Honda Automobiles: 2014 Honda Odyssey Arrives during Dealers Jul 2 Delivering More Value to Customers with Refreshed Styling, Enhanced Safety and Additional Standard Features

Posted on 25. Jun, 2013 by in Honda Canada

The 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan arrives during Honda dealerships national on Jul 2, rested with a horde of powertrain, styling, interior, underline and reserve upgrades, all designed to accommodate a needs of today’s family. Key changes to a 2014 Odyssey minivan embody a serve of a customary 6-speed involuntary smoothness on all trims ensuing in class-leading fuel-economy ratings, extended reserve equipment, cleaner front and back extraneous styling, and revised orchestration and electronic controls.

For a initial time all 2014 Odyssey models will embody customary Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® connectivity, a 4-way appetite newcomer seat, Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, Pandora® interface and an SMS calm messaging function. New accessible facilities embody a Honda disdainful LaneWatch™ blind symbol display, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Additionally, Odyssey Touring Elite models will now come customary with a much-anticipated HondaVAC™, a world’s initial in-vehicle opening cleaner, that allows business a ability to fast and simply clean-up mud and waste from each dilemma of a minivan.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey will have a starting MSRP1 of $28,825. This represents usually a $150 boost in bottom cost for a entirely revised Odyssey versed with additional customary facilities for increasing convenience.

With a serve of a customary 6-speed involuntary smoothness interconnected to a 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), a Odyssey serve solidifies a place as a fuel economy personality in a minivan shred with all 2014 models charity EPA fuel economy ratings of 19/28 mpg1 city/highway (model-year 2013 EPA ratings were 18/27 mpg on all models solely Touring and Touring Elite).

Further enhancing newcomer safety, a 2014 Odyssey receives a next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure. The reinforced frontal structure improves frontal pile-up appetite government by a wider operation of equivalent and ambiguous collision modes. With a revised structure, a 2014 Odyssey is approaching to acquire a tip rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in a difficult new IIHS tiny overlie frontal collision test. The Odyssey is approaching to be a initial minivan to acquire a TSP+ from IIHS.

For 2014, a Odyssey continues with a successful indication class strategy: 5 opposite accessible trim levels embody a well-equipped bottom LX model, EX, a leather-trimmed EX-L, a feature-packed Touring, and a line-topping Odyssey Touring Elite. A DVD Rear Entertainment System (RES) and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition3 are accessible on EX-L models and above.

New extraneous colors for 2014 are Modern Steel Metallic and Obsidian Blue Pearl. Interior colors embody Beige, Gray and Truffle for a new high-quality fabric that facilities a discriminating and energetic new wobble settlement on LX and EX models, while a EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite underline leather upholstery. A full operation of genuine Honda accessories is also available.

New Features by Trim Level:

Odyssey LX:

  • 6-speed involuntary transmission
  • 4-way appetite front newcomer seat
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • One-touch spin signals
  • Next-generation Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Bluetooth® streaming audio
  • Pandora® interface
  • Short Message Service (SMS) calm function

Odyssey EX adds:

  • LaneWatch™ blind symbol display
  • Push symbol start with keyless entrance complement
  • HondaLink™ featuring Aha™ compatibility
  • Wiper-linked headlights

Odyssey EX-L and EX-L RES add:

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Odyssey EX-L Navi and Touring add:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

Odyssey Touring Elite adds:

  • HondaVAC™ integrated opening system
  • HD Radio™
  • Neural 5.1 Surround™ audio

Advancing a Odyssey
In redesigning a Odyssey for 2014, Honda’s idea was to strengthen and enhance on a vehicle’s already good features, including a well-developed value for income that already defines a Odyssey for a aim buyers: Gen X and Gen Y families. Odyssey aims to warn and pleasure by adding upgrades and amenities, creation it once again a tip collect among particular buyers.

The 2014 Odyssey facilities a 3.5-liter, 24-valve V-6 engine producing 248 hp during 5,700 rpm and 250 lb-ft of torque during 4,800 rpm. Honda’s i-VTEC® enhances appetite smoothness while Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) helps maximize fuel potency and revoke emissions.

With a 2014 model, Honda has targeted best-in-class fuel economy ratings for all trim levels. As a result, a smoothness has been upgraded to a 6-speed involuntary opposite a indication range, replacing a 5-speed involuntary formerly found on a LX, EX and EX-L. EPA fuel economy ratings are now 19/28 mpg1 city/highway for all trim levels, adult 1 mpg in both city and highway for a LX, EX and EX-L trims. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certification4 remains an considerable ULEV-2.

Refined and youthful, sporty and advanced, a Odyssey’s rested styling adds new reward elements for 2014. Highlights embody new black-trimmed headlights, new accessible haze lights, a new strong hood, and black-surround grille for an upscale appearance. New body-color matched side mirrors and additional splendid chrome trim supplement to a reward appearance. New back styling and LED taillights with transparent lenses and eye-catching fringe “light pipes” supplement to a discriminating look.

Weight assets come from a use of aluminum for a hood, front fenders and front cessation revoke control arms. The LX indication facilities 17-inch steel wheels with reward covers, while EX and EX-L models implement 17-inch reward aluminum amalgamate wheels. Touring and Touring Elite models underline 18-inch reward competition aluminum amalgamate wheels.

The 2014 Odyssey EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models have a wiper-linked headlight complement that automatically turns on a headlights when a front wipers are activated. In addition, new customary one-touch spin signals urge preference for a motorist when creation slight line changes. With this system, one crack of a turn-signal pull provides 3 blinks of a spin signals – ideal for changing lanes. Pressing a pull past a “click point” provides continual blinking.

