Honda has officially taken the cover off of the 2011 Honda Odyssey, which will hit dealerships later this fall. As you can tell right away, the 2011 Odyssey draws much of its design influence from the Odyssey Concept we saw earlier this year. When compared to the current model, the 2011 Honda Odyssey has a lower roofline (-1.6 inches), a wider track (+1.4 inches) and overall improved aerodynamics that help increase fuel-economy while adding more interior width.
“We recognize the minivan is first and foremost a functional vehicle,” said Art St. Cyr, Chief Engineer of the 2011 Honda Odyssey. “One thing we know and confirmed throughout this development was that minivan customers were unwilling to sacrifice any of their interior space and functionality. So, we focused on maintaining and enhancing this interior space.”
Of course, when it comes to minivan segment the interior is the most important thing. Here are some of the impressive interior features on the 2011 Odyssey:
- 15 beverage holders.
- Second- and third-row passenger window sunshades.
- Removable 1st row center console with hidden storage.
- Two captain’s chairs in the second row provide adult comfort with center seat folded down.
- One-strap stowable 3rd Row Magic Seat.
- Increased 3rd row leg room by one inch and added a center arm rest.
As for power, the press release states that the 2011 Honda Odyssey is powered by a 3.5L i-VTEC V6 with 3-mode Variable Cylinder Management. No specific horsepower numbers were discussed, but Honda does say that the Odyssey Touring Elite manages a fuel-economy of 19/28 mpg (city/highway).
We’ll bring you more details as we get them.
Hit the jump for the high-res image gallery and the press release.
2011 Honda Odyssey:
06/17/2010 – DENVER –
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.
- 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)
- 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
- HID front headlights
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- 12.6-inch ventilated front disc brakes
- Power side mirrors with integrated turn indicators
- Power tailgate
– By: Stephen Calogera