Honda Automobiles: 2018 Honda Odyssey Press Kit

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Redesigned privately for a dictated purpose – to support and raise a low-stress, still and confidence-inspiring family transport knowledge – a 2018 Odyssey framework offers a model’s best multiple nonetheless of doing response and maneuverability, sedan-quality float comfort, fortitude and accident-avoidance skills. Consisting of 4-wheel eccentric cessation (MacPherson strut front and all-new compress trailing-arm rear) mounted on vibration-damping front and back subframes and including a first-ever back stabilizer bar for a model, a new Odyssey affords families with desirous doing and glorious float control, and a acquire absense of low- and mid-frequency sepulchral noise. It is also equally skilful during carrying adult to 8 occupants or a multiple of passengers and cargo, and can draw trailers adult to 3,500 lbs (1,588 kg).

Working in multiple with a softened physique structure, a cessation excels during both float correspondence and physique suit control by minimizing hurl during cornering, representation during acceleration and braking, and swell on rolling surfaces. The Odyssey’s new dual-pinion electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering (EPS) and 4-wheel front brakes with electronic stop placement serve urge doing response and control.

Key Chassis Features

Odyssey LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L N/R and Touring

  • 4-wheel eccentric suspension
  • Vibration-damping subframes
  • Dual Pinion Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)*
  • 4-wheel front brakes with ABS and Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • 18-inch all-season tires
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist*
  • Agile Handling Assist*

Odyssey Elite (replacing a above)

  • 19-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels*
  • 19-inch all-season tires*

* First for Odyssey

Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
The Odyssey eccentric front and back cessation systems are engineered to yield prolonged circle transport and glorious correspondence for a well-spoken ride, together with a accurate damping and open rates indispensable for glorious doing and pulling feel. Advancements for a 2018 indication year embody reduced quivering and softened float comfort over highway irregularities such as potholes, overpass joints and highway seams. Safe, easy and certainty inspiring, a new Odyssey’s cessation creates any member of a family feel some-more gentle while providing a motorist with a incomparable class of control and low-effort, low-stress performance.

Front Suspension
At a front is a strut-type complement with forged-aluminum revoke control arms, fluid-filled correspondence bushings, curl springs and a 26 mm (LX, EX) or 26.5 mm (EX-L and above) stabilizer bar. This setup uses specifically tuned open rates, damping rates, stabilizer bar and bushings for a smooth, tranquil float with glorious cornering abilities. The tip front strut mounts yield a “triple path” load-bearing complement that helps catch highway quivering and harshness.

Rear Suspension

A initial for a 2018 Odyssey is a new compress trailing-arm back cessation pattern with a new stabilizer bar that provides glorious float and handling, best-in-class physique hurl control, and reduced noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) delivery to a newcomer cabin. The complement utilizes fake aluminum tip control arms and adds a stabilizer bar (20 mm) for a initial time in Odyssey.

Its compress pattern helps maximize interior and load volume while permitting for fitment of 19-inch wheels on tip trims. Dampers and springs have been changed outboard for softened effectiveness, and back cessation weight is reduced 7 lbs. compared to a effusive model. The finish outcome is a back cessation complement that is unphased by varying newcomer and load loads, disproportionate surfaces including bumps, cement heaves and hills. In addition, since a back stabilizer bar helps control physique roll, open and check settings can be optimized for limit float comfort total with well-developed suit control.

Vibration-Damping Subframes
The engine, transmission, and front and back cessation systems are mounted on firm steel subframes. These subframes insert to a unit-body during rubber-isolated ascent points that assistance keep powertrain and highway noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) out of a newcomer cabin. The back subframe’s compress measure revoke weight, allows a fuel system’s evaporative bin to be relocated behind a fuel tank, and allows fitment of a back stabilizer bar.

Dual Pinion Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
New to a 2018 Odyssey in all trims, modernized Electric Power Steering (EPS) incorporates twin sail gears that enhances low-speed maneuverability and high-speed stability. Compared to a normal single-pinion steering system, a dual-pinion EPS utilizes a earthy steering submit from a motorist as good as from a supplemental electric motor. A non-contact torque sensor measures a driver’s steering bid and an ECU determines how most electric engine support to add, with a outcome being seamless, natural-feeling steering in all situations, adult to and including puncture maneuvers. A outline of advantages of a new Odyssey’s dual-pinion EPS include:

  • Intuitive and easy to expostulate
  • High steering precision
  • Increased steering ratio formula in quicker bend rate benefit during low and midst speeds, while progressing high-speed stability
  • Superb fortitude on a highway
  • Confident maneuverability
  • Reduced motorist workload
  • Predictable and manageable in emergencies

Four-Wheel Disc Braking System with Electronic Brake Distribution
The 2018 Odyssey has 4-wheel front brakes with a 4-channel anti-lock braking complement for a absolute and linear stop feel and assured stops in a far-reaching operation of pulling conditions including dry, soppy and snowy roads. The ventilated front discs are 12.6 inches in hole and use 2-piston calipers, while a plain back discs are 13.0 inches in hole and have single-piston calipers. The calipers implement a spring-loaded resource to say subdivision between a stop pads and rotor to revoke stop drag when not in use, shortening regulating insurgency for softened fuel efficiency.

For best opening with a widely varying loads one is expected to confront in a minivan, Odyssey has Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) complement technology. EBD monitors braking force and adjusts front-to-rear stop bid to grasp limit braking opening and stability. At a rear, a select-low braking plan is used to assistance say directional fortitude in sleazy driving. In a eventuality one back circle verges on lock-up, triggering a vigour modulation during that wheel, stop vigour is also discontinued during a adjoining circle to assistance safety a back axle’s parallel stability.

