10 Things You Should Know About the 2011 Honda Odyssey
#8. There's a wide array of model offerings
Honda's model lineup strategy is a simple one: offer a model for every
taste, but no options. That means the company only has to build its
vehicles in a small number of configurations while also pleasing the
majority of customers. The 2011 Odyssey model lineup includes seven
models, each with a distinct level of standard equipment. The range
starts with the seven-passenger LX and progresses through the
eight-passenger EX, EX with RES (rear entertainment system), EXL, EXL
with Navi (navigation), EXL with RES, Touring and the new Touring Elite.
Most customers will want to avoid the base LX model as it lacks power
sliding side doors and a second-row center seat. You have to opt for an
EX model for those items. The EX also has tri-zone automatic climate
control, universal garage door opener, a removable front center
console, second-row sunshades, and alloy wheels. The EXL adds leather
upholstery, heated front seats, XM satellite radio, USB port, sunroof,
power rear liftgate, Bluetooth connectivity, and Cool Box center stack
storage. The Touring model gets front and rear park assist, driver's
seat memory, navigation system with voice recognition and FM traffic,
rearview camera, rear DVD entertainment, fog lights and 18-inch wheels.
The top-line Touring Elite adds a 650-watt, 12-speaker 5.1 surround
sound audio system, ultrawide rear DVD entertainment with HDMI port,
HID headlights, and a Blind Spot Information system.