The Honda Odyssey is a 7 to 8 seater Minivan that has been in production from 1994 until present. It was developed at a time when Honda was undergoing severe financial constraints but Honda Odyssey went on to become a success that boosted the financial success of the company. In Kenya, the Honda Odyssey is not as popular having been overshadowed by the more dominant alternatives such as the Toyota Noah and the Toyota Voxy.
The 5th generation Honda Odyssey that has been in production from 2013 to present has huge improvements over the previous generations. The instrument panel is modern with crystal clear displays and a touchscreen entertainment console
It boasts of a large interior space and all the three rows have excellent space with enough legroom and shoulder space which makes it a very comfortable van. The third row seat comes with 3 seats that can independently recline and it offers excellent comfort.
It comes with two engine options; a 2.4-Litre K24W petrol engine and a Hybrid 2.0-Litre LFA engine that’s coupled to a H4 AC synchronous motor. Its linked to a CVT Transmission and available in either 2WD or 4WD.
Honda Odyssey Generations
- First Generation (1994 – 1999)
- Second Generation (1999 – 2003)
- Third Generation (2003 – 2008)
- Fourth Generation (2008 – 2013
- Fifth Generation (2013 – Present)
Honda Odyssey Maintenance Costs In Kenya
The Honda Odyssey shares engines with the CRV and therefore parts are easily available and affordable. Body parts on the other hand are expensive and not easily available in Kenya. You can find shops that stock Honda Odyssey parts in this link
Honda Odyssey Reliability In Kenya
The Honda Odyssey has a good reliability record with minimal issues and if well maintained, it can run for many years. The Hybrid Version tends to develop problems with age and it’s generally advisable to avoid used Hybrid cars.
The commonly reported Honda Odyssey problems in Kenya are;
- Transmission Problems
- Hybrid battery problems
- Engine failing to start or having a hard start
- Loss of Power
Price of the Honda Odyssey in Kenya and where to buy it: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/vehicles/honda/odyssey
Import the Honda Odyssey in Kenya: https://topcar.co.ke/import-your-car/
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