For a reliable family hauler that’s surprisingly agile, loaded with impressive safety tech like Hondalink, and a spacious interior, look no further than the Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey isn’t just one of the best minivans in its class—it’s a vehicle with a legitimately enjoyable ride. At Alberta Honda, we know that roads in our province are faced with extreme conditions. Despite all the features loaded into the 2020 Honda Odyssey, Honda’s AWD system is not one of them. Though this may seem off-putting, this shouldn’t write-off the Honda Odyssey as a legitimate winter vehicle for your family. Features like Intelligent Traction Management, Snow Mode, and Vehicle Stability Assist let the Odyssey hold its own against snow and ice. Read on from the experts at Alberta Honda, your local Edmonton Honda dealer, to learn more about Honda’s AWD systems and the full capability of the Honda Odyssey.
Is All-Wheel Drive Necessary for Winter Driving?
Though an AWD system can absolutely help any vehicle power through snowy conditions, having all-wheel drive equipped on your vehicle during wintertime isn’t necessary. Front-wheel drive combined with proper winter tires is usually more than enough to get the job done. Comparing the Odyssey against the rest of the vehicle segment and drivers will be surprised to learn that AWD capability isn’t a common offering on most minivans. The only new model currently offering the option is the Toyota Sienna. While the Sienna’s AWD system helps plough through snowy conditions, equipping AWD on the Sienna makes it lose out to the Odyssey on cargo room, seating capacity and volume, and fuel economy.
Honda Odyssey Winter Features
If you’re thinking of a Honda Odyssey to get your family through the winter, you’re picking a vehicle that you can count on. The Odyssey has plenty of power thanks to a 3.5-litre V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Hondalink has an available Remote Engine Start, allowing everyone to stay warm during the coldest periods of the year. Honda Sensing’s full suite of safety technology keeps you and your most precious cargo safe through any road condition with features like Collision Mitigation Braking and Road Departure Mitigation. Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control gives drivers that extra confidence by helping correct oversteer and understeer scenarios while minimizing wheel spin on slippery surfaces. Tackle winter roads with confidence in the Honda Odyssey.
Alberta Honda is your Honda Edmonton destination for winter driving and the Honda Odyssey! We carry both new and used Odyssey models, and if you’re looking for a true AWD vehicle, make sure to check out our SUV lineup for the best in capability. Shop for Honda parts, stop in for service from trained technicians, and explore the most innovative Honda technologies. Contact your leading local Honda dealership with any other questions or make sure to stop by!