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2009 Honda Odyssey Van - Overview

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$26,355 – $41,105 MSRP

$23,890 – $37,219 Invoice

16 / 23 MPG City/Hwy


2009 Honda Odyssey Van

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What Changed for 2009:

  • EX-L model adds a power rear liftgate as standard equipment
  • Navigation system now comes standard with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
First introduced in 1995, the Honda Odyssey minivan got a major redesign in 2005. After the 2008 model year saw a host of improvements to both the Odyssey's function and form, with the most noticeable change being a front-end facelift designed to give the minivan a closer resemblance to the Accord sedan, the 2009 model gets only minor changes. The Odyssey has seating for 7 or 8, depending on the model, and comes standard with dual sliding side doors. The third-row seat folds into the floor, while the second-row seats flip up and can be removed. With the second row removed and the third row folded, the Odyssey has a cavernous 147.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Additional storage space can be found under the floor in front of the second-row seats. Unlike minivans from Chrysler and Dodge, however, the second-row seats don't fold into this space.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Honda Odyssey is available in LX, EX, EX-L and Touring models. The 7-seat LX includes such standard features as cloth upholstery; remote keyless entry; power windows with an auto-down driver's window; second-row power windows; power mirrors; rear privacy glass; independent front and rear air conditioning; a 60/40-split folding third-row "Magic Seat;" in-floor storage for the second row; cruise control; tilt/telescoping steering wheel; AM/FM/CD stereo; auxiliary input jack; and 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers. The EX adds seating for 8 with Honda's removable PlusOne second-row center seat as well as power sliding doors; heated front seats; 3-zone automatic climate control; upgraded audio system with controls mounted on the steering wheel and a 6-disc CD changer; 8-way power driver's seat; heated exterior mirrors; universal garage door opener; conversation mirror; second-row sunshades; roof rails; rear spoiler; and alloy wheels. The EX-L adds leather seats; 4-way power front passenger seat; leather-wrapped steering wheel; XM satellite radio; power moonroof; auto-dimming rearview mirror; and a power rear liftgate. A rear DVD entertainment system and a navigation system are available for the EX-L. The Odyssey Touring gets those features, plus front and rear park assist; Bluetooth phone compatibility; power-adjustable pedals; 360-watt premium audio system with subwoofer; 2-position memory for the driver's seat and side mirrors; trip computer; compass; automatic headlights; fog lights and 17-inch wheels. Run-flat tires are available for the Touring model.

All 2009 Honda Odysseys are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The version in LX and EX models produces 244 hp at 5750 rpm and 240 lb.-ft. of torque at 5000 rpm. EPA fuel-economy estimates are 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway. The EX-L and Touring models employ Honda's i-VTEC system with the latest version of Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). VCM can run the engine on three, four or six cylinders depending on power demands. A green "ECO" light on the dashboard indicates when the system is operational. Engine output is 244 hp at 5700 rpm and 245 lb.-ft. of torque at 4900 rpm, with EPA fuel-economy estimates of 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway. All Odysseys drive the front wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission.

The 2009 Honda Odyssey features dual front air bags; torso-protecting front side air bags; head-protecting 3-row curtain side air bags with rollover deployment; tire-pressure monitor; active front head restraints; anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution; traction control; and electronic stability control. Front and rear park assist and a rearview camera are available.

The Odyssey aced National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests with a best-possible 5-star rating for front and side impacts; rollover rating was 4 stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the Odyssey "Good" ratings (the best possible score) for front-, side- and rear-impact protection. Those ratings, plus standard electronic stability control, earned the Odyssey the Institute's "Top Safety Pick" rating.

The Odyssey's available run-flat tires employ Michelin's PAX system. The PAX system uses a solid plastic ring that wraps around the center of the wheel like a rubber band. When deflated, the tire presses against it and uses it for support. The special tires have an odd size that Honda lists as P235/710R460A, and the wheels are about 17.5 inches in diameter.

Another technology counteracts noise associated with the Variable Cylinder Management system, as well as some road noise, on EX-L and Touring models. Honda's Active Noise Control technology uses the audio system to analyze the sound waves entering the cabin, then sends an out-of-phase sound through the speakers to cancel out engine noises. An Active Control Engine Mount System also uses electrically activated dampers to minimize engine vibration.

Available Trims for the 2009 Honda Odyssey Van

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
LX (A5) 5 speed automatic $26,355 244-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 16/23
EX (A5) 5 speed automatic $29,455 244-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 16/23
EX-L (A5) 5 speed automatic $33,155 244-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 17/25
Touring w/DVD RES/Navi (A5) 5 speed automatic $40,505 244-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 17/25

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