2016 Honda Odyssey Review
Since its debut in 1994, the Honda Odyssey has been a top choice among families after people-moving power. Today, a resourceful interior, strong and responsive powertrain, and exceptional safety equipment make the Odyssey a victor of family van evolution.
Denver, Centennial, and Aurora area minivan seekers can read on to find out how the 2016 Honda Odyssey continues this legacy and what that means for the future of family travel.
Trims and Expectations
The 2016 Odyssey is a willing minivan available in six trim styles: LX, EX, SE, EX-L, Touring, and Touring Elite. The SE trim, which stands for Special Edition, sneaks into the middle of the lineup for 2016, offering the ultimate in family entertainment and convenience.
Parents who spring for the Odyssey SE have in-van cleanup always on hand with the HondaVAC built-in vacuum. The package also comes with theater-equivalent distraction for the back seaters from its rear entertainment system that streams audio through wireless headsets. The release of this special bundle hints that the Odyssey may be getting a bigger makeover for 2017.
Regardless of what the next-generation Odyssey will bring, the 2016 version’s interior stays true to its predecessor’s sense of refinement and practicality. Whether you’re hauling the whole family to hit the Centennial slopes or heading downtown with friends for a Denver night out, the Odyssey has a cargo and crew configuration to match.
Each row of seating offers ample head and legroom so adults have no trouble feeling at home in the third row. The multi-function second row (available on EX and above) can slide forward and back to distribute space as you need it, fold away to create a passage to the back row, or flip down to provide middle seat small storage. The Odyssey’s third-row Magic Seat instantly frees up an expanse of 93.1 cubic feet with two rows of seating still upright.
The Joy of the Journey
The Honda Odyssey’s responsive powertrain proves that minivans can, and should, be fun to drive. A standard 248-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine provides the Odyssey with the power it needs while keeping a little extra in reserve to help it hold its own on the highway. Thanks to a six-speed automatic transmission, solid set of brakes, and smart suspension, the 2016 Odyssey is an agile mover that doesn’t protest bumps or bends.
Embark with Confidence
Crash test scores prove that the 2016 Odyssey is a lean, mean safety machine. The 2016 Odyssey’s rearview camera with guidelines is a much-appreciated standard feature that gives drivers the necessary clarity required to conquer a weaving driveway in reverse.
In addition to complete airbag protection, several mechanical systems in the Odyssey core make sure that your van maintains its footing and provides you with secure and reliable performance.
Family Adventures Await
The 2016 Honda Odyssey has already made it to the Mile High Honda showroom. Check out our online inventory for an array of trim styles and packages, and when you’re ready, sign up for a test drive to get behind the wheel of this talented minivan!