Thursday, October 16, 2008

Honda Odyssey Reviews

First time seeing the Honda Odyssey 2008 on the road did not attract me too much. It's like another minivan with a big body and look too tough to me, I'm the kind that like a small car. But when I have a chance to see it clearly, all I can say is wow. Yes The Honda Odyssey have the wow factor.

Despite to the exterior 'average' stylist, the interior is excellent. It's look beautiful with a comfortable and versatile cabin. For the Asian with the small body, eight persons can have a relaxing travel in it. But the most interesting to me is the interior design look very luxury, more luxury than other 'big car' in it class. The DVD Rear Entertainment System is a good idea, but I will think twice for it because it will make disturbing to the driver.

Talking about performance and safety, Honda always in the front. For the performance, the 2008 Odyssey is the best in it class, and the U.S.News give it the top rank for that. Many of the test drivers said that Honda Odyssey it's powerful, fuel efficient, and handles like a car. For the safety the car connection gave it 10/10, a full mark. It make a good performance in Federal Government Test Crash, and came with the safety features - including Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and three-row side curtain air bags.


Length: 201.2 in.
Width: 75.6 in.
Height: 69.7 in.
Weight: 4365 lbs.
Wheel Base: 118.1 in.


Front Head Room: 41.2 in.
Front Hip Room: 57.8 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 62.6 in.
Rear Head Room: 40 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 64.5 in.
Rear Hip Room: 67 in.
Front Leg Room: 41 in.
Rear Leg Room: 40 in.
Luggage Capacity: 38.1 cu. ft.
Maximum Cargo Capacity: 146 cu. ft.
Maximum Seating: 7


Acceleration (0-60 mph): 9.2 sec.
Braking Distance: 141 ft.
Base Number of Cylinders: 6
Base Engine Size: 3.5 liters
Base Engine Type: V6
Horsepower: 240 hp
Max Horsepower: 5500 rpm
Torque: 242 ft-lbs.
Max Torque: 4500 rpm
Maximum Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs.
Drive Type: FWD
Turning Circle: 37.7 ft.

Fuel Data

Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 gal.

EPA Mileage Estimates: (City/Highway)

Automatic: 18 mpg / 25 mpg

Range in Miles: (City/Highway)

Automatic: 360 mi. / 500 mi.

I have to change my mind not to drive a minivan after have a detail look at Honda Odyssey 2008. For more Honda Odyssey Review please visit the car connection.

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