Poll: The next Honda Odyssey could gain all-wheel drive

Ever dreamed of building an all-wheel drive rally minivan? Well, your chance may come soon enough since Edmunds heard Honda could be adding the option for all-wheel drive on the next-generation Honda Odyssey.

Ok, it wouldn’t be just for the sole purpose of building an all-wheel drive Honda rally van like the old fourth-generation Civic, but rather to cater to the increasing demand for all-wheel drive throughout the industry.

According to Edmund’s interview with American Honda Motor Executive Vice President, John Mendel, the next Odyssey, due sometime in 2017, could gain the all-wheel drivetrain. Though this would require a complete redesign of the platform, with Mendel pointing out the floor height of the van would need to be raised by two to three inches to accomodate the extra gear. This in turn can translate into a compromise in hauling capabilities and practicality.

It would also affect the ease of passage through entry and exit at the back. And of course, with all-wheel drive comes added complexity and weight, affecting fuel economy and maintenance.

Do you think the Honda Odyssey could use all-wheel drive? Or should it remain to be front-wheel drive?

Let us know with the poll after the jump!


– By: Chris Chin

Source: Edmunds


Tags: , , , , , ,




AEM Series 2 EMS Engine Management System for 2002-06 Acura RSX / 01-05 Civic picture
AEM Series 2 EMS Engine Management System for 2002-06 Acura RSX / 01-05 Civic
Lokar ED-5004 Flexible Engine Dipstick picture
Lokar ED-5004 Flexible Engine Dipstick
Yamaha YZF R 1 1000 yzfr1 R1 Engine Motor Radiator Coolant sensor 02-03 picture
Yamaha YZF R 1 1000 yzfr1 R1 Engine Motor Radiator Coolant sensor 02-03
1955-1962 Chevy Powerglide V8 Engine T18 T19 4 Speed Trans Bell Housing Cragar picture
1955-1962 Chevy Powerglide V8 Engine T18 T19 4 Speed Trans Bell Housing Cragar
Baron Custom Accessories Mini Teardrop Engine Cover Chrome/Flame (BA-7645-07) picture
Baron Custom Accessories Mini Teardrop Engine Cover Chrome/Flame (BA-7645-07)


Subscribe & Connect

Connect with us on any of our social profiles below.

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.