2019 Honda Odyssey Review, Elite, EX

The 2019 Honda Odyssey will be one of the leading minivans next season. Its advantages are numerous. Starting from the base model, buyers will find many interesting features. Also, there are a lot of accessories for children and the entire family, to make the trip more joyful. When the base MPV offers enough equipment, every upgrade for higher trims is a bonus. And there are various extras. But, that could be a downside of the 2019 Odyssey. Upper trims are generous with premium systems, so the standard minivan seems to be boring.

One of the major downsides of the MPV should be fixed next year. The 2019 Honda Odyssey will offer a hybrid drivetrain. Honda is electrifying models in other segments as well. Honda CR-V is coming as a hybrid in Europe in 2019. In the US, that should be Honda Pilot. The SUV and the minivan are sharing the same V6 engine, and they will probably share the same hybrid setup.

2019 Honda Odyssey

Continue reading the article to find out more changes on the 2019 Honda Odyssey.

2019 Honda Odyssey Specs

The 2019 Honda Odyssey continues to use a 3.5-liter V6 engine as its standard unit. This is one of the most reliable Honda’s engines. It can produce 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Other advantages are its reliability and durability. The drivetrain uses a nine-speed automatic transmission to route power to all wheels. The 2019 Odyssey is not getting a six-pace gearbox the 2019 Honda Pilot SUV is using for its higher trims. Instead, the MPV offers a new 10-speed case box for the Touring and Elite versions. There is no two-wheel drive available for this minivan, and the AWD returns 19/28 mpg for city/highway ride.

Hybrid

Honda is not developing a brand-new drivetrain for the hybrid arrivals. Instead, they tune the proven unit from its famous sedan – Accord. This car is using a 2.0-liter inline-four engine as the base to mate it to the electric motor. The system produces 212 hp for the latest Accord. However, Honda announced there will be a big boost in outputs. First, the energy should go up to 240 hp. Torque remains at the current level (232 lb-ft). Well, 2019 Honda Odyssey is bigger than the Accord, so it can’t count on 47 mpg of combined output.

2019 Honda Odyssey side view

2019 Honda Odyssey Hybrid Release Date

With the standard model already in salons, we are now waiting for updates about the 2019 Honda Odyssey hybrid. This version will arrive somewhere through next season. However, the carmaker is not unveiling too many details, since the development is ongoing. The good thing it is not going to be too much higher than the base model. Accord hybrid adds $1,500 over the standard MSRP.

2019 Honda Odyssey Trim Levels

There are five versions of the 2019 Odyssey to start with the building. The base model is LX. Mid-range vehicles are EX and EX-L. The most equipment we will find in 2019  Honda Odyssey Touring and Elite models. There are heated and ventilated seats, premium audio with 11 speakers, parking sensors, and rear entertainment system. The last one is also available as an option for some lower levels. Honda sensing safety is coming with EX model. The base trim offers 18-inch wheels, power front seats, and cloth upholstery.

2019 Honda Odyssey interior

2019 Honda Odyssey Price

With the least options, the 2019 Honda Odyssey LX costs just above $30,000. As said, mid-range trims will be EX and EX-L and these are still under $40,000. The Touring minivan costs $45,000 and Elite adds $2,000 more. The hybrid model will cost $1,500 more on each trim where it is available. That means we will find 2019 Honda Odyssey with such drivetrain from $31,500, up to $50,000 with Elite package.

2019 Honda Odyssey rear view

The main competition to 2019 Honda Odyssey will be Dodge Grand Caravan, Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Pacifica, and Kia Sedona.

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