2021 Honda Odyssey gets revamped, contends with Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica

03/11/2020

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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The 2021 Honda Odyssey has received major facelift ahead of its debut. With changes to its interior and exterior, it's a strong contender in its category!

Have you noticed the decline in the minivan category for cars? In recent times, automakers have been shying away from the segment. But that does not make it relegated. The few automakers represented are putting their best foot forward, leaving no chance for an upstage. Honda is not oblivious to this fierce competition. As a way of establishing its preparedness for the battle of superiority, the Japanese automaker has given its 2021 Honda Odyssey a facelift. It’ll come with a revamped interior and exterior to clear any doubts that users may have about it.

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The Odyssey is a revamped  modern minivan  

Starting with the exterior, the front area of the Odyssey has been equipped with new headlights similar to that of its sister models the Accord and Civic. The grille has taken a new form – one that is suitable for its newly acquired lower fascia.

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The base model of the Odyssey has a beautifully redesigned exterior, but the interior lushness is felt more in the higher trims. The leather seats in the Elite model are not your regular seats. They come with high-end custom stitching and piping. That is not to say that you will lose out totally if you plan on buying other upscale models. Honda has made provision for climate controls, piano black trim, tri-colored floor mats et al, in those models. According to the manufacturer, seats in the second row are foldable and removable.

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The Odyssey's interior is exquisite and spacious

One would expect that the new changes would be extended to the car’s powertrain, but that is not the case. The 2021 Odyssey will carry the same V-6 engine of 3.5 liters. It produces 280 horsepower and offers the same automatic transmission of 10-speed.

The top rivals of the 2021 Honda Odyssey scheduled to be unveiled at this year’s New York auto show slated for April are Toyota’s Sienna and Chrysler's Pacifica – both of which have also been redesigned. The Odyssey’s pricing details have not been announced yet.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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