2013 Honda Odyssey

  • 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • 2013 Honda Odyssey

Performance

With our countless technological innovations and legendary, race-inspired engines, Honda has always roared ahead of the curve.

3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine

The high-output, 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine produces 248 hp and an equally impressive 250 lb-ft of torque, giving the Odyssey strong performance, while maintaining exceptional fuel economy[1].

6-Speed Automatic Transmission

The 6-speed automatic transmission (Touring models) gives the Odyssey a smooth, even spread of power during acceleration, and contributes to the Odyssey's excellent fuel economy[1].

Variable Cylinder Management (VCM®)

This VCM® engine is programmed to run on three, four or six cylinders, based on the power requirement. Powered by the intelligence of i-VTEC® technology, VCM quickly and seamlessly activates or deactivates two or three cylinders. So you get the best of both worlds: V-6 power when accelerating or climbing, and the efficiency of a smaller engine while cruising.

[1] 19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating for Touring models. 18 city/27 highway/21 combined mpg rating for EX-L and below models. Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Safety

Honda is committed to providing safety for everyone—that means crash protection not only for our own drivers and passengers, but also for other vehicle occupants, and injury mitigation for pedestrians. We are dedicated to identifying and implementing advanced designs and features that help enhance the safety of vehicles on the road.

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure

The Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure is a Honda-exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. The ACE design utilizes a network of connected structural elements and high-strength steel to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

The anti-lock braking system (ABS) uses a special modulator to pulse the brakes to help prevent wheel lockup. This helps the driver retain steering control during hard braking. The Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) system balances the front/rear braking forces during dynamic loading.

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

The Odyssey enhances its visibility to other drivers by incorporating Daytime Running Lights (DRL) up front.

Driver's and Front Passenger's Active Head Restraints

In a sufficient rear-end impact, the active head restraints move forward and up, helping reduce the likelihood of neck injury.

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)

The vehicle is equipped with dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS). One or both of these airbags will be deployed only in the event of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seat-belt usage and/or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in frontal collisions.

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Part of the braking system, EBD is a more exacting method of ensuring that proportionate braking forces are applied to the brakes. In order to avoid needless ABS cycling during a non-emergency stop, EBD uses the ABS sensors to detect impending rear-wheel lockup. Then it signals an additional ABS solenoid to reduce braking force to the rear and add more to the front.

Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System

Front 3-point seat belts with automatic tensioners ride across the lap and chest to help restrain occupants during sudden stops or impact.

Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)

In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the side airbag inflates to help protect the driver's or front passenger's upper body. The Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) utilizes sensors in the front passenger's seatback to detect the height and seating position of the occupant. If a child or small-statured adult is leaning into the deployment path of the side airbag, sensors deactivate it.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row All, 3rd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All, 3rd-Row All)

Odyssey models are available with up to five Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): three in the second-row seating positions (EX and above) and two in the outboard third-row seat positions. The LATCH system provides two lower anchors and an upper tether anchor. When used with a compatible child seat, the LATCH system provides attachment points between the child seat and the vehicle seat.

Three-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor

The side curtain airbag module is positioned along the side of the headliner. In the event of a sufficient side impact or rollover, this system will activate to help provide protection for front and outboard rear occupants.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

This system monitors the pressure in all four tires, and alerts the driver when pressure loss in any tire becomes significantly low[2].

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control

Working with ABS and the Drive-by-Wire throttle system, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with traction control[3] enhances stability by detecting oversteer or understeer, and by then braking individual wheels and/or reducing throttle to help restore the driver's intended path of travel.

[2] 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.

[3] 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.

Environment

For three decades, Honda has played a leading role in meeting environmental challenges. In fact, Honda was the first manufacturer to offer Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV)-rated emission technology[4] on a production vehicle.

ULEV-2 CARB Emissions Rating

The V-6 engine in the Odyssey meets California's Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV-2)[4] standard for light trucks. Fuel efficiency[5] remains a high priority, as the outstanding city/highway ratings of the Odyssey confirm.

Variable Cylinder Management (VCM®)

The VCM® engine is programmed to run on three, four or six cylinders, based on the power requirement (compared to only a 3- or 6-cylinder mode in the previous-generation VCM engines). Powered by the intelligence of i-VTEC® technology, VCM quickly and seamlessly activates or deactivates two or three cylinders. So you get the best of both worlds: V-6 power when accelerating or climbing, and the efficiency of a smaller engine while cruising.

[4] ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

[5] ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

[6] 19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating for Touring models. 18 city/27 highway/21 combined mpg rating for EX-L and below models. Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Audio

Entertainment is meant to be enjoyed in the 2012 Honda Odyssey.

STANDARD AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURES FOR ODYSSEY
Trim LevelDVD PlayerCD-L (2GB)Audio HDD (15GB)[7]Power (watts)AM/FM/CDMP3/AUX JackMP3/WMA CapabilitySpeakersUSB Audio Interface[8]Radio Data System (RDS)XM® Radio[9]
LX229StandardStandardStandard5StandardStandard
EXStandard229StandardStandardStandard7StandardStandard
EX-LStandard229StandardStandardStandard7StandardStandardStandard
EX-L RESStandardStandard229StandardStandardStandard7StandardStandardStandard
EX-L NaviStandard246StandardStandardStandard7StandardStandardStandard
TouringStandardStandard246StandardStandardStandard7StandardStandardStandard
Touring Elite®StandardStandard650StandardStandardStandard12StandardStandardStandard

[7] Hard disk drive (HDD) with 15-GB audio memory is standard on Navigation-equipped models.

