"Lightning Bolt Design"
You don't need to have kids to appreciate the Odyssey looks. The fact that it's a family
vehicle is almost concealed by its low-slung, modern profile, which is both attention-
grabbing and aerodynamic. Its rear roof line spoiler with integrated brake-light
complements the Odyssey's athletic stance.
Standard on Touring models, the 18-inch alloy wheels complements its aggressive
styling, and lend the Odyssey a unique, desirable appearance.
Power Tailgate and Sliding Doors
EX-L and above models come standard with a power tailgate for ultimate ease of use.
Power sliding doors (EX and above) can be easily operated with the remote entry
system from up to 50 feet away. And Touring models feature Body-Colored Parking
Sensors (front and rear), so form and function are seamless.
High-intensity discharge (HID) headlights are standard on the Touring Elite model, and
power side mirrors with integrated turn indicators come with both Touring and Touring
Power & Efficiency
All models feature an improved 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine with 248
horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Its Variable Cylinder Management? (VCM®) allows
for exceptional power and fuel economy while meeting CARB's ULEV-2 emissions
rating. A new 6-speed automatic transmission (Touring models) helps the Odyssey
achieve class-leading fuel economy, while maintaining excellent performance for a van.
Top of the Class
28 mpg is an extraordinarily high number for an 8-passenger van. To accomplish this high level of efficiency, the engineers needed more than just an efficient engine and transmission. Other features were added, like low-rolling resistance tires, a variable-displacement power-steering pump, and low-drag wheel bearings as well as aero improvements to the body.
Active Safety Features
Standard active safety features include the anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), which helps the driver retain steering control when braking hard, and Vehicle Stability Assist? (VSA®) with traction control, which helps to detect and correct over-steer and under-steer.Active front head restraints help reduce the likelihood of whiplash injuries in the event of a rear impact. The head restraints are designed to tilt forward in a fraction of a second to decrease the space between the back of the occupant's head and the head restraint.To help you avoid accidents in the first place, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses a warning icon that will illuminate within the gauge cluster, notifying the driver that significantly low pressure has been detected in one or more of the tires. Also for 2011, the Odyssey features up to five Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) seating positions, making the Odyssey an excellent baby mover.
Peace of Mind
If the unthinkable happens, the Odyssey helps protect its passengers with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering? (ACE?) body structure, which is designed to absorb impacts of vehicles of various sizes in the event of front-end collisions. Front 3-point seat belts with automatic tensioning system, and front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) all help to protect you and your passengers in sufficient impacts.
SAFETY USING TECHNOLOGY
No matter how much fun is had in the Odyssey, cleanliness is easily maintained with the Flip-Up Trash Bag Ring (EX and above). You can even stay aware of what's happening in the Odyssey's "blind spot" with the blind spot information system (BSI) (Touring Elite), and FM Traffic, which is standard with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System?. Also enhancing visibility is the multi-view rear camera (with navigation), which helps you parallel park with the utmost precision.
 Based on 2008-2013 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle
 ULEV-2 rated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
 The class-leading EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for the V-6-powered Odyssey Touring is better than similarly sized 4-cylinder-powered minivans currently available from other manufacturers for the 2011 model year.
 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle?s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[6 The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes: system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.
 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System? is available on EX-L and standard on Touring models in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Please see your Honda dealer for details.