Advanced Technology Package ($1,800 -- includes dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision system, hill-assist control); Limited Model Convenience Package ($890 -- includes rain-sensing wipers, high-intensity-discharge headlamps).
3,456cc (211 cu-in)
Aluminum alloy/aluminum alloy
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
265 @ 6,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
245 @ 4,700
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I=3.300:1, II=1.900:1, III=1.420:1, IV=1.000:1, 0.713:1:1, 0.608:1, final drive=3.935:1
Sport mode in combination with heavy brake torque actually produces best accleration run. No shortage of power here...even to the extent that managing wheelspin off the line is important.
Impressive brake feel and sense of fade resistance. Distance, however, does not reflect this confidence, with later runs creeping longer and longer.
Steering weight is heavy for a minivan (heavier than Odyssey) but electric power steering still lacks the feedback of conventional systems. Non-defeat stability control means both handling tests are ultimately better with ESC on. Turning it off results in heavy intervention.