Compare 2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2017 Honda Odyssey

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Honda Odyssey

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower280
  • MPG (city/hwy) *19 / 28
  • Transmission9-speed automatic

2017 Honda Odyssey

2017 Honda Odyssey

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower248
  • MPG (city/hwy) *19 / 27
  • Transmission6-speed automatic

2018 Honda Odyssey vs 2017 Honda Odyssey

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Appropriately named, the Honda Odyssey is a full-size minivan that is well-suited for taking you and your loved ones on all of your adventures and journeys. This is a five-door, eight-passenger minivan that was first introduced in the United States in 1995, and it has consistently been one of the more popular minivans on the market. While the decision to purchase the Odyssey is an easy one to make, your challenge may be more complicated when you try to determine if the 2017 or 2018 model year is a better fit for you. Understanding the differences between these two model years can help you to choose the right vehicle to purchase from Bosak Honda Michigan City soon.


The 2017 Odyssey has exceptional performance capabilities and delivers an overall smooth, capable ride. However, Honda has improved on the 2017 model. The 2018 Odyssey is equipped with a 280-horsepower engine that features a 3.5-liter, V6 design. Lower trim levels have a nine-speed automatic transmission, and superior trim levels have a 10-speed automatic transmission. Be aware that the 280-horsepower design in the 2018 model is approximately 32-horsepower more than the 2017 model’s engine offers. Part of the reason for this improvement relates to a lighter bodyweight coupled with improved aerodynamics through an exterior redesign. A few other notable improvements to the 2018 model are an updated steering system, enhanced door seals and the addition of acoustic window glass.


When you compare the exterior design of the 2017 Odyssey to the 2018 Odyssey, you will notice that they have a similar overall body shape and design. However, the 2018 Odyssey has been cleaned up and modernized, giving it a fresher and more pleasing look. You will find similar contouring and the same headlight shape on both models. However, the 2018 model has an updated front end with more sculpting along the hood and throughout the sides. There is also additional chrome and an updated roofline. Active grille shutters and LED taillights are now standard equipment in the 2018 model, and LED headlights are an option available for all 2018 trim levels. The appearance of the interior remains unchanged and carries the same stunning design. However, interior features have been updated considerably.


The Odyssey is well-known as a functional minivan that is designed to be a practical vehicle for families. New features available in the 2018 model add onto that reputation. For example, the new Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats™ feature gives you greater control over the configuration of rear seating areas. The rear row of seating has a fold-flat design for a convenient expansion of storage space. The audio system has been updated with a new multimedia display touchscreen. Honda CabinWatch™ and Honda CabinTalk™ improve visibility and communication between the front and rear seating areas. In addition, a standard entertainment system in the rear has a 10.2-inch full-color screen. It has internet access and can be linked to your cell-phone’s data plan. Safety features in the 2018 Odyssey have also been enhanced. Some of the new features now available on most trim levels for 2018 include lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking and road departure mitigation

At Bosak Honda Michigan City, we are eager to help you make a thoughtful decision as you select your next minivan. To explore the trim levels for 2017 and 2018 Odyssey minivans in person, contact us to set up an appointment today or stop by at your leisure.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.