To bring new changes in lineup, Honda will offer all-wheel drive systems on its new models that include 2017 Honda Odyssey. According to John Mendel, Honda will bring some performance change in their lineup by adding all-wheel drive system. HR-V, CR-V and Pilot are some only model that offer all-wheel drive but now every Honda model will get AWD option. The 2017 Odyssey will acquire lot of modification although most of them will be mechanical in nature. The 2017 model will have large amount of interior space along with many modern and sophisticated features. The 2017 Odyssey will represent the fifth generation of its lineup and will appear with some important changes although it won’t undergo any drastic makeover. To attract large amount of customers, it will carry a sporty exterior design that is sufficient enough to attract buyers. Honda will rectify all the faults that were present in the previous version and will introduce a modified power train that will deliver better performance, acceleration and fuel economy. Odyssey will borrow its platform from Acura MDX which proved to be a highly scalable platform for minivans. So buyers who are looking for exquisite minivan, then this model is perfect for them.
Exterior and Interior Design of 2017 Honda Odyssey
The 2017 Honda Odyssey would get many improvements in its outer portion that include LED front and rear lamp, dark trims, upgraded front fascia, modified grille and sleek sidelines. Although there isn’t any drastic change but the van will look fantastic and sharp. The whole exterior will have L shaped curves which will improve the fuel efficiency. Rear portion will get a polished exhaust, parking sensors, rear privacy glass along with power tailgate. Apart from these, most of the amenities will remain same.
Inner part of 2017 Honda Odyssey will get premium furnishing along with all kind of modern tech accessories. Seats will get modern premium leather upholstery with ten way power adjustment. The amenities that will include are HomeLink system, satellite navigation, HD infotainment system, premium audio system with twelve speakers, USB, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, Honda Link Aha system etc.
Power Train Detail of 2017 Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey 2017 will acquire a new 3.5 liter aluminum coated Earth Dream V6 engine that has the capacity to produce 278 HP and 250 lb-ft. This engine will be coupled with a nine speed gear box along with a compression ratio of 10:5:1. This new engine is expected to produce a mileage around 21 mpg and 32 mpg.
Price, Availability and Competitors of 2017 Honda Odyssey
Though Honda hasn’t released any release date of 2017 Honda Odyssey; according to sources, it will hit the market in the mid of 2016 or at the last quarter. Base price of Odyssey 2017 will range from $40,000 and will increase according to the trims. The 2017 model of Odyssey will have many competitors in the market who are ready to snatch away its place in the automobile market. But experts are suggesting that Odyssey has that potential to retain its position in the market. Its competitors in the market are:
• Toyota Sienna.
• Kia Sedona.
• Chrysler Town & Country.
• Dodge Grand Caravan.
• Nissan Quest.