Honda will introduce to the world the refreshed 2021 Odyssey minivan. The place of the premiere is the 2020 New York International Auto Show. Well, there will be a lot to show. The Odyssey is the best-selling minivan in North America, ten years running.
Now, the 2021MY named “Ultimate Family Vehicle” brings numerous upgrades in terms of design, technology, and safety features. Therefore, expect to see an upgraded Sensing safety suite and driver-assistive technologies, for every trim level. Also, the industry-first Rear-Sear Reminder system integrated with the van’s CabinWatch rear-seat camera system will be available as well.
But, the major upgrades are more powerful LED headlights, brand-new lower front fascia, a black grille with a chrome strip, and redesigned fog light housings. The Odyssey features a gloss-black trim under the rear window and a new 19-inch alloy wheels for the Elite trim.
2021 Odyssey Minivan Changes
Changes for 2021 Odyssey minivan include second-row seatback, which folds for more comfortable seat moving and refreshed climate controls. Furthermore, the new features for the EX and higher trims are the tri-color floor mats and illuminated USB ports.
The EX-L will add a brand-new seats, with contrast stitching, second-row seatback pockets, and power lumbar support for front seats. On the there hand, Touring and Elite gets piano black trim for the dashboard, doors, and front door handles.
The range-topping Elite features a unique perforated leather for the 1st and 2nd-row seats. These seats also include a contrast stitching and piping across all three rows.
Updated Safety Features
As expected, all versions of 2021 Honda Odyssey comes with Honda Sensing suite of safety as standard. Previously, the Sensing suite was part of the standard equipment only with the EX and higher trims. On top of that, safety is improved with new features such as Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Pedestrian Emergency Braking.
Also, one of the most exciting features of the 2021MY is the Rear-Seat Reminder system. This system is built to assist drivers in controlling the rear seating area. Before exiting the van, the driver will get an audible alert and a warning message on the driver’s display.
On Touring and Elite models, the Rea-Seat Reminder uses the CabinWatch camera to shoe the rear seating area on the Display Audio screen. On top of that, the minivan will include a unique feature- for example, the 3rd-seats folds into the floor, and the built-in vacuum cleaner.
2021 Honda Odyssey Engine Specs and Price
Under the hood of 2021 Odyssey will be 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 powertrain, which produces 280 hp. The standard transmission is a 10-speed automatic, with the push-button start.
Also, 3.5-liter uses Variable Cylinder Management, with the ability to seamlessly switch between three- and six-cylinder work. The 2021MY for the North American market is built entirely in the company’s Alabama auto plant. Besides the Odyssey, this factory produces Passport, Ridgeline, and Pilot as well.
Moreover, the V6 engine also comes from the same plant, but the transmission is manufactured at Honda’s Tallapoosa facility. As for the precise release date and specs, we will have the extra info soon before the NY Auto Show. The starting price will be revealed in the second half of the year.