Performance? Check. Entertainment? Check. Style? Check. Minivan? Check.
The 2012 Honda Odyssey might just be the perfect fit for your family road trip. From comfort to performance, the Odyssey makes a strong case to be 2012’s hottest family car.
Let’s start with what’s under the hood. The Odyssey’s surprisingly powerful 247-hp, 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine will make many drivers think they’re driving a sports car rather than a minivan. The Odyssey handles extremely well through even the tightest turns and is rated at almost 30 MPG on the highway. The Touring and Touring Elite Odyssey come with a six-speed automatic transmission while the rest get a five-speed automatic.
The body design of the Odyssey is unlike most minivans, too. We think it actually looks cool. Not just “soccer mom cool” either. Real cool. The front and back of the Odyssey borrow many design features from other Honda models such as the Accord, but the side is unlike any other vehicle on the road. From afar, the Odyssey shares some design basics with other cars in its class, but, up close and personal, the Odyssey is ahead of its time. An arched roofline and “lightning bolt” hump around the rear window make the Odyssey stand out.
Inside, the Odyssey just keeps getting better. It contains enough features to make even the longest of road trips a breeze. Touring Elite models come with a 650-watt sound system with 15 GB of available storage and a 16.2” ultra-wide-screen TV (that can be split down the middle to hopefully settle some movie disputes in the backseat). Not enough for you? Zagat-integrated Voice Navigation paired with a Blind Spot Information system (BSI) and a multi-angle rearview backup camera make driving the Odyssey a treat. The console also contains a “Cool Box” to keep snacks and drinks cold for your journey. The Odyssey is a high-tech living room on wheels.
The 2012 Honda Odyssey has what it takes under the hood, under the roof, and in the dash to get you where you want to go in comfort and style. Soccer mom or not, you’ll want to consider buying the 2012 Odyssey as your next road-trip ready vehicle.