2016 Honda Odyssey Se Rear Three Quarters
Nearing the end of its life cycle, the 2016 Honda Odyssey will gain an SE trim meant that bundles a bit more equipment for the money. Fitting in between the EX and EX-L models, the Odyssey SE starts at $34,255 with destination and will go on sale August 4. The SE comes standard with equipment previously available only on higher trims of the Odyssey, including a rear entertainment system with a 115-volt power outlet, satellite radio, and the HondaVac integrated vacuum cleaner that fits into a compartment in the rear cargo area. HondaVac was previously only offered on the top-trim Odyssey Touring Elite, and the entertainment system was a $1,600 option on the Odyssey EX-L, so the SE, which costs $2,550 less than the EX-L, provides a good value proposition for minivan shoppers.
2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite VAC 05
The 2016 Honda Odyssey is otherwise unchanged, with all trims continuing to use a 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. Prices do go up slightly, with the base Odyssey LX going up by $300, to $30,155, and all other trims rising by $150. Honda has a habit of introducing SE trims as its models come closer to a redesign, so this news is a hint that a completely redesigned Honda Odyssey will debut sooner rather than later. Look for more news about the upcoming Honda minivan, which should debut sometime in 2016, over the next few months.