The 2020 Honda Odyssey gets a 10speed auto for its 25th birthday

first_img Tags 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: First hybrid minivan wins on fuel economy 2019 Honda Passport review: All the SUV you really need 1 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 18 Photos Minivans Car Industry Honda Roadtrip: Say ‘Aloha’ to the 2018 Honda Odyssey Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageHonda’s Odyssey looks mostly the same for 2020, but it gets some serious updates for its 25th birthday, including a 10-speed auto. Honda It’s hard to believe that Honda’s Odyssey minivan has been around for a quarter of a century, but here we are, and the big H announced on Monday that it’s celebrating that in two ways. First, it’s offering the 2020 Odyssey with a 25th Anniversary Package that features a bunch of chrome accents and some special badging along with available 19-inch wheels. Next — and probably more importantly — the entire Odyssey lineup is getting Honda’s 10-speed automatic transmission as standard.The rest of the Odyssey goodies you know and love like HondaVac and CabinWatch are still available, and Honda is also introducing standard auto stop/start (which it calls Idle Stop) to help its minivan sip a little less fuel.Honda’s 25th Anniversary package will set buyers back a cool $1,500 and it’s available on all of the Odyssey’s six trim levels as a dealer-installed option. That price bumps up to a not-so-cool $2,800 if you want the 19-inch wheels as well.Honda’s 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine returns for 2020, as does its totally respectable 280 horsepower figure. The combination of this engine, the Idle Stop feature and the 10-speed box means that the Odyssey is now good for 19 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined. That figure is just a hair better than the FWD Toyota Sienna, significantly better than the Kia Sedona and tied with the nonhybrid Chrysler Pacifica.The base-model 2020 Odyssey LX starts at $31,780 including destination, while the top-tier Elite trim goes for $48,415 and includes goodies like LED headlights, heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, wireless phone charging, power-folding mirrors and ventilated front seats, among other sweet, sweet luxury touches.The 2020 Honda Odyssey will hit dealer showrooms on Aug. 13. 9:44 Comment More From Roadshow Honda Toyotalast_img

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