Revamped Honda Odyssey Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Minivans have become somewhat of a niche segment after their heyday in the 90s, but that doesn’t mean Honda is going to skimp on the quality of the 2018 Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey has been one of the most popular and respected in the minivan class, bringing a modern edge and athleticism to the segment, as well as the latest in technology. The revamped Honda Odyssey performed so well in modern crash tests with increasingly tough restrictions that it earned the coveted title of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

revamped Honda OdysseyThe IIHS rates vehicles in five different crash categories, as well as rating optional automatic braking system technologies and the quality of their headlamps. The Honda Odyssey earned the highest rating of “Good” in every crash test, and its Collision Mitigation Braking System earned a Superior rating. The headlight test earned an Acceptable rating, and child restraints in the minivan also earned top ratings. All of these together granted the Honda Odyssey the honor of being a Top Safety Pick+ for 2018.

Honda has been continually committed to bringing advanced safety systems to their lineup for a more family-friendly and protective driving experience and the revamped Honda Odyssey is representative of that commitment. Come see the new Honda Odyssey at Floyd Traylor Honda today.

2017 Honda Odyssey Family Features

Finding the right minivan to meet the needs of the modern family can be fairly difficult, especially since the segment has shrunk so much over the past few decades. Fortunately, the 2017 Honda Odyssey is still going strong and continues to raise the bar for the segment as a whole. We here at Floyd Traylor Honda know of a few family-friendly features that make the Honda Odyssey a great choice.

2017 Honda Odyssey

Space

The 2017 Honda Odyssey features a spacious interior with seating for up to eight passengers. Once seated, passengers will enjoy up to 172.6 cubic feet of space. Comfortable third-row seats make the Honda Odyssey the perfect vehicle for any family road trip.

Entertainment

Nothing says entertainment like three rows of comfortable seating and a wide window to look out of on the road. Some families want more, especially those with children who grow bored of the scenery rather quickly. Fortunately, Honda is prepared for that.

An available Rear Seat Entertainment System with wireless headset capability makes every trip a quiet and enjoyable one. The system includes a DVD player with rear audio display controls so parents can stay in control at all times.

The nine-inch screen features an ultrawide resolution and an HDMI input that’s used for modern video game systems and several other entertainment devices.

Convenience

Cleaning up after a family vacation can be a hassle. Kids somehow manage to get crumbs, dirt, and other debris throughout the vehicle. Getting a vacuum into the Odyssey is easy, but maneuvering properly could be difficult. That’s why Honda thought ahead. The HondaVAC® is a built-in vacuum cleaner that makes cleaning a stress-free chore.

2018 Honda Odyssey “Keep the Peace” Marketing Campaign Emphasizes Family-Oriented Features

The new 2018 Honda Odyssey “Keep the Peace” campaign is dedicated to showing the benefits of the Odyssey’s innovative, family-oriented features and its smart design.

The “Keep the Peace” ad starts as a battle between two giant monsters and the two soldiers trying to stop them from destroying the city. As the soldier sends a shock through the Earth that breaks it apart and separates the monsters, the scene changes to a mom using the Odyssey’s Magic Slide feature to separate her kids and stop them from fighting over a toy.

2018 Honda Odyssey “Keep the Peace” campaignThe series of ads will focus on a variety of family activities and how the unique features of the Odyssey make them more fun and easy to use for the whole family. Premiering during the NHL and NBA finals and showing in the advertisements for family movies like Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3, the ads will also focus on the Odyssey’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi, CabinWatch™ and CabinTalk™, the advanced rear seat entertainment system, and much more. There will also be an ad in Spanish that demonstrates these features.

For more information on the 2018 Honda Odyssey, give us a call today at Floyd Traylor Honda!

Honda Begins Production of New 10-Speed Transmission

Honda has dedicated itself to innovative technology, design, and performance over the years, and the latest result of that commitment to cutting-edge engineering is a new 10-speed transmission. The brand revealed production of the all-new gearbox is going into effect starting now and will be fitted into the drivetrain of the upcoming 2018 Honda Odyssey. The 2018 Honda Odyssey will arrive at dealerships like ours, Floyd Traylor Honda, sometime this spring.

Honda Odyssey - new 10-speed transmission

The 10-speed transmission will be the first-ever of its kind in front-wheel drive vehicles. The plan is to begin production of the gearbox for the Odyssey, and then gradually expand availability across other nameplates in Honda’s model lineup, as well as vehicles offered from Acura. Investing in production of the new 10-speed will cost Honda $150 million total, including the cost of a new assembly line, new equipment, and boosting production capacity.

The new 10-speed transmission from Honda is one of the first of its kind. However, Ford and General Motors have already developed a 10-speed gearbox of their own together, which is offered as an option on the new F-150 Raptor and Camaro for the 2017 model years; the 10-speed gearbox is set to make an appearance on the 2018 Mustang later this year.

Will a 10-speed transmission become a new staple in the industry? Time will tell.