Every year, the engineers and designers at Honda find more ways to give drivers what they desire. Folks who choose the 2018 Honda Odyssey will be able to enjoy a suite of entertainment, connectivity, and convenience features that are sure to bring a smile to everyone who sets foot inside its interior. In fact, the 2018 Odyssey offers so many interior features, you’re liable to miss some if you don’t familiarize yourself with what it has to offer! Curious drivers can beat the learning curve by exploring some of the Odyssey’s highlights in our breakdown below:
Mobile Hotspot Capability: In the Honda Odyssey’s Elite trim, drivers will be able to transform their minivan into a 4G LTE mobile hotspot, capable of providing Internet connectivity to any number of mobile devices, no matter where you happen to find yourself.
SMS Text Message Function: Even in the Odyssey’s baseline LX trim, you’ll be able to receive and respond to text messages without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
CabinWatch: The Odyssey’s new CabinWatch feature provides the driver with a complete view of the second- and third-row seats. When you activate this feature, you’ll be able to view a live feed of your passengers right on your Display Audio screen—even when it’s dark out.
HondaVAC: This built-in vacuum cleaner makes it easier than ever to keep your Odyssey’s interior in mint condition. The feature comes standard on Touring and Elite models, and is easily accessible from the tailgate.
Advanced Rear Entertainment System: The 2018 Honda Odyssey’s Touring and Elite trims include a 10.2-inch high-resolution entertainment system that can accommodate a wide variety of media and even offers native streaming apps. It’s also available as an upgrade on the Odyssey EX-L.
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation: This navigation system is one feature that will never wear out its usefulness. It uses voice-recognition technology to provide directions and traffic updates while you’re on the road.
It’s no secret that the Odyssey is one of the most spacious offerings on the road today, and even when you’ve got a full carload of passengers, you’ll still find that everyone has plenty of room to spread out. This year’s Odyssey can seat up to eight, and its 163.6 cubic feet of passenger volume is evenly distributed across the entirety of the vehicle. As an example, it’s worth noting that first-, second-, and third-row passengers all receive nearly equal amounts of legroom: 40.9 inches, 40.9 inches, and 38.1 inches, respectively. What’s more, because the 2018 Odyssey offers so much seating flexibility, you’ll be able to transform passenger space into cargo space in a flash.
By folding the third row of seats down to the floor, the Odyssey’s 38.6 cubic feet of cargo space expands to 92.0 cubic feet. Even more impressively, the Odyssey’s cargo bay can grow to 158.0 cubic feet when you collapse the second-row seats, too. On top of all this, drivers will receive a leather-trimmed interior and a leather-trimmed steering wheel on all EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite Odyssey models.
12-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat: In the EX trim and above, the Honda Odyssey sports a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with four-way power lumbar support.
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats: Heated front seats come standard in the EX trim and above, and drivers who upgrade all the way to the Elite trim will also receive built-in seating ventilation!
One-Motion 60/40-Split Third-Row Magic Seat: Every Odyssey comes standard with a 60/40-split rear seat that can be folded flat in a matter of moments to make more cargo room when needed.
Magic Slide Second-Row Seats: These outboard second-row seats make it easy to load up third-row passengers by sliding to the edge of the Odyssey’s interior! When used together with the Odyssey’s multi-function second-row center seat—both of which come standard on the EX trim—the Odyssey takes all the stress out of getting on the road.