Explore the Safety Features in the 2017 Honda Odyssey

  • 2017 Honda Odyssey parked in a garage

    Previous generations of the Honda Odyssey have served Detroit area drivers for years, and those who’ve spent time behind the wheel of this classic, family-friendly vehicle already know just how dependable it is. This year, Honda’s engineers have designed the Odyssey to be more secure and more reliable than ever before. No other minivan comes equipped with the active, passive, and driver-assistance safety features that you’ll find in the 2017 Honda Odyssey! Even in its most affordable trims, the Odyssey has been outfitted with plenty of first-class amenities designed to keep your friends and family safer.

Active Safety Features

The Honda Odyssey’s active safety features have been designed to give you increased control and to put you in command of the road! Security begins where your vehicle meets the road, and the Odyssey’s integrated tire pressure monitoring system makes it easy to maintain your wheels with regular maintenance. You’re guaranteed to enjoy a smoother ride when you employ Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, which can automatically alter your wheels’ rotation to keep your vehicle on the right path. What’s more, with an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, and brake assist technology, you’ll be able to stop on a dime whenever you need to!

Every 2017 Honda Odyssey also comes standard with daytime running lights and a rearview camera with guidelines, both of which will help you to maintain proper visibility at all times. When you upgrade to the EX-L trim or higher, your rearview camera will be improved with multi-angle viewing capability, and you’ll also receive two powerful warning systems! The Odyssey’s Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning keep track of your vehicle’s location using two sets of cameras and monitors. Each is sure to increase your awareness and protect you from threats that may have otherwise gone unnoticed!


2017 Honda Odyssey driving down a road

Brake Assist: With this feature equipped, the Odyssey’s brakes can apply extra pressure automatically. When you press down hard on the brake pedal, the Odyssey senses your urgency and immediately increases your stopping power.

Honda Odyssey Rearview Camera

Rearview Camera: Just shift into reverse to enjoy a clear view of the space behind your vehicle! When you upgrade this system with multi-angle functionality, you’ll be able to check your surroundings with wide-angle, normal, and top-down views.

2017 Honday Odyssey Vehicle Stability Assist

Vehicle Stability Assist: While you’re going around a curve, VSA with Traction Control works to keep you grounded by reducing the speed at which your inside wheels turn. In addition to fostering greater safety, VSA makes it easier to accelerate when you’re coming out of a turn.

Passive Safety Features

No modern vehicle would be complete without its share of passive safety features, which function with hardly any interaction from the driver. In the 2017 Honda Odyssey, these passive features include universally accessible three-point seat belts, first-row active head restraints, childproof rear door locks, and a built-in LATCH system for car seats! LATCH, also known as Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, provides easy-to-reach and easy-to-use mechanisms for securing small children, and in the Odyssey it covers all three rows of seating. Moreover, the Odyssey provides the protection of dual-stage, multiple threshold front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and three-row side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure forms the solid core of the Odyssey’s protective capabilities. With ACE, certain elements of the Odyssey’s frame are designed to preserve their rigidity, while other parts are designed to collapse quickly. Through this combination of materials, the Odyssey can greatly reduce the damage sustained in a collision!

2017 Honda Odyssey Anchor

Driver-Assist Safety Features

Drivers will no doubt be happy to learn that this year’s Odyssey can also be equipped with several high-tech driver-assist safety features! Beginning in the Odyssey’s EX trim, drivers will get access to Honda LaneWatch, a side-view mirror-mounted camera that can show you a live feed of the activity in your right-hand blind spot! Drivers who upgrade all the way to the Odyssey’s Touring Elite trim will receive even more powerful protection with a standard blind-spot information system! With this system equipped, indicators located near each of your side-view mirrors will light up whenever a car has entered, or is approaching, either one of your blind spots! Both features are sure to increase your knowledge of the road.

Honda Odyssey Foward Collision Warning

Get Behind the Wheel!

The 2017 Honda Odyssey’s expansive array of safety features has made this minivan exceptionally popular with Detroit area drivers! You can learn more about the advantages it offers by visiting with one of our experts at a Detroit Honda Dealers location near you! Stop in today to take the Odyssey for a test drive! We’re sure you’ll love how you feel behind the wheel of this safe and powerful minivan.

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