2016 Honda Odyssey Release Date and Review

2016 Honda Odyssey Release Date, Price, Interior, Specs – Mostly a carryover, the new 2016 Honda Odyssey minivan is scheduled to hit Honda dealerships by early August this year with the inclusion of a new Special Edition Odyssey model which will be sold at $34,255. According to Honda statement earlier, the Special Edition model will offer its minivan buyers a ‘high value proposition’.

2016 Honda Odyssey front view, grille and headlights

It will slot in between the EX-L and EX variants, the SE model will add tons of convenience and entertainment features previously available on upper trim models. Some of the features will include a rear seat entertainment system, Sirius XM radio, 115-volt power outlet in the aft entertainment system, and the HondaVAC in-vehicle vacuum cleaner.

2016 Honda Odyssey
2016 Honda Odyssey

Jeff Conrad – senior vice president and general manager of Honda sales had this to say “Our Odyssey customers have told us about some of the features they treasure most and we have packaged them for the Odyssey Special Edition model that will be prove a favorite for American families.

2016 Honda Odyssey exterior, blue color

The greatest changes are expected inside of the vehicle, as fans have in the past raised their concerns over the level of comfort and space considering the price tag of the vehicle. Driving in a minivan especially on long trips is considerably strenuous and as such the interior quality of the Odyssey needs some improvements.

2016 Honda Odyssey rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The automobile giant earlier announced some additional features besides the space improvement. The changes will affect both the exterior and interior. Other models to consider in the minivan segment are certainly the 2016 Toyota Sienna model and the latest 2016 Kia Sedona.

Exterior Spy Photos – 2016 Honda Odyssey

The initial spy photos that were released were mainly based on the style and structure. And judging from them the vehicle will therefore come with a wider and longer wheelbase, which accounts for the added interior space.

2016 Honda Odyssey front
2016 Honda Odyssey front

Due to the spacious room, the design language is smoother and sleeker than before. At the front fascia, the most noticeable design changes are on the redesigned headlights and grille. Around back, the taillights also come with redesigned fog lights which will be highlighted by the chrome accents.

2016 Honda Odyssey back
2016 Honda Odyssey back

Interesting color schemes will grace the five-door 2016 Honda Odyssey vehicle which will feature some shadings and alloy wheels as well. The entryways will come with new gulfs and will go with the sliders. Lastly, the black tail window has been aligned with the anterior windows whereas the taillights will be subdivided.

2016 Honda Odyssey Interior Changes

Noticeable aspect in the new 2016 Honda Odyssey will be on the dash, which will feature a bigger screen and modern control elements. Some of the updates will include protective airbags, a new navigation system, Bluetooth connection and parking assistance.

2016 Honda Odyssey interior
2016 Honda Odyssey interior

And as for the tech savvy generation, special features like DVD gamer with wireless communication options will be available. Furthermore, the interior will come with cozy materials in order to improve the comfort quality of the interior. Wood grain touches, metallic stresses and calfskin trimmed seats will be some of the changes gracing the cabin upholstery. In overall, the vehicle comes with eight seats placed in three rows, while the hind seats are able to collapse for the sole purpose of creating more cargo volume.

2016 Honda Odyssey steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

Entertainment add-ons will include a whopping 16” ultra-wide screen framework with a 650-watt sound framework which will be included in the Touring Elite package. Additionally, there will be a 2GB storage for route maps. Safety features will include rear-view cam, lane watch, among others.

2016 Honda Odyssey trunk, cargo space

2016 Honda Odyssey Engine Specs

Under the hood of the Odyssey lies nothing but mystery. There has been no official communication to date about the engine(s) and as a result generated a lot of assumptions that have hovered around for quite some time.

However, given our successful track records in providing well-researched reports, we will therefore offer what we purport as the most probable powerplant. There will be a 3.5L V6 engine that will be capable of yielding 250 hp and 250 pounds of torque. The power will be transmitted to the wheels through a 6-speed auto transmission system.

2016 Honda Odyssey engine

The fuel economy for the vehicle is expected to be better than in the previous model and is widely believed will be about 28/19 mpg on the highway/city.


Wheelbase: 118.1 in
Length: 202.9 in
Width: 79.2 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 38,4 ft³
Curb weight: 4396 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 7,4 sec
MPG: 19/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Scarlet Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl and White Diamond Pearl
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs

Price & Release Date – Honda Odyssey 2016

No details have been provided for both the release date and price. However, we should expect the vehicle to hit U.S.A market before this fall. The base LX model will come with a price tag of $30,155. Also the EX trim will set you back by $33,305 including shipping costs.

2016 Honda Odyssey release date
2016 Honda Odyssey release date

The top of the range model, on the other hand will come with a price tag of $45,630.

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2016 Honda Ridgeline – Release Date and Review

2016 Honda Ridgeline Release Date, Specs, Interior, MPG – The passing generation of the Ridgeline was by far the most unique vehicle to be released by Honda since it was more of an SUV than a conventional truck but still offered the same build design of a normal sedan.

