Is the 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan AWD?

 

The 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan is built on the same platform as the new Honda Pilot, and the new Honda Ridgeline--both of which offer available All-Wheel Drive as an option on select models.

That may leave shoppers wondering about the possibility of an AWD minivan in the Honda lineup.

This is not our first time addressing common questions about powertrains when it comes to new Honda cars, trucks, and SUVs. But, this is one of the most-frequently asked questions, and we're happy to chat about it:

 

Does the 2018 Honda Odyssey Offer All-Wheel Drive?

Sadly, no. Though it may seem easy to slap on an AWD system and call it a new feature, the Honda Odyssey will continue to be available only with front-wheel drive.

However, their reasons are solid:

  • It would compromise the interior design and spaciousness
  • It would throw off the whole design of the minivan
  • It would potentially affect overall engineering and even safety

Honda is choosing integrity over profits--and that's something we can all respect.

 

Why Buy the Honda Odyssey Over Another AWD Minivan?

Currently, the Toyota Sienna is the only minivan to offer available all-wheel drive, but there are reports that Chrysler may be pursuing the idea. Why choose the new Honda Odyssey instead?

The powerful and solid 2018 Honda Odyssey is consistently a top seller in Pompano Beach thanks to its range of standard features, its interior comfort, and its incredibly flexible cargo and passenger space.

If you really have your heart set on a seven-passenger vehicle with all-wheel drive, though, the AWD 2018 Honda Pilot is a stylish and comfortable option.

 

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