2008 Honda Odyssey Overview


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2008 Honda Odyssey Overview

As people movers go, the 2008 Honda Odyssey looks to be trying to knock Chrysler out of the top spot in the minivan segment. Minor exterior enhancements help snazz up the styling, while new performance technology improves the always-annoying low fuel economy.

Right off the bat, you'll notice some small changes to the front and rear fascias. Head and taillights have been tweaked, a new alloy wheel design added, and the hexagonal grille from the Accord attached to the 2008 Odyssey. On the inside, new color choices and more options are available, including a rearview camera, memory settings for the mirrors, a 4-way power passenger seat, and Bluetooth. But the real attraction is a new version of the 3.5-liter VTEC V6 engine. In the base LX and EX trims, this engine gets 244 hp. In the EX-L and Touring, the more fuel efficient 3.5-liter iVTEC V6 gets 241 hp, but features Variable Cylinder Management. This system deactivates two or three cylinders (depending on driving conditions) when not needed during cruising or deceleration, thereby saving on fuel consumption.

The compact minivan manages to seat up to eight passengers in three rows. Cargo space starts at 38 cubic feet. The third row split-folds flat into the floor, expanding cargo capacity to 91 cubic feet. With the second row also removed, the 2008 Odyssey can accommodate 147 cubic feet. The 2nd Row PlusOne setup seats three (two adults and a child), and this is now standard in the Touring for 2008. All trims start with full power features, a CD player, tri-zone climate control, and cruise control. New for 2008 is standard MP3 capability with an input jack. Options add the requisite DVD player and navigation system. Five-star ratings are due to standard ABS brakes, traction and stability control, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags for all three rows.


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Alarm Fuse

I replaced the hood latch on my Odyssey with a new latch from the dealer and my Alarm is still not functioning properly. When i lock the vehicle with the key fob and press it again, it should honk a...

Have A Honda Odyssey 2008 The Bottom Bracket For Alternator Is Broken! It’s...

Bottom fixed bracket that holds alternator is broken ( no bolts made into block broken. How do I fix

Honda Odyssey 2008 Front End Cluncking Noise.

I have a 2008 Honda Odyssey that has 198,000 miles on it and runs great. Timing belt was just changed on it at 195,000 miles. When it was taken in to get an oil change my mechanic said the stabili...

Honda Odyssey Front Driver And Passenger Doors.

The front doors on my2008 Honda Odyssey will not stay open when parked on a slight incline. How can I repair this so that the doors do not close on my leg when exiting car.


My Passenger Sliding Door Intermitently Won't Open & Make An Awful Grinding...

My passenger sliding door Intermitently won't open/ release. The motor sounds like it is grinding and stuck. When this happens I need to either pull the handle or push the button to try and reopen it....