New 2017 Honda Odyssey  – Release Date and Info

The new 2017 Honda Odyssey continues with its reign as one of the best minivans on the market thanks to the confident handling, a configurable second-row seat, top crash test scores, easy-to-fold third-row seat, and a fuel efficient V6 engine. Its release date has been a source of contention recently but credible sources privy to the latest Odyssey developments says we should expect it in February at the earliest. 

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Perhaps you and your buddies want are planning for a weekend getaway, but no one wants to double the gasoline bill by taking two cars. More dramatic, lest say that you already have two kids and one on the way. Then your wife calls you to tell you she’s expecting twins! Either way, a befitting vehicle is needed. And in such situations, no other vehicle in the market today would be better suited than the 2017 Odyssey.

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It might not offer the sexiest looks, but it’s an awesome choice for a do-it-all vehicle. Although you can still opt for a large three-row crossover SUV, they typically have a cramped backseat and offer a limited cargo volume. A minivan like the Odyssey, on the other hand, offers a voluptuous cargo and passenger space to spare that adults will find comfortable even for those occupying the second- and third-row benches.

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It’s not only about space, the newest Odyssey offers plenty of other appealing and compelling features. The cabin is well-trimmed and well-appointed and offers some of the latest technologies even in its basic form. Some of the features include air conditioning, a rearview camera, a power driver seat, cruise control, and an upgraded cloth upholstery. Creature comforts include rear sunshades and rear seat entertainment system, and an intuitive touchscreen interface.

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It may be far from being sports car, but the way it drives is another hallmark worth bragging about. It offers a quick acceleration, steers and handles effortlessly, and offers a high fuel economy rating. But even with so many bells and whistles to its name, the Odyssey isn’t without faults. They include cumbersome and heavy second-row seats, and a costly price tag relative to what the competition offers.

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The competition includes Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Nissan Quest.

2017 Honda Odyssey – Available Trims

Six trims – EX, LX, SE, Touring, EX-L, and Touring Elite – are offered for the 2017 Honda Odyssey minivan. The Odyssey hybrid review is covered separately.

Exterior Review & 2017 Honda Odyssey Interior Photos

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Some of the standard accessories and features provided for the seven-passenger Odyssey LX model include cruise control, an auxiliary audio input, a USB port, a folding 60/40-split third-row seat, a rear privacy glass, 17” steel wheels, Pandora compatibility, active noise cancellation, an auxiliary audio input, a 7-speaker sound system, an 8” infotainment display, front passenger four-way seat, full power accessories, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and a USB port.

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Upscale equipment include a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, a regular blind-spot monitor, retractable third-row sunshades, 18” alloy wheels, rear-seat upgraded entertainment system, rear parking sensors, a navigation system, heated and perorated front seats, a 115-V household style power outlet, a chilled storage box, a voice operated navigation system, a power liftgate, driver memory settings, leather seating, satellite radio, a sunroof, and foglights.

2017 Honda Odyssey Engine Specs

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Motivation for the 2017 Honda Odyssey is offered by a 3.5L V6 engine good for 248 hp and 250 lbs. ft. of torque. Zipping from 0-60 mph needs 8.0 seconds, according to Honda. A six speed automatic is standard, as is the front wheel drive. You also have an option for an AWD.

2017 Honda Odyssey engine

Maximum towing capacity offered by a fully loaded Odyssey stands at 3,500 lbs., while the fuel economy are impressive and stand at 28/19/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

Price & 2017 Honda Odyssey Release Date

2017 Honda Odyssey Release date

Rumors circling around in the automobile industry allege the new Odyssey minivan will cost around $29,400. As for when it goes for sale, speculations point to a possible February release date, at least for the U.S.A market.

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2017 Honda Odyssey interior, leather rear seats

2017 Honda Pilot – Release Date, News and Rumors 

With a flexible and spacious rear seats, high-tech safety features, fuel efficient engines, a comfortable ride, and a sophisticated all-wheel drive, make the 2017 Honda Pilot a strong contender in the three-row crossover class. Its release date should be expected in early 2017, according to various reports.

Big and blocky exterior wise, and spacious and comfortable interior wise, the new Pilot is perhaps one of the best family-friendly crossover in the market thanks to Honda’s unique engineering and designs.

2017 Honda Pilot side view, exterior, alloy wheels

It comes with a more traditional look than the previous generation pilot which tried a little too hard to look something it wasn’t, at least according to some opinions. If the new changes and updates we are seeing on the new model are anything to go by, then the Pilot will certainly be on its way to setting the benchmark for other vehicles in the segment.

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It has a new styling that more closely matches the smaller CR-V, and is certainly a better choice for a three-row crossover than before. A lot of effort has been spent by Honda in trying to rejuvenate its interior. The result is simply excellent. Once you get seated on the comfortable and supportive seats, an array of audio and climate controls are offered on the central display. Entertainment and convenience features are also available on the standard 8” touchscreen.

2017 Honda Pilot front angle, headlights and grille

The rest of the cabin is stuffed with upscale and soft-touch acoustic surfaces that also double up as sound-deadening materials. Some of the features worth your while include ventilated and heated seats, a heated tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, lane-departure mitigation and warning system, and forward collision warning.

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The Pilot steers and handles better thanks to suspension upgrades done beneath its hood. Further weight reductions should be expected as lightweight materials have extensively been used during its construction. The ride is smooth and is befitting of a luxury car, although the handling can’t be categorized as sporty yet. Stability and traction is superb thanks to the controlled and sophisticated AWD system.

2017 Honda Pilot front view, exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

The result of these changes and improvements is expected to make the Pilot more appealing and compelling in its category. However, the segment offers several other strong contenders such as the 2017 Toyota Highlander, which is our top-rated SUV and is highly recommended for anyone shopping for a large crossover.

