2019 HONDA ODYSSEY STARTS AT $31,065
Building on the fifth-generation Odyssey’s successful launch last year, the 2019 Honda Odyssey has arrived at dealerships starting at $31,065 for the base LX trim, or $100 more than last year’s model. Prices go up from there, topping out at $47,945 for an Elite model—which rises $200 from the 2018 model.
Pricing adjustments for the rest of the Odyssey lineup are similarly minor. The Odyssey EX starts at $35,035, a bump of $100. Meanwhile, the EX-L and EX-L with navigation and rear entertainment both go up $150 to $38,585 and $40,585, respectively. Lastly, the Touring trim’s starting price inflates by just $50 to $45,635.
The Odyssey carries over mostly unchanged, with power still coming from a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Touring and Elite trims come mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, while all other trims get a nine-speed. Fuel economy remains unchanged for the 2019 model at 19/28 mpg city/highway.
Just like last year, EX trims and above come standard with the Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver-assist goodies that includes collision mitigation braking, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. For 2019, EX-L models and above get a second 2.5-amp USB port for the center console.
Touring and Elite trims feature CabinWatch, so parents can keep an eye on the kids in the second and third rows via the 8.0-inch screen. Mom and dad can use the available CabinTalk public address system to tell them “to stop messing around or I’m going to turn this thing around” or relay other important messages without taking their eyes off the road.
The Odyssey is also Android Auto- and Apple CarPlay-friendly, and there’s a 10-inch, high-resolution Rear Entertainment System with Blu-Ray player available to keep rear passengers pacified.