The release of the new version of the family hauler, Honda Odyssey, is postponed for the next year due to Coronavirus. The new model should be called 2023 Honda Odyssey, and it will be available to purchase in the first quarter of 2022. After a thorough facelift last year, the Odyssey heads into the new year with minor changes.
First of all, the manufacturer will introduce a more attractive front fascia and new color called Radiant Red Metallic II. Like the current version, the new Odyssey will come with the same 3.5-liter V6 engine. However, the Odyssey isn’t alone in the market, and rivals such as the Chrysler Pacifica and the Toyota Sienna are the closest competitors.
2023 Honda Odyssey Exterior Changes
The Honda Odyssey is one of the most attractive family minivans on the market. Generally, it’s the best-selling model in the United States. For 2023, Honda makes some minor upgrades that are noticeable on the front fascia.
The Odyssey looks more attractive, featuring a revised grille and better-LED headlights graphics. Moreover, the side profile is also eye-catching, and EX-L is available with a 18-inch wheels. However, this can be changed with an Elite trim that rolls standard on the 19-inch wheels. Besides those changes, Honda should also add one more color to its palette, called Radiant Red Metallic II.
Depending on trim levels, the cabin quality of the 2023 Honda Odyssey should range from standard to luxurious. However, all modes offers the same seating arrangements of seven, while eight seats are available on upper trims. Except for the base LX trim, this minivan comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system called Display Audio.
Generally, the software is very responsive, allowing for customization of the menu layout. On top of that, the new Odyssey also includes smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto capability. Unlike entry-level trims, both the Touring and Elite upper trims include a rear-seat entertainment system with built-in streaming apps.
2023 Honda Odyssey Powertrain Specs
Like the current version, the new 2023 Honda Odyssey will continue to use the same powertrain. Unfortunately, unlike many competitors, the Odyssey is available with a single-engine.
This minivan uses a 3.5-liter V6 mill that sends 280 horsepower to the front wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission. It also comes standard with an engine stop/starts features automatic cylinder deactivation, saving some fuel.
Release Date, Price
The new 2023 Honda Odyssey will arrive in the first quarter of the following year. Besides some minor exterior upgrades, the forthcoming minivan should also introduce a more modern cabin. The pricing starts at $31,790 for the base LX model, while EX and EX-L models cost $35,200 and $38,500. At the top end is the Honda Odyssey Touring that goes for $42,500, while the near-luxury Honda Odyssey Elite starts at $47,820.
The Odyssey pricing is in line with direct rivals like the Chrysler Pacifica and the new Toyota Sienna. However, Kia Sedona starts under $30,000 and is so far the best option after Honda Odyssey.