Refreshed Honda Odyssey 2018 finally debuts in the Philippines

Updated Sep 24, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

The new Odyssey is only available in two variants.

Earlier last month, the refreshed Honda Odyssey 2018 was launched in Japan. Now, it’s time for our country to welcome this MPV. The new Odyssey is offered in two variants only: the EX and EX-V Navi, both of them come with considerable updates on both in- and outside.

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Let’s commence with the base model Honda Odyssey EX. Interior-wise, the variant features the Aero exterior design with a platinum front grille, halogen fog lamps and new front and rear bumpers. Both trims are decked with optional 16- and 17-inch alloys.

Honda Odyssey 2018 angular front

The Odyssey EX features the Aero exterior design

Honda Odyssey 2018 angular rear

Both trims are decked with optional 16- and 17-inch alloys​

Moving inside, the EX gets an 8-seat layout (2-3-3). In particular, all of the seats are covered by soft fabric. Seats at the second row can be split-folded 60/40 to create a larger amount of cargo space. As for the third row, Magic Seats are worth noticing in both two variants which can effortlessly pack stuff underneath while still giving enough room for three adults. Other in-car goodies consist of smart entry with engine start/stop button along with a 7-inch touchscreen audio display compatible with Bluetooth, USB and AM/FM.

Honda Odyssey 2018 interior

Moving inside, the EX gets an 8-seat layout (2-3-3)

Speaking of the top-of-the-line Odyssey EX-V Navi, its visual makeover includes a new grille finished in dark chrome, smoked LED fog lamps, a sportier front bumper and door handles. The EX-V Navi, in general, looks sleeker and glossier than the entry-level EX.

Honda Odyssey 2018 angular front

The EX-V Navi, in general, looks sleeker and glossier than the entry-level EX

Unlike the EX, the higher-end variant has got a 7-seat layout (2-2-3) with all leather seats. Captain seats with ottomans are also present at the second row. Besides, it is fitted with black wood and silver trim panels as well as a big armrest with center console. Entertainment features contains a larger 9-inch rear infotainment system integrated with standard DVD, HDMI playback and notably, satellite navigation system.

Honda Odyssey 2018 interior

The higher-end variant has got a 7-seat layout with all leather seats

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Under the hood, the Honda Odyssey 2018 packs a 2.4L 4-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine producing 175 PS @ 6,200 rpm and a peak torque of 225 Nm @ 4,000 rpm, paired with a developed Earth Dreams CVT. On top of that, fuel-saving qualities like Econ mode, Eco-Coaching ambient light and Idle-Stop system are all at your fingertips.

With regard to safety aspect, passengers will be fully protected by:

  • 6 airbags
  • ABS with EDB
  • Hill-Start Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Multi-View Reverse Camera
  • Speed Sensing Automatic Door Locks

Further, the EX-V Navi comes exclusively with Cross Traffic Monitoring, Blind-Spot Information and new Smart Parking Assist system with Parking Sensors.

Color palette is quite sedated with four colors:

  1. Super Platinum Metallic
  2. Crystal Black Pearl (EX-V Navi only)
  3. Premium Twinkle Black Pearl (+ P20,000)
  4. Premium White Pearl (+P20,000)

The Honda Odyssey available for sale has been fully announced as follows:

Refreshed Honda Odyssey 2018 price in the Philippines
 Variant Price
2018 Honda Odyssey EX-V Navi P2,449,000
2018 Honda Odyssey EX P2,039,000

>>> Check out our guide to the PH-spec Honda Odyssey

Know more about Honda Odyssey 2023

Honda Odyssey

The 2023 Honda Odyssey is a minivan sold by Honda Philippines. The Odyssey has two variants, the seven-seater Odyssey EX-V NAVI 2.4 CVT, and the eight-seater Odyssey EX 2.4 CVT. Honda Odyssey 2023 Philippines price at Php 2,298,000 and Php 2,698,000 respectively. 

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Odyssey uses a 2.4-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 173 horsepower and 226 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).  

Size-wise, the Honda Odyssey is 4,840mm long, 1,820mm wide, and 1,695mm in height. It also has a ground clearance of 150mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,900mm. 

Locally, the Honda Odyssey rivals the likes of the Kia Grand Carnival, Hyundai Grand Starex, Peugeot Traveller, GAC GM8, Maxus G10, among others.