The venerable Honda Odyssey has been a favorite for years and the 2018 Honda Odyssey may be the safest minivan yet. The redesigned 2018 Odyssey earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a 5 star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Naturally, the Honda minivan offers all the safety features we have come to expect like front and side airbags (the Odyssey also offers knee bags), anti-lock brakes, 3 point safety belts, LATCH system, and child proof rear door locks. The new Odyssey comes equipped with a huge variety of advanced safety features as well, to protect you and your family.
All trim levels come equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera, vehicle stability assist, traction control, brake assist, electronic brake distribution, and tire pressure monitoring system.
When you step up to the EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite models you get Honda Sensing which includes road departure mitigation system, lane keeping assist system, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning.
The Elite and Touring trims feature reflective LED headlights which automatically switch between high and low beam depending on approaching traffic.
The higher trim levels also include Honda’s state of the art blind spot information system. The system employs radar on both sides of the rear bumper to continuously monitor blind spots and issues both visual and audio warnings when another vehicle enters a blind spot. You also get rear cross traffic monitoring when the vehicle is in reverse which detect vehicles approaching from the side when the Odyssey is backing up.
The bottom-line: If you are concerned about safety (and we all are) the 2018 Honda Odyssey is likely the safest minivan on the market today.