2017 Honda Odyssey Redesign, Review and Price – The 2017 Honda Odyssey has been seen doing mule in Los Angeles recently. It indicates that Acura won’t make it for next two year. Instead, Honda is making real its plan to give the one and the only minivan as the new generation of Odyssey likely. This becomes truth when Acura does not have any plan to offer luxury brand especially in minivan class so far. The most popular minivan will come its new era.
With fun-to-drive system plus amazing interior, Odyssey will be popular once again. However, Honda is not alone in this class. They have to fight with Toyota Sienna and Kia Sedona which also come with new models.
2017 Honda Odyssey Redesign Platform
We start to tear the 2017 Honda Odyssey Redesign from its platform firstly. For your information, the platform of Odyssey can also be found on other Honda lineup like Pilot and Acura MDX crossover. Not many people have known about this shared-platform. That is why the same platform will be used once again on the 2017 model year of Odyssey.
Unfortunately, the test mule did not give us any clue for this platform. The thing is the new Odyssey is ready to launch somewhere in the middle of 2017. The four-wheel drive is also expected for this minivan including the exhaust pipe and L-shape.
2017 Honda Odyssey Under the Hood
Then, we are going to the hood of the 2017 Honda Odyssey Redesign. If it is clearly known that the new Odyssey will share the same platform with Honda Pilot, we can predict that a 3.5 L 6 engine will be used under the hood of this minivan. For your information, this engine is able to produce around 290 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
All-wheel drive system is mostly confirmed for the Odyssey. Meanwhile, the 9-speed automatic transmission is the one and the only gearbox which suits with this minivan plus its powertrain. This gearbox can be seen on the 2015 Acura TLX sedan by the way.
2017 Honda Odyssey Price
Finally, we are now talking about the price of this next-generation minivan. You need to know that the latest generation of Odyssey was just introduced in 2011. Then, this will be the fifth-generation. According to some sources, the 2017 Odyssey will be set at $40,000 for the Touring Elite trim which is the highest one in the lineup. We will review this trim on another article by the way. It is also rumored that Honda chooses the 2017 Honda Odyssey Redesign release date in the late of 2016 or middle of 2017.