New Honda Odyssey on sale this week


The 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan arrives at Honda dealerships nationwide this week boasting an upgraded powertrain, refreshed styling, an updated interior and safety upgrades.

Key changes to the 2014 Odyssey minivan include the addition of a standard 6-speed automatic transmission on all trims resulting in class-leading fuel-economy ratings for a V6 minivan, enhanced safety equipment, cleaner front and rear exterior styling, plus revised instrumentation and electronic controls.

For the first time all 2014 Odyssey models will include a 4-way power passenger seat, Expanded View Driver's Mirror and an SMS text messaging function.

New available features include the Honda exclusive LaneWatch blind spot display (first seen in the new Corolla), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

Additionally, Odyssey Touring models will now come standard with the much-anticipated HondaVAC, the world's first in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, which allows customers the ability to quickly and easily clean-up dirt and debris.

Two new packages have been added to the Odyssey line-up in Canada for 2014 - an EX-L Navi and SE. The Canadian-exclusive SE includes all of the standard features of the LX plus 17” aluminum alloy wheels, front centre console and 8-passenger seating.  

The 2014 Honda Odyssey will have a starting MSRP1 of $29,990. Honda confirmed that represents zero increase in base price despite it being thoroughly revised with additional standard features.

The automaker said all of the vehicle's design, engineering and assembly has and will taking place in the U.S. Designed in Los Angeles and engineered at Honda R&D America's in Ohio, the Odyssey is manufactured by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama.

Currently, 95 per cent of all Hondas sold in Canada are built in North America.

Pricing breaks down as follows:
Model                Transmission        MSRP          Transport Canada Rated (City/Hwy/Combined L/100km)

LX                     6-Speed Auto       $29,990         10.9 / 7.1 / 9.2
SE                     6-Speed Auto       $31,990         10.9 / 7.1 / 9.2
EX                    6-Speed Auto        $34,990         10.9 / 7.1 / 9.2
EX w/ RES       6-Speed Auto        $36,490         10.9 / 7.1 / 9.2
EX-L w/ RES    6-Speed Auto        $41,990         10.9 / 7.1 / 9.2
EX-L w/Navi     6-Speed Auto        $41,990         10.9 / 7.1 / 9.2
EX-L Touring    6-Speed Auto        $47,990         10.9 / 7.1 / 9.2