Versatile and Efficient
The minivan remains a superb vehicle for growing families, and the 2016 Honda Odyssey remains a top pick for Malin and Keno drivers. Sleeker and more responsive than the minivan your parents used to own, it retains a cabin vast enough to take your entire family, all of their bits and pieces, and still leaves space to spare. The functionality will win you over, but even the base model surprises with a solid range of standard features, including a rearview camera and dual-zone climate control.
The team at Honda clearly appreciates the modern family’s need for convenience, so they’ve thoughtfully included an automatic transmission as standard. Shifting feels natural, seamless, and effortless, while impressive mileage ratings of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway* will keep you on the road.
Whether you’re climbing an incline or pulling away when the light goes green, extra horses beneath the hood are always appreciated. That’s why the 2016 Odyssey has been equipped with a 3.5L EarthDreams engine rated at 248 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. That’s the type of output you’d expect from a full-sized SUV, and it enlivens the Odyssey with all the power you could need.
Nobody teaches you how to save fuel when you’re learning to drive, but the Odyssey can do just that. Even seemingly insignificant driving habits can have an appreciable effect on how much fuel your engine consumes, so colored coaching bars are provided on the dash to let you know how efficiently you’re driving.
The Odyssey is equipped with a six-cylinder engine to ensure that you can accelerate with confidence, but it also boasts variable cylinder management technology to shut two of those cylinders down when you get rolling. Essentially, that power is there when you need it, but is shut off when you don’t — it’s one of the reasons why the vehicle is such a winner in terms of efficiency.
Despite its capability, the Odyssey remains quiet as a dream when you’re behind the wheel. Honda has made sure of that by including Active Noise Cancellation technology. Using two microphones in the cabin, the system captures low-end drivetrain frequencies, then creates a precisely timed reverse audio signal in order to neutralize it.
Traditional mechanical control systems have been replaced by high-end electronic control systems. Safety is improved since systems link with the electronic stability control technologies, and the weight of the vehicle drops due to the elimination of heavy mechanical parts. This is the future of driving, and you’ll be stunned by the difference it makes.
Backing up a minivan can feel tougher than backing up a smaller vehicle, but the Odyssey eliminates that difficulty by including a standard rearview camera with guidelines to help you slip inside even the trickiest of parking spaces. EX-L trims and above will find a multi-angle model, with Normal, Top-Down, and Wide viewing modes.
The ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body structure boasted by the 2016 Odyssey is a prime reason why Malin and Keno drivers feel safe placing so much trust in the vehicle. Using an innovative frame, this structure has been designed to direct harmful impact energy away from occupants in the unlikely event of a collision.
Taking the standard anti-lock brake system further, electronic brake distribution technology will automatically vary the amount of force applied to each of the Odyssey’s wheels, taking current road conditions, vehicle speed, and the load you’re carrying into account. The result is stopping power that’s more reliable than ever before.
A forward collision warning system acts as an extra set of eyes for the modern driver. Using advanced sensors to constantly scan the area ahead of your vehicle, the system will provide an alert if you ever get close enough to an obstruction for your speed to become dangerous. You’ll then be able to slow down or correct your course.
Ever worried about losing focus on the road when you turn around to check on the kids? It’s easy to slip from the center, but the lane departure warning system will provide an alert if that ever happens. If you start to deviate from your chosen lane without signaling, the Odyssey will let you know.
Daytime running lights provide continuous low-level visibility to other drivers, and have been proven to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a collision. Oregon drivers find them particularly beneficial when the rain or snow starts to fall, so the team at Honda has included them as standard with every 2016 Odyssey.
The dimensions and comfort of the Odyssey make the vehicle feel like a rolling living room, so it’s only fitting for it to have its own built-in vacuum cleaner. A great example of the way in which Odyssey engineers are able to think outside of the box, the available HondaVAC can help you keep your Odyssey clean.
Everyone likes room to spread out during a long journey. The Odyssey takes those needs into account, fitting Wide Mode second-row outboard seats that can be moved 1.5 inches to each side at will. Best of all, they come standard with each and every 2016 model.
There’s up to 93.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row, and the Odyssey can put it at your disposal in a jiffy. The Magic Seat goes straight down in one smooth motion. If you need to fit more in the back, just make more space in seconds.
The Touring Elite offers a whole host of high-end features to improve your journey, including the ultra-wide rear entertainment system. A 16.2 inch screen flips down just behind the first-row to play DVDs, with sound coming through a pair of wireless headphones.
Got a smartphone? Just connect it up to the HondaLink system to use a select number of apps through the Odyssey’s touchscreen and voice-command system. Whether you need to find a nearby restaurant, enjoy an audiobook, or listen to internet radio, the HondaLink system makes it easier.
Coming standard with EX-L models and above, the Honda satellite navigation system uses turn-by-turn directions to get you where you need to go as fast as possible. Honda HD traffic gets you a step ahead of changing road conditions, and voice-command technology lets you find your way without taking your hands from the wheel.
Available in small (13 cubic feet of storage space) or large (16 cubic feet of storage space), a roof box is ideal for keeping bulky or dirty cargo separate from the main storage area. Impact- and UV-resistant, each one can go the distance, and secure locks allow you to leave the vehicle without worrying.
The 2016 Honda Odyssey is a family vehicle, and what’s a more family-friendly activity than going out for a bike ride? If you’d like to take a couple of bikes out with you on your travels, just use the available roof attachment. Lockable attachments hold one bike each, and remain secure at high speed.
Sometimes you want to take larger outdoor toys with you, and the Odyssey can fully accommodate. After all, it boasts a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds thanks to its V6 engine, so make the most of that power with the trailer hitch accessory.
A great way to augment the Odyssey’s standard rearview camera, four backup sensors can be fitted to the back of your vehicle, then emit audible beeps that quicken as you approach objects. Best of all, they’re color-matched to your model, so you won’t sacrifice anything at all in the way of styling.
The Hood Air Deflector provides a sporty edge to your Odyssey, but its main purpose is to redirect dirt, insects, and minor road debris from hitting your hood and windshield. That means improved visibility, and you’ll even protect the vehicle’s finish.
These innovative locks function like a regular lug nut, but they require a special key to remove. You’ll have one and so will your Honda technician, but a thief won’t stand a chance, and their hardened-steel construction will keep them in good shape.
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.