Pre Owned Vehicle Spotlight Honda Odyssey Princeton WV
Pre-Owned Spotlight Honda Odyssey | Princeton, WV
The Honda Odyssey is probably the most well-known minivan in American automotive history, and it’s easy to see why. Entering its fifth generation in 2018, the Odyssey has seen several facelifts and redesigns since it was first introduced in 1994.
The fourth generation, which ran from 2011 to 2017, was the Odyssey’s longest ever, with a mid-generation refresh in 2014. The Odyssey has always been a frequent shapeshifter, but its dedication to family-friendly interiors, technology, and ride quality never changes.
Over the years Honda has improved the Odyssey’s power and handling again and again, starting with a 4-cylinder engine paired with a 4-speed transmission back in the 90s and gradually upgrading to a V6 engine, then a 5-speed transmission, then 6-speed as the V6’s horsepower grew.
Today, the Odyssey still sports its classic and powerful V6 engine, now paired with a robust 9-speed or optional 10-speed transmission for an energetic ride with unbeatable handling.
When it was first introduced, the Odyssey was a much smaller vehicle, with more limited cargo space than its competitors. So when its second generation started in 1999, Honda greatly expanded the Odyssey to make it the largest and longest minivan on the market, and switched out swinging rear doors for sliding ones.
The third generation made the Odyssey even wider, but it wasn’t until the fourth generation that debuted in 2011 that the Odyssey saw another major design change. Bolder, sleeker styling marked this model year, and the mid-cycle refresh in 2014 made the Odyssey look even more modern.
The Odyssey was the first vehicle to introduce a compartment under the floor to store the third-row seat for additional storage space way back in the 1990s, setting the tone for two and a half decades of innovation.
The Odyssey’s seating capacity went from seven to eight passengers in 2005, when it also introduced a sliding second-row seat. Seven years later the Odyssey introduced the HondaVAC, a built-in vacuum that let parents clean up messes more easily than ever before.
Honda originated many features common today with the Odyssey—it was the first minivan to install a navigation system in 2000 and added rear-seat entertainment screens the same year. It also offered dual-zone climate control when it was first introduced in 1994, a feature still popular 25 years later.
Honda added all kinds of smart features to the Odyssey long before they were popularized, like the voice-activated navigation system it gained in 2005 and the blind-spot monitor in 2012. In 2014 the Odyssey offered driver assist features, including lane-departure warning and forward collision warning.
To learn more about the Honda Odyssey and see what models we have on our lot, contact us at Mama's Used Cars.
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