The Odyssey’s collection of active, passive, and driver-assist safety features leaves almost nothing to be desired. Here, essential components like Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control are combined with some of today’s most advanced and exciting safety technologies. These include a blind spot information system, a cross traffic monitor, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, and much more. Impressively, the 2018 Odyssey offers the entire Honda Sensing suite as early as its EX trim level. With this standard equipment, you’ll enjoy a host of computer-powered driver-assistance technologies, described in detail below!
Road Departure Mitigation: Your Odyssey will gently direct your steering toward the centerline if it detects that you’re moving too close to the road shoulder.
Collision Mitigation Braking System: This system cooperates with your Forward Collision Warning to help you respond more quickly to surprises on the road. It can even stop your Odyssey automatically if needed.
Adaptive Cruise Control: This system combines the familiar cruise control technology with a low-speed follow feature that automatically adjusts your rate of travel in response to other cars.
Convenience features tend to travel under the radar for most drivers, but those that make an appearance in the 2018 Odyssey are impossible to ignore. The Odyssey’s array of advanced convenience features includes some elements that drivers have come to expect from Honda—like tri-zone automatic climate control and push-button start technology—with a number of elements that have been designed specifically for the Odyssey. The technology features we’ve highlighted here are sure to help you connect with your passengers, save time on a daily basis, and enjoy more relaxing journeys!
HondaVac: What could be more convenient than a built-in vacuum cleaner? This appliance comes standard on Touring and Elite trims, and makes it easier than ever to clean up after a road trip.
CabinWatch: If you’ve ever wished that you could keep an eye on your passengers without turning around in the driver’s seat, then you’ll love the Odyssey’s new CabinWatch feature. With the press of a button, you’ll receive a live feed of your second and third rows projected straight to your Display Audio screen.
Wireless Phone Charger: The Odyssey Elite comes standard with a wireless phone charger. Just place your smartphone down on the panel and let the Odyssey take care of the rest.
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation: Honda’s signature navigation system puts you in control with voice-recognition technology, Honda HD digital traffic projection, and of course, turn-by-turn directions displayed in full color.
For most drivers and their passengers, access to a full suite of entertainment features can make all the difference between long, tiresome drives and unforgettable adventures. Many minivans seek to offer as many of these features as possible, but of course, the 2018 Odyssey easily stands out among the competition. Friends and family members of all ages will find something that they can get excited about inside this minivan’s cabin, so you’ll be able to enjoy all of your journeys as much as your destinations.
A Mobile Hotspot: In the Odyssey’s high-end Elite trim, you’ll be able to make use of a 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. This feature lets you connect with your smartphone or laptop on the go.
550-Watt 11-Speaker Premium Audio: Although the Odyssey’s standard seven-speaker system is sure to impress, those who want to enjoy high-fidelity sound would do well to upgrade with this 550-watt 11-speaker Premium Audio System, standard on Elite models.
Advanced Rear Entertainment System: The Odyssey’s 10.2-inch high-resolution rear entertainment system is sure to provide hours and hours of fun for your rear-seated passengers. It’s available as an upgrade even in the mid-range EX-L trim, and offers built-in streaming apps, HDMI compatibility, and a Blu-ray/DVD player.
Display Audio Touchscreen: The Odyssey’s 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen lets you manage all of this vehicle’s myriad entertainment settings using a customizable, easy-to-reach interface.