2016 Honda Ridgeline front view, exterior, black color, headlights

A wholesome and vehicle is what the next generation of Honda Ridgeline 2016 promises. There are tons of rumours alleging that Honda is trying to come up with a new concept of the car’s body and are working towards creating a conventional body on the same frame building.

2016 Honda Ridgeline 
2016 Honda Ridgeline

This would then allow them to take a head-on approach on the Toyota Tacoma and further on other pickups trucks out there.  The new Ridgeline promises to be something totally different from the previous model and will be a beasts in some aspects. Unfortunately, the information the manufacturer has given is scanty. There are also many other models in mid-size pickup truck segmetn that can be a suitable competition to the Ridgeline, such as the Chevy Colorado model, GMC Canyon and Nissan Frontier.

2016 Honda Ridgeline side angle, alloy wheels, silver color

The body build will be conventional and this would enable the Honda Ridgeline 2016 to take the likes of Tacoma from Toyota head on. Below are the spy photos of the vehicle.

2016 Honda Ridgeline Interior & Exterior Pics

The cabin of the Ridgeline has received both admiration and criticism alike since it is an essentially a nose-dive from the previous generation model. Furthermore, the interior will be somehow smaller in comparison to the outgoing model.

2016 Honda Ridgeline  front
2016 Honda Ridgeline  front


Many new features will be added which will either come in the base model and optional for premium ones. Some of the standard features include; electric windows, seats and mirrors, air conditioning, and 6-speaker audio system.

2016 Honda Ridgeline trunk, cargo space

Other might include satellite navigation, full leather interior, dual climate control and premium infotainment system, and others. We will make the specific details available once the Japanese automaker makes them public.

2016 Honda Ridgeline  back
2016 Honda Ridgeline  back

As for the top trim models, the cabin will feature elegant interior materials and designs which will be exclusive for the pickup truck. Unfortunately, not much info has been made available yet, but the automobile giant recently released some teaser photos that try to depict the overall profile of their new truck.

2016 Honda Ridgeline  interior
2016 Honda Ridgeline  interior

The next generation of the Ridgeline is more similar in terms of design language to the previous L200 version. The vehicle will be made available with four doors. The front fascia looks very assertive and the truck seems to have a rather overall epic design.

2016 Honda Ridgeline interior, leather rear seats

Engine Specs – 2016 Honda Ridgeline

When we now take a closer look at the drivetrain of the new Honda Ridgeline 2016, the new truck will come fitted with new performance novelties like a new set of engines that are going to be dissimilar to the predecessor’s.

The new 2016 Honda Ridgeline will come fitted with a 2.0L naturally aspirated inline four which will be capable of producing around 160 horsepower. In terms of fuel efficiency, the vehicle’s engine is expected to be a little fuel efficient than its immediate predecessor and will be able to offer 30 mpg on the highway which is quite impressive by conventional standards.

2016 Honda Ridgeline engine

Further down the available variants there will be a combo of turbocharged powerplants. The automaker is presently in the process of setting up a new factory in the U.S that is specifically meant for the turbo drivetrains.

Other engines will include a 2L gasoline engine with the capability of generating 240 horsepower and a 2L diesel engine powerplant. However, the latter should not come as a surprise despite the power details still shrouded in mystery. The two above mentioned engines will be a little fuel efficient and will by all means outperform their competitors.


Wheelbase: 10 ft. 5.2 in. (125.2 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 6 in. (210 in.)
Width: 78.6 in.
Passenger volume: 110 ft³
Cargo volume (in-bed trunk): 7 ft³
Curb weight: 4250-4500 lb
Top Speed: 110 mph
0-60: 6.4-6.7 sec
MPG: 19/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2016 Honda Ridgeline Release Date & Price

While most of the details of the Ridgeline remain mysterious including some of the forthcoming features and equipment in the cabin, we are only left to assume most of them which, believe me, we are good at given the extensive approach we use to unearth the details.

2016 Honda Ridgeline side view, auto show, silver color, headlights and grille

2016 Honda Ridgeline is going to be, much to buyers relief, both cheaper and to some extent smaller with the base trim expected to feature an MSRP of $20,000. That said, it therefore means a whopping reduction of about $10,000 from the outgoing model which retailed at a price of about $30,000.

2016 Honda Ridgeline rear view, auto show, taillights and tailpipe

The release date, on the other hand, is going to most likely be towards the fall of 2015 for the concept model and the 4th Q of 2016 for the actual model.

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2016 Honda Civic – Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Honda Civic Release Date, Price, Engine – Guys, the refreshed 2016 Honda Civic is almost set for release. Its release date, however, remains a mystery for us but we expect the nitty-gritties pretty soon. The Civic sedan comes with tons of refreshments, which include but not limited to a wide array of engines, composed driving dynamics, superior fuel economy and a roomy interior, too.

2016 Honda Civic
2016 Honda Civic

Trying to stay put at the helm of the segment is immensely improbable since newer and fresher competitors are always jostling for that piece of the pie with newer and much better features and equipment. However, comparing to Serena Williams and Roger Federer, the Civic has always strived to remain relevant at the helm of them all.

