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VCM [Variable Cylinder Management] is only available in conjunction with leather seating on 2008 Odysseys
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The more expensive Odyssey EX-L provides a leather-trimmed interior
Four new premium options have also been made available
The 2008 Honda Odyssey comes in four trim levels: a seven-passenger LX, and eight-passenger versions of the EX, EX-L, and Touring. Honda groups options by trim level, so while the base LX is well equipped, as you move up in price, much more becomes standard. The 2008 Honda Odyssey Touring is downright luxurious, trimmed in leather and fitted with a navigation system and rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The quality of the interior is high in terms of fit, finish, and materials.
The 2008 Honda minivan "is available in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring," reports Edmunds. Standard on all models, says Kelley Blue Book, are "the disappearing third-row seat, in-floor storage, CD player, dual-zone air conditioning (tri-zone in EX-L and Touring), power windows, keyless entry and cruise control."
According to Edmunds, of the four trim levels available on the 2008 Honda Odyssey, "The more expensive Odyssey EX-L provides a leather-trimmed interior, heated front seats, a power front passenger seat, a rearview-mirror-mounted backup camera, satellite radio and a sunroof." Cars.com notes that the high-end Touring model "has standard DVD entertainment and navigation systems; those systems are also available in EX-L models, though navigation can only be had in combination with the entertainment system." ConsumerGuide is not necessarily a fan of the gadgets on the high-end Honda Odyssey models: "EX, EX-L, and Touring have an abundance of buttons, switches, and more complicated control design that takes time to understand."
Motor Trend reports "four new premium options have also been made available, including a Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, four-way power passenger seat, rearview camera display, and memory-linked side mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down. DVD entertainment and voice-activated navigation units also are available." According to Kelley Blue Book, options exclusive to the "premium Touring model are a power tailgate, memory driver's seat, power-adjustable pedals, front and rear parking sensors and a run-flat tire system."
XM Satellite Radio is optional on most Odysseys.
The 2008 Honda Odyssey sports a big package of convenience features, but some are bundled only in more expensive versions.