Honda has taken the wraps off the 2016 Odyssey Special Edition. It’s positioned above the EX but below EX-L and comes with extra standard kit such as the SiriusXM satellite radio, an 115V power outlet and a rear-seat entertainment system. Also part of the package is the HondaVAC vacuum cleaner built into the rear cargo area and according to Honda it provides a level of performance considerably higher compared to a conventional handheld rechargeable vacuum. The model goes on sale today and can be had at a starting price of $33,375.
Power of the 2016 Odyssey Special Edition is provided by a V6 3.5-liter gasoline engine producing 248 bhp (185 kW) and a maximum torque of 338 Nm (250 lb-ft). Output is channeled to the wheels with help from a 6-speed automatic gearbox which allows the minivan to return 19 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the combined cycle.
Honda is making the Odyssey exclusively at its manufacturing facility in Lincoln, Alabama while the design and engineering was done by Honda H&D Americas in the Los Angeles design studio and the development center located in Raymond, Ohio. The 2016 model year is available in eight trims, with prices starting at $29,275 MSRP.
Minivans are mostly pretty boring when in stock configuration but it all changes when such a car falls into the hands of Bisimoto. They took a stock Honda Odyssey and installed a custom J35 V6 engine featuring two big Turbonetics BTX7265 turbochargers and Arias pistons. As a result of the engine transplant, the Japanese MPV now delivers a whopping, 1029 HP to the front axle with help from a six-speed gearbox. It also comes with a lowered suspension, different cabin, a cat-back exhaust as well as Fifteen52 wheels wrapped around in Toyo Tires T1 Sport tires.
Honda has released additional details about the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) version of the 2014 Odyssey. The car has already gone on sale in the home market with its quite appealing exterior design featuring a prominent front grille and sweptback headlights. Other highlights include the sliding rear doors, a spoiler mounted on the tailgate and a distinctive character line that you just don’t see on this type of vehicle. Step inside the van’s cabin and you find what Honda likes to call a “modern suite” design with metallic accents, wood trim and an infotainment system.
The 2014 Honda Odyssey (JDM) can also receive second-row “premium cradle” seats which can recline and come with incorporated footrests. The vehicle is built on an all-new architecture with a lower floor and a higher ceiling compared to the model it replaces. As a consequence, it benefits from a roomier cabin and a lower center of gravity. Under the hood it packs a 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine mated to a CVT.