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"Over time you can expect to see broader application of our two motor hybrid system" - Sage Marie

The idea of a hybrid minivan is not new, at least in Japan. Toyota sells the Estima - the world's first hybrid minivan, it has been available since 2001 - and the Aphard hybrids there. The US is not immune to the dream - in 2011, Chrysler said it was going to make a hybrid minivan in 2013 (didn't happen) - but there has never been a gas-electric minivan sold from a major automaker in the US. And, despite new rumors of a Honda Odyssey hybrid for Japan, the chances that the US will get one in the near future remain roughly at zero.

A new report says Honda is considering a hybrid version of the fifth-generation Odyssey in Japan, and such a gas-electric powertrain could reduce fuel use by up to 50 percent. Honda powertrain assistant large project leader Takashi Shinchi told CarAdvice that the hybrid (not a plug-in version) is "under consideration," given the hybrid minivan competition in Japan.

Such consideration is not happening in the US, at least not in any serious way. Sage Marie, senior manager of public relations for Honda North America, told AutoblogGreen, "The only thing the Japanese Odyssey and the US Odyssey have in common is the name. There are no current plans for a US Odyssey hybrid, but I will tell you that over time you can expect to see broader application of our industry-leading two motor hybrid system."

The standard, gas-powered 2014 Odyssey gets 22 miles per gallon, combined (19 city and 28 highway).


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      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      The JDM Odyssey just took a drastic evolution towards being more like the US one. They're no longer that dissimilar, so a Hybrid may be in the future. Toyota has been selling Previa/Estima Hybrids and Alphard Hybrids for nearly 10 years, so Honda needs to catch up in the Asian hybrid van markets. The US market is far, far behind.
        hokkaido76
        • 1 Year Ago
        @superchan7
        While this is true, the US Odyssey and the global Odyssey are still two completely different vehicles.
      foofighter28
      • 1 Year Ago
      you guys that are getting 27mpg must all do fwy miles because most of the minivans out here in socal is to transport kids to and from school/soccer etc. Rarely do you get fwy miles. When we had our 2012 Touring Elite and other previous vans best I saw was 16mpg avg around town. I would LOVE to see a hybrid power train as this would be highly beneficial for the wife as she's tooling around the city running errands.
      ehisforadam
      • 1 Year Ago
      Considering the US Odyssey is mostly if not completely different from the Odyssey in the rest of the world it's not really surprising.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anyone who buys a minivan ier a conversion van is a MORON.
        pavsterrocks
        • 2 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        You're just itching to start a fight aren't you. Do you come up to people on the street and call them morons too?
        Firefly
        • 2 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Anyone who complains about what I choose to buy to ferry around my wife and children is a f***ing idiot...
        flychinook
        • 2 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        And your suggestion for carrying more than 5 people is....?
      Captain Stu
      • 1 Year Ago
      They've made a hybrid Highlander since 05 so I'm not too sure what the holdup is.
      GR
      • 1 Year Ago
      It makes way more sense in the JDM than in the US to offer a hybrid minivan. In fact, I'm surprised Honda did not yet, but Toyota is far bigger as a car company than they are in Japan. Japan is all about city driving conditions. Lots of stop and go, low speed limits, and relatively short distances. This is why hybrids and keis are popular. Owning a vehicle in Japan is also costly so many families only have one car. This is why minivans are relatively popular in Japan: if you can only have one vehicle, make it the most practical one for carrying people and stuff. Americans pay much less for fuel, have more space to drive, drive faster and longer, and most families have multiple cars. In this regard, a hybrid powerplant in a minivan is not as necessary (remember, a hybrid drivetrain would up the price of the vehicle). I think a clean diesel would make more sense in the US. EVs and hybrids are popular in the city for not only their city driving efficiency, but relatively compact size. People generally drive smaller cars in the city for easier maneuverability and parking. Minivans are better for the suburbs and rural areas which goes to support that diesel may be a better choice. They excel in cruising speeds and highway driving.
        CoolWaters
        • 2 Months Ago
        @GR
        You can deprecate the idea, it still makes sense to cut your gas bill by 50 to 60 percent. Maybe you think it's easy to fill up for $60 dollars, most Americans don't. And this vehicle should be on SALE in the US. Is it the Honda Dealer Network Again? Dumb dealers that can't or will not sell hybrids?
          hokkaido76
          • 2 Months Ago
          @CoolWaters
          Yeah, because it's not like dealers are selling FOUR different hybrids or anything............. Seriously, cut the conspiracy BS........
      gtv4rudy
      • 1 Year Ago
      hm,I thought there was a recall for that misaligned sliding door.
      Dave R
      • 1 Year Ago
      No, Honda only leases the FitEV here. It's Honda's version of the EV1. Once the lease is up, off to the crusher they go.
      Actionable Mango
      • 2 Months Ago
      Well, yes. His username is a big hint.
      jonwil2002
      • 2 Months Ago
      Plenty of SUVs out there with more than 5 seats (Dodge Journey springs to mind off the top of my head)
      citroen_2cv
      • 1 Year Ago
      The last quarter of the car looks like taken from other other vehicle / failed photoshop .
      GoSpeedRacerGo
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they don't offer their two motor hybrid system on the Odyssey, why not put it on the CR-V?
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