2018 Honda Odyssey Long-Term Road Test - New Updates

2018 Honda Odyssey Long-Term Road Test

New Updates


2018 Honda Odyssey: Update for 2020

by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing Operations

2018 Honda Odyssey

Where Did We Drive It?
Our 2018 Honda Odyssey has come a long way since we purchased it in June 2018. We can still count on it to deliver the multifunctional-minivan goods. We continue to enjoy its versatility and kid-friendliness. After all, kid-friendliness is parent-friendliness. A routine barrage of carpet Cheerios, snacks on-the-go and muddy soccer cleats is testing its interior durability, however.

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2018 Honda Odyssey: Update for 2019

by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing Operations

2018 Honda Odyssey

Where Did We Drive It?
Since the last update, our 2018 Honda Odyssey has remained in an urban holding pattern. From the perspective of utility, that is fantastic news. The minivan continues to do everything we ask of it without talking back. Well, not too much. We are starting to experience some of the quibbles we've heard about from fellow Odyssey owners on the forums. A few items have grown past the quibble stage and graduated to legitimate concerns. We'll get into those below.

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2018 Honda Odyssey: Update for Fall 2018

by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing Operations

2018 Honda Odyssey

Where Did We Drive It?
Our 2018 Honda Odyssey is still hard at work in our test fleet. It spends most of its days now in the holding pattern of family life. Take the kids to school in the morning. Pick them up in the afternoon. Then it's off to basketball practice and later the grocery store. Every so often it sneaks away for a weekend out of town. By and large, however, we've settled into what we expect the majority of minivan owners do with their Odysseys on a regular basis.

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2018 Honda Odyssey: Monthly Update for August 2018

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

2018 Honda Odyssey

Where Did We Drive It?
What kind of vehicle would you want to drive to your own wedding? Ferrari? Classic American iron? How about a 2018 Honda Odyssey?

Yep, Carlos Lago drove the van to his wedding last month in Santa Barbara. How's that for a vote of confidence? Calvin Kim also drove the Odyssey up to San Francisco. And later in the month, Mike Schmidt hauled his family of four to San Diego for a day trip. Heavy use in August gave our crew plenty of opportunities to opine about what they do and don't like about our new people mover.

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2018 Honda Odyssey: Monthly Update for July 2018

by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing Operations

2018 Honda Odyssey

Where Did We Drive It?
We purchased our 2018 Honda Odyssey in June from a dealership in Kentucky. So half of June and into July consisted of Dan Edmunds driving the minivan back to California. It wasn't a straight shot either. His meandering path home took him through 10 states and covered 5,150 miles. Two days after its return, the van was already off on family road trips and cargo-hauling errands around town. When July ended, we'd owned the Odyssey for a little more than a month and had already amassed 7,300 miles.

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2018 Honda Odyssey: Introduction

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2018 Honda Odyssey

The 2018 Honda Odyssey drives better, has a more refined powertrain, and offers more clever technology and interior features than Odysseys of old. So we bought one to live with for a year. Will we still think it's superior to a three-row crossover after 20,000 miles?

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