A few significant changes to the 2016 Odyssey over the 2015 model include the addition of a rear entertainment system, satellite radio, and a 115-volt power outlet to the Odyssey SE trim’s offerings. Another change is the addition of Honda’s celebrated built-in HondaVAC vacuum cleaner—which used to only be offered in the Odyssey Touring Elite trim—to the SE model.
With its extendable reach and handy removable waste bin, the HondaVAC makes cleaning your vehicle a snap—a particularly invaluable amenity for drivers with young children onboard. HondaVAC is just one of the various premium features the Odyssey boasts that various rival vehicles do not offer. Competing minivans that do not feature a built-in vacuum cleaner include the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Nissan Quest, and the 2016 Toyota Sienna.
Other outstanding amenities that are ideal for family motoring include the Odyssey’s high-resolution Honda DVD rear entertainment system, which comes standard in three of the Odyssey models and is available in a fourth trim. Bliss belongs to the parents in the minivan when their kids are happily occupied in the backseat, watching a favorite cartoon or movie instead of arguing or complaining about boredom.
The highest-level Odyssey Touring Elite trim further offers a standard Honda DVD UltraWide Entertainment System with HDMI technology, a 16.2-inch screen, and two wireless headphones.
Onboard entertainment is just one more area in which Odyssey competitors fall flat. The Toyota Sienna, for example, does not offer a standard entertainment system in any of its trims; a feature that is similar to the Odyssey’s entertainment system is only available as an optional upgrade for an added cost in the Sienna. The same goes for the Kia Sedona, which also only offers a rear entertainment system as an available upgrade—not a standard feature. The Dodge Grand Caravan, as well, only provides its two available entertainment systems as optional upgrades, and only the top two Caravan trims can be upgraded to include them.
In the Nissan Quest, a DVD entertainment center comes standard—but only in the highest-cost, top-level Platinum model. None of the other Quest trims have the option of an entertainment system.
The story is the same for the Chrysler Town & Country’s Blu-ray/DVD player, which is only offered standard in the very highest trim level.
Other amenities that are provided as standard features in all of the Odyssey models but are not found in rival vehicles include:
Consumers can further explore the incredible 2016 Honda Odyssey at any Detroit Honda Dealers location. Stop in or contact one of our affiliated dealerships today!
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