The 2012 Honda Odyssey is top of its class as far as minivans go. Not only does it have a reputation for being the best minivan out there, it has gotten even better for 2012. In short, the 2012 edition of the Odyssey has a versatile interior, handles well, and is fuel efficient. On top of that, it has received top safety scores for its class. In total there are five trim levels that you can choose from. All of the levels will have a 3.5L V6 engine in them, but you can expect to pay more the higher up the trim levels you go. The starting price for a Honda Odyssey is $28,000 with its top dollar model being $44,000.
The base model of the 2012 Honda Odyssey is the LX. With a price tag of around $28,000 you will be getting good value for the money.
If you want a bit more car you can always upgrade to the Honda Odyssey EX for three thousand more dollars. At $31,000 you will be getting what you get in the LX model and more. It provides a good price along with many upgrades that make it a good deal in the mind of most consumers.
The 2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L trim level has even more options and is priced at $35,000.
The Touring is one of the more expensive trim levels that Honda offers. Coming in at $41,000 the Touring features even bigger wheels at eighteen inches, fog lights, side and rear parking sensors, a navigation system as well as a rear seat entertainment system.
The Touring Elite is the priciest of the Odyssey trim levels as it costs right around $44,000 to buy one brand new.
For starters, the 2012 Honda Odyssey LX will have 17-inch wheels, keyless entry, a power driver’s seat, a five speaker sound system, automatic headlights, air conditioning, and cruise control.
The Honda Odyssey EX receives power sliding doors, climate control, Bluetooth, and an eight inch screen in the dash. These upgrades make the EX the most popular trim level that is made.
In addition to everything that comes in the EX, the Honda Odyssey EX-L is equipped with a sunroof, leather, heated front seats a rear camera as well as satellite radio. The EX-L trim level is loaded with additional features that make it easy to drive. This is all in addition to the great gas mileage that the Odyssey gets in general.
For the Honda Odyssey Touring model the rear seat entertainment system is composed of a fold down television screen with a DVD player that can be used to watch movies while on the road. The Touring Elite is a souped up version of the Touring and has features such as xenon headlights, a blind spot warning system, a twelve speaker stereo system, as well as, a wide screen in the back for watching movies.
The Kia Sedona and the Toyota Sienna are two other vans that are similar to the 2012 Honda Odyssey, but when they are all compared together it’s clear that the Odyssey is one of the best minivans out there. If you have a family then the Odyssey is perfect for you. The engine is quick enough to provide you with power when needed, and the rest of the van is roomy and perfect for kids or a lot of grocery bags.
The safety features that come standard on all of the 2012 Honda Odyssey models include anti-lock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags in all three rows. These safety features are comforting to the driver considering the fact that the engine is rated at 248 horsepower and can go from 0-60 MPH in 7.9 seconds, which is deceptively fast for a minivan.