Continuing to set the class benchmark for safety, fuel efficiency, performance, and sophistication, the award-winning Odyssey minivan enters the new model year with some additional refinements. For 2007, the Odyssey adds a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a center pocket coin holder and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on all trim levels. Additionally, Nimbus Gray Metallic and Dark Cherry Pearl have been added as new exterior colors.
"The Odyssey delivers rational attributes like class-leading safety and versatility," said John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "But many minivan buyers also want an engaging driving experience and the Odyssey is the most fun-to-drive minivan around."
The Odyssey has earned a "Best Pick" rating from The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in it's frontal offset crash test, and has collected numerous top industry accolades including Consumer Guide's '2006 Best Buy,' Money magazine '2006 Best Minivan' and Kelly Blue Book '2006 Best Resale Value,' as well as a top rating in its class in the U.S. EPA's '2006 Fuel Economy Guide.'
In keeping with Honda's industry-leading "Safety for Everyone" initiative, all Odyssey models come equipped with a comprehensive list of advanced safety features including anti-lock brakes; Vehicle Stability Assist(TM) (VSA(R)) with traction control; front side airbags with an Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); side curtain airbag protection (with rollover sensor) for all three rows; and dual-stage, dual-threshold driver's and front passenger's airbags. The Odyssey also incorporates Honda's exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering(TM) (ACE(TM)) Body Structure that provides enhanced occupant protection in a frontal collision.
Other advanced technologies available in the 2007 Odyssey include Variable Cylinder Management(TM) (VCM(TM)) cylinder deactivation technology that cuts three of the engine's six cylinders during cruising for improved fuel economy; Honda's DVD Entertainment System featuring a large 9-inch video screen, integrated remote control and wireless headphones with Personal Surround Sound technology; and Honda's Satellite-Linked Navigation System(TM) with expanded voice recognition capabilities and exclusive features like Zagat Survey(R) restaurant guide information.
All Odysseys come equipped with a long list of standard comfort and convenience features including remote keyless entry, power windows with auto-down driver's window, dual power mirrors, rear privacy glass, independent front and rear air conditioning, second row power windows, 60/40 split folding 3rd row Magic Seat, Maintenance Minder System(TM), in-floor storage, cruise control and Immobilizer Theft Deterrent System.