Your 2017 Honda Odyssey Safety Features

  • 2017 Honda Odyssey parked in a garage

    Safety is a top priority for every Honda vehicle, and that’s especially true for family vehicles like a minivan. The 2017 Honda Odyssey safety features are state-of-the-art, bringing active, passive, and driver-assist technologies to New England drivers. We hope you never have to put the Odyssey’s features to the test, but if you do, you should have confidence in these technologies to keep you and your family safe.

Active Safety Amenities

Active safety features are those that are constantly helping, alerting the driver to potential dangers and even automatically controlling the engine and braking performance to keep you in control.


2017 Honday Odyssey Vehicle Stability Assist

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA): This safety system monitors the position of the Odyssey’s tires and how it corresponds to your steering wheel. If it senses the two don’t match up and the vehicle is experiencing an oversteer or understeer event, VSA can adjust engine performance and brake pressure to stabilize the vehicle and keep you in control.

2017 Honda Odyssey driving down a road

Advanced Braking Features: Few safety features are as important for a vehicle as the brakes, and the Odyssey ensures your brakes perform at their best with anti-lock brakes that engage during hard braking, electronic brake force distribution that ensures each wheel receives the right amount of braking power, and brake assist, which deploys full braking force automatically during emergency braking.

Honda Odyssey 18" Wheel

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): If one tire is low on air, it can throw off the performance of an entire vehicle. TPMS is standard on the Odyssey and can sense if any of your tires are under-inflated, indicating you should fill them up and check for any nails or screws that may have punctured them.

Honda Odyssey Headlight

Daytime Running Lights: Headlights make it easier for you to see the road, but they also make it easier for other drivers to see you—and the same is true during the day. Daytime running lights switch on automatically and brighten up the front end, making the Odyssey more visible and easier to avoid.

Honda Odyssey Foward Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning: This available Honda safety feature uses radar sensors to detect when the Odyssey may be approaching another vehicle too quickly, issuing you a warning with enough time to slow or stop the vehicle and avoid the accident.

2017 Honda Odyssey merging onto a busy highway

Lane Departure Warning: This advanced safety feature is available on upper trim levels and uses a front-mounted camera to monitor the markings on the road. If it senses that the lane markings are moving to the left or the right—indicating a possible drift—the system issues audio and visual warnings to bring your focus back to the road.

Passive Safety Features

Some of the most important 2017 Honda Odyssey safety features, the ones that protect occupants during a collision, sit passively, waiting to deploy.

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure: The ACE body structure is the frame on which the entire Odyssey is built, and it has been tirelessly engineered for safety. Common collision areas have been reinforced and the structure features special crumple zones that can help redistribute energy in an accident.
  • Airbags: Between the dual-stage multi-threshold front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and three-row side curtain airbags (with rollover sensing), the Odyssey is prepared to cushion all passengers in the event of a collision or rollover event.
  • Three-Point Seat Belts: Each of the Odyssey’s eight available seating positions includes three-point seat belts to secure passengers during an accident. Front seats also include automatic tensioners and a seat belt reminder so the driver and front passenger don’t leave without buckling up.
  • Active Head Restraints: The driver and front passenger each have active head restraints, engineered to move forward during a collision and cushion the head, reducing the risk of head- and neck-related injuries.
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): It’s necessary for child safety seats to be anchored securely and easily. The LATCH system allows Odyssey owners to do just that, anchoring the base and tethering the top of a seat to the special hooks. Anchors and tethers are found in both the second and third rows of seating.
  • Child-Proof Rear Door Locks: It’s good for a child to be curious, but it can be dangerous if what they’re curious about is that rear door handle. Standard child-proof rear door locks keep your kids secure in the backseat until you stop and open the sliding door up from the outside.

Driver-Assist Technologies

These 2017 Honda Odyssey safety features actively assist the driver by increasing visibility and making the driver more aware of the road and vehicles around them.


Honda Odyssey Rearview Camera

Rearview Camera: Standard on the Odyssey, the rearview camera engages automatically when you shift into reverse, displaying its view on the in-dash screen with guidelines for easy backing up. A multi-angle rearview camera is available as well for added peace of mind with top-down, wide-angle, and standard views.

2017 Honda Odyssey side mirror with lanewatch camera

Honda LaneWatch: Found on Odyssey EX and higher models, the LaneWatch camera is mounted on the passenger-side mirror and gives the driver an expanded view of the passenger-side blind spot. Either signal to change lanes or press a button to view what the LaneWatch camera sees—always remember to make a visual check of your blind spot before changing lanes, though.

Honda Odyssey Blind Spot System

Blind-Spot Information System: The next step beyond the LaneWatch camera is the Odyssey Touring Elite’s Blind-Spot Information System. This safety feature uses radar technology to sense when there are vehicles in either of the minivan’s blind spots, lighting up an indicator on the dash and warning you if you signal a lane change when it senses a vehicle could be in your way.

Test Drive an Odyssey

We hope a comprehensive look at the 2017 Honda Odyssey safety features has given you the peace of mind you need to make it your next minivan. Let us show you everything else this spacious, well-equipped, and affordable vehicle has to offer—visit a New England Honda Dealer for a test drive today.

New England Honda Dealers


Phone: (877) 770-8091

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