The 2008 Honda Odyssey, which went on sale four days ago, has been priced at $25,850 for the base model LX, which is a $205 increase over the previous model. The EX model has also gone up by $265 to $28,960. The two engine choices available are a 3.5-liter, all-aluminum, SOHC VTEC V6 with 244 HP, and a 3.5-liter, all-aluminum iVTEC V6 with 241 HP and variable cylinder management (VCM). The VCM can shut down two or three of the V6's cylinders for better fuel economy just like in the Accord sedan.
The '08 Odyssey has gotten subtle exterior tweaks including a new grille and front fascia. The 5-star crash-rated people carrier also gets Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a 4-way power passenger seat, rearview camera placed in the rearview mirror, and side-view mirrors tied to memory settings with reverse tilt-down. Inside, there are new colors and textures for the instrument panel, new seating fabric, another storage bin, and a standard AUX input for the stereo. Buy away, soccer moms.