A new keyless entrance complement with pull symbol start on EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite allows a motorist to proceed a vehicle, open a doorway and start a engine – all though touching a key. The complement usually requires a motorist have possession of a pivotal fob. The complement also simplifies opening a shifting side doors and tailgate – locking all doors when withdrawal a car requires usually touching a close symbol on any doorway handle.

Redesigned instrumentation, new trim and fabric, and upgraded electronic facilities and functionality make a 2014 Odyssey interior ideal for families. Design changes embody upgraded scale enlightenment and interior lighting, chrome-trimmed instrument dials and doorway handles, a new accessible 7-inch touch-screen, and a repositioned DVD actor for a accessible Rear Entertainment System. Updated styling and a change from blue to white halo lighting make a orchestration easier to read. Similar changes make a meridian control easier to operate.

All 2014 Odyssey models and trim levels get an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. The driver’s side counterpart provides a 19-percent boost in manifest area, charity an extended perspective of objects that competence differently be dark in a vehicle’s blind spot. Included on Odyssey EX, EX-L and Touring models, a Honda LaneWatch™ blind symbol arrangement provides an stretched back perspective of a newcomer side roadway. The complement uses a camera mounted on a bottom of a newcomer doorway mirror, that when activated by a right spin vigilance or a signal-stalk LaneWatch™ button, displays a live, 80-degree perspective of a passenger-side roadway, compared to 18- to 22-degrees customary of a customary doorway mirror.

A rearview camera is customary on all Odyssey models. Odyssey LX, EX and EX-L models underline a single-angle “Normal View” display, while EX-L Navi, Touring and Touring Elite models have a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with wide, normal and top-down views – all with softened visible quality. All rearview camera systems underline guidelines.

The Odyssey Touring Elite facilities a initial minivan in-vehicle opening cleaner system, HondaVac™ that is designed to assistance families keep a minivan interior neat and clean. Engineered for dry use, a HondaVAC™ operates on a vehicle’s 12-volt electrical system, and a opening simply surpasses that of a handheld rechargeable vacuums.

Integrated in a back load area of a vehicle, a HondaVAC™ includes an extendable hose that can strech each dilemma of a vehicle. Two apart conduct attachments enhance versatility, while a removable waste bin and replaceable filter bag creates progressing a opening easy. To strengthen a car battery’s state of charge, a HondaVAC™ runs adult to 8 mins with a ignition incited to a Accessory environment – or invariably if a engine is running.

Audio Entertainment
Odyssey EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models have new discerning hold row controls that revoke symbol confusion on a core stack. An tip 8-inch arrangement and a revoke 7-inch arrangement yield a easier altogether interface improving usability.

When interconnected to a concordant mobile phone, Aha™ and Pandora® interfaces are accessible on EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models. XM® Radio is enclosed in EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models, a HDD audio complement comes on a EX-L Navi, Touring and Touring Elite models, and a back DVD actor is customary in EX-L RES, Touring and Touring Elite models. The Touring Elite also facilities HD Radio and new Neural 5.1 Surround™ audio.

Audio complement outlay is 240 watts for Odyssey LX, 270 watts for EX, EX-L and EX-L RES, and 246 watts for EX-L Navi and Touring. The reward audio complement in a Odyssey Touring Elite has 650 watts. All audio systems have 7 speakers solely for a Touring Elite, that facilities 12 speakers.

Simplified pairing and extended functionality with intelligent phones urge a Odyssey’s telematics for 2014. HandFreeLink® is enclosed on all models, and Bluetooth® audio streaming, SMS and email functions are accessible with concordant smartphones. Additional facilities embody a phonebook, call history, speed dial and hit picture. Odyssey EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite embody HondaLink™ featuring Aha™ that offers calm from hundreds of channels by a tethered concordant smartphone.

The Rear Entertainment System (RES) on a EX-L RES, Touring and Touring Elite models facilities upgraded control blueprint and shade quality. This complement facilities softened chain of a DVD actor and some-more discerning operation for a back audio controls. Screen fortitude is VGA on EX-L RES and Touring models, and a Touring Elite’s upgraded ultra-widescreen offers 4 times aloft resolution.

With a focus of a next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, poignant constructional changes to a unit-body were made, including some-more endless use of high-strength steel in a A-, B- and C-pillars, roof rails, building rails, front physique area, and front subframe. As a result, a front doorway opening is now stronger, with reduction possibility of deformation in a frontal collision.

The prior Odyssey achieved a tip Good rating in IIHS Front Crash, Side Crash, Rear Crash and Roof Crush tests. For 2014, a Odyssey is targeted to supplement a GOOD rating in a IIHS’s severe new Small Overlap Barrier Test and be among a initial minivans to accept a tip IIHS rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+.

Newly accessible on a Odyssey, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) assistance a motorist indentify intensity collision situations. Using a Odyssey’s front camera module, FCW warns of a probable collision with a car rescued in front, while LDW notifies a motorist of departures from rescued lanes5. The dual systems are finished together on Odyssey EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models, and yield visible and heard warnings.

North American Development and Manufacturing
The Odyssey represents Honda’s strong product growth capabilities in North America with a design, engineering and public all holding place in a U.S., regulating domestically and globally sourced parts. Designed in Los Angeles and engineered during Honda RD America’s in Ohio, a Odyssey is manufactured6 by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Inc. Currently, 95 percent of all Hondas sole in a U.S., are built in North America.

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1 Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.

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

3 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.

4 ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) models as approved by a California Air Resources Board (CARB).

5 FCW can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors. System operation influenced by high interior heat. FCW does not embody a braking function. Driver stays obliged for safely handling car and avoiding collisions. LDW usually alerts drivers when line deposit is rescued though a spin vigilance in use. LDW might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. Driver stays obliged for safely handling car and avoiding collisions.

6 The Odyssey is built regulating domestically and globally sourced parts.

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