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If you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, you’d have missed the memo that SUVs have seemingly commandeered the role of “best family vehicle.” However, the 2019 Honda Odyssey is proving that to be #fakenews. In reality, nothing can compete with the minivan’s ultimate versatility, family-oriented spaciousness, and high-end comfort. What was true in 2009 remains true in 2019: the minivan is still queen, and the new Honda Odyssey reigns supreme. Here are 5 main reasons why the ‘19 Odyssey should be your new family vehicle.

 

5. Honda’s Magic Slide Seat

The versatility provided by the Honda Odyssey’s Magic Slide 2nd-row can’t be overstated. These outboard seats can move side-to-side, front-to-back, or flat into the floor for added cargo space.

Need the most room possible for passengers? Keep the seat in its standard bench arrangement. Have to separate kids before they pull out each other’s hair? Push the seats out for a foot-plus of additional space. You can even align all 3 middle-row seats to the side and forward, allowing easier access to the rear bench.

4. Top-Notch Safety

As Kelley Blue Book’s Minivan Best Buy of 2019 and an IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick, the new Honda Odyssey puts a premium on passenger safety.

LATCH anchors are easy to use and accommodate up to five full-size child car seats or infant seats. Eight standard airbags line the cabin, including a duo of side-curtain airbags that protect riders in all three rows from side-impact injury.

Honda Sensing is also standard on nearly every 2019 Odyssey trim; this includes adaptive cruise control, collision-mitigation brakes, forward-collision warnings, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, several other safety-mitigation systems.

Keep your most valuable cargo protected with the 2019 Odyssey, which is available for sale and lease right now at a Honda dealer in Arizona or near you.

 

Honda Odyssey Technology

 

3. 50+ In-Cabin Features & Tech

Being one of the top minivans, the 2019 Odyssey has a few – try over 50 – convenient pieces of built-in features and technology. Here are some of our Honda Odyssey features:

  • A 10.2-inch rear entertainment system with HD Blu-ray™/DVD, headphone jacks, HDMI inputs, and accessibility functions for individuals with disabilities
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation with 3D map renderings of landmarks, buildings, and terrain
  • Multi-Zone Audio and CabinControl™ Social Playlist
  • Bluetooth® streaming with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless (Qi) phone charging
  • Front and rear USB ports
  • Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • HondaVAC® built-in vacuum

2. CabinTalk & CabinWatch

Among the Odyssey’s 50-plus in-cabin features, the most innovative and useful are, perhaps, the CabinWatch and CabinTalk systems.

With a minivan as large as the Odyssey, your voice might not travel all the way to the very back. CabinTalk seeks to solve this problem. The PA system will broadcast your bus-driver warnings and announcements to the rear speakers as well as any plugged-in headsets and earbuds.

CabinWatch acts as your set of behind-the-head eyes. It features a night-vision camera, displayed through the Odyssey’s Display Audio Touchscreen, which lets you see waaaaaay into the back seat. It’s like a magic trick you can pull out of the parenting hat anytime, anywhere.

 

Cruise down the road in the 2019 Honda Odyssey

 

1. High Resale Value

In addition to being KBB’s Minivan Best Buy Award winner, the 2019 Odyssey is also KBB’s Best Resale Value winner in the minivan segment. Thanks to Odyssey’s enormous list of features and conveniences, parents can expect more money back when it comes time to trade in or sell it. Plus, Honda has an extraordinary reputation for crafting some of the most reliable vehicles in America, which only helps to increase the Odyssey’s resale value.

How much better is the Odyssey’s resale value compared to competitors’? KBB.com estimates that the 3-year resale value of the 2019 Odyssey is nearly 56%, which is better than the Chrysler Pacifica’s 44.8%. For the money, the 2019 Odyssey is certainly your family’s best bet.

 

Test Drive a New Odyssey in Arizona

Don’t dilly-dally on treating your family to the best minivan in the country! If you’re on the hunt for a spacious van in Arizona, take a trip to one of our Phoenix Valley Honda Dealers locations. Request a quote online or simply contact one of our Arizona Honda dealerships directly for more information about any available Odyssey finance specials.

 

Sources & Photos:

https://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/best-buy-awards/2100000577/

https://www.kbb.com/new-cars/best-resale-value-awards/best-resale-minivan/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-auto-sales/u-s-suv-sales-jump-again-in-august-idUSKCN1LK1K0

https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/TSP-List

https://automobiles.honda.com/odyssey