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Honda Odyssey: Why No AWD?  
User currently offlineMhsieh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 332 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6725 times:

I was wondering if or when Honda will have AWD Odyssey. Given the Sienna comes with AWD, why doesn't Honda have one? Can't they use the same component/system as the Pilot/MDX? Or do they think an AWD Odyssey wil hurt Pilot/MDX sales?

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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6717 times:

Probably because of packaging constraints. With the underfloor storage in the 2nd row you can't fit a driveshaft to the rear wheels. Same thing with the 2005 Grand Caravan and T&C with stow and go.


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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6695 times:

Besides the limited space, you have to realize that what an odyssey is, is a MINIVAN...

There's no real reason to put an AWD system in the damn thing, you're not going off-roading in it, and it's not a performance built vehicle.

The minivan's primary use is to haul people... for larger sized families.



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