2014 Honda Odyssey Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

The 2014 Honda Odyssey, and its glut of special features, were named best daily driver by MSN Autos.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey, was the first minivan to achieve the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first minivan to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating.

The recent released updated van outperformed the competition, including the Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Town and Country. The 2014 Honda Odyssey was also the first minivan to earn the top score of “good” in the new Small Overlap Front Test. To earn the Top Safety Pick Plus Rating, a vehicle much score high on this recently added test.

The small overlap front test replicates what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole. Overall, the Odyssey scores Good on all four IIHS crash tests: Moderate Overlap Front Tests, Side Impact Tests, Roof Strength Tests, along with the small overlap front tests.

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Honda tops for Customer Satisfaction


Honda is the top non-luxury brand for customer satisfaction.

That’s according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, who released its annual study on Tuesday. Honda finished with an 86 out of 100 score, which puts them third overall, just behind luxury brands Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. But no comparable model scored higher than Honda.

Honda customer satisfaction rose 4% compared to last year’s study. One big reason may be the all-new redesigned 2013 Honda Civic and 2013 Honda Accord. Honda listened to drivers, and updated these popular cars to make great standard features like backup camera, Bluetooth and Pandora radio, among other features.

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Help Waikem Honda Save the Lynn Auto Theatre


The Lynn Drive-In is Ohio’s Oldest Drive-In Movie Theatre and it’s the second oldest in the world. Without our help, it could go out a business a few months. Waikem Honda and the American Honda Motor Company has worked together for Project Drive-In, and your vote could save the Lynn Drive-In.

Visit Honda’s Project Drive-In site and vote for the Lynn Auto Theatre once a day through Sept. 9. Five Drive-In Theatre’s nationwide will win digital projectors that help them operational.


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2014 Honda CR-V: Best SUV you can buy


Edmunds.com says the Honda CR-V is the best new 5-passenger vehicle you can buy.

Edmunds,com says the 2014 Honda CR-V is the best new 5-passenger SUV you can buy.

Anyone who is already a CR-V has fallen in love, and when you see it for yourself, you’ll see what Edmunds is saying. Edmunds puts it on the list because you’ll get up to 30 MPG. For a 5-passenger vehicle, there is a lot of available space. With the seats up, you can fit 37.2 cubic feet of cargo inside. Fold down the rear seats, and you can fit up to 70.9 of cubic feet cargo.

“…when it comes to cold, hard facts, figures and just plain reasonable decision-making, there’s no doubt which five-passenger SUV we’d recommend first to friends and family: the Honda CR-V,” Edmunds says.

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Honda Civic Earns Top Safety Pick Plus Rating


The Honda Civic Sedan and Honda Civic Coupe are IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The Honda Civic Sedan and Honda Civic Coupe are IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The new Honda Civic in both coupe and sedan models have earned Top Safety Pick Plus Ratings, making them the best of the best in their class for car safety.

In test results announced Thursday, both Honda body styles were the only small cars to earn the top rating of good in IIHS’ new small overlap front crash test. Many vehicles are having problems with this designation, but not the Civic Coupe and Civic Sedan. Small Overlap Front test replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or object like a tree or a utility pole.

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Honda Expanding Ohio Manufacturing

Honda North America today announced another $215 million investment in the state of Ohio.

As reported in Automotive News and other outlets, $180 million will be invested at the Honda of American Mfg. Inc. Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio. The goal is to expand capabilities in aluminum die casting and engine parts related to the Honda Earth Dreams Technology engines and transmissions.

“For the 21st century of manufacturing, we believe our success will be defined by the successful interaction between our associates and technology,” said Rick Schostek, senior vice president of Honda North America, