NY Auto Show 2020

Honda reveals refreshed 2021 Odyssey with added safety tech, new styling

The nose of the minivan has gotten a significant upgrade for the 2021 model year including new LED headlights.

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Honda will reveal the refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey at the 2020 New York International Auto Show in April. Ahead of its debut, the Japanese automaker has revealed the updates to the American-made minivan.

Changes start at the front where the minivan hs gotten new LED headlights, a redesigned blackout grille that sits below a chrome strip, and a redesigned lower fascia with fog light housings. There's gloss black trim under the rear window, which is accented by a chrome strip.

2021 Honda Odyssey The interior of the minivan has gotten an upgrade as well with seats that fold flatter and higher-end materials.Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc

Odyssey Elite receives newly designed 19-inch alloy wheels and auto-dimming side mirrors.

Honda has made the interior more upscale with updated climate controls and second-row setbacks that fold flat (making them easier to remove).

In EX trim levels and higher, the Honda Odyssey EX receives new tri-color floor mats and illuminated USB ports. Odyssey. EX-L and higher get restyled seats with contrast stitching, power lumbar support for the front passenger seat, and second row seatback pockets. Odyssey Elite models have perforated leather for the first and second row seats, with contrast stitching and piping on all three rows. Elite also features exclusive dash trim and second-row seatback pockets.

Honda is giving all 2021 Odyssey models standard Honda Sensing, a suite of safety and driver assistance technology. Previously it was only standard on EX trims and above. Additionally, the automaker has added adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, pedestrian emergency braking, and a rear seat reminder to the mix.

On Touring and Elite trims, rear seat reminder uses the CabinWatch camera to display the rear seating area on the Display Audio screen, the first integration of a rear-seat camera with a rear-seat reminder system in the industry.

The minivan retains its proven 3.5-liter V6 that achieves 280 horsepower. The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Additional information will be available at the New York Auto Show in April. Full pricing will be available when the 2021 Odyssey goes on sale later this year.

The Honda Insight is mostly unchanged from the 2020 model year.

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The 2021 Honda Insight is mostly unchanged from the 2020 model year. However, there are a few notable improvements.

Honda is making blind spot monitoring and cross traffic monitoring technology available in the low-cost model. The car will also come in a new paint color - Radiant Red Metallic.

It retains its size, fitting between the Civic and Accord in the Honda lineup, with a focus on budget-friendly fuel efficiency rather than creature comforts and family friendliness.

2021 Honda Insight Honda has added the Insight's Radiant Red Metallic job to the options list for the new model year. Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc

The Insight continues to have best-in-class passenger space and a high fuel economy rating.

All models come standard with LED headlights, push-button start, and the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistance technology.

The mid-grade Insight EX comes standard with an 8-inch infotainment touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The top-tier model gains leather seating surfaces, an 8-way power driver's seat, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.

Honda has priced the 2021 Insight starting at $22,930 for the base LX model. The Insight EX starts at $24,810 while the Insight Touring is priced at $28,840. All models carry a $955 destination and handling charge.

The Honda CR-V Hybrid is a competitively priced new entry into the market.

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Honda has brought a new hybrid version of its CR-V to market this year, the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Aimed to squarely take on the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the model has a competitive starting price of $27,750.

There are four grades of the 2020 CR-V Hybrid. All trim levels carry a $1,120 destination fee. Here's how they break down by trim level.


2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid LX

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

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Honda has given this base model a price tag of $27,750.

It comes standard with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain with dual-motor functionality and all-wheel drive. The CR-V Hybrid has Sport, Econ, and EV drive modes. It also comes standard with an electric parking brake. This is the same for all trim levels.

Buyers get automatic LED high and low beam headlights, keyless entry and push-button start, body-color door handles, remote start black exterior mirrors, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The cabin features a USB port, single-automatic climate control, 5-inch infotainment touch screen, and a four-speaker audio system.

The automaker has make its Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistance technologies standard on the CR-V Hybrid, as well as a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

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The second-tier CR-V Hybrid EX has a starting MSRP of $30,260 and comes with a number of desirable bells and whistles not found on the base LX grade.

In addition to the equipment on the CR-V Hybrid LX, it gets LED fog lights and heated body-colored side mirrors with integrated turn signals. Replacing the 17-inch wheels are 18-inch alloys.

Instead of just one USB port, this model adds two rear USB ports. It also gets dual-zone automatic climate control, a one-touch moonroof, 7-inch infotainment touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The driver's seat gets two-position seat memory.

The model adds blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert and the rearview camera has dynamic guide lines that move when the steering wheel moves.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid EX-L

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

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Honda adds creature comfort and convenience features to the CR-V Hybrid EX-L including a heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, leather seats, power tailgate, a four-way adjustable passenger seat, four additional rear speakers, automatic dimming rearview mirror, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shifter, and the HomeLink. HomeLink allows users to transfer the capabilities of their garage door opener to the car so they don't have to have the opener on display in the vehicle for use.

The CR-V Hybrid EX-L starts at $32,750.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid

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The CR-V Hybrid Touring is Honda's top-level offering and it starts at $35,950.

In addition to all the features listed for the EX-L model, Honda has given the Touring grade wireless charging, navigation, roof rails, rain-sensing wipers, a hands-free tailgate, and an additional speaker.

The SUV sees the 18-inch wheels of the EX-L replaced with 19-inchers in this model.