The New 2012 Honda Odyssey - This Is No Ordinary Van.
By design, Vans meet needs. But the New Odyssey goes above and beyond. It takes high-tech to new heights. Its conveniences are not just thoughtful-you could almost call them enchanting. And it may seem strange, but can a van really know when all you need is a little you-time? The answer is yes. And suddenly, you no longer need a van. You want one. Because this is no ordinary van. This is the odyssey.
The Odyssey's interior is a showcase of unprecedented technology, user friendliness and audio-visual innovation. Touring Elite models come standard with the 16.2 inch Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with HDMI Technology, so one passenger can watch a movie, while the other can look at photos or videos from an HDMI–compatible camera or portable DVD player.
Honda engineers believe a sound system is only worth its wattage if music can be easily accessed and played. Courtesy of the USB Audio Interface and Song By Voice® (SBV) feature, simple voice commands can access music selections from the integrated hard drive or iPod® by artist, playlist, genre, composer, track or album.
No matter how much fun is had in the Odyssey, cleanliness is easily maintained with the Flip-Up Trash Bag Ring (EX and above). You can even stay aware of what's happening in the Odyssey's "blind spot" with the blind spot information system (BSI) (Touring Elite), and FM Traffic, which is standard with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. Also enhancing visibility is the multi-view rear camera (with navigation), which helps you parallel park with the utmost precision.
Life presents many challenges. The Odyssey interior has all the versatility to solve them.
With many possible seating configurations, the new Odyssey could have the most customizable, usable interior space on the road, and the One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat makes this possible. With ease, the 3rd row can be tucked away completely or partially to accommodate odd combinations of cargo and people. Whether carrying a stack of 4'x8' sheets of plywood, up to 5 toddlers safely secured with LATCH seating positions (EX and above), or as many as 8 adults (EX and above) ready to party, the Odyssey will keep you amazed at its versatility.
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The second row also features more seating flexibility than ever before, with a revised multi-function 2nd-row center seat (EX and above) that has been improved for more comfort, courtesy of a seat cushion that is 4 inches wider. The center seat slides forward 5.5 inches and also contains LATCH anchor mounts for a child seat, allowing for the child to be closer to the front-row occupants for better accessibility. The second row's flexibility further gets a boost with a new seating position called "wide mode," in which the outboard seats can slide 1.5 inches to each side. The center seat can also slide 1.5 inches to each side.
*MPGs based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.