In North America, Odyssey minivan is present for two and a half decades. Current model rides on its fifth-generation and it is one of the most popular minivans in the country. However, the 2022 Honda Odyssey will be the sixth-gen model. Thanks to that, we can expect numerous upgrades, including a redesign, new interior and possibly a hybrid version as well.
Honda is introducing a new generation every four or five years. The current generation is present since 2018, so the rumors about new-gen Odyssey already started. Be ready for a lot of novelties and better models in every category. On top of that, the Type R version will go on sale as well.
2022 Odyssey Exterior Redesign
We already wrote about the 2021 Odyssey and its mid-cycle refreshments. Year after that, new-gen 2022 Honda Odyssey will reach the markets, and it will be redesigned. For that reason, expect numerous changes and most of them will be significant. For a start, this minivan will slightly grow in size. The new platform is in the works already and it will be able to accommodate a hybrid drivetrain. As for the visual upgrades, the Odyssey model will gain new front fascia.
That includes new headlights finished in different shape and a wider grille. Bumpers will be changed on both ends and taillights will look slimmer. The Japanese manufacturer will provide a new set of wheels, both standard and optional. This minivan will also gain new sunroof, additional chrome accents and a new tailgate.
You can expect major changes inside the cabin as well. The upcoming 2022 Honda Odyssey, as a new-gen model, will introduce a complete interior overhaul. Some things will remain, though. For a start, this minivan will once again offer a room for eight passengers. However, thanks to the new platform, this minivan will provide more legroom.
Even the headroom will be slightly improved. Honda will also provide a new dashboard, larger displays and new upholstery. Yes, we are talking about base trim level, not the Elite. As for the Elite, you can expect only luxury when it comes to the interior. That includes leather upholstery, premium sound system and various power-adjustable features.
Engine Specs, Hybrid, Type R
As for the performance, besides mentioned hybrid powertrain, nothing will change. Hybrid will deliver better fuel efficiency while the power figures won’t change significantly. A 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine remains as the only engine option. This reliable output delivers 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The base trim level comes with a 9-speed while upper trims with new 10-speed automatic transmission.
The new platform could also mean that the Odyssey minivan won’t be a front-wheel-drive model anymore. However, we believe that Honda will deliver the same FWD setup. The current Odyssey provides 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Odyssey Type R will also arrive. This high-performance version will benefit from the twin-turbo configuration under its hood. It will deliver over 400 horsepower. Moreover, Type R comes with impressive bodywork, meaner stance and it looks wilder and sportier in every possible way.
2022 Honda Odyssey Price and Release Date
When it arrives, the 2021 model will cost around $31,000. The approaching new-gen 2022 Honda Odyssey will surely cost more, closer to the $35,000. Sixth-generation will go on sale in the second half of 2021. This minivan will continue to rival Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna.