Recently redesigned, the popular minivan is about to continue without bigger changes in the next few years. The fifth generation of the Odyssey came last year. With plenty of improvements and new design solutions, it continues to sit on the top position among minivans. It is pretty much certain that 2020 Honda Odyssey won’t feature more important changes. It will represent the third production year of the current generation. This segment isn’t as competitive as some others, so often changes and shorter production cycles aren’t common things. Still, several reports suggest one interesting novelty for the next year.
According to these reports, the 2020 Honda Odyssey will get a new, hi-performance version with the familiar Type R badge. Of course, this is only a rumor at the moment, so take it with a dose of a reserve.
2020 Honda Odyssey Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we definitely won’t see bigger changes on the 2020 Honda Odyssey. It will continue with it familiar MPV layout, with a familiar shape and Honda’s newest design language. The thing that makes the Odyssey so good that there is no other MPV around with such good driving characteristics. This model offers amazing driving dynamics for a minivan and that is the reason why many believe in a new performance version.
However, the strongest point of every minivan is interior and 2020 Honda Odyssey won’t be an exception. There are numerous great features inside this vehicle. First of all, this model can accommodate up to 8 passengers. All seats are well-designed and you can count on plenty of room in all three rows. Also, count on the amazing quality of interior materials, as well as on plenty of cargo space. Behind the third row, there are 39 cubic feet of cargo. On the other side, total cargo capacity goes all away to 159 cubic feet, which are class-leading numbers without any doubt.
Base models feature things like a 5-inch touchscreen, 7-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, USB ports, hands-free text massaging etc. In higher trims, you can count on a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, navigation, wireless charger, rear-seat entertainment system, premium audio system and much more. The 2020 Honda Odyssey should continue with the same trim level organization, which would mean five version in the offer – LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite.
2020 Honda Odyssey Engine
Expect no changes under the hood of 2020 Honda Odyssey. All versions come with the same, well-known 3.5-liter V6 engine, which in this case delivers around 280 horsepower. Base models feature a 9-speed automatic transmission, while higher trims come with an all-new 10-speed automatic gearbox. The Odyssey is the first model to feature the new transmission. Besides plenty of power and excellent driving characteristics, this MPV also marks pretty good results in terms of fuel economy. You can count on 19 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway, which is pretty much class-average numbers.
2020 Honda Odyssey Type R
According to various reports, the Japanese manufacturer is preparing an interesting addition to the model’s lineup. It looks like we are about to see a performance version, as 2020 Honda Odyssey Type R. Compared to base models, it should come with lots of distinguishing details. First of all, expect a new engine with much more power. Most experts would point to the Honda’s familiar 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, which will for this occasion feature around 445 horsepower and 373 pound-feet of torque. Also, expect lots of visual improvement, especially on the outside, with numerous body upgrades.
2020 Honda Odyssey Release Date
Expect to see 2020 Honda Odyssey in the usual time, in this case, late 2019. Changes in price are not expected, at least when it comes to standard models. Base models will go around 30.000 dollars, while top-level trims can go all away up to 47.000 dollars. The potential Type R will probably go around 50.000 dollars.