2011 Honda Odyssey Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, Odyssey is all new and features a roofline 1.6- inches lower than previous models and track, 1.4-inches wider. The i-VTEC 3.5-liter V-6 is now mated to a six-speed transmission in Touring trim that makes Odyssey competitive with its rivals. This new transmission and Honda’s variable cylinder management system help Odyssey achieve class leading fuel economy numbers. New range topping Touring Elite model makes its debut.
Since Honda wants to remain known as the manufacturer of the top selling American-marketed minivan, it is now struggling against competition from Toyota in the form of the Sienna and Chrysler variants. The 2011 Odyssey has since been introduced to the market with a novel, new design. The Odyssey is an eight-passenger front-drive minivan with a lower roofline and a wider track than previous models had. It has a new style, newer sheet metal, and a lightning bolt styling that is not all appealing.
You can get the Honda Odyssey in one of five trims including the Touring, EX-L, EX, LX, and the Touring Elite. The EX and EX-L trims host a navigation feature, and they come with rear seat entertainment like a wide screen television.
Odyssey upgrades thus far include the add-on option of a 3.5 Liter V-6 engine. It offers greater fuel economy as well. The Touring models also come with a six-speed transmission. At one time word had it that Honda would replicate Toyota’s 4 cylinder Sienna motor, but this option has yet to be offered.
The new Odyssey is lower, wider and significantly more angular, with a lightning bolt belt line which provides larger side window for the third row. The front end has smaller headlights and Honda’s new corporate grill. Honda covers the basics in impressive fashion, with many class leading storage solutions and tremendous interior room. Premiums include a powered tailgate, captains chairs, a chill chest, and ultra-wide video entertainment system for rear passengers.
Honda’s smooth spinning 3.5-liter V-6 can run on as few as three cylinders to conserve fuel. It is mated to a new 6-speed transmission that improves both fuel economy and acceleration. Odyssey’s track is now 1.4-inches wider than in previous models, which means more confident cornering. Touring Elite models get 18-inch wheels and 12.6-inch vented front brakes for even higher performance limits.
Three point seat belts are standard for all passengers as is traction and stability control. All outboard passengers have side curtain airbags, while the driver and front passenger have dual stage front and front side airbags.
Engines: 3.5L V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic
Models: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, Touring Elite
EPA Fuel Economy
Touring: 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway
LX, EX and EX-L: 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway
Price : $27,800 – $43,250