2008 Honda Odyssey Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$25,860-$40,610
$23,443-$36,772
16 /CITY / 24 /HWY
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What Changed for 2008:

  • Updated front-end styling and taillights

  • Revised interior colors and textures

  • New version of Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology

  • Available Bluetooth phone compatibility

  • Standard power passenger seat for EX-L and Touring models

  • Backup camera integrated into rearview mirror on EX-L models

  • Memory-linked side-view mirrors with reverse tilt-down on Touring models

  • Additional storage under second row PlusOne Seat

  • Standard auxiliary audio input jack and WMA-compatible CD players

  • Touring model now seats 8
Overview
Introduced in 1999, the Honda Odyssey minivan got a major redesign in 2005, and 2008 sees a host of improvements to both the Odyssey's function and form, with the most noticeable change being a front-end facelift designed to give the minivan a closer resemblance to Honda's all-new Accord.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Honda Odyssey is available in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring models. The 7-seat LX includes such standard features as remote keyless entry; power windows with an auto-down driver's window; second-row power windows; power mirrors; rear privacy glass; independent front and rear air conditioning; a 60/40 split-folding third-row \"Magic Seat;\" in-floor storage for the second row; and cruise control. The EX adds seating for 8 with Honda's removable PlusOne second-row center seat as well as power sliding doors; heated front seats; 3-zone climate control; an upgraded audio system with controls mounted on the steering wheel; and an 8-way power driver's seat. The EX-L adds leather seats (heated in front) and a power moonroof, while the Touring gets a power tailgate; rear-seat DVD entertainment system; GPS-linked navigation system; Bluetooth phone compatibility; power-adjustable pedals; 360-watt premium audio system with subwoofer; and 2-position memory for the driver's seat and side mirrors. Options are limited to a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and GPS-linked navigation system for the EX-L and run-flat tires for the Touring model.

Powertrain
All 2008 Honda Odysseys are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The version in LX and EX models produces 244 hp at 5750 rpm and 240 lb.-ft. of torque at 5000 rpm. EPA fuel economy estimates are 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway. EX-L and Touring models employ Honda's i-VTEC system with the latest version of Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). Engine output is 241 hp at 5700 rpm and 242 lb.-ft. of torque at 4900 rpm and EPA fuel economy estimates are 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway. All Odysseys drive the front wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Safety
The 2008 Honda Odyssey features front air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, 3-row side curtain air bags, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. The Odyssey aced National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests with a best-possible 5-star rating for front and side impacts; rollover rating was 4 stars. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests include a \"Good\" rating (the best possible score) for both front and side impacts. Also, IIHS named the Odyssey a \"Top Safety Pick\" for 2008.

Technology
For 2008, Honda Odyssey EX-L and Touring models feature the latest version of Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system. While the original VCM system could cut out three of the engine's six cylinders, the new version of VCM can run the engine on three, four or six cylinders depending on power demands. A green \"ECO\" light on the dashboard indicates when the system is operational.

What Changed for 2008:

  • Updated front-end styling and taillights

  • Revised interior colors and textures

  • New version of Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology

  • Available Bluetooth phone compatibility

  • Standard power passenger seat for EX-L and Touring models

  • Backup camera integrated into rearview mirror on EX-L models

  • Memory-linked side-view mirrors with reverse tilt-down on Touring models

  • Additional storage under second row PlusOne Seat

  • Standard auxiliary audio input jack and WMA-compatible CD players

  • Touring model now seats 8
Overview
Introduced in 1999, the Honda Odyssey minivan got a major redesign in 2005, and 2008 sees a host of improvements to both the Odyssey's function and form, with the most noticeable change being a front-end facelift designed to give the minivan a closer resemblance to Honda's all-new Accord.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Honda Odyssey is available in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring models. The 7-seat LX includes such standard features as remote keyless entry; power windows with an auto-down driver's window; second-row power windows; power mirrors; rear privacy glass; independent front and rear air conditioning; a 60/40 split-folding third-row \"Magic Seat;\" in-floor storage for the second row; and cruise control. The EX adds seating for 8 with Honda's removable PlusOne second-row center seat as well as power sliding doors; heated front seats; 3-zone climate control; an upgraded audio system with controls mounted on the steering wheel; and an 8-way power driver's seat. The EX-L adds leather seats (heated in front) and a power moonroof, while the Touring gets a power tailgate; rear-seat DVD entertainment system; GPS-linked navigation system; Bluetooth phone compatibility; power-adjustable pedals; 360-watt premium audio system with subwoofer; and 2-position memory for the driver's seat and side mirrors. Options are limited to a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and GPS-linked navigation system for the EX-L and run-flat tires for the Touring model.

Powertrain
All 2008 Honda Odysseys are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The version in LX and EX models produces 244 hp at 5750 rpm and 240 lb.-ft. of torque at 5000 rpm. EPA fuel economy estimates are 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway. EX-L and Touring models employ Honda's i-VTEC system with the latest version of Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). Engine output is 241 hp at 5700 rpm and 242 lb.-ft. of torque at 4900 rpm and EPA fuel economy estimates are 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway. All Odysseys drive the front wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Safety
The 2008 Honda Odyssey features front air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, 3-row side curtain air bags, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control. The Odyssey aced National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests with a best-possible 5-star rating for front and side impacts; rollover rating was 4 stars. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests include a \"Good\" rating (the best possible score) for both front and side impacts. Also, IIHS named the Odyssey a \"Top Safety Pick\" for 2008.

