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Selected Style 5-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door LX 18 27 $25,955 $28,375
5-Door EX 18 27 $28,920 $31,625
5-Door EX-L 18 27 $32,021 $35,025
5-Door w/RES EX-L 18 27 $33,480 $36,625
5-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 27 $33,845 $37,025
5-Door Touring 19 28 $37,772 $41,330
5-Door Touring Elite 19 28 $40,047 $43,825
4MATIC 4-Door R350
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door R350 16 21 $49,002 $52,690
4MATIC 4-Door R350 BlueTEC 18 23 $50,071 $53,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,955
$49,002
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,375
$52,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$878 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda Odyssey is the priciest of the minivans, but innovative seating and excellent handling set it apart from all the rest. The ambiguously shaped Mercedes R-Class isn't as easy a choice as the big GL-Class SUV, but especially in diesel trim, it's a capable long-distance touring machine.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Minivan 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 66.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.4 60.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 172.5 146.9
Third Leg Room (in) 42.4 32.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 40.4
Third Hip Room (in) 48.4 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.3 59.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 39.8
Passenger Capacity 7 6
Third Head Room (in) 38.0 37.2
Front Hip Room (in) 58.2 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 60.9 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 68.2 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 118.1 126.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.2 85.4
Track Width, Front (in) 68.1 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 202.9 203.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.4 65.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 93.1 42.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 87.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 148.5 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 18.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 38.4 15.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 44.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 41.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65TR17 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size T135/80TD17 P195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65TR17 P255/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4337 5622
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 4800 273 @ 6500
Engine Order Code NA N/A
Displacement 3.5L/212 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 248 @ 5700 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.69 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.92
Trans Type 5 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.88 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Odyssey Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Body Style 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 10.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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