[8] The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

[9] XM services require a subscription after 90-day trial period. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement; see www.siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your XM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically be renewed and you will be billed at then-current rates until you call XM at 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2011 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Seating

Life presents many challenges. The Odyssey interior has all the versatility to solve them.

Innumerable Possibilities

With many possible seating configurations, the Odyssey could have the most customizable, usable interior space on the road, and the One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat® makes this possible. With ease, the third row can be tucked away completely or partially to accommodate varying combinations of cargo and people. Whether carrying a stack of 4'x8' sheets of plywood, up to 5 toddlers safely secured with LATCH seating positions (EX and above), or as many as 8 adults (EX and above) ready to party, the Odyssey will keep you amazed at its versatility.

Passenger Pampering 101

The second row is plenty flexible, too, with a multi-function 2nd-row center seat (EX and above) for more comfort, thanks to a wide seat cushion. The center seat slides forward 5.5 inches and also contains LATCH anchor mounts for a child seat, allowing for the child to be closer to the front-row occupants for better accessibility. The second row’s flexibility gets a further boost with a seating position called "wide mode," in which the outboard seats can slide 1.5 inches to each side. The center seat can also slide 1.5 inches to each side.

Wide-Mode Adjustable 2nd-Row Seats with Armrests and Walk-in Feature

The second row also has added flexibility with a seating position called "wide mode," in which the outboard seats can slide 1.5 inches to each side. The armrests feature a soft-touch material, and the walk-in feature allows easy movement throughout the spacious cabin for the passengers.

Multi-Function 2nd-Row Center Seat

The Odyssey features a multi-function 2nd-row center seat (EX and above) for comfortable seating, thanks to a wide seat cushion. The seatback folds down and has three beverage holders and a tray for small items. The sides feature soft-touch material for use as an armrest. The center seat slides forward 5.5 inches and also contains LATCH anchor mounts for a child seat, allowing the child to be closer to the front-row occupants for better accessibility.

One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat®

Already known as the industry standard for third-row van seating, the One-Motion 3rd-Row Magic Seat® creates room for various combinations of people and cargo. The Touring models have a soft-touch rear armrest area for added comfort. The center of the 60/40 split rear seatback also features an armrest, while the rear side glass features integrated sunshades (Touring models). For ease of use, the strap to operate the seat stowage only needs a slight pull and the seat literally stows itself. The storage well is yet another area to store cargo[10].

[10] Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Before carrying any cargo, be sure to consult the owner's manual for load limits and loading guidelines.

Comfort and Convenience

The Odyssey's interior is a showcase of unprecedented technology, user-friendliness and audio-visual innovation.

Touring Elite® models come standard with the 16.2-inch Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with HDMI®[11] Technology[12], so one passenger can watch a movie while the other can look at photos or videos from an HDMI-compatible camera or portable DVD player.

Honda engineers believe a sound system is only worth its wattage if music can be easily accessed and played. Courtesy of the USB Audio Interface[13] and Song By Voice® (SBV) feature, simple voice commands can access music selections from the integrated hard disk drive (HDD) or iPod®[14] by artist, playlist, genre, composer, track or album.

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)[15], and FM Traffic, which is standard with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™[17]. Also enhancing visibility is the multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines (with Navigation), which helps you parallel park with the utmost precision.

16.2-Inch Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with HDMI® Technology

The 16.2-inch Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with HDMI®[11] Technology[12], standard on the Touring Elite® model, keeps the peace with split-screen viewing capability.

USB Audio Interface

The USB Audio Interface[13] featured in every Odyssey seamlessly integrates your compatible digital music player into the sound system, allowing you direct access to your music library.

Song by Voice® (SBV)

Powered by the Gracenote® music database, Song By Voice® (SBV) recognizes simple voice commands to play music from your hard drive or iPod®[14] by artist, playlist, genre, composer, track or album (Navigation models). For example, say your favorite song and let SBV do the rest.

Removable Front Center Console with Storage and Flip-Up Trash-Bag Ring

Interior flexibility is one of the Odyssey's primary themes, and the removable front center console is no exception (EX and above), offering four beverage holders and storage for most purses.

Blind Spot Information System (BSI)

The blind spot information system assists the driver by helping detect vehicles in the Odyssey's "blind spot."[18]

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition

The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System[17] takes the confusion out of navigation. With 60GB of total memory, including 15GB for the audio system, it provides convenient directions using multiple global positioning satellites, covering all of the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. The FM Traffic feature keeps your navi system continuously updated on traffic ahead of you, so you can say good-bye to gridlock. The 15GB audio memory can store thousands of minutes of your favorite tunes, and access them by simple voice commands using the Song By Voice® feature. Additionally, the multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines uses the i-MID screen to display what’s behind you for extra precise parking.

FM Traffic

The FM Traffic function can help you avoid gridlock, bumper-to-bumper slowdowns and road closures by keeping your Navigation system[15] continuously updated with traffic information.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines

Back into parking spaces with surgical precision using the multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines featured on models with navigation[17]. The standard rearview camera found on all other models also includes guidelines to help enhance your view.

[11] HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC, in the United States and other countries.

[12] The Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with HDMI® Technology is standard on Touring Elite® models. A separate source device is required to use split-screen function.

[13] The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

[14] iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

[15] 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.

[17] The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on EX-L models and standard on Touring models in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (FM Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.

[18] Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.