The engineers and designers at Honda have always taken safety seriously, and this year, they’ve taken a big step forward in their effort to make the next generation of safety features available to an ever-increasing number of drivers. Folks in West Michigan have been looking forward to the arrival of the 2018 Honda Odyssey for quite some time, and now that it’s finally made it to dealerships in the area, it’s safe to say that this vehicle’s safety features put it in a league of its own! Families who choose the Odyssey will be protected by full suites of active and passive safety features, and what’s more, those who upgrade to its EX trim or higher will receive the entire Honda Sensing safety package, standard. According to the writers at Motor Trend, these futuristic features will “take so much work out of driving the car that you can’t help but enjoy the journey more than the drive.”
The Honda Odyssey’s active safety features give you the ability to respond proactively to dangers on the road. Each of the Odyssey’s five trim levels come standard with an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, a tire pressure monitoring system, and brake assist technology! Additionally, the Odyssey offers a number of visibility- and control-enhancing features that drivers will be able to make use of day after day. These include the following:
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Every Honda Odyssey comes equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera that’s located right on your center console. This camera lets you utilize top-down, wide-angle, and normal viewing angles, and in the Odyssey LX, it offers guidelines for additional help in backing up safely. All other Odyssey trims include dynamic guidelines instead!
LED Daytime Running Lights: In the Odyssey, you’ll get remarkable visibility 24 hours a day. These daytime running lights come standard on all five Odyssey trim levels.
Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control: No other minivan drives like the Odyssey. Standard features like vehicle stability assist with traction control put you in control by allowing this minivan to respond automatically to changing road conditions.
Not even the most advanced active safety systems can prevent every accident, but when you and your family have the Odyssey’s passive safety features on your side, you’ll enjoy superior protection in the event of a collision. In addition to standout features like Advanced Compatibility Engineering, universal three-point seat belts, and a built-in LATCH system, the Odyssey includes four sets of airbags and standard child-proof rear door locks. A full array of passive safety features lets you drive with more confidence wherever you go!
Advanced Compatibility Engineering: Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure protects you and your passengers from unavoidable collisions by distributing the force of any crash away from the vehicle’s interior.
LATCH System: The Odyssey’s standard LATCH system makes it easy to safely and securely install child safety seats.
Three-Point Seat Belts: A full array of three-point seat belts is an essential part of any modern vehicle. The Odyssey sets itself apart by including automatic tensioning and automatic reminders for its first-row seat belts—even in its baseline LX trim.
Drivers everywhere are beginning to realize that computer-powered driver-assistance technologies are the safety features of the future—and the 2018 Odyssey has been equipped with many of the most advanced technologies that money can buy today. In addition to the popular and well-known Honda Sensing safety package, the Odyssey provides a blind spot information system, a cross traffic monitor, and automatic high-beam headlights. These features come standard in every Odyssey trim beyond the LX.
Honda Sensing: It’s hard to overstate the utility of the Honda Sensing safety package. The features included with this upgrade include adaptive cruise control, a collision mitigation braking system, a forward collision warning, and even a lane-keeping assist system.
Blind Spot Information System: On the EX trim level or above, the Odyssey offers a built-in blind spot information system that’s visible on each of your side-view mirrors. A small indicator lights up whenever this system detects an approaching vehicle.
Auto High-Beam Headlights: You’ll never have to worry about flipping back and forth between your high beams in the Odyssey. These automatic beams detect oncoming traffic and adjust their brightness accordingly.
Cross Traffic Monitor: The Odyssey’s cross traffic monitor uses a wide-angle camera to detect movement behind your vehicle. If it detects something in your vehicle’s path, it beeps to alert the driver.