By design, vans meet needs, but the new odyssey goes about and beyond it takes high-tech to new heights. Its conveniences are not just thoughtful – you could almost call them enchanting. And it may seem strange, but can a van really know when all you need is a little you – time? The answer is yes. And, Suddenly, you no longer need a van. You want one. Because this is no ordinary van. This is the 2011 Honda Odyssey.
There’s one main reason for buying a minivan: flexibility. And the 2011 Honda Odyssey has been rethought to be even more configurable than ever before. Whether the day involves transporting adults in comfort, maximizing your kid-carrying capacity or even making a run to the lumber yard, this interior is ready to respond – quickly and easily.
The third row has room for three adult passengers– and three beverage holders. On vans equipped with a rear entertainment system, there’s a 115-volt power outlet and A/V inputs. In this van, taking the back seat is a pleasure.
The second row features a center seat that can accomplish a multitude of tasks. It’s now wide enough for a child seat, and can slide forward, putting the child seat within easy reach of a front passenger. Fold down the seatback, and it becomes a food or beverage tray. And the two second-row outboard seats can slide left or right. The resulting “wide mode” creates either more comfort for passengers or more room for two additional child seats in the second row.
The driver and front passenger get the royal treatment, too. The all-new Odyssey features more soft-touch surfaces for a more sophisticated feel. The driver settles into a seat with 10-way power adjustment, including power lumbar support (EX and above), while the passenger enjoys 4-way power adjustment – and the heated seats get up to a comfortable temperature quickly (EX-L and above).
The Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System1 features a 9-inch LCD screen, and is standard on Touring models and available on EX-L models. All entertainment systems can be controlled by a remote that stores securely overhead. Rear passengers will also find dedicated storage areas for their handheld games and other electronics.
All Odyssey models feature more powerful audio systems for 2011. A new CD-Library lets you store up to 18 CDs in 2 GB of memory for easy organization and playback (EX and above). Step up to an EX-L and you’re treated to XM® Radio4 and a USB Audio Interface.3 Add the available navigation system, and you’ll be able to use 15 GB of the system’s hard disk drive (HDD)5 to store more than 3,500 of your songs.
The Odyssey’s navigation system now includes FM Traffic, which alerts you to traffic incidents on the system’s map display. You can zoom in on specific incidents for more information, and then plan an alternate route. It’s an added feature to the already robust navigation capabilities of the system, offering 7 million points of interest,* turn-by-turn driving directions and Zagat®7 restaurant reviews (available on EX-L, standard on Touring models).
Every Odyssey is equipped with a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) for brisk acceleration as well as maximized mpg.9 Combine that with a new 6-speed automatic transmission, and Odyssey Touring models achieve up to 28 highway mpg.9 It’s the kind of efficiency most vans only dream of.
At Honda, making vehicles fun to drive is in our soul. And the Odyssey is no exception. It’s quick. It’s nimble. It’s – for a lack of better terms – so un-vanlike. The 2011 Odyssey takes it up a notch with an even smoother, quieter ride. And the steering system has been refined for easier low-speed steering effort, as well as a more confident feel on the highway. Consider the minivan performance bar raised. Again.
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