2016 Honda Civic side angle, alloy wheels, headlights, exterior

Anything at the top of the game must have credible strengths, and the Honda Civic is no exception. The vehicle delivers in terms of performance and equipment list. True, most Honda Civics come fitted with top-of-the-line 1.8L 4-cylinder engines that are known for their solid EPA ratings.

2016 Honda Civic rear view, silver color, taillights, alloy wheels, tailpipe

Most assuredly, a Honda will guarantee its buyers a roomy interior, cozy ride, and better safety ratings, which go a long way to buff out its appealing attributes. However, it doesn’t go without saying that despite the hullabaloo, there are other worthy vehicles out there, too. You should check out the Mazda 3, Ford Focus and Kia Forte but what is more important is that the 2016 Honda Civic is c currently ranked above some rivals as 2016 Kia Soul, 2016 Chevrolet Cruze but also the upcoming Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Jetta.

Exterior – 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

2016 Honda Civic side view, alloy wheels, headlights, exterior

We should expect the new Honda Civic for 2016 to be made available in both sedan and coupe body styles. The 2016 Honda Civic sedan, according to well-paced sources is set to be offered in base SE, mid-trim HF, Hybrid and top-of-the-line Natural Gas variant. On the other hand, the Coupe should also be available in base LX, EX and EX-L and op-of-the-line EX-L Navi trims.

2016 Honda Civic front
2016 Honda Civic front

The 2016 Honda Civic LX should come fitted with 5” display, CD player, iPod/USB interface, telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, premium audio system, full power accessories, 15” wheels, and messaging functionality.

2016 Honda Civic back
2016 Honda Civic back

The 2016 Honda Civic SE should come with automatic climate control, smartphone integration, Siri Eyes, blind spot monitor, premium audio system, 15” alloy wheels, and voice command.

Interior of the New 2016 Honda Civic Coupe

The 2016 Honda Civic EX should add the feature list of the SE with rear disc brakes, HDMI interface, keyless ignition, 60/40-split-folding seats, a moonroof/sunroof, 16” wheels, premium audio system, and 7” touchscreen display.

2016 Honda Civic interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob

The 2016 Honda Civic EX should add the feature list of the SE with rear disc brakes, HDMI interface, keyless ignition, 60/40-split-folding seats, a moonroof/sunroof, 16” wheels, premium audio system, and 7” touchscreen display.

2016 Honda Civic interior
2016 Honda Civic interior

The 2016 Honda Civic Hybrid sedan, should chip in 17” wheels, leather version, sunroof, lane departure warning, rear discs brakes, forward collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring. The 2016 Honda Civic Natural Gas should come equipped with blind spot camera, navigation system, 7” touchscreen, HondaLink system, and leather upholstery.

2016 Honda Civic interior, leather front and rear seats, cabin

Finally, we should look forward to the 2016 Honda Civic Si, which includes rear styling tweaks, sport seats, carbon fiber accents, 18” alloy wheels, a robust engine, leather wrapped steering wheel, aluminum shift knob, unique front styling tweaks, a rear spoiler, and red black-lit gauges.

2016 Honda Civic trunk - tray

Engine – Honda Civic 2016

From feasibility and preliminary research study, it is clear that the 2016 Honda Civic won’t come with any new engines. That said, the vehicle will return with previous model’s 1.8L 4-cyl, 1.5L 4-cyl, and 2.4L powerplants.

2016 Honda Civic interior, engine

The 1.8L 4-cyl engine is good for 143 horsepower and 129 pounds of torque. The CVT is standard for the 2016 Honda Civic SE, EX, EX-L and top-of-the-line HF sedans. The family EPA ratings with the CVT are 30/39/33 mpg in the city/highway/combined. However, the manual extended to the 2016 Honda Civic EX dims the ratings to 28/36/31 mpg.

2016 Honda Civic Hybrid should return with the 1.5L 4-cyl petrol engine paired to a lithium-ion battery and electric motor. The combination cranks out 110 horsepower and 127 pounds of torque.

2016 Honda Civic engine

As for the 2016 Honda Civic Si, expect it to feature a 2.4L 4-cyl engine able to generate 205 horsepower and 174 pounds of torque. The sole transmission provided for the powerplant is a 6-speed manual.

The safety department hasn’t been left to the dogs, as the 2016 Honda Civic will come equipped with side curtain airbags, blind spot camera, emergency crash alert, antilock brakes, stability control, and rear-view camera.


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.3 in. (182.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.8 in. (70.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 95 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 15.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 2742 lbs.
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 8 sec
MPG: 30/39 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Aegean Blue Metallic, Burgundy Night Pearl, Cosmic Blue Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Rallye Red, Taffeta White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Release Date – 2016 Honda Civic

Credible sources indicate that the Japanese automaker is set to avail the vehicle in the U.S, as this is the region where the most sales are recorded. Both the pricing and release date details haven’t been made public, and it may be too early to predict.

2016 Honda Civic release date
2016 Honda Civic release date

However, our team is currently digging up the dirt, and we will soon have the details updated on the post.