Honda Automobiles: 2013 Honda Odyssey Offers Unmatched Safety Ratings, Class-Leading Fuel Economy Ratings and High-Tech Convenience Features

Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by in Honda Canada

The 2013 Honda Odyssey minivan continues to lead a category in fuel economy and reserve ratings, while providing atmospheric accommodations for adult to 8 passengers and a polished and enchanting pushing experience. The Odyssey Touring is rated during a conspicuous 28 mpg1, a top EPA highway fuel economy rating of any eight-passenger minivan. All Odyssey models are an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK, and a Odyssey has warranted a best probable altogether reserve rating from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score,2 an fulfilment that no other currently-tested minivan can claim. The 2013 Honda Odyssey goes on sale Sep 6, and pricing starts during $28,5753.

There are 5 models in a Odyssey range: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite. Each provides a singular multiple of features, value, oppulance and in-vehicle party technology. Changes for 2013 embody a rearview camera that”s now customary on all Odyssey trims, and a bottom Odyssey LX now shares a simplified core smoke-stack pattern with a Odyssey EX. The new core smoke-stack includes an 8-inch full-color intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) along with a rearview camera, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Bluetooth® Audio, USB input, and CD library function.

Powertrain
All Odyssey models are powered by an modernized 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), that provides a offset multiple of performance, fuel potency and low emissions. Producing 248 horsepower (hp), it”s a many absolute engine ever for a Odyssey. With 250 lb-ft. of torque during 4800 rpm, a engine offers glorious responsiveness and acceleration, while delivering a class-leading V-6 EPA city/highway/combined fuel economy2 rating of 19/28/22 mpg on Odyssey Touring models (18/27/21 mpg on Odyssey LX, EX and EX-L models). A 5-speed involuntary delivery is customary on Odyssey LX, EX and EX-L models. Odyssey Touring models underline a 6-speed involuntary delivery for extended pushing refinement.

Body
The Odyssey has a particular physique pattern with a signature “lightning bolt” side impression line that creates a energetic appearance, and improves a external perspective for third-row passengers by a incomparable back window. Interior serenity was a pattern priority, and a Odyssey”s rarely firm physique is fabricated of 59-percent high-strength steel to assistance besiege highway sound and to revoke physique weight for flexible doing and glorious fuel efficiency.

Chassis
For assured pushing opening and a gentle ride, a Odyssey facilities a prolonged 118.1-inch wheelbase, with a entirely eccentric cessation and customary Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with traction control. MacPherson strut front cessation and multi-link back cessation mix to give a Odyssey a quiet, stoical ride. Variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering assures light steering bid in low-speed maneuvering joined with secure highway manners.

Interior
The Odyssey”s ample interior offers a far-reaching operation of seating coherence to accommodate child seats, adult passengers and cargo. The newcomer volume measures 172.5 cu-ft. (Odyssey LX and EX) and a load volume ranges between 38.4 cu-ft. of load volume (all seats up) to 148.5 cu-ft., depending on a seating configuration. With a second-row seats removed, a 4×8 piece of plywood can fit inside a Odyssey’s load bay. With a accessible front console removed, 10-foot-long 2×4 studs can fit inside a vehicle.

The Odyssey”s interior provides 3 rows of gentle seating with inexhaustible legroom in any row. Up to 5 Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) positions for child seats (the Odyssey LX has 4 LATCH positions) concede relatives good coherence in locating automobile seats.

The driver’s chair is 10-way energy tractable (8-way energy tractable on Odyssey LX) for limit comfort. A “3-mode” second-row chair pattern provides a ability to insert adult to 3 child seats opposite a second quarrel (Odyssey EX and above) by relocating a outboard seats to swap positions closer to a doors. The one-motion, 60/40 separate third-row Magic Seat®, one of a Odyssey’s many versatile features, is easy to work with one hand.

