• Honda Brings Nothing New to the Odyssey for 2019 Except Higher Pricing

Prospective customers are in line to receive Honda Sensing

The 2019 Honda Odyssey is now available, and it carries over from that year with next-to-nothing in the way of upgrades. The minivan looks the same, the engines remain the same, and the usual features remain the same. The new Odyssey does come with price hikes across its entire trim, ranging from $150 to $1,000, so that’s something that qualifies as a “change.”

Honda Brings Nothing New to the Odyssey for 2019 Except Higher Pricing Exterior
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For now, the Odyssey will keep a lot of the features that were introduced in the 2018 model.

While it is disappointing that almost no new features have been announced for the 2019 Honda Odyssey, the minivan’s current generation just made its debut a year ago, so there’s no desperate need for upgrades yet. That’s going to come in the next few years.

For now, the Odyssey will keep a lot of the features that were introduced in the 2018 model. It still packs a host of technological features, including in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay integration, and a rear-seat entertainment system with Blu-Ray and video streaming. All thee items come standard across all trims of the minivan. Honda’s CabinControl application is also available.

If there’s anything that counts as “new” on the 2019 Odyssey, it’s the introduction of Honda Sensing, the automaker’s official driver assist suite that comes with a number of safety features, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, and Collision Mitigation Braking System. Unfortunately, for the base LX trim of the minivan, it’s the only one that’s getting shut out of getting the system as a standard feature. If that isn’t enough of a bummer, the LX also lacking Magic Slide, an adjustable seat system for the second row that allows the captain’s chairs to be reconfigured to as many as four different positions or, if the need arises, get taken out easily.

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The base LX trim now carries a suggested retail price of $30,990, making it $1,000 more expensive than the previous version

There are no changes in the powertrain department, so don’t expect any surprises there. All versions of the 2019 Odyssey will still get a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The Touring and Elite trims get a new 10-speed automatic transmission, while the rest of the other trims get a similar gearbox with one less gear to play with.

As expected, the “biggest” change to the 2019 Odyssey is the amount of money you’ll have to pay to bring one home. As you can see in the table below, the base LX trim now carries a suggested retail price of $30,990, making it $1,000 more expensive than the previous version. Likewise, the range-topping Elite trim now costs $46,970, $300 more than the previous Touring Elite version. All other trim options get their own price bumps.

Honda Odyssey Pricing Comparison

Trim MSRP 2018 MSRP 2019
LX $29,990 $30,990
EX $33,860 $34,060
EX-L $37,360 $37,610
EX-L Navi Res $39,360 $39,610
Touring $44,510 $44,660
Elite (previously Touring Elite) $46,670 $46,970


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Press release

Apr 16, 2018 - TORRANCE, Calif. — The 2019 Honda Odyssey goes on-sale Monday, April 16 with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 of $30,090 (excluding $975 destination and handling charge). The Honda Odyssey continues in 2018 as the most popular retail minivan in America, a crown it’s held in each of the past eight years2. It delivers the ultimate family-friendly performance, comfort and connectivity offering unique family focused features and continues to receive accolades, including the 2018 U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Cars for Families.

The 2019 Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC 24-valve SOHC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). This engine is paired with one of two transmissions: A 9-speed automatic (9AT) for LX, EX, EX-L, and EX-L Navi/RES trims, or a 10-speed automatic (10AT) for Touring and Elite trims. This fuel-efficient yet powerful engine produces peak horsepower of 280 (SAE net) and torque of 262 lb.-ft. (SAE net), with an EPA fuel economy rating of 19/28/22 mpg (city/highway/combined)3.

2019 Odyssey Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings



MSRP Including $975 Destination4

EPA MPG Ratings3 (city/highway/combined)

Odyssey LX




19 / 28 / 22

Odyssey EX




19 / 28 / 22

Odyssey EX-L




19 / 28 / 22

Odyssey EX-L Navi/RES




19 / 28 / 22

Odyssey Touring




19 / 28 / 22

Odyssey Elite




19 / 28 / 22

The 2019 Odyssey offers the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment. Honda Sensing includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

Odyssey offers a host of features and technologies that make in-vehicle communication easier and faster. Available with Touring and Elite trims, CabinWatch allows the driver and front passenger to view the second- and third-row passengers via the 8-inch Display Audio screen, using a ceiling-mounted camera with infrared capability. Odyssey’s available CabinTalk in-car public address system allows the driver to talk with the second- and third-row passengers through the second- and third-row speakers and, in models equipped with the Rear Entertainment System, through the wireless headphones.

Key available connected-car technologies include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, CabinControl app, Social Playlist which works as a virtual family jukebox, 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, and a 10-inch, high-resolution Rear Entertainment System with Blu-Ray and streaming video capabilities. For 2019, EX-L and above trims add a second 2.5-amp USB port inside the center console.

The 2019 Odyssey’s Magic Slide 2nd-row seats (EX and above) enable greater flexibility for optimal passenger comfort, people- and cargo-hauling ease and easy access to the third row. With four different seating modes, including removal of center seat, passengers are able to select their preferred space and seat position.

The Honda Odyssey was researched, designed and engineered by Honda R&D Americas in Raymond, Ohio, and both the vehicle and its V6 engine are produced exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama using domestic and globally-sourced parts. The Honda-developed 10-speed transmission is produced exclusively by Honda Precision Parts Georgia in Tallapoosa, Georgia.

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