The 2017 Honda Odyssey is here with its new updates and brilliant, all-round performance. This is a minivan that rose among the ranks to become one of the best minivans in the market with its sheer performance and amazing comfort and convenience features.
The 2017 Odyssey is once again become dubbed as the “Ultimate Family Vehicle” by Honda, but for the 2017 model, Honda is calling it an MPV and rightly so. This is because along with its amazing good looks and sleek design, the new Odyssey has the performance that makes it the perfect family vehicle and the vehicle for your all needs.
The cabin is capaciously built so that you can carry eight passengers without disturbing their comfort. To make it even more impressive, it has a cargo area that can easily carry all of your luggage while you enjoy spacious seats and impressive legroom.
The 2017 Honda Odyssey has a dynamic performance that is powerful without being too aggressive so that you have a smooth ride at all times and on all kinds of roads. Of course, the advanced safety features in the minivan make it even better for the people who are looking for a family vehicle. These features allow the driver to be confident and have better handling than ever before.
Here is a review of the all-new 2017 Honda Odyssey with an in-depth look at its design, safety features, performance and comfort and convenience features.
Performance of Odyssey 2017
The 2017 Honda Odyssey is often cited as one of the best minivans in the UAE, thanks to its impressive performance. It is a front-wheel drive minivan that is available in the UAE in LX, EX and Touring trim levels. Being called a large MPV by Honda, thanks to its very robust engine that offers dynamic performance at all times.
It is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 i-VTEC aluminum alloy engine that can generate 250 horsepower and 339Nm of torque. This engine promises great performance, thanks to its features such as Variable Cylinder Management System and Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) that ensure that the fuel is distributed according to every cylinder and evenly.
To further improve the performance, the engineers at Honda have added MacPherson Strut Front Suspension with a 25.4mm front stabilizer bar and Multi-Link Double Wishbone Rear Suspension for better stability and handling.
The new Odyssey is fitted with 17-inch wheels and all-season tyres so that the vehicle can perform well in every kind of weather condition. Furthermore, it has towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. so that you can take it for off-road adventures and even tow a vehicle with it if you want.
It has 6-speed automatic transmission that offers perfect handling to the driver at all times. The fuel tank capacity of the vehicle is 79.5-litres so that you can drive for longer without the need to refuel the Odyssey. It has fuel efficiency of 19 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined fuel efficiency.
Comfort & Convenience Features in the 2017 Honda Odyssey
The 2017 Honda Odyssey is being called an MPV for a reason. Even though not many minivans can brag about being comfortable and convenient for the driver and the passengers, the latest Odyssey can. It has new features that make this minivan a perfect fit for the families that want to have a vehicle that will bring them the perfect features to make their daily commute easier and more fun.
It has multiple convenience features, but the highlight of these features is the 8-inch intelligent multi-information display that will show the driver the necessary stats such as the fuel consumption, in-cabin entertainment and the all the features he needs to connect with the world without taking his eyes off of the road.
The brand has also added features such as HondaLink to connect with internet and Bluetooth. But for the people who get the 2017 Honda Odyssey Touring, they will get the Ultra rear entertainment system with a 16.2-inch screen that can be connected with wireless headphones so that the rear passengers can enjoy the ride as much and however they want.
Some of the highlighting comfort and convenience features include:
- Cruise Control
- Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
- Ambient Console Lighting
- Passenger-Assist Grips for Second Row
- Garment Hooks for Third and Second Row
- Rear Window Defroster
- Rear-Seat Heater Ducts
- Cargo Area Light
- Active Noise Control
- Push Button Start
- Perforated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
- 115-Volt Power Outlet
Design of 2017 Honda Odyssey
The design of the new 2017 Honda Odyssey can be described as being clean, smooth and very functional. However at the same time, it is very stylish as well so that it can turn heads and make you want to have a second look.
The exterior is very edgy without appearing as aggressive while the interior is made to be semi-luxurious so that the driver and the passengers have enough comfort to enjoy the ride without being uncomfortable, no matter how long they have to travel in this minivan.
The cabin is very spacious and designed to be capacious. Thanks to its large sliding doors, the driver and the passengers can easily access the cabin and enter and exit the second and third rows easily. All of the passengers will have enough headroom and legroom to enjoy the ride and relax for the whole ride.
Since this is a family vehicle, the new 2017 Honda Odyssey can easily carry 8 passengers. However, you will have the option to fold down the third row seats with the new One-Motion 60/40 split feature and enhance the cargo capacity to carry all your necessary luggage.
In order to make it even better, the designers at Honda have added plenty of in-cabin storage places so that you can carry your items with you as well. The in-cabin storage can be found at the center console box and a new rear console box that can easily carry small items.
It is truly is a family minivan, thanks to its ability to support up to 5 child safety seats, three in the second row and two in the third row. To further improve the interior, second row seats have wide-mode while all the seats in the minivan come with head restrains for maximum comfort, the front passenger’s seat is 4-way power adjustable, while the driver’s seat is 8-way power adjustable for a more comfortable ride.
Just like the interior, the exterior of the new 2017 Honda Odyssey has a very powerful look that appears to be perfect for families. The design is very stylish and interesting with its straight lines and subtle curves. The lines are not harsh or edgy corners so that the vehicle looks more welcoming to the families from outside as well.
Even though it is designed to be approachable, the designers at Honda have not compromised the aerodynamics of the vehicle. The exterior is redesigned a bit, but this minivan is still able to zoom down the roads and offer the same superior performance that is very popular for.
The new design touches can be seen in the profile of the 2017 Honda Odyssey, it looks very agile and athletic. Thanks to the rear roofline spoiler, the vehicle can go at high speeds without any issues and offer a smooth performance at all speeds.
You will notice that the grille and the High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights are still the center of attention, however, the addition of chrome accents add a new dimension to the appearance of the vehicle. At the rear of the vehicle, you will find that the tail lamps have been integrated with LED light bars that add to the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle as well as offer better visibility.
Other features that make the exterior of the 2017 Odyssey impressive include the power tailgate that makes the process of loading and unloading the luggage easier. Some of the highlighting features include heated side mirrors, Smart Entry, an expanded view driver’s side mirror for better rear visibility and of course, an electric sunroof with tilt function.
The 2017 Honda Odyssey is dubbed as the ultimate family minivan thanks to its advanced and diverse safety features that ensure that the occupants of this vehicle are safe at all times. Road safety is one of the main concerns of the UAE motorists so they are very careful about the vehicle they purchase, especially when it comes to purchasing a family vehicle.
Thanks to its many safety features, the 2017 Honda Odyssey will be the perfect addition to the UAE’s market. Of course, you will have the choice to choose multiple optional safety features as well. Some of its highlighting safety features include:
- Front Dual SRS Airbag System
- Front Side Airbag System
- Side Curtain Airbag System
- Electric Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
- Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
- Traction Control
- Brake Assist
- Tyre pressure Monitoring System
- Daytime Running Lights
- Rearview Camera with Guidelines
- Honda LaneWatch
Price of 2017 Honda Odyssey in the UAE
The 2017 Honda Odyssey is a large minivan that is already available in the UAE with its three trim levels. The price of the new Odyssey by its trim levels is:
- The price of 2017 Honda Odyssey LX is AED 130,000 – AED 131,000.
- The price of 2017 Honda Odyssey EXL is AED 145,500 – AED 150,000.
- The price of 2017 Honda Odyssey Touring is AED 170,500 – AED 171,000.
The 2017 Odyssey is the perfect family vehicle that offers a comfortable ride along with powerful performance and superior safety features. It is among some of the most expensive minivans in the UAE, but it is worth the money you will spend on it.
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