2021 Honda Odyssey could be the first model in the new era of minivans class that surely has started in a couple of years before. It seems that the time of minivans actually starts, were those few manufacturers that make it have decided to change this class completely. It is quite refreshments since we are used on significant changes in SUV and crossover class, and surely practical resolution for families.
When it comes to the Odyssey, changes are more in term of the design, while the engine and interior design and technology are not that important. However, the main change in this model is actually the design of the car that looks impressive.
- The model is redesigned and modernized in design.
- There is a great new cabin with an upgraded infotainment system.
- There are no changes in the engine so far.
- The model is a little expensive for the class.
The old model of Odyssey has been boring and flat, obviously made to be used for family driving and nothing more. However, this time 2021 Honda Odyssey has undergone so impressive changes that even the best crossovers could compete with. The front bumper has undergone main changes. The entire front end is narrowed and thinner, with new design and shape of the lights and fog lights below them.
Since the lights are wider and more on the left and right side of the bumper, the trapezoidal grille is visible and more attractive now. The roof of the vehicle is opened almost whole-length with a quality moonroof. The vehicle comes on 17-inch tires, with optional increasing to the 18-inch on customers demand. Even the rear end is better sculpted and softener, decorated with a spoiler on the trunk door and modernized rear lights.
Since 2021 Honda Odyssey is planned to be offered to the families, the cabin is comfortable and warm, wrapped in protective and quality materials. However, it does not mean that driving should be boring and slow. The manufacturer upgraded the infotainment system, putting the controlling buttons on the 8-inch touchscreen.
Yes, the model is still the best option for families so you will find phone connection. USB ports and Bluetooth as before. The great entertainment system is available on the second and third row, this time enriched with headrests and more space between the rows. Thanks to a lot of space and wider seats, this minivan can take a lot of passengers, even more than eight as in commonly used SUVs. Will Odyssey beat the Toyota Sienna? Time will say…
Although the manufacturer has made an effort to change and upgrade literally everything they could in 2021 Honda Odyssey, they have not changed the obvious, the engine. The new Odyssey will have the same and trustworthy 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine as before. With 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, it is surely a great addition to minivan class and stable and strong model for long trips. The engine comes paired with nine-speed automatic transmission as the most powerful one for this class.
2021 Honda Odyssey Release Date and Price
Old buyers of this model should be satisfied with 2021 Honda Odyssey, that is for sure. It retained all important and great features as before, with numerous additions and upgrades. The most appealed for new buyers, however, is a redesign of the chassis that was a weak point on the previous model. The price should be around $30,000. The new model will be on the market by the end of 2020.