Has Anything Changed for the 2019 Honda Odyssey?
Crossovers may be king when it comes to which automotive segment is the most popular in America right now, but ask any modern minivan driver and they’ll tell you that nothing truly beats the minivan when it comes to family-hauling capability and versatility. There are few minivan models left these days, with only the top options having survived the crossover boom to offer unique equipment and technology for families that you simply won’t find anywhere else. The Honda Odyssey is one of those models, and with the 2019 model year on the horizon, it’s important that any changes to the 2019 Honda Odyssey keep that momentum going.
In 2018, Honda completely revamped the Odyssey entering its 5th generation. For that model year, Honda introduced a 10-speed automatic transmission on Touring and Elite trim levels, the first time such a transmission had been used in a Honda production vehicle. There was also a more powerful engine that added 32 horsepower, something that won’t change for 2019. For 2018 an available 8-inch infotainment touch screen was also added, and the infotainment capabilities will continue into 2019 with the availability for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. [Read more: The Honda Odyssey has no shortage of family friendly features, from safety to technology]
2019 Honda Odyssey Release Date and Updates
As you can see, the Odyssey changed quite a bit for 2018. Therefore, for 2019, things carry over without many significant changes. And, that’s a good thing. The 2018 Honda Odyssey was a winning formula, so it’s good to see that will continue into 2019.
Of course, the 2019 Odyssey will still have many of the same fan-favorite features. These include CabinWatch and CabinTalk, allowing you to easily see and communicate with your kids in the back seat. We also can’t forget about the 2019 Odyssey’s Magic Slide 2nd-row seats on the EX trim and above, allowing you to more simply load passengers or cargo, with four seating modes.
So, when can you get behind the wheel? Well, the Honda Odyssey has already begun rolling out to dealerships, so get in touch with us if you’re interested. Otherwise, with few significant changes for the 2019 model year, we’d be more than happy to get you behind the wheel of any 2018 Honda Odyssey models still available. Either way, we have something in-store for you.