Luxetips Automobiles! Honda Odyssey Touring Elite: Not Your Mom’s MiniVan
Today I am thankful for love. Because without love, how would we ever tolerate the disappoints and lows of life.
Recently the luxe kiddies and I had the opportunity to test the new 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite minivan.
The Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is the perfect vehicle to test with luxe kids, because it is a kid’s dream vehicle. After having the vehicle for a week, the luxe kids have been begging me to buy one. This has been their favorite vehicle thus far.
The Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is the perfect vehicle for a large family. It easily seats seats 8 people and everyone will have ample room and space. I particularly loved the leg room in the 2nd and 3rd rows. Most large capacity vehicles will only have enough leg room for a small child in the 3rd row. The Honday Odyssey Touring Elite has enough leg room for teenagers and adults in all rows.
And even after all of the passenger room, there is still enough cargo room to store luggage and other large items. As an added bonus, the new 2015 Honday Odyssey Touring Elite minivan comes with its very own HondaVAC® Score! So when the luxe kids are spilling food and snacks, you can simply whip out your vacuum for a quick clean-up. Love it!
Premium leather seats come standard and while driving the vehicle I very comfortable in those lush leather seats.
Entertainment and technical features
The entertainment and tech features of the Odyssey Elite Touring minivan are insane!
My kids loved the Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with HDMI® Technology and High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Screen. The entertainment system also comes with headphones. As soon as my kids got in the car, they would put their seats back, put on the headphones and watch a movie. When they had their headphones on, I could still listen to my iTunes catalog or the radio with no interruptions. We were all happy! The Honda Entertainment system is also compatible with most electronic devices so movies and games downloaded on tablets and gaming systems can be enjoyed by the entire family.
The vehicle also comes with a host of other technical features that makes the drive easy and worry-free for drivers:
- Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and FM Traffic
- i-MID with 8-Inch High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Screen, Customizable Feature Settings and Interface Dial
- Blind Spot Information System (BSI)
- Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
- SMS Text Message Function
The Honda Odyssey Touring Elite minivan is a bit more fancier and sleek than most minivans. It has an aerodynamic design, double moon roof, power sliding doors, power tailgate, rear roofline spoiler with integrated brake light and taillights with Integrated LED Light Bars.
Safety is always important when carrying precious cargo. The Honda Odyssey Touring Elite comes fully-equipped with the best safety features. I particularly loved the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines. This feature allowed me to see any moving objects or people behind the vehicle from many angles. I could see approaching objects form the left and right. The vehicle also has Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning. These features are superb in Atlanta traffic. When a vehicle was making a sudden stop in front of me, the car would warm me immediately with a light and a beep. Priceless.
Other safety features include:
- Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
- SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
- Three-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
- Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Active Head Restraints
- 3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
- Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
The 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is the perfect vehicle for large families and road trips. All passengers will be fully relaxed (not cramped) and entertained for hundreds of miles. I would love to take this vehicle on my next family road trip.
The 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite starts at $44,000.