The Odyssey is among the best minivans on the market and it shows in the sales number. On the other hand, the present version began to lose ground against the newer Pacifica and Sedona so it will be replaced soon. Originally the 2019 Honda Odyssey Hybrid was anticipated to be released from the late 2019 but it seems it can be slightly delayed. The production version of the car is going to hit the marketplace more than likely from the first half of 2019. This usually means a lesser weight, better NVH levels and a nicer overall suspension method.
So far it seems that the dimensions of this minivan is not going to change much over its predecessor. However, thanks to this new platform it must become better to push. A few other improvements include a new motor, an entirely new appearance, and a revised interior. These will allow Honda to maintain the Odyssey on top of its course which shouldn’t be all that tough. The cost is expected to change only for the top end models. This usually means the base version will still cost around $30000. Its top end versions, on the other hand, will become slightly more expensive due to the added equipment and safety features.
The main selling point of the Honda 2019 Odyssey, or some other minivan for that matter, is going to be its cabin. There’ll be enough room for up to eight people with a few models being expected with just seven seats. Even the base model of the car will feature things like dual-zone climate control, HVAC vents for the middle and rear seats, an intercom system to allow the rear passengers to talk with the driver with more ease in addition to plenty of USB charging ports.
Moving up the Odyssey will add wireless charging, a wireless hot-spot, a much better infotainment system with phone mirroring technology, leather upholstery and even a large LCD screen for the rear seats. Its trademark feature, a trunk-mounted vacuum cleaner, is expected to return on this new model too.
The first test mules are spied all of the way back in 2014 with the most recent being seen a few months back. It seems that the car did not change all that much in the meantime. The upcoming Honda 2019 Odyssey appear to have a lot of cues from the new Pilot. Expect the front end to be remarkably similar to the SUV. However, its sliding rear doors or the rather sportier-looking back end should still be utilized on the Odyssey. Some also suggested that it will take the rear styling from the MDX which would likely not be all that far from the truth.
We’re pretty certain that the Odyssey will hit the market with a 3.5 liter direct injected naturally aspirated V6. This would be just like that in the Honda Pilot so it should make 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. With the lower weight of the car, the new Odyssey should become faster and more efficient as well. Some suggested that Honda will stick with the six speed manual on the base model. However, it seems that the nine speed ZF automatic would be a much better choice. Front wheel drive will be standard with an optional all wheel drive system being a real possibility. Later on, the Odyssey will probably trade the ZF nine speed for Honds own 10-speed automatic which is still under development at this time.
Release Date and Prices
Fuel economy ratings are the exact same for entire Honda Odyssey 2019 lineup and read 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Finally, entry-level LX models cost $29000, while touring models find themselves in the low forties price range. When it comes next year, the new 2019 Honda Odyssey Release Date should continue with strong sales even though minivan popularity has fallen due to large crossover popularity again.