The mini-van continues to be the ultimate vehicle for large families. And the Honda Odyssey has been at the top of the mini-van list for years. The Odyssey received a complete redesign in 2011, making it sleeker, roomier, more economical, and even more family friendly. The 2012 Honda Odyssey is simply the coolest mini-van on the market today.
It all starts under the hood of the Odyssey with the 3.5L 24-valve V6 engine that will generate 248 hp and 250 ft-lbs of torque. That’s plenty of power to get you to the football game on time. Pair that engine with the 5-speed automatic transmission and the Odyssey will deliver an incredible 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg out on the highway. Those are numbers you would normally expect to see on sedans, not mini-vans! And to top all that off, the Odyssey also has a new suspension giving it an even smoother ride and better handling.
The Odyssey’s updated exterior may be the first thing that catches your eye, but the most significant changes are inside. The extra size added to the Odyssey makes room for the new second row seat that is now capable of handling 3 child safety seats! And the 2nd row can even slide forward over 5 inches, bringing the entire row of kids closer to mom and dad in the front seat. The 3rd row also got a little extra legroom, and the 60/40 split fold seats can easily drop below the floor to make more room for cargo. Or the 2nd row can also be removed by one person and will give the Odyssey a total cargo capacity of 148 cubic feet. Whew! The designers also added a few fun details like the ”cool box” beverage cooler and the flip-up trash bag holder. The power-sliding doors, multi-zone air conditioning, retractable sunshades, power adjustable seats, and upgraded audio system make the journey even more enjoyable. And this Odyssey comes fully loaded with leather upholstery, rearview camera, and an incredible rear-seat entertainment system.
The Odyssey is also at the top of it’s game when it comes to safety as well. It’s loaded with a long list of safety features that include 4-wheel ABS disc brakes with brake assist, traction control, stability control, and a tire pressure monitor. The rear child safety door locks, 3-point safety belts, and LATCH child seat anchors help keep your most precious cargo safe. Automatic headlamps, heated mirrors, rear defroster, variably intermittent wipers, and daytime running lamps keep your visibility at a max no matter what mother nature throws at you. All these things work together with you to avoid accidents. But in the event that you are in one, that Odyssey will wrap you in a cacoon of safety with adjustable Active head restraints with whiplash protection, Front, 2nd and 3rd row head airbags, and Dual front side-mounted air bags.
This is one mini-van you simply must see to believe. Head over to Napleton Honda at 4780 North Service Rd St. Peters MO, 63376 and take this beauty for a test drive. You’ll fall in love with it. For further details give them a call at (888) 840-3576 today.