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2014 Honda Odyssey Refined for Better Fuel Economy, Connectivity

2014 Honda Odyssey Refined for Better Fuel Economy, Connectivity

By Jeff Youngs, June 28, 2013
A refreshed 2014 Honda Odyssey arrives in dealer showrooms next week (July 2), just before Independence Day. The Odyssey currently is the best-selling minivan in the U.S. market, according to J.D. Power research. The 2014 model comes with a bevy of new technology, safety, and connectivity features. Available in seven trim levels, the top-of-the-line Touring Elite model even boasts an onboard vacuum developed with Shop-Vac for use on trips and for families hauling groceries, sports equipment, children, and dogs.

The 2014 Odyssey's 3.5-liter, 24-valve V-6 engine will be mated with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission on all trim levels for better fuel economy. EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 model have been raised from the 2013 model's fuel rating by 1 mile per gallon, to 19/28 mpg city/highway. Also, the new Odyssey features more safety technologies, and revamped instrument and electronic controls in the cockpit.

Suggested list prices (MSRPs) for the 2014 Honda Odyssey's different trim levels range from $28,825 for the base LX trim level to $44,450 for the top-of-the-line Touring Elite. Honda has been building and selling Odyssey minivans in the U.S. market since 1994. The current refresh is on the fourth-generation model that was redesigned in 2010.

A number of new features on the 2014 Honda Odyssey's seven different trim levels (LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L RES, EX-L Navi; Touring; Touring Elite) include the following:

Exterior and Interior Changes:
  • Redesigned aluminum hood, fenders and grille that decrease weight
  • New exterior colors: Modern Steel Metallic and Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • New interior colors: beige, gray, and truffle

Infotainment and Comfort:
  • Next-generation Bluetooth, hands-free connectivity
  • 4-way power passenger seat
  • Expanded View driver's mirror
  • Pandora interface and SMS text messaging function
  • A DVD rear-entertainment system (on the EX-L RES trim level) and Honda Navigation System with Voice Recognition  are available on EX-L, Touring, and Touring Elite trim levels
  • HD Radio and Surround Audio system (Touring Elite only)

Safety Features (EX and higher trim levels):
  • Keyless entry system
  • LaneWatch blind-spot system
  • Forward-collision warning
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Reinforced body structure to improve frontal crash protection
  • Wiper-linked headlights
  • Rearview camera (standard on all trim levels)
  • Multi-angle camera on EX-Navi, Touring and Touring Elite

Convenience Feature:
  • Touring Elite will be equipped with the new HondaVac to easily clean up dirt and debris in the van's passenger compartment

Trim Level MSRP
Odyssey LX
Odyssey EX
Odyssey EX-L
Odyssey EX-L w/ RES
Odyssey EX-L w/ Navi
Odyssey Touring
Odyssey EX-L Touring Elite

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