7 head turners at the Detroit Auto Show

  • Honda Odyssey

    Honda Motor Co.

    Frequently praised by critics in the past as the best minivan, the Odyssey faces new competition from the stylish Chrysler Pacifica introduced last year. Honda touts the new 2018 Odyssey as having a sporty design. But probably of more interest to family shoppers will be so-called magic slide second-row seat that makes it easier to install a child seat or to get to the back row of seats.

    The new Odyssey will be powered by a 3.5-liter, 280 horsepower V-6. Technology features will include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and streaming video.

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    Jerry Edgerton, author of Car Shopping Made Easy, has been covering the car beat since Detroit companies dominated the U.S. market. The former car columnist for Money magazine and Washington correspondent for Business Week, Edgerton specializes in finding the best deals on wheels and offering advice on making your car last.