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2006 Honda Odyssey - Expert Reviews


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2006 honda odyssey Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Powertrains and Performance: The Honda Odyssey is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 244 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard. EX models with leather and Touring models have Honda's new Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) feature. Virtually imperceptible to the driver, VCM increases fuel-efficiency by "shutting off" three of the engine's six cylinders during cruising and deceleration. When more performance is needed, the engine switches back to using all six cylinders. Safety: Standard safety features on the Honda Odyssey include stability and...

2006 Honda Odyssey Professional Review

...Built in Lincoln, Ala., as well as at Honda's Canadian plant in Ontario, the Odyssey gets minor packaging changes for 2006. DVD entertainment and navigation are separate options now, and the EX-L adds a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob. It remains the most fuel-efficient minivan, according to the government's Web site. Honda had its ninth consecutive record sales year in 2005, and reached its all-time high for truck sales as it sold its most Odysseys ever. And just this week, the Odyssey was named as the best value among all vans by Vincentric, which evaluates...

2006 Honda Odyssey
Source: MSN Autos

...It was enough to move the van in a sprightly manner, both in the city and on the highway, and the five-speed transmission managed shifts smoothly. Here's a key reason why this V6 can be so thrifty with fuel: It has Honda's Variable Cylinder Management system that deactivates three of the six engine cylinders automatically when the van is cruising. In essence, the Odyssey in those times is running on just three cylinders. Drivers aren't likely to notice when this occurs. In fact, in the test Odyssey, the only indication I had of the three-cylinder mode was when the bright green letters "eco"...

2006 Honda Odyssey Overview
Source: CarGurus

...The brake system is well engineered, with every Odyssey featuring ABS, Vehicle Stability Assist, brake assist, and electronic brake distribution.Besides the brake system, all Odysseys come equipped with front and side airbags, three-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensors, and improved crash protection through a revised body structure design. The Touring trim gets run-flat tires and a tire pressure monitoring system. The Odyssey got top ratings in government and insurance crash testing, earning a "Best Pick" mention.Some of the standard trim features of the base LX line are manual seat...

2006 Honda Odyssey Professional Review

...My 13-year-old also has a headphone jack in the "way back," so if he takes off his iPod at any point he can listen and watch the DVD using his own headphones, rather than steal a wireless pair from his younger brother or sister. My kids dig this car. Some other family-friendly gadgets on the Odyssey are the rear passenger sun-shades which are convenient and oh, so much better than the suction-cup variety; the lazy-susan storage tray hidden in the floor of the second row; and the ability to configure the cargo and seating area in so many ways it makes my head spin. Although I adore the all the...

2006 Honda Odyssey Professional Review

...An available DVD-based rear entertainment system uses a 9-inch screen. Honda's navigation system operates with voice recognition, can respond to 637 commands, and understands street names, numbers and destinations. Under the Hood Honda's 244-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 teams with a five-speed-automatic transmission. In EX-L and Touring models, the Variable Cylinder Management V-6 switches operation automatically between three and six cylinders. Both engines generate 240 pounds-feet of torque, but at slightly different engine speeds. Safety Side-impact and three-row side curtain-type airbags...

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