NEW FOR 2012:

– Exterior colours: White Diamond Pearl added to all models; Dark Cherry Pearl added to EX-L and Touring models; Taffeta White discontinued

Completely redesigned for 2011, the Honda Odyssey minivan enters 2012 with only exterior colour changes.

The Odyssey exclusively uses a 3.5-litre V6 engine. It is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission in the LX, EX and EX-L trim lines, and to a six-speed automatic on the Touring.

Features on the LX include 17-inch steel wheels, dual-zone air conditioning, heated mirrors, privacy glass, tire pressure monitoring system, eight-way power driver’s seat, wide-mode adjustable second-row seat, 60/40 split-folding Magic Seat third-row seat, front bag hook, auto up/down driver’s window, cruise control, CD/MP3 stereo and auxiliary input jack.

The EX adds 17-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, body-colour door handles, security system, heated front seats, multi-functional centre seat, exterior temperature display, flip-up trash bag ring, Bluetooth connectivity, second-row sunshades, power sliding doors, removable centre console, instrument panel centre display with selector knob, six-CD/MP3 stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB connector. A rear-seat entertainment system is available as an option.

The EX-L adds parking sensors, power sunroof, four-way power passenger seat, leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 115-volt power outlet, auto-dimming rearview mirror, cool box, power tailgate, rear-seat DVD entertainment system with nine-inch screen and wireless headsets, and XM satellite radio.

The Touring adds 18-inch alloy wheels, acoustic windshield, fog lights, xenon headlamps, blind spot information system, third-row centre armrest, ambient foot lighting, navigation system, third-row sunshades, multi-information display, premium CD/MP3 stereo, high-definition multimedia interface, and rear-seat DVD entertainment system with 16.2-inch display.

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