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Others include the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, the stylish and versatile, wagon-like 2017 Ford Flex, and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. At the end of the day, you ultimately have to make a decision according to your priorities. But even in the face of these unforgiving bogeys, the 2017 Honda Pilot is nonetheless a well-rounded vehicle with a reputation for high-resale values and reliability than any of its rivals.

Engine Specs – 2017 Honda Pilot

Beneath the bonnet of every 2017 Honda Pilot is a 3.5L V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system or the optional nine-speed automatic for upper trims. The front wheel drive is standard across the board, but the AWD is available as an option for those who need extra traction.

2017 Honda Pilot engine

Effectiveness can also be optimized especially in low traction scenarios by switching on any of the available suspension settings: Snow/ Mud, and Sand.

2017 Honda Pilot engine view

Honda’s estimates for the 2017 Honda Pilot fuel economy ratings stand at 27/19/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the FWD model equipped with a six-speed, and 27/20/23 mpg for that with a nine-speed auto and FWD mode.

Offered Trims – Honda Pilot

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The eight-passenger 2017 Honda Pilot crossover SUV is offered in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels. The capacity however reduces to seven if you opt for the Elite trim model which comes equipped with second-row captain’s chairs.

Interior Review & 2017 Honda Pilot Exterior Pictures

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2017 Honda Pilot interior, leather front and rear seats

Some of the accessories to expect include a seven-speaker sound system, four-zone climate control, active noise cancellation, 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, apple carplay, Pandora internet radio, 20-ich wheels, and xenon headlights.

Price & 2017 Honda Pilot Release Date

2017 Honda Pilot Release date

Recent reports allege the 2017 Honda Pilot release date should be expected early 2017. As for its price, the SUV will go for sale for an MSRP that starts from $30,145. We are working on the available details about its lease terms, and the same shall be updated once they are ready.

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2017 Honda Civic Release Date, Review and Info

The new Honda Civic comes with substantial changes for 2017 including a new turbocharged power, a technology-rich interior, daring looks, a spacious cabin, and lots of standard features. Once again, the Civic promises to be a must-drive compact sedan. Some of the highlights for 2017 include a satisfying handling, a roomy cabin, an advanced infotainment system, a fuel-efficient and zesty turbocharged engine, and a spacious trunk that fits just about everything.

New features for 2017 include a new four-door hatchback body style, and upgraded handling and steering configurations. Also, this year marks the end of the Natural Gas and Civic Hybrid production.

2017 Honda Civic exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

The Honda Civic has seen a bumpy and often treacherous journey ever since it debuted five years ago, and during the time garnered a lot of controversy and bad reviews.

However, a radical surgery made the Civic more competitive and brought the sedan to its feet.

For seasoned Civic users, the new 2017 Civic promises to be refreshing and should come as a relief. From its mature cabin, a nifty touchscreen interface, upscale looks, and lots of cabin space. Under its hood is a plethora of innovation. To start off with, the vehicle comes with a turbocharged 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 174 horsepower. This turbo mill also offers an impressive EPA fuel economy ratings that start at 42 mpg/highway. Other engines available include a 2.0L four cylinder engine rated at 158 horsepower, and a 1.8L engine.

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Similarly to the Civics of the yore, the fresh one offers a serene and comfortable ride, feels and drives sporty, and is more compliant than ever. Interior wise, much can be said about what the Civic offers ranging from an upgraded infotainment system to a laudable soft-to-touch materials.

The 2017 Honda Civic, despite the substantial changes, comes in a segment that is chock full of great compact sedans. Some of them include the 2017 Mazda 3, 2017 Ford Focus, and the 2017 Kia Forte.

Available Trims – Honda Civic

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The new 2017 Honda Civic is offered in both hatchback and coupe body styles, and is available in five trims: base LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, and the top-of-the-line Touring trim. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is reviewed separately.

Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 Honda Civic

The base LX trim comes standard with an expanded-view driver side mirror, LED daytime running lights, full power accessories, a 5” touchscreen interface, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, Pandora connectivity, manual front seats, driver height-adjustment, and a four-speaker premium sound system.

2017 Honda Civic exterior, blue color

The EX trim comes fitted with a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, variable intermittent wipers, an eight-speaker sound system, heated side mirrors, 16” alloy wheels, LaneWatch lane-change assistant, a multi-function trip computer, a 7” touchscreen interface, smartphone app integration, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a review camera.
Opting for the EX-T trim gets you a satellite and HD radio, 17” alloy wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a rear deck lid spoiler, heated front seats, foglights, and remote start.

2017 Honda Civic Review interior, dashboard and gear shift knob

Tacking on an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, a shift knob, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power driver seat is the 2017 Honda Civic EX-L trim.

Finally, the new Touring trim comes equipped with a 10-speaker audio system, LED headlights, an integrated navigation system, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, adaptive cruise control, and a four-way passenger seat.

2017 Honda Civic interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

Engine Specs – 2017 Honda Civic

A four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pounds of torque comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Honda Civic. Both the EX and LX trims come fitted with a 2.0L engine rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pounds of torque. It’s mated to a CVT and a six-speed manual transmission system.

2017 Honda Civic engine

The LX manual, according to Honda, comes with EPA fuel economy ratings of 27/40/31 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The EX-L, EX-T, and Touring trims come fitted with a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 174 horsepower and 162 pounds of torque. The Continuously Variable Transmission system is the only available transmission system provided.

2017 Honda Civic 1.5L engine

Price & Release Date – 2017 Honda Civic Coupe

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $18,640 for the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan. As for the release date, expect to see the vehicle go for sale in dealerships early this year.

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