The Odyssey offers an endless operation of customary comfort and preference features, including atmosphere conditioning with primer front and back controls, energy driver’s seat, energy windows with auto-up/down on a driver’s and front-passenger’s windows, lean and telescopic steering column, and a upkeep minder system. Odyssey EX models and above come customary with energy shifting back doors, core console storage and a review mirror. Odyssey EX-L models embody leather-trimmed seating surfaces (front and outboard second row), exhilarated front seats, energy tailgate, a cold box, and XM Radio® capability. Standard apparatus on a Odyssey Touring includes a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System4, a Rear Entertainment System with a 9-inch display, driver”s chair with two-position memory, 115-volt energy outlet, haze lights, parking sensors, and a six-speed involuntary transmission. The Odyssey Touring Elite adds an Ultra-Wide Rear Entertainment System (RES), blind-spot information system, and High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights.

For 2013, a Odyssey offers some-more record than ever before, with a rearview camera, 8-inch, full-color i-MID arrangement and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® as customary on a entry-level LX model. A Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System2 with Voice Recognition is accessible on a Odyssey EX-L and customary on a Odyssey Touring, and it facilities an 8-inch, high-resolution VGA tone arrangement and GPS record to yield turn-by-turn guidance. The complement also includes subscription-free FM Traffic information and a Zagat® grill guide.

The Odyssey Touring Elite facilities a state-of-the-art, factory-integrated Rear Entertainment System that includes an ultra-wide 16.2-inch flip-down LCD shade and a 12-speaker, 650-watt sound complement able of reproducing Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. A High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) video submit and dual wireless headphones for back passengers are also provided. The Odyssey Touring Elite also includes a Blind Spot Information complement (BSI), that helps warning a motorist when other vehicles are rescued in set zones to a left and right of a Odyssey.

Safety
Safety is a pivotal Odyssey attribute, and an endless list of reserve apparatus helps give owners assent of mind. The Odyssey”s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure is a Honda-exclusive physique pattern that can raise passenger insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions. Additional customary reserve apparatus includes: Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®); anti-lock brakes with electronic stop placement (EBD) and Brake Assist; three-row side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor; driver’s and front passenger’s side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); and dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags.

Third-party research highlights a Odyssey”s reserve credentials. The Odyssey was named a TOP SAFETY PICK (the top rating possible) by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The rating recognizes vehicles that do a best pursuit of safeguarding automobile occupants concerned in front, side and back crashes. The rating also factors in customary electronic fortitude control as good as rollover opening formed on ratings in IIHS tests. The Odyssey warranted a highest-possible measure of GOOD in all 4 ratings, including a severe roof-strength test. The Odyssey was also one of a initial vehicles, and still a usually minivan to grasp NHTSA’s best-possible Overall Vehicle Score of 5 Stars, with 5-Star ratings for a frontal pile-up reserve exam and both side pile-up reserve tests2 in all evaluated front and back seating positions and scenarios.

Manufacturing and Awards
Designed, engineered and fabricated in a United States5, a 2013 Odyssey is truly an American-made automobile that represents a expanding capabilities of Honda in North America. Virtually each aspect of a Odyssey was developed, tested and finalized by Honda associates via California, Ohio and Alabama. The Odyssey is constructed exclusively during Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

Awards and accolades for a Odyssey embody a 2012 “MotorWeek” Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Minivan and preference as one of 2012″s 10 Best Family Cars by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. Parenting repository also famous a Honda Odyssey Touring Elite as one of 2012″s “Smartest Family Cars.” The Odyssey is good famous for a well-developed value, and both a 2011 and 2012 models were famous with Residual Value Awards from Auto Lease Guide (ALG). The Odyssey also prisoner AutoPacific’s 2012 Vehicle Satisfaction Award (VSA), that is formed on over 75,000 surveys finished by owners of new cars and light trucks in a United States.

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1Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.

2Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are partial of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Model tested with customary side airbags (SABs). Vehicles tested underneath a new module can't be compared to MY10 and progressing vehicles.

3Manufacturer”s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) incompatible tax, license, registration, $830 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.

4 Certain functions that rest on a satellite vigilance will not work rightly in Hawaii and Alaska. These functions embody though are not singular to involuntary time updates and time section adjustments.

5 Honda products are constructed regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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