From the beginning, the Honda Odyssey has garnered recognition for its dependability, functionality, and family-friendly features. The 2024 version continues this tradition, giving you a cozy and adaptable minivan for your everyday transportation needs. However, what really makes the Odyssey stand out are the features you can't necessarily see. For instance, the Magic Slide second-row seats facilitate easy access to the third row, and cutting-edge driver assistance technologies offer features that not only keep you focused but also safe on the road.
Additionally, the 2024 Honda Odyssey's nod to functionality throughout the interior makes it feel as if it was designed specifically for you and your family. This includes easy access to your favorite apps, smart storage solutions, and the option to add accessories that take your day-to-day driving to the next level. Continue reading to learn more about the new Odyssey, including its history and the family-friendly amenities it offers.
MSRP: $38,240 [a]
Horsepower (hp): 280
Touchscreen (in.): 8
Max. Cargo Volume (cu.ft.): 158
The Honda Odyssey has been a mainstay in the Honda lineup for almost 30 years, with the first generation debuting in 1995. Although introduced as a minivan, the first-generation Odyssey resembled more of a wagon because it had four swinging doors as opposed to sliding doors. Regardless, it was a hit with families from the start, which was partially due to Honda's reputation for dependability and innovation. That reputation and a dedication to safety and technological features that meet the needs of today's drivers are why the 2024 Honda Odyssey is often touted as the go-to family vehicle of choice.
For instance, with the release of the second generation in 1999, the design of the Odyssey shifted towards a more traditional one featuring sliding rear doors. It also offered a more potent 3.5-liter V6 engine, better safety measures, and more interior room. However, Honda didn't stop there; it introduced a major overhaul for the third generation. The 2005 debut gave drivers a look at a more streamlined version of the family-friendly vehicle, with even more room on the interior and cutting-edge technology that included an available DVD entertainment system. Honda also continued the emphasis on safety and increased its efforts toward fuel efficiency as well.
The 2011 release of the fourth generation had a sleeker, more contemporary look. It improved its aesthetic appeal by introducing the "lightning bolt" beltline. Rearview cameras and Bluetooth connectivity also became common features, indicating the industry's shift to more sophisticated safety and convenience features. Additionally, top-tier models added the availability of voice-activated navigation.
The current Odyssey, which debuted as a 2018 model in 2017 and is the fifth generation, carries on the tradition of innovation and advancement. It has an improved 3.5-liter V6 engine that offers more horsepower than before, a continued surge toward innovation in technology and safety features, and perhaps the most clever design of all, the Magic Slide second row. This second-row seat design makes it simple to rearrange the passenger and cargo areas, adding increased flexibility and comfort.
It's hard not to talk about the 2024 Honda Odyssey and not talk about the family-friendly amenities. Beyond its Magic Slide second row, which allows you to configure the interior for maximum functionality, the Odyssey also offers available features like CabinWatch and CabinTalk. In addition, you'll love the ease of the available Hands-Free Power Tailgate and the available Rear Entertainment System. These innovative design features are detailed further below.
Have you ever wished you could get to the third row of your vehicle easier, or move the second row closer to you? Your wish is Honda's command. Not only can you complete both of these with the Odyssey's Magic Slide second row, but you can also fold the seats of the Odyssey flat and remove them with a few simple steps, increasing your cargo space when needed. You can also separate or push the second-row captain's chairs together, furthering comfortability options.
Many of today's drivers will remember wondering if mom or dad had eyes in the back of their heads. How in the world did they always know what we were doing in the second and third rows? It's not as much of a mystery now with dynamic features like CabinWatch and CabinTalk. These available features allow you to watch what's happening behind you, even in the dark, and connect with the passengers in the rear of the vehicle through either connected headphones or the rear speakers.
