5 Reasons to Test-Drive the 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite Minivan

The 2019 Honda Odyssey is full of features that families love, and the Elite trim is the most fully loaded version of the minivan’s lineup. If your family needs a new people-mover, here are five reasons to test-drive the 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite.

1. Lots of Safety Features

First, the 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite comes loaded with all of the standard and available safety features the model offers. There’s forward collision mitigation and LED headlights, which make this trim (and the Touring) an IIHS Top Safety Pick. The full Honda Sensing suite, which comes with lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and road departure mitigation, is also on board. For assistance backing up, the trim has rear cross-traffic alert and a multi-angle rearview camera.

Even among family-oriented vehicles that tend to focus on safety, all of these driver assists place the 2019 Odyssey Elite in the select company of only a few models.

2. Comfort-Oriented Ride

Second, the 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite offers a driving experience that’s unusual for a vehicle of its size. Engineered more like a car than a truck or SUV, the minivan smoothly progresses around curves and glides over bumps, all the while accelerating with impressive speed when there’s a straightaway.

You can’t see the smooth engineering of the 2019 Odyssey Elite from the outside, but you’re sure to take notice as soon as you head out on a test drive. The model is much more pleasurable to drive or ride in than other minivans and SUVs of comparable size.

3. Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

Third, this is the 2019 Honda Odyssey’s only trim to offer climate-controlled front seats. Warmed in winter and actively cooled in summer, these take comfort for the driver and front passenger to another level. As spacious as the second-row seats are, you won’t want to give up shotgun privileges to any kids who ask if they can ride up-front.

4. Premium Audio Experience

Fourth, the sound system on this trim offers a premium listening experience that’s exclusive to the 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite. The high-end sound system itself features 11 speakers that envelop the cabin in whatever tunes are playing, and it’s easy to pull up anyone’s tunes since there are USB ports in both the front and second rows. To make sure you can hear each note as it’s meant to be, the doors are outfitted with acoustic glass that helps dampen road noise and outside sounds.

5. Cabin Watch and Rear-Seat Entertainment

Finally, the 2019 Odyssey Elite comes with both a Honda-installed rear-seat entertainment system and the minivan’s unique CabinWatch feature. The entertainment system plays movies on a 10.2-inch screen and has the How Much Farther? app that limits how many times the questions directed up-front. When these aren’t enough to keep the backseat passengers in line, CabinWatch lets the driver and front passenger check what’s going on in the second and third row. 

Test-Drive the 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite

These are just five reasons to test-drive a 2019 Honda Odyssey Elite, and there are many more that make this minivan worthy of consideration. If you’re in the Oak Park or Des Plaines areas and need a new family vehicle, come to McGrath City Honda for a test drive. The dealership is nearby at 6720 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, and it’s open six days a week so that you can find a time when the whole family is able to make it. Bring everyone along, and see whether you all don’t fall in love with this trim.

Categories: Features, Safety, New Inventory