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Your modern family is always ready for an adventure. But which car is right to drive to your weekend outings and holiday road trips? Fortunately, Honda has two high performing mid-size vehicles to choose from: the Odyssey and the Pilot.
Powered by its 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 280-HP, the 2018 Honda Odyssey will take you all the way to your family trip destination. The Honda Odyssey features a standard nine-speed transmission. However, the Touring and Elite models have a ten-speed transmission. The front-wheel drive offers 262 lb.-ft. of torque and a 3,000 lbs. towing capacity (3,500 lbs. on the ten-speed), if you need to bring more gear on your adventure.
The 2018 Honda Pilot has the same size engine as the Odyssey but features a standard six-speed transmission with a nine-speed transmission on the Touring and Elite models. With the front-wheel drive option, the torque and towing capacity are the same as the Odyssey ten-speed transmission options. However, the all-wheel drive option, standard on the Elite but also can be added to the LX, EX and EX-L trims at additional costs, has a 5,000 lbs. towing capacity.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey four-door minivan has a newly designed ultra modern look with a dynamic, streamlined front, LED headlights and an angular grille. Darkened rear windows help hide the track for the sliding side doors.
The 2018 Pilot is a very eye-catching and sporty four-door midsize SUV. The three-bar chrome front grille adds style while the aerodynamic design and lightweight chassis helps with fuel efficiency.
Both the Odyssey and Pilot seat up to eight passengers and come in five trims; LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. They also have a multi-angle view backup camera installed to help see more surroundings. Some of the higher models have the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System and The Honda Sensing technology suite integrated. Most models have HondaLink connection capability to access fuel/range status, remote start and car locks, all from your smartphone. The Odyssey and the Pilot have both been awarded top ratings in safety from the NHTSA and IIHS. They are equipped with front seat-mounted torso airbags and head cushioned airbags for the back seats.
The Odyssey offers the CabinWatch and CabinTalk technology to help passengers communicate with the driver. The third row of seats folds down to offer more floor space to fit a 4’ x 8’ object. Other features of the Odyssey include:
The spacious 109 cu-ft cargo area of the 218 Pilot offers plenty of room when the 60-40 split second and third-row seats are folded down. The Pilot also includes backup sensors to alert you when you are approaching something while in reverse.
While both the Odyssey and the Pilot are great choices for families that are constantly on the go, the next step would be to test drive them at Hagerstown Honda. Feel free to contact or visit the showroom for more information.