Rear Entertainment Systems aren't necessarily new, but as technology has improved, these systems have as well. For instance, the 10.2-inch screen makes it easy for even third-row passengers to see, and the system allows for music and video streaming, meaning your passengers can see the latest trending show while traveling comfortably down the road. The system is also accessible for individuals with disabilities with the push of a few buttons.
Nine times out of ten, your hands are full when loading everyone into the vehicle. The hands-free power tailgate assists, making quick work of loading and unloading. Even better? Its height-adjustable feature won't make you duck if you're on the taller side. These are only a few of the many family-friendly amenities you'll find in the 2024 Honda Odyssey. Stop by today to see what other ways Honda makes getting from point A to point B more convenient for you and your family.
Honda's dedication to technology has been evident from the very first Odyssey it introduced. For the 2024 model year, you and your passengers will enjoy a seamless connection to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Compatible phones connect easily to the intuitive 8-inch touchscreen, and the software allows you to customize the screen to fit your needs.
The same touchscreen is how you manage the available Rear Entertainment System, giving you everything you need front and center. The Odyssey also has available Wi-Fi Hotspot capability that utilizes a data plan from AT&T. Also, to help you get where you're going—whether that's down the road to pick up groceries or on a weekend adventure—the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses offline maps to ensure you can always find your way.
Additionally, comfort gets a technological upgrade with the addition of CabinControl. This innovative system allows you to adjust the temperature to fit you and your passengers needs using the app's climate control feature. And speaking of apps, the HondaLink app helps you stay in control, even when you're out of the vehicle, by alerting you to diagnostic issues, helping you unlock and lock the vehicle, or even starting your engine. Talk to our team about the availability of these features in the Odyssey you're considering.
Finally, you'll enjoy the immersive sound you get from the Odyssey's available eleven-speaker audio system. After all, just because you drive a minivan doesn't mean you don't like to belt out your favorite singer's song during the drive. Additionally, the Multi-Zone Audio system lets you choose where you hear the music, allowing you to lessen the volume for sleeping passengers in the back row.
Safety is a key feature for any vehicle you drive, but it's even more important when transporting the ones you love. Honda understands this, which is why they are dedicated to offering some of the latest safety features in the industry. A few of these features are described below:
By now, you're probably familiar with this system. It allows you to safely change lanes, alerting you to vehicles that are in your blind spot. Honda's BSI system uses innovative sensors for precise detection, giving you added confidence as you check out your mirrors and shift lanes when needed.
The sides of your vehicle aren't the only places where you need an extra set of eyes. The Odyssey's Multi-Angle Rearview Camera lets you view the area behind your vehicle from multiple angles as you shift into reverse so that you can back up with ease.
It can be easy to get lost in the drive as you mentally create your to-do list. The Rear-Seat Reminder gives you a nudge when putting the car in park at your destination, reminding you to check out the backseat before you go. This system is activated when you open one of the rear doors at the start of your drive.
This system alerts you to a possible collision with a vehicle, pedestrian, or any other object that enters your roadway. It also senses when you cannot react in time and applies the brakes when a collision might be unavoidable. These are only a few of the safety features the 2024 Honda Odyssey offers as part of the Honda Sensing suite. Our team can review each of the driver assistance safety features available on the Odyssey you choose, as well as answer any questions you have about how they work.
The 2024 Honda Odyssey offers some of the latest innovations in the automotive industry in terms of functionality for families, safety, and technology. In addition, it has received a "Top Safety Pick+" rating from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety for the last five years, with the latest rating for the 2023 Odyssey. Our team at Classic Honda of Midland is proud to stand by the Honda brand and the Odyssey, especially as a family-owned and operated dealership. We're also proud to offer our community a brand that has stood the test of time and risen to the top consistently, thanks to its dedication to excellence.
If you're curious about the 2024 Honda Odyssey, stop by and talk to our team today. We will explore your needs and help you find the right one for you, offering you a casual and informative shopping experience that is stress and hassle-free.
[a]MSRP subject to change. Please see dealer for details.