Although the 2017 Honda Odyssey’s technology and entertainment features vary across its six different trim levels, each model is more than capable of keeping all your passengers in high spirits. In every Odyssey, beginning with the LX, the various entertainment functions in the vehicle can be controlled with the built-in iMID system, an 8-inch high-resolution WVGA screen with an interface dial and customizable feature settings. The Odyssey makes it easy to import and access all of your favorite music by including Bluetooth streaming audio, a USB audio interface, and Pandora Internet Radio in every trim. In the EX, you’ll receive access to an audio touchscreen, and in the SE trim or higher, you’ll enjoy SiriusXM Radio, too!
Depending on which trim they select, drivers will receive one of four different speaker systems. These options include a 240-watt seven-speaker system, a 246-watt seven-speaker system, a 270-watt seven-speaker system, and an incredible 650-watt 12-speaker system that includes a 5.1 Surround Sound Theater Mode. Of course, entertainment in the 2017 Honda Odyssey isn’t just a matter of music choices! We’ve detailed some of the most impressive, technologically advanced Odyssey entertainment features below.
Minivans are family vehicles, and those that offer lackluster safety features simply don’t have what it takes to impress the drivers in West Michigan. Fortunately, this is no problem for the Odyssey, which received 9.4 stars out of 10 in the U.S. News and World Report’s safety assessment. Drivers might be wondering what makes the Odyssey so special. In the first place, all of Honda’s vehicles share a wide variety of essential elements, including features like Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines.
Still, these features only comprise a small part of the Odyssey’s complete safety package. EX models and above have been outfitted with Honda LaneWatch, a small camera system that makes it much easier to check your blind spot when changing lanes. Upon upgrading to the Odyssey’s EX-L trim, drivers will also gain access to a Lane Departure Warning and a Forward Collision Warning, two advanced technologies that allow the Odyssey’s onboard computer to alert you to potential danger. No less impressive is the 2017 Odyssey’s available blind spot information system, which automatically lights up whenever it detects an approaching vehicle outside the driver’s normal field of view.