Technology
For 2008, Honda Odyssey EX-L and Touring models feature the latest version of Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system. While the original VCM system could cut out three of the engine's six cylinders, the new version of VCM can run the engine on three, four or six cylinders depending on power demands. A green \"ECO\" light on the dashboard indicates when the system is operational.
Available Trims for the 2008 Honda Odyssey
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LX (5dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25860.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name EX (5dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28960.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name EX-L (5dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32210.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name EX-L (5dr w/RES) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33810.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name EX-L (5dr w/RES & Navi) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35810.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name Touring (5dr w/PAX) Transmission Automatic MSRP 40610.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name Touring (5dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 40010.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
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INTERIOR
  • Front cloth captains chairs
  • Adjustable 2nd row captains chairs w/armrests-inc: walk-in feature
  • 3rd row 60/40 Magic Seat-inc: one-motion stowing feature
  • Head restraints in all seating positions
  • Retractable center tray table w/bag hooks
  • Floor mats
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Tachometer
  • Instrument panel-mounted shifter
  • Warning lights-inc: low-fuel, low-oil pressure, door/tailgate open, passenger-side side airbag-off
  • Maintenance Minder system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr windows w/driver auto-up/down
  • 2nd row pwr up/down windows
  • Programmable pwr door/tailgate locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Remote fuel filler door release
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • 120-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary input jack
  • Integrated glass antenna
  • Front & rear air conditioning
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • Upper & lower glove boxes
  • Beverage holders
  • Front & rear 12V pwr outlets
  • Driver & front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Coin holder
  • Front/2nd/3rd passenger assist grips-inc: 2nd row coat hooks
  • Front/2nd/3rd row map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • 2nd row in-floor storage
  • (8) cargo area bag hooks
  • (6) cargo area tie-down anchors
  • Rear storage well
  • Front cloth captains chairs w/armrests-inc: driver 8-way pwr adjustment, driver manual lumbar support
  • 2nd row PlusOne seat w/storage bin
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, outside temp display
  • Programmable remote keyless entry
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Security system
  • 120-watt AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (6) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary input jack
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 2nd row integrated sunshades
  • Conversation mirror
  • Front door courtesy lights
  • Ambient console lighting
  • Front & 2nd row seatback pockets
  • Front leather heated captains chairs w/adjustable armrests-inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, driver manual lumbar support, 4-way pwr front passenger seat
  • Leather adjustable 2nd row captains chairs w/armrests-inc: walk-in feature
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel-inc: steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • XM satellite radio w/90-day subscription
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/rearview camera display
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • 3rd row 115V pwr outlet
  • Rear seat DVD entertainment system
  • Honda satellite-linked navigation system w/voice recognition, rearview camera
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Front leather heated captains chairs w/adjustable armrests-inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/2-position memory, driver manual lumbar support, 4-way pwr front passenger seat
  • 2nd row removable center console
  • Instrumentation-inc: programmable multi-information display, tachometer, outside temp, compass, trip computer, memory settings, vehicle warnings
  • Warning lights-inc: low-fuel, low-oil pressure, door/tailgate open, passenger-side side airbag-off, miles-to-empty, corner & backup sensor
  • Tire pressure monitoring system w/location & pressure indicators
  • Pwr adjustable pedals
  • Bluetooth hands-free communication
  • 360-watt AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (6) speakers, subwoofer, MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary input jack
EXTERIOR
  • Compact spare
  • Body-colored bumpers
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Black pwr exterior mirrors
  • Heat-rejecting glass
  • Rear privacy glass
  • 2-speed/variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window wiper w/washer
  • Dual sliding doors
  • Body-colored tailgate garnish
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Rear body-colored roofline spoiler w/integrated brakelight
  • Body-colored side moldings
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights w/auto-off feature
  • Body-colored pwr heated exterior mirrors
  • Dual pwr sliding doors
  • Pwr tilt & slide moonroof
  • 460mm alloy wheels
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights w/auto-on/off feature
  • Fog lights
  • Body-colored pwr heated exterior mirrors w/memory, reverse gear tilt-down
  • Programmable 2-speed/variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-colored front & rear parking sensors
  • Pwr tailgate w/chrome garnish
  • 17" alloy wheels
MECHANICAL
  • 3.5L SOHC MPFI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine
  • Drive-By-Wire throttle
  • Direct ignition system
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link double wishbone rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P235/65TR16 all-season tires
  • 16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • 3.5L SOHC MPFI 24-valve i-VTEC V6 engine
  • Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)
  • Active control engine mount system (ACM)
  • Active noise cancellation
  • 235-710R460A Michelin PAX run-flat tires
  • P235/60TR17 all-season tires
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
    • Brake assist
    • Dual-stage driver & front passenger airbags
    • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags w/occupant position detection system
    • Front/2nd/3rd row side curtain airbags w/rollover sensors
    • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions-inc: front automatic tensioning system, front & 2nd row outboard adjustable seatbelt anchors
    • Child-proof rear door locks
    • Outboard 2nd row lower anchors & tether for children (LATCH)
    • 3rd row tethers w/middle seat lower anchors & tether for children (LATCH)
    • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Daytime running lights
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