ABS with Brake Assist
The anti-lock braking complement (ABS) exclusively modulates braking energy during any circle to assistance a motorist keep steering control during complicated braking. Brake Assist recognizes puncture braking situations and roughly now relates full braking force when suitable to assistance digest braking distance. (See a Safety and Driver Assistive territory for some-more information.)

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Odyssey’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a automobile is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver. VSA also provides a limited-slip differential outcome for a pulling wheels by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pulling force to a circle with some-more traction. While a motorist can revoke a traction control efficacy permitting some-more circle trip during stranded condition by dire a VSA Off button, ABS stays entirely operational during all times. (See a Safety and Driver Assistive territory for some-more information.)

Agile Handling Assist
A initial for Odyssey, Agile Handling Assist uses a vehicle’s brakes selectively to urge initial branch response and altogether cornering ability. Agile Handling Assist utilizes stop vectoring to urge dilemma traceability and assured doing feel. By requesting braking force to a inside wheels during cornering during high parallel G, a complement creates a “yaw moment,” so generating some-more branch force and shortening understeer.

Hill Start Assist
The Hill Start Assist duty helps to forestall a automobile from rolling retrograde when a motorist switches from a stop pedal to a accelerator pedal while a automobile is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when a automobile senses a certain slip and is entirely stopped in any brazen rigging when confronting ascending or retreat rigging when confronting downhill. The complement uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a circle speed sensor to control a hydraulic stop modulator.

Electric Parking Brake with Brake Hold
Included in all Odyssey trims for 2018, a Electric Parking Brake (EPB) creates regulating a parking stop easier and some-more comfortable, compelling a use by drivers. The EPB also frees adult building space on a driver’s side by expelling a prevalent parking stop pedal, ensuing in a some-more gentle and lush pulling experience.

Actuating a parking stop is now as elementary as pulling a switch on a instrument panel. To recover a parking brake, a motorist simply puts a automobile in rigging and presses on a accelerator pedal, or pulls on a EPB switch to a left of a steering wheel. As with a normal manually activated parking brake, EPB functions on a back wheels only.

The EPB also facilities Automatic Brake Hold, that retains stop vigour when a automobile is stopped, simplifying pulling in complicated trade or hills. This frees a motorist from ceaselessly dire a stop pedal to say a automobile in a stopped position, a poignant alleviation in pulling delight in formidable conditions.

Operating a complement requires twin elementary actions from a driver:

  • Activating/deactivating a complement around a switch to a left of a steering wheel
  • Pressing on a stop pedal when a automobile comes to a stop

Once these stairs are taken, Automatic Brake Hold will prove rendezvous and afterwards say stop vigour when a automobile has come to a stop, even if a motorist releases a stop pedal. The Odyssey afterwards stays stopped – even on a mountain – until a motorist presses a accelerator pedal. At this indicate Automatic Brake Hold releases a brakes and a automobile resumes normal braking function.

For a initial time, all Odyssey trims have aluminum amalgamate wheels. The 2018 Odyssey LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trims come with 18 x 7.5-inch amalgamate wheels, an in. incomparable in hole and a half-inch wider than a prior model’s 17-inch wheels. The Elite is propitious with 19 x 7.5-inch amalgamate wheels, a largest ever offering on a Odyssey. Four singular circle designs are practical to a opposite trim levels, with Genuine Honda Accessories 19-inch chrome wheels also available. (See a Accessories territory for some-more information.)

Wheel Applications




All Odyssey trims come customary with tires exclusively designed to assistance a Odyssey yield a best ride, doing and NVH opening in all continue conditions with low rolling resistance. The Odyssey LX, EX, EX-L and Touring models have 235/60R18 Bridgestone Turanza all-season tires while a Elite has 235/55R19 Bridgestone Turanza all-season tires.

Tire pressures are monitored regulating a approach Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that reports tire vigour during any plcae and offers fill-assist technology.

All 2018 Odyssey models embody a T135/80D17temporary gangling tire on a 17 x 4.0-inch steel circle that is stored inside a cabin, underneath a building between a front and second quarrel seats.

Tire Fill Assist
New for a 2018 Odyssey, Tire Fill Assist works with TPMS to assistance a motorist grasp a scold tire pressures fast and easily. It does so by providing an heard hail and flashing a parking lights when a scold atmosphere vigour is reached for any tire being filled.

When versed with a Honda dealer-installed appendage towing package, a 2018 Odyssey LX, EX and EXL with 9-speed involuntary delivery is SAE draw rated during 3000 lbs. (1,361 kg), while a Odyssey Touring and Elite with 10-speed involuntary delivery are SAE draw rated during 3,500 lbs. (1,588 kg).  The Honda appendage towing package includes a Class II join and wiring connector.  When not being used for towing, a appendage join can double as an connection indicate for a genuine Honda appendage bicycle rack. (See a Accessories territory for some-more information).

The paddle shifters on all models give a motorist accurate control over rigging preference on roads with class changes, permitting a motorist to say a selected rigging on upgrades and use engine braking on downgrades. A high-capacity engine radiator with twin high-power fans, vast 12.6-inch (320 mm) front and 13.0-inch (330 mm) back front brakes with softened cooling airflow, and a new compress trailing arm back cessation with stabilizer bar serve raise towing performance.

Fuel Tank
The 19.5-gallon (73.8-liter) fuel tank is molded of high-density polyethylene for low weight, leisure from gnawing and for impact resistance. The tank is positioned forward of a back wheels to assistance ensure opposite collision damage. The figure of a tank is designed to lessen a odds of sloshing-fuel noise. A high-efficiency low-pressure fuel siphon is housed inside a fuel tank, and a fuel filter is a lifetime pattern that never needs replacement.

Key Chassis Features and Specifications