Honda's redesigned 2018 Odyssey minivan goes on sale tomorrow with a starting price of $30,890, including a $900 destination charge. It's a modest $100 increase from the base price of the previous-generation 2017 Odyssey, but it's more expensive than the cheapest versions of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, 2017 Kia Sedona and 2017 Toyota Sienna minivans.
For that $30,890, you get a base Odyssey LX, which is powered by a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 Used Engine that drives the front wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission and includes shift paddles on the steering wheel for driver-initiated gear changes. Other LX features include active grille shutters, 18-inch alloy wheels, an acoustic-laminated windshield and dual-zone automatic air conditioning.
Moving up to the EX trim level costs $3,870 and adds the Magic Slide second-row seats, a blind spot warning system, automatic high-beam headlights, and a Display Audio multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity along with satellite radio.
The EX also gets power-sliding side doors, LED daytime running lights, rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats and side mirrors, tri-zone air conditioning, remote start, sunshades for the second-row windows and the Honda Sensing system. Honda Sensing is a suite of active safety features including collision mitigation braking, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation and adaptive cruise control.
For another $3,500, you can step up to the EX-L trim. It adds leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power liftgate, a memory feature for the driver's seat, a power moonroof, a Homelink garage door opener, additional USB charging ports and the CabinTalk in-car PA system. For another $2,000, the EX-L gets navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The Touring trim runs $45,410, including destination, and adds LED headlights and foglights, a hands-free power liftgate, the HondaVac built-in vacuum cleaner, the CabinWatch rear-seat surveillance system, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, and front and rear parking sensors. It also trades the nine-speed automatic for a 10-speed transmission.
The top-of-the-line Elite will set you back a cool $47,570. For that princely sum, you get all the previously mentioned features plus larger 19-inch wheels and tires, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, wireless device charging, a premium audio system, interior LED accent lighting, power folding side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, gloss-black trim and additional noise-deadening measures.