2009 Honda Odyssey

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What Changed for 2009:
  • EX-L model adds a power rear liftgate as standard equipment
  • Navigation system now comes standard with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
First introduced in 1995, the Honda Odyssey minivan got a major redesign in 2005. After the 2008 model year saw 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 the Accord sedan, the 2009 model gets only minor changes. The Odyssey has seating for 7 or 8, depending on the model, and comes standard with dual sliding side doors. The third-row seat folds into the floor, while the second-row seats flip up and can be removed. With the second row removed and the third row folded, the Odyssey has a cavernous 147.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Additional storage space can be found under the floor in front of the second-row seats. Unlike minivans from Chrysler and Dodge, however, the second-row seats don't fold into this space.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Honda Odyssey is available in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring models. The 7-seat LX includes such standard features as cloth upholstery; 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; cruise control; tilt/telescoping steering wheel; AM/FM/CD stereo; auxiliary input jack; and 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers. 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 automatic climate control; upgraded audio system with controls mounted on the steering wheel and a 6-disc CD changer; 8-way power driver's seat; heated exterior mirrors; universal garage door opener; conversation mirror; second-row sunshades; roof rails; rear spoiler; and alloy wheels. The EX-L adds leather seats; 4-way power front passenger seat; leather-wrapped steering wheel; XM satellite radio; power moonroof; auto-dimming rearview mirror; and a power rear liftgate. A rear DVD entertainment system and a navigation system are available for the EX-L. The Odyssey Touring gets those features, plus front and rear park assist; Bluetooth phone compatibility; power-adjustable pedals; 360-watt premium audio system with subwoofer; 2-position memory for the driver's seat and side mirrors; trip computer; compass; automatic headlights; fog lights and 17-inch wheels. Run-flat tires are available for the Touring model.

All 2009 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. The EX-L and Touring models employ Honda's i-VTEC system with the latest version of Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). 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. Engine output is 244 hp at 5700 rpm and 245 lb.-ft. of torque at 4900 rpm, with EPA fuel-economy estimates of 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway. All Odysseys drive the front wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission.

The 2009 Honda Odyssey features dual front air bags; torso-protecting front side air bags; head-protecting 3-row curtain side air bags with rollover deployment; tire-pressure monitor; active front head restraints; anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution; traction control; and electronic stability control. Front and rear park assist and a rearview camera are available.

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. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the Odyssey \"Good\" ratings (the best possible score) for front-, side- and rear-impact protection. Those ratings, plus standard electronic stability control, earned the Odyssey the Institute's \"Top Safety Pick\" rating.

The Odyssey's available run-flat tires employ Michelin's PAX system. The PAX system uses a solid plastic ring that wraps around the center of the wheel like a rubber band. When deflated, the tire presses against it and uses it for support. The special tires have an odd size that Honda lists as P235/710R460A, and the wheels are about 17.5 inches in diameter.

Another technology counteracts noise associated with the Variable Cylinder Management system, as well as some road noise, on EX-L and Touring models. Honda's Active Noise Control technology uses the audio system to analyze the sound waves entering the cabin, then sends an out-of-phase sound through the speakers to cancel out engine noises. An Active Control Engine Mount System also uses electrically activated dampers to minimize engine vibration.


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  • Name LX (5dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26355.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
  • Name EX (5dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29455.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
  • Name EX-L (5dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33155.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name EX-L (5dr w/RES) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34755.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name EX-L (5dr w/RES & Navi) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36955.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name Touring (5dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 40505.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name Touring (5dr w/PAX) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41105.00 Engine 3.5L/212 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • 7-passenger seating
  • Front cloth captains chairs -inc: active adjustable head restraints
  • Adjustable 2nd row captains chairs w/armrests -inc: "walk-in" feature, head restraints
  • 3rd row 60/40 Magic Seat -inc: one-motion stowing feature, head restraints
  • 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 airbag-off
  • Maintenance Minder system
  • Front pwr windows w/driver auto-up/down
  • 2nd row pwr windows
  • Programmable pwr door/tailgate locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Remote fuel filler door release
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Front & rear air conditioning
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front & rear 12V pwr outlets
  • Upper & lower glove boxes
  • (13) cup holders
  • Coin holder
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Front/2nd/3rd row passenger assist grips -inc: 2nd row garment hooks
  • Front/2nd/3rd row map lights
  • Cargo area light
  • Front passenger-side seatback pocket
  • 2nd row in-floor storage
  • (6) cargo area bag hooks
  • (8) cargo area tie-down anchors
  • Rear storage well
  • 8-passenger seating
  • Front cloth captains chairs w/armrests -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, driver manual lumbar, active adjustable head restraints
  • 2nd row PlusOne seat -inc: storage bin, head restraint
  • Ambient console lighting
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, outside temp display
  • Programmable remote keyless entry
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Security system
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • (15) cup holders
  • 2nd row integrated sunshades
  • Conversation mirror w/sunglasses holder
  • Front door courtesy lights
  • Front & 2nd row seatback pockets
  • Front leather heated captains chairs w/adjustable armrests -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat , driver manual lumbar, 4-way pwr passenger seat, active adjustable head restraints
  • Leather adjustable 2nd row captains chairs w/armrests -inc: "walk-in" feature, head restraints
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/rearview camera display
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • 3rd row 115V pwr outlet
  • Honda satellite-linked navigation system w/voice recognition -inc: 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, 4-way pwr passenger seat, active adjustable head restraints
  • Instrumentation -inc: programmable multi-information display, tachometer, outside temp, compass, miles-to-empty
  • Warning lights -inc: low-fuel, low-oil pressure, door/tailgate open, passenger-side airbag-off , corner & back-up sensor
  • Pwr adjustable pedals
  • 16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P235/65TR16 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body-colored bumpers
  • Black rear roofline spoiler w/integrated brakelight
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights
  • Pwr 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
  • Body-colored rear roofline spoiler w/integrated brakelight
  • Body-colored side moldings
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights w/auto-off
  • Body-colored heated pwr mirrors
  • Dual pwr sliding doors
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Pwr tilt & slide moonroof
  • Pwr tailgate w/body-colored garnish
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • P235/60TR17 all-season tires
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights w/auto-on/off
  • Fog lights
  • Body-colored heated pwr mirrors w/memory, reverse gear tilt-down
  • Programmable 2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Pwr tailgate w/chrome garnish
  • Body-colored front & rear parking sensors
  • 460mm alloy wheels
  • 235-710R460A Michelin PAX run-flat tires
  • 3.5L SOHC MPFI 24-valve VTEC V6 engine
  • Drive-By-Wire throttle
  • Direct ignition system
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link double wishbone rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front disc brakes, solid rear disc brakes
  • 3.5L SOHC MPFI 24-valve i-VTEC V6 engine
  • Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)
  • Active control engine mount system (ACM)
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
    • Brake assist
    • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
    • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Daytime running lights
    • Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags
    • Dual front side-impact airbags w/passenger-side occupant position detection system
    • Front/2nd/3rd row side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
    • 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
    • 2nd row outboard/3rd row middle lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • 3rd row outboard tether anchors
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system w/location & pressure indicators
    • 120-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (4) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary input jack
    • Integrated glass antenna
    • 120-watt AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: (6) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, auxiliary input jack
    • XM satellite radio w/90-day subscription
    • Rear seat DVD entertainment system
    • 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

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