The upcoming 2023 Honda Odyssey is said to come with new extra part that will make driving with this minivan even more comfortable and fun. The redesign plan may include the Magic Glide, the second row chair designed as outboard seats that can glide. Its mechanism is to glide side to area that can make transfer easier and more comfortable. Not only kids can have better access or entry to the minivan, but getting to the third row won’t be complicated anymore. The Magic Glide can also provide more room to the middle seats, which is just convenient – considering that the ride alone is enough to accommodate 8 people quite comfortably.
Overall Design and Appearance
It’s unclear how the new Odyssey will look like considering that there are several spyshots out there showing off the camouflaged designs. And keep in mind that those camos are pretty heavy. Be advised that both hybrid and gas model would have similar design, so there’s nothing different about it.
Despite the camo, there are several minor things that are obvious to watch. For instance, the minivan has this new design for its LED headlights. The front fascia also looks new and a bit different. The rear bumper may likely get minor updates, including the side mirrors as well.
On the inside, expect more techs, including the advanced ones. Second row seats are easier and more convenient to fold. In the Elite trim, you can enjoy extra features and leather seats. Climate controls are obviously improved, along with more technologies and features to make driving more fun.
On the interior cabin, technologies are significantly improved and made better. everything is set not only to be effective, but also functional and even fun! There would be extra USB ports 2.0 inside the car, along with extra storage sports for electronic products that are scattered all over the car. There is also a display screen with touchscreen system. The car has its own movie camera, called the CabinWatch, to monitor everything on the back. As if it weren’t enough, there is also CabinTalk, where the driver or anyone on the front can talk to those on the back through the rear-side loudspeakers or through the earphones (with WiFi connection, of course). Sounds high tech? You bet it is!
Engine and Power
The upcoming 2023 Honda Odyssey would likely be coming with V6 unit with 3.5 liter capacity, able to churn around 280 hp and 262 Nm of torque. The transmissions would be different, depending on the trims. The EX, EX-L, and LX would be coming with auto 9-speed transmission while the Elite and Visiting would come with programmed 10-speed setting. Unfortunately, the fuel economy isn’t promising as it will still have the similar 19 mpg for the city and 28 mpg for the highway, and with 22 mpg for combined number.
What about the hybrid power? Well, the minivan will use the similar powertrain as Pacifica Hybrid, which means that it will come with V6 unit and integrated to electric motors. However, Odyssey will produce more horsepower. It even exceeds Pacifica’s all electric driving range of 32 miles. But for the details, you have to wait for Honda to have more official announcement.
Price and Release Date
The details about the price are still shady, but the standard Odyssey is predicted to be around $30,000 for the base trim. For the hybrid version, it won’t be lower than $34,000 so it’s safe to say that the starting price may be around $34,000.
As for the release date, the debut has been delayed from the original plan. If everything goes smoothly, the new Odyssey will launch around August 2022. Afterwards, you can expect the launch for 2023 Honda Odyssey hybrid.