Honda Odyssey
The upmarket minivan is aimed at big families, and is longer, wider and lower than the previous version. It comes in LX, EXL and Touring trim levels. Mechanical specs include a 3.5-litre V6 with cylinder-shutoff technology, a 5-speed automatic in the LX and EXL as well as a 6-speed automatic reserved for the Touring, MacPherson strut front and double-wishbone rear suspension, 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels and an 80-litre fuel tank. Depending on trim, features include three rows of seating for up to eight people, adjustable 2nd-row seats that can space outwards to fit three baby seats, 3rd-row “magic” seats that can flip forwards or backwards, power-adjustable driver’s seat with optional powered passenger seat, optional HID headlights, optional rear DVD screen that is ultra-wide to play a movie and a video game at the same time, ports for USB and even HDMI, optional navigation with Bluetooth phone, optional 15GB hard drive or 2GB flash drive to store CDs instead of needing a CD changer, front and side airbags with three-row side-curtain airbags, stability control, power windows front and rear, cruise control, sunroof, cooler box, remote-controllable power tailgate and rear sliding doors, variable power steering, ABS and 15 bottle and cup holders.