2017 Honda Odyssey release, changes, price, specs – The Odyssey has been around for ages and despite the fact there are a lot of minivans out there, most people prefer it because it is cheap to own, good looking and incredibly well equipped for its price range. The car has a lot in common with the Pilot as well as the old Ridgeline, but this doesn’t translate well in practice because it is not available with the usual all wheel drive system of the two. This might change though for the new Honda Odyssey 2017 which has been spied a few times testing on the open roads and the end result might actually be a lot more impressive than many people thought. Just like before, it will still share its platform with the Pilot as well as with the next generation Ridgeline but this time the all wheel drive system might finally see its way on the new Odyssey. This would make for a really great addition because it would give people one more option besides the only all wheel drive car in its class, the Sienna.
2017 Honda Odyssey release date and price
The new Odyssey has been rumored to be released some time in the middle of 2016 while the actual production car won’t be ready by the end of 2016. 2017 Honda Odyssey price will stay the same as before so expect the base model to cost around $30,000 while a fully equipped version will fetch around $40,000 which is still great considering what it can offer.
New Honda Odyssey 2017 specs
Engine wise, the recipe will stay the same meaning that the new Honda Odyssey 2017 will only be offered with a single engine choice, a naturally aspirated 3.5 liter V6. However, this will not be the same as that of the previous model but it will be in fact a direct injected V6 coming straight from Acura. This should provide more at nearly 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque as well as it will use less fuel. On top of that, the engine will likely be mated to a 9-speed automatic and a standard front wheel drive system. An all wheel drive model has been rumored but it has not been confirmed by Honda so far.
Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that a hybrid model will be offered which is a bit of a shame considering this class is lacking a lot in the fuel efficiency department. A V6 hybrid has been rumored for quite some time now but it will likely not come on the 2017 model of the car.
2017 Honda Odyssey interior
Inside the cabin there are also going to be a lot of changes which are going to make the Odyssey once again a top choice in its class. The dashboard on the 2017 Honda Odyssey has been spotted on a prototype version and it does seem all new and like nothing else before it. The center console sports a huge LCD screen which seems to be the center of the car. It is likely that this will be a touch operated interface and it will control the climate control as well as the infotainment system. The steering wheel looks a lot like the one on the MDX while the seats might be the same as those on the MDX.
The exterior design of the 2017 Honda Odyssey will also become more attractive for all those people looking for a nice people carrier that doesn’t look as dull as the Sienna. The rear sliding doors are going to be kept which will greatly facilitate the access to the rear seats. The front end will likely be very similar to that of the new Pilot or Ridgeline. However, we expect an all new design on the rear side of the new Honda Odyssey 2017 which will feature a bigger tailgate than usual as well as a new design for both the headlights and taillights.