Odyssey: Right for Drivers and Families Alike

by Honda in the News on February 13, 2012

When Honda engineers were designing the Honda Odyssey, they wanted to ensure it would provide a superior transportation solution for both drivers and their families. Honda Dealer CA said that based on the Odyssey’s performance in two recent awards programs, it appears they’ve done just that.

First, the Odyssey returned as MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice winner in the Minivan category, as editors from the longest-running magazine-style auto show in the U.S. praised its “extra-smooth ride, Accord-like handling, and cavernous cabin,” as well as its best-in-class EPA highway mark of 28 mpg. And Used Cars Sherwood Park said the Odyssey delivers that fuel economy with a V6 powerplant; even with a smaller, four-cylinder engine, the best the Toyota Sienna can do is 24 mpg highway.

“Beyond great packaging, class-leading fuel economy, unparalleled safety ratings and cutting-edge family-friendly features, the Odyssey was designed to be fun to drive,” said Michael Accavitti, VP of marketing operations for American Honda. “Being honored with a Motorweek Driver’s Choice Award for a second consecutive year confirms that the Odyssey remains the best minivan choice for those who truly enjoy driving.”

Then, for those who enjoy being driven—or are too young to take the wheel—the range-topping Odyssey Touring Elite earned a spot on Parenting Magazine’s list of Smartest Family Cars of 2012. According to Car Dealerships In Dallas TX, earning particular praise from the publication were the Odyssey’s Blind Spot Information System, which uses radar sensors to alert drivers of vehicles they may not be able to see, and its comprehensive DVD Rear Entertainment System, which boasts a 16.2-inch display that can show two different video outputs at the same time.

“The Odyssey was conceived as the ultimate family vehicle, and the Odyssey Touring Elite takes that concept to an unprecedented new level,” added Accavitti. “Being listed among the Smartest Family Cars pays tribute to the Honda R&D team in Ohio and manufacturing team in Alabama responsible for designing and building the best minivan on the road.”

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