Drivers in the Metro Milwaukee area have long placed their trust in the designers and engineers at Honda, and Honda, in turn, has long produced some of the safest vehicles on the road! Recent advances in vehicle safety technology have jump-started a new wave of competition amongst manufacturers, as each struggles to make more of these advances available to the average driver. However, it should come as no surprise that Honda has continually emerged at the front of the pack, and one vehicle in particular—the 2018 Honda Odyssey—represents the most impressive result of their endeavors. Drivers on the lookout for a new minivan can’t afford to miss out on what the Honda Odyssey has to offer, and they can learn more about its safety features by reading on below!
Drivers have been hearing about computer-powered driver-assist safety features for several years, but it’s only now that they’re starting to become more available for drivers on a budget. The writers at Motor Trend have said it best: “with the Honda Sensing suite of passive and active safety features, which come standard on everything but the base model, the Odyssey becomes a futuristic space capsule.” Beginning in the Odyssey’s EX trim level, drivers will receive a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assistance, a forward collision warning, a lane departure warning, and even adaptive cruise control.
What’s more, these are just the features that form the Honda Sensing package; the Honda Odyssey has even more driver-assist features to offer! In addition to those features listed above, the Odyssey’s EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite models include a blind spot information system, a cross traffic monitor, and automatic high-beam headlights. With all of these features equipped, the Honda Odyssey will leave you free to focus more on what really matters: friends, family, and the love of the road!
The futuristic driver-assist features discussed above are certainly powerful, but they aren’t worth much unless they’ve been equipped on top of a solid safety foundation. The Odyssey’s array of passive safety features provides just such a foundation, and all of them come standard on its baseline LX trim level. In the event of a collision, the Odyssey’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure allows it to remain rigid in some places while collapsing in others, thereby directing the energy of the crash away from vulnerable passengers in the cabin. Additional protection is provided by the Odyssey’s universal three-point seat belts, its built-in child-seat LATCH system, and its four sets of airbags. Moreover, the Odyssey’s front seat belts protect the driver and front passenger with automatic tensioning and a reminder system. Child-proof rear door locks also come standard.
Even in its baseline LX trim level, the 2018 Honda Odyssey offers a number of technologies that enhance your control, awareness, and preparedness behind the wheel. Once you’ve learned how to make the most of these features, you’ll be able to conquer any challenge on the road. Some of the elements included here are to be expected: an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, and brake assist technology are present in the vast majority of Honda vehicles, and of course, they can help you stop on a dime when you need to. The Odyssey also provides drivers with a tire pressure monitoring system and vehicle stability assist with traction control. The former lets you know exactly what’s going on at the point where your vehicle meets the road, and the latter responds automatically to changing conditions and terrain. LED daytime running lights and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines also come standard in the LX, and the latter offers three viewing modes: wide angle, normal, and top down. Drivers who want dynamic guidelines on their rearview camera can receive them by upgrading to the Odyssey’s EX trim or above.