Honda released the all new Odyssey back in 2017 and so far the minivan managed to impose itself as one of the better in its class. Sadly, the car is not the best though as it has tough competition from the Pacifica. Even so, it looks like the manufacturer is about to release an update with the 2019 Honda Odyssey. Sadly they haven’t released any information about the car just yet. Even so, there are quite a few inside sources feeding us some interesting information. It looks like the car may receive a new engine and some other changes under the hood. It may also receive a few more safety features which would, hopefully, allow it to reach the top of its class.
As before, the Odyssey uses the same platform as the Pilot crossover. Unlike the crossover though, the minivan has a rather different running gear. The car is lower to the ground and it features different brakes too. The end result is one of the best to drive minivans on the US market with the only real drawback being the fact the car could get noisy at some speeds. Even so, it remains as good, if not better, as its competitors when it comes to the overall comfort it has to offer to its passengers. One of its current drawbacks has to be its unusual electric power-steering system. While this is quite direct for a minivan, it doesn’t really have much feedback to give. This sadly hurts the driver’s confidence which we do hope will change with the 2019 Honda Odyssey. As we have said, it also looks like the car could get a new cruise control system. This would use a new type of radar which would allow the car to stop all by itself if something is to go wrong.
2019 Honda Odyssey Release date and Price
Just like with its predecessor, we expect the new Odyssey to hit the market in the upcoming months. Its price is likely not going to change much over now. The base version of the car should be right around $31,000 with the higher end versions going for north of $50,000. Some also suggested a Type R version is a real possibility. While we would love this to happen, at this point it is highly unlikely for it.
The design of Honda Odyssey
Considering how new the model is, it is safe to assume the 2019 Honda Odyssey is not going to change. It will boast the same front end, headlights, tail lights, bumpers and even rims as before.
The only real difference may be the addition of a new set of paint schemes but that’s about it. Some said the rumored Type R would get a new body kit but this has yet to be confirmed as of now. The only real improvement we hope the car will get is the addition of a new set of larger rims but once more, this is likely not going to happen.
The dashboard of the new 2019 Honda Odyssey is a far better looking one than ever before. In fact the layout is actually one of the best on the market. There is a set of buttons to control the gearbox, the materials are great while the infotainment system is mounted where it should be.
The steering wheel is nice to hold, there is a really informative instrument cluster in place while the optional head-up display is a really nice addition into the mix. The 2019 version of the car may receive a slightly different layout for the middle seats but nothing has been confirmed so far.
2019 Honda Odyssey Specs
The base model of the Odyssey will continue to use the same 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 as before. This engine will likely continue to offer 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This is more than enough for most families. It also looks like besides this engine, Honda may add a second option.
A new 2.0 liter turbo-four unit could be offered. This one could provide north of 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque while using less fuel than the V6. Both of them will likely come as standard with Honda’s new 10 speed automatic rather than the aging 9 speed gearbox. It also looks like an all wheel drive system is a possibility but the manufacturer decided to say nothing about this rumor just yet.
|2019 Honda Odyssey Specs
|Engine And Transmission
|280 hp/262 lb-ft
|PRICE RANGE: $31,000 – $50,000
|Competitors:Chrysler Pacifica LX,Toyota Sienna