The 2018 Odyssey has arrived and some are calling it the “best family car in the world.” To be precise, the Odyssey isn’t a car; it’s a minivan — but it’s definitely not your typical people-hauler. Designed to carry Mom and Dad and up to six passengers (aka “the kids”), the 2018 Odyssey is the family vehicle you’ve been dreaming of, and it’s available right now for sale and lease at our Honda dealership in Naples, FL.
Here’s what you need to know about this versatile minivan.
Let’s Start with those Great Looks!
Minivans in the past have been guilty of looking kind of boring and boxy. Not so with the 2018 Odyssey! As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and the image above is proof. It’s angular, streamlined — almost futuristic in its appearance — and a far cry from its blander rivals. But the Odyssey’s sleek design is just the beginning of the story.
An Interior Designed for Real Life
As Car and Driver reviewers point out, the 2018 Odyssey’s middle seat can now be positioned further forward, allowing Mom easier access to wipe the noses of crying toddlers. And for easier third-row access, either of the 2nd-row outboard seats can be pushed to the middle (as well as forward and backward). Honda’s trademark term for this multi-position second row is “Magic Slide” seats, and they’re standard on all models! Oh, and did we mention that there are LATCH accommodations for up to 5 child safety seats?
Available heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats (new for this Odyssey model year) are joined by an available wireless charging pad. One of the most popular features — the built-in HondaVac — remains an option in higher Odyssey trims, as well.
Here’s another real-life bit of genius in the 2018 Honda Odyssey’s interior: an infra-red camera located in the overhead rear seat entertainment system. Known as CabinWatch, this system allows the driver and the front seat passenger to have a clear view of “what’s going on back there” whenever the need or urge to check arises. The image is projected on the dashboard’s central display screen, and there’s even a feature that lets you zoom in, if you’d like.
Up front, the dashboard now boasts a 7-inch color TFT screen or an 8-inch touchscreen (depending on trim level), as well as a return of the in-demand volume knob. Thanks for listening to the masses, Honda engineers!
Reviewers at Kelley Blue Book call the 2018 Odyssey “the best driving minivan we’ve ever driven,” and all of us at Germain Honda of Naples agree. When driven around town or in parking garages, “it changes direction with the willingness and ease of a smaller vehicle, and stops in the same manner.” On the highway, the Odyssey is equally “quiet, confident, and comfortably controlled.”
Critics at Edmunds echo the sentiment, adding that the “EX is the way to go if you’ve got a limited budget,” as it’s “got the features you’re really going to want on a minivan.” They also heap praise on the “improved second-row seat functionality, a more powerful V6, enhanced handling capability and new convenience features.” In essence, the all-new Odyssey is as good as it gets, especially if ride quality is your top concern.
Safety: A Honda Priority
Car and Driver reviewers laud the fact that the Honda Sensing suite of safety features is now standard on all but the base LX trim level. These active safety features add to the already-admirable passive safety features, making the 2018 Honda Odyssey one of the safest family vehicles on the road — an important fact that any parent will appreciate. Such safety systems include adaptive cruise control with automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and road-departure mitigation, among others.
Honda even notes that the new 2018 Odyssey was designed to achieve top scores and best-in-class performance in IIHS and government crash tests. Final testing grades and ratings haven’t been entirely released, but our Naples Honda dealership expects the new Odyssey to earn its fair share of stars.
Come See the 2018 Odyssey for Yourself
As excellent as the all-new Odyssey looks, you’ll only truly appreciate its amazingness from behind the steering wheel. So, why not stop by the showroom at Germain Honda of Naples and test drive the 2018 Odyssey? And bring the whole family, too!
Take a look at our current selection of new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivans, or view our other new Honda vehicles to see what’s in store when you visit our Naples car dealership. In addition to this marvelous new minivan, we also proudly offer amazing Honda lease deals to keep your family’s budget from bursting. What more could you ask for from a premier Honda dealership?
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