The Features Of The 2008 Honda Odyssey

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The 2008 Honda Odyssey is a fine example of the popular minivan vehicle. It is ideal for carrying the whole family, the shopping, the family dog or your tools of trade.

The Odyssey is powered by a V6 3. 5 L engine which produces 244 hp. The EX-L and the Touring models also feature cylinder deactivation during cruising, which reduces fuel consumption on the open road. There is no need to be concerned about noticing a loss of power though, because you barely notice the device has cut in when you are driving.

The good fuel economy is a feature of the Odyssey. The EPA rating is 17 miles per gallon around town and 25 miles per gallon along the highways. Combine this with beautiful handling, responsive steering and a tight turning circle and you have a vehicle that drives more like a luxury vehicle than a minivan.

Not only does the Odyssey perform well, it also looks good and has a great road presence; not at all like many minivans driving around. There were some changes to the exterior of the car for the 2008 model; the whole front end received a makeover and a memory function was added to the side mirrors for safety and convenience.

The interior includes many new features that add to the convenience and experience of driving an Odyssey. Reverse parking is made easier with the addition of a camera to the rear vision mirror. All models come with airconditioning, CD and MP3, cruise control, adjustable steering column and powered front and mid doors. These features are standard in all models.

The mid range EX models also have powered drivers seat, powered sliding doors, alloy wheels, zoned climate control and extra storage. The EX-L features leather trim, heated front seats, sunroof, satellite radio and DVD entertainment for the passengers in the back. What a great idea for keeping the kids amused on long trips. The top of the range Touring model has all this plus some luxury extras like Bluetooth capability, adjustable pedals and an upgrade to the audio system.

Safety has always been a priority to Honda, and the Odyssey has several standard safety features. You can be assured of the safety of your family with traction control, antilock braking with brake assist, stability control, front airbags and side curtain airbags. In crash safety tests by the NHTSA, the Honda Odyssey rated the top 5 star score for both front and side impacts. The IIHS results were as impressive with the Odyssey again receiving the highest score all round.

Even though there are increasing numbers of minivans and crossover SUVs on the market today, the 2008 Honda Odyssey rates highest for handling, safety, space and fuel economy. All this and a wonderful driving experience as well.

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This article was published on 2009/09/14