perhaps a bit less comfortable. Modern telematics package and a huge touchscreen. It has projector style headlights although not HID. The controls are perhaps a bit unusual and needlessly different from the old-school, well-worn style. E.g.: My wife was totally lost when trying to figure out how to turn down the ac fan speed. The honda's base model radio has no CD, tape or dvd player, but it has a subwoofer... Luckily, it can play mp3 or Apple format tunes from an usb stick, so, so for the tech savvy, that works well enough... The Pacifica has some cool and creative ideas, perhaps appealing to a young geeky audience. The Pacifica L could be had for $2K less than the Honda Ody LX, given skillful negotiation.
Purchased over priced mini van, first week of owning, sliding door wouldn’t close, car radio would not turn off even if car was not running. Brought vehicle for service they needed to replace the whole entertainment/Navigation main box. Still experiencing Static on radio, When Bluetooth is connected with your phone..if your in a store your call will still be in the car. Sliding doors take forever to close, when auto locking vehicle and walking away from car, your doors are still open. I programmed it in every way and nothing works. The idle shuts your car every 5 seconds. so you have to remember to turn it off and if you don’t you’ll be sweating on 100 degree weather because it shuts your air. Technology stinks hard to work on. You want to charge your phone. Good luck digging into the storage compartment to find the adapter. Stupid location to put it in. It doesn’t save gas at all. Don’t buy this minivan is horrible! would be trading it in for a GMC Yukon. Had it for 10 years never had an issue. I have more issues with this car the moment I bought it.