We’re Not Kidding: the 2013 Honda Odyssey is Epic

May 27th, 2013 by

2013 Honda OdysseyThe minivan has come a long way in the last twenty years. In the past, for many parents, buying a minivan was the final resignation of their youth. Looking back, I can see how devastated my parents must have been when they traded in their vintage sports car for a pokey minivan. This is back when minivan’s were simply boxes on wheels, in the most literal of senses.

The Honda Odyssey is Sleek and Refined

Like a counter revolution in parenting, families began flocking to SUV’s, and then over to their smaller, more fuel-efficient cousins, the crossovers. But while focus was elsewhere, Honda went back and reworked the Odyssey into a sleek, well-refined family moving machine. It now embodies all the practical qualities that a family is looking for, including space, power, fuel economy, and safety. Looks aren’t compromised, either. The body of the 2013 Odyssey is streamlined and refined, lead by a bold looking fascia.

And like its name suggests, this list of favorable traits makes the Odyssey one of the best choices for carrying you and your family on whatever adventure you had planned. Even Homer’s Greek hero Odysseus would have been able to cut his ten-year voyage home short with the van’s available navigation system.

Vehicle Features

What exactly does the 2013 Honda Odyssey have to offer? Here are some of its standard and available options:

  • Honda’s i-MID system, which has an eight-inch color display and a rearview camera
  • Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree phone calls and music streaming
  • A backseat split-screen and wireless headphones connected to the onboard DVD system, so there is never fighting over what the kids want to watch
  • A “Cool Box” next to the driver’s seat, keeping drinks chilled so a cold water or soda is always on hand


As for what’s under the hood, the 2013 Honda Odyssey packs a 3.5L SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine with an impressive power output of 248 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Looking to tow something this weekend? The Odyssey has a max towing rating of 3500, making it well suited to the adventurous family

Test Drive the Honda Odyssey at Middletown Honda

Want to take the 2013 Odyssey for a test drive? Bring the whole family by Middletown Honda, one of the top Honda dealerships around Newburgh and Mahwah, New Jersey. Got questions? Feel free contact the dealership.