Jul 31

The Honda Odyssey – A Mobile Living Room

For the newest model year of the Honda Odyssey, Honda tweaked the exterior and added new paint colors, interior trims and fabrics, connectivity options, and another jaw-dropping addition.

With large interior space and seating for eight, the Odyssey has room to haul all of your children, their stuff and most of their friends. And if you have children, then you know how messy they are at any age.  The new Honda Odyssey in Everett comes equipped with its own internal vacuum system – a world first.

Everyone is talking about the HondaVAC (a Shop-Vac) housed in the rear, driver’s side of the vehicle, with an elastic hose that easily reaches every interior nook. The vacuum has a removable canister and replaceable filter, and operates anytime the vehicle is on and for eight minutes after the ignition is turned off.

2014 Odyssey

Starting at $28,825, the base Odyssey LX offers plenty of standard convenience. There’s so much comfort here, in fact, that the minivan comes off as a lot of fun in a way that has nothing to do with driving.

It’s a living room on wheels.  The rear DVD entertainment system with a super-wide, 16.2-inch LCD that can do split-screen and display two feeds; one from the in-dash DVD player and a second via a HDMI input which can be used for a video game console.

The Odyssey’s Lane Departure Warning system that beeps when cameras detect the vehicle leaving its lane of travel.  Voice commands are intuitive and the recognition system does a good job of understanding the driver. Standard across the line is a rearview camera

Using the same front-facing camera as the LDW, standard on the EX-L and above, the Odyssey also offers a Forward Collision Warning system that alerts drivers in risk of a collision. The Touring Elite also warns drivers about vehicles in their blind spots.

The interior of the Odyssey can be adjusted between maximum passengers  and maximum cargo volume with the second seats removed and the third folded flat with the floor, giving a total of 148.5 cubic feet of storage.

All trims come with a 3.5-liter six-cylinder providing 248 horsepower.  They are all rated at 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway by the Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information about the Odyssey, or to take a look at any Honda vehicle, contact Klein Honda.


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