As a card-carrying member of the Minivans Are Truly Cool Membership, I’m blissful to announce that the 2020 Honda Odyssey arrives with a transmission replace and a particular choices package deal to commemorate the household hauler’s quarter-century run. That’s proper people — the Odyssey debuted all the way in which again in 1995 and, in contrast to just a few different minivans from that period which can be now not with us (taking a look at you Mercury Villager, Ford Windstar and Nissan Quest), it’s nonetheless going robust.
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If you need your Odyssey to be acknowledged as an anniversary version, Honda is providing (through dealerships, not the manufacturing facility) a 25th Anniversary Package deal that provides a chrome roof rack, physique aspect moldings, lower-door garnish, a chrome rear bumper protector, particular badges, an anniversary key fob and illuminated sill plates with (once more) the anniversary emblem. And if all that wasn’t sufficient, you’ll be able to tack on a pair of elective 19-inch wheels with a design that’s distinctive to the package deal. The styling upgrades will price $1,500, or $2,800 with the wheels thrown in.
In different Odyssey information, there are two powertrain updates: Idle Cease (aka a stop-start system) and Honda’s 10-speed computerized transmission are actually customary with the minivan’s returning 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Beforehand, the 4 lowest Odyssey trim ranges (LX, EX, EX-L and EX-L with navigation and a rear-seat leisure system) got here with a nine-speed computerized. That is excellent news in a way, because the nine-speed, manufactured by ZF, is a transmission that we at Automobiles.com have loathed. The unhealthy information? We’re not massive followers of the 10-speed both — but it surely’s higher than outright hatred. Gas economic system figures are unchanged from 2019 by the swap, nonetheless sitting at an EPA estimated 19/28/22 mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed.
The ultimate change is a brand new Platinum White Pearl paint colour, which replaces … White Diamond Pearl. OK.
Costs have jumped up barely for all trim ranges, with the most important leap being EX fashions, rising by $530. Listed here are the brand new costs (together with a $1,095 vacation spot cost) for 2020:
- LX: $31,785
- EX: $35,785
- EX-L: $39,055
- EX-L Navi/RES: $41,155
- Touring: $46,055
- Elite: $48,415
Versus the competitors, the Odyssey falls roughly in center. The Chrysler Pacifica begins at $28,730 and tops out round $46,885 for its personal anniversary version (together with vacation spot however earlier than accessible reductions), whereas the Toyota Sienna begins at $32,535 and runs as much as $48,950 on the excessive finish, additionally together with vacation spot.
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