Honda Elysion debuted in May 2004. At the very end of 2006 - a significant update of the model. For the sake of greater sportiness, the front end design has been changed: the car has a new grille, headlights, bumper. Behind added red reflective lining on the door. The main event was the appearance on the domestic Japanese market of a new complete set of minivan called "Prestige", which differs from the standard car in some external elements, and its main advantage was the 300-horsepower V6 engine with a working volume of 3.5 liters. With restyling, the Honda Elysion has noticeably updated the interior. The main display more harmoniously fit into the front panel, as if merging with it. Between the front seats appeared console, which is installed depending on the configuration. The new version of Elysion "Prestige" inside is almost no different from its counterparts in the lineup, but outwardly - significantly. This car has more aggressive and dynamic features, embodied in a massive radiator grille, other head optics (standard HID spotlights), large rear combination lights, 18-inch wheels, etc. e. This modification, first of all, acts as the main competitor to the top Alphard models. The interior of the Honda Elysion minivan can be 7- or 8-seater.
The standard Honda Elysion, as before, is equipped with either a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine (K24A, 160 hp) or a 3-liter 6-cylinder V-engine (J30A, 250 hp). ) in combination with a 5-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The new Prestige models received the most powerful of the Honda brand engines, which develops 300 horsepower at a speed of 6200 rpm, and the maximum torque reaches 353 Nm at 5000 rpm - these are the characteristics of the front-wheel drive modification. All-wheel drive has a capacity of 279 hp and a torque of 343 Nm. The specific power indicators are impressive - approximately 7.25 kg (4WD) and 6.5 kg (2WD) per horsepower (the base Elysion has more than 11 kg). Thanks to this, the Elysion Prestige has become the most dynamic minivan in the Japanese market. As for fuel consumption, the Prestige has 11.7 and 12.5 liters of gasoline per 100 km, depending on the type of drive. Modifications with a 2.4-liter engine consume about 9.8 and 10 l / 100 km. Models with a V6 engine - 10.2 and 10.5 l / 100 km.
All four wheels of the Honda Elysion are attached to the body through the suspension of the same design - with double wishbones. This provides the car a purely "Honda" move. The manufacturer notes the measures taken to reduce the vibrations transmitted to the body, and to mitigate the shock and noise of the wheels in the rear and front suspension. The minivan has quite decent dimensions: the total length is 4840-4920 mm, the width is 1830-1845 mm, and the total height is 1790-1810 mm. The length of the wheelbase leaves no doubt about the spaciousness of the cabin - 2900 mm. Its dimensions: 2935 x 1580 x 1265 mm. Very comfortable interior transformation. Chairs of the second row are rotatable by 180 degrees. Each of the parts of the 2nd and 3rd rows moves along the long runners back and forth, occupying an arbitrary position, which allows you to flexibly change the space, giving preference to passengers or, conversely, for carrying luggage. The car was created with increased safety requirements. The body, corresponding to the technology of Honda G-Con, for more than 30% consists of high-strength steel of increased rigidity. The low-floor sandwich platform also provides high crash safety. Honda Elysion's standard equipment includes an automatic locking system for door locks at a speed of 15 km / h, while the safety device unlocks the doors when the gear lever is set to “P”. The car is equipped with front airbags, an ABS system with EBD and an auxiliary braking system. Available options (some are installed with the V6 engine) include side airbags and curtain airbags, VSA and TCS stability control, cruise control, and adaptive road lighting.
Honda Elysion is considered one of the best family sports minivans of the type. On the plus side: a well-thought-out comfortable interior, torquey V6 engine (even more powerful with the Prestige), excellent suspension settings. Of course, this is also an interesting and outstanding design, good sound insulation. Owners call disadvantages the racks that interfere with the review, the lack of a manual transmission selection mode, the location of the spare wheel under the body, complex electronics, expensive parts and low ground clearance.