2017 Honda Odyssey – rumors and photos


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Confirmed, the new & refreshed edition, 2017 Honda Odyssey will debut next year. It’s very early to predict all changes and improvements, but we expect a plenty of updates. The current Odyssey has been released back in 2011 and considering that the car usually has a lifespan of around six years then it is safe to assume that the next generation of the minivan will be released in the form of the 2017 Honda Odyssey.

Improvements and Updates

Unfortunately at this point in time there are very few details about the actual production Odyssey but a model has been spied testing and there are a few changes to it. Firstly, it seems that Honda will move the minivan to a new platform which will be better in terms of structural rigidity and weight. Also, the new platform will allow for more powertrain options and for a slightly different floor-pan which could mean there will be eve more room inside the cabin.

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New Design – Changes

Exterior

The design of the 2017 Honda Odyssey is still a well guarded secret but considering their latest model and the fact that it will follow Honda’s current design scheme, it is safe to assume that the new Odyssey will feature a slightly more aggressive front end than before which will boast Honda’s new grille design. Also, the car will get, for the first time, fully LED lit headlights and fog-lights which should make for a really interesting design. The wheels’ designs will be all new while the usual sliding doors and massive hatch-door will remain unchanged.

However, this time around the car will feature hands-free doors, a self-leveling suspension system which should make it easier to drive and also easier to load.

2017 honda odyssey spy photos

Inside view

The interior will be as clever as before, so besides the eight seats and massive trunk, the Odyssey will come with a lot of features to entertain its passengers during long drives. As standard it will get a surround audio system, up to six USB charging ports, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi as well as a triple-zone automatic climate control system. Honda’s well known trunk vacuum cleaner will make a return on this model as well and this time around the car will benefit from a few more safety devices.

Under the Hood

Engine wise, while there are any official details just yet, we are almost positive that the 2017 Honda Odyssey will feature Honda’s well known 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 engine which has been the core of their products for a lot of time now. It is unclear what output it will get in the minivan but we expect it to get slightly more than before at 290 horsepower and little over 270 lb-ft of torque. This should be enough to allow the car to move at highway speeds with ease and it should be more than enough to get the driver out of any situation.

Unlike the current model though which comes with front wheel drive only and a rather dull 6 speed automatic gearbox, we are certain that the new one will get a ZF-sourced 9 speed automatic gearbox which first debuted at Acura. This will get a push-button controlled on the dashboard and it should make better use of the engine’s power.

A massive update over the current model though will be the all wheel drive system which has been rumored for some time now. This will be sourced by Acura and it should give the driver a lot more confidence in any type of weather. Also, the front wheel drive model will get a four-wheel steering system which is easily going to make it the best driving minivan out there.

2017 honda odyssey side view

2017 Honda Odyssey Price & Release date

The best part about this is that Honda already confirmed that they will release an all new model for it next year and it should be ready to go into production by the end of 2017.

The price will not change all that much so expect it to cost around $30,000 which is still great considering it will offer enough room for up to eight passengers and their luggage.

As you can to predict, the biggest rivals are: Kia Sedona, 2017 Chrysler Town & Country and Toyota Sienna.

2017 Honda Odyssey

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