Knowing what success is all about on the United States auto market, Honda decided not to play too much with the 2012 Odyssey which resulted in a price of $150 more than the previous year minivan.

The Japanese automaker says that the entry-level version has been priced at $29.035 and for those money you will get the 3.5 liter V6 powered version, with the five-speed automatic transmission, while for the top-of-the-line Odyssey Touring Elite, with a lot of options fitted including sat-nav, rear entertainment system or the six-speed automatic transmission, you will have to pay a healthy $44.485.

Even if Honda left the exterior design of the 2012 Odyssey pretty much the same, the automaker focused on the standard features, moving them down a trim level, so now for the EX variant you will get Odyssey’s 8-inch Multi Information Display, USB port for audio devices with a 2 GB hard drive to store music, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, all in standard, instead of paying more than $3.000 to get them on the EX-L version.

Honda also brought a new shade of white, named White Diamond Pearl, and everything else is pretty much the same, with the engine still delivering 248 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, being also able to shut off two or three cylinders to save gas, so the six-speed automatic version now does 28 mpg on the highway.


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