2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

The last time we have seen the Honda Odyssey was when the Odyssey Concept was unveiled at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. Today, the Odyssey comes back into the spotlight as Honda has officially unveiled the 2011 Odyssey Touring Elite. Featuring a more exclusive appearance and new interior features, the 2011 Odyssey will go on sale this fall, continuing the tradition of the best-selling minivan in the U.S.

The 2011 Honda Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with three-mode variable cylinder management that has a fuel economy of 19/28 mpg (City/Highway). It gets a lower roofline (-1.6 inches versus 2010 Odyssey EX) and wider track (+1.4 inches) helping to create a sleeker, stronger, and more dynamic presence with improved aerodynamics.

New exterior improvements include HID front headlights, 18" alloy wheels, ventilated front disc brakes, power side mirrors with integrated turn indicators, and a power tailgate. For the interior, Honda has added a new Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers, Honda Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, high-definition connectivity, and split-screen viewing, but also leather-trimmed seating with heated front seats.

Updated 09/09/2010: Honda today announced priced for the 2011 Odyssey that will debut at dealers on September 30. The Odyssey LX has a starting price of $27,800, while the top version, the Odyssey Touring Elite goes up to $43,250. For 2011 Odyssey will be offered in five trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and the new Touring Elite. Full prices after the jump.

Press release after the jump.

Prices

ModelTransmissionMSRPCity/Hwy/Combined
Odyssey LX5-Speed Automatic$27,80018/27/21
Odyssey EX5-Speed Automatic$30,95018/27/21
Odyssey EX-L5-Speed Automatic$34,45018/27/21
Odyssey EX-L with RES5 Speed Automatic$36,05018/27/21
Odyssey EX-L with Navi5-Speed Automatic$36,45018/27/21
Odyssey Touring6-Speed Automatic$40,75519/28/22
Odyssey Touring Elite6-Speed Automatic$43,25019/28/22

Press release

The all-new 2011 Honda Odyssey seeks to redefine the concept of the minivan with its aggressive stance and sporty "lightning-bolt" beltline. The lightning bolt not only provides an exclusive appearance, but also adds increased visibility for third-row passengers. New interior features add more convenience for families, while available entertainment technology introduces high-definition connectivity and split-screen viewing. Currently the best-selling minivan in the U.S., the all-new 2011 Honda Odyssey is set to go on sale this fall. Compared to the current Odyssey, the 2011 model’s lower roofline (-1.6 inches versus 2010 Odyssey EX) and wider track (+1.4 inches) contribute to a sleeker, stronger and more dynamic presence with improved aerodynamics that help increase fuel economy and also translate into more interior width.

Specifications

 

Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
  • 3.5-liter i-VTEC™ V-6 engine with three-mode Variable Cylinder Management™
  • Preliminary estimated fuel economy, Odyssey Touring Elite (City/Highway): 19/28 miles per gallon*

* Preliminary EPA mileage estimates determined by Honda. Final EPA mileage estimates not available at the time of printing. 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.

Features of the 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite model as shown in the June 17, 2010, reveal video:
(please reference the June 17 reveal video script @ hondanews.com for items not listed here)

Interior:

Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
  • AM/FM/XM/CD Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Activation
  • Ultra-Wide Rear Entertainment System (RES) with split-screen capability
  • External HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) input
  • 150-watt AC power outlet
  •  Media tray with integrated beverage holder
  • Removable 1st row center console with hidden storage
  • New cool box in lower center stack (keeps items cool when vehicle is running)
  • Leather-trimmed seating with heated front seats
  • Memory-linked 10-way power driver’s seat
  • LATCH child seat anchors in five seating positions, including three positions in the second row to accommodate three child seats simultaneously
  •  Two captain’s chairs in the second row provide adult comfort with center seat folded down
  •  One-strap stowable 3rd Row Magic Seat®
  •  Second- and third-row passenger window sunshades
  • 15 beverage holders
  •  Trash bag ring

Exterior:

  • HID front headlights
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 12.6-inch ventilated front disc brakes
  • Power side mirrors with integrated turn indicators
  • Power tailgate

 


16 comments:

I simply love its interior features and amenities, and it seems very and comfortable which I love the most in a car and to be honest I never thought that it will have this kind of luxurious inside.

One thing i love about the Odyssey is the audio/video setup that’s peerless among minivans with HDMI port that supports digital camcorders, Blu-ray players, laptops, gaming consoles, or even last-gen Apple TV inputs.

Touring Elite had a simple styling and platform and it seems that it can’t offer anything special and seems that it is a boring car but when you explore its interior, you will get amazed on it.

The exterior didn’t look great but the interior is so impressive. I love the gadgets and the technologies that Odyssey surrounded. It is really great to have this kind of car.

The features of this car is quite convincing. I love the interiors; The gadgets were so impressive.

It actually does look good, just not what we were used to. Sometimes different is good and the styling is different in a sporty good way. The front seats are very comfortable.

The Odyssey’s second row center seat wasn’t their idea; Last generation 8-seater Siennas used essentially the same seat concept. It was narrower than a full seat, but it’s more of a full seat than the current model’s jumpseat is, but it also had the ability to be slid closer to the front row.

Honda has created this car with features its predecessor lacked yet you didn’t add more than 105 pounds to the curb weight of any model. The 2011 Odyssey’s bumps in horsepower and torque easily compensate for the extra burden, leaving this once again among the liveliest minivans on the road. Handling is again an Odyssey high point. This is the only minivan with a fully independent suspension and it’s evident in a relatively agile feel at low speeds and confident tracking through faster turns.

I am not real keen on that jagged line between the doors and rear windows. I know its a "styling" issue but it just breaks the flowing lines for me.

Definitely less offensive than previous efforts, but it looks like their designers are still stumbling around in the dark when it comes to trying to get a grille that looks distinctly Honda. For now, I’d say they’re trending in the right direction.

I am not real keen on that jagged line between the doors and rear windows. I know its a "styling" issue but it just breaks the flowing lines for me

honda did copy some enhancements to Toyota sienna... the LCD TV was originated to Toyota.

I see Honda copied the Sienna rear view entertainment with the wide screen.

Nice mini van and am sure this one is going to be the best selling mini van in the U.S. and other countries, and I guess this will also fall out to go on sale.

I don’t know... daddy like this too. MUCH classier interior and overall styling. It surprisingly looks pretty high-quality and not as cheap as the sienna does to me.

impressive mpv, it looks like it’s competing the toyota previa.

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