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2012 Honda Odyssey LX Passenger Van

2012 Honda Odyssey Review

(0 Stars)  Running for president of the minivan class.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
We'd like to tell you that there's one clear standout in the minivan market, but we'd be lying. The minivans from Honda, Toyota, and Chrysler have been jockeying for the top spot for years, and all are formidable competitors. Even in that esteemed company, however, the Honda Odyssey stands out as an eight-time Automobile Magazine All-Stars award winner. The Odyssey's capable 3.5-liter V-6 uses Honda's cylinder-deactivation system, which cuts the power to some of the cylinders under light engine loads, enabling the Odyssey to claim best-in-class highway fuel economy. Like any good minivan, the Odyssey's most impressive features pertain to interior versatility. The minivan can be configured to hold either seven or eight passengers, and its second-row bench can hold three child seats -- just the thing if you're bringing your new set of triplets home from the hospital. If your kids don't want to watch the same movie, an extrawide rear-seat video monitor, which can screen two movies at once, is an option in the top Touring Elite model. A removable center console has room for a purse inside, and a cooler below the center stack can hold four bottles of water. For carrying cargo, the third row now folds into the floor with the tug of a single strap. The Odyssey is a vehicle that will appeal to everyone in the family.

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2012 Odyssey LX Passenger Minivan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L i-VTEC V six-cylinder OHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 18 MPG city, 27 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 441 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
21.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 248 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 250 ft lb of torque @ 4,800 rpm

'12 Honda LX Passenger Van Reviews

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'12 Honda LX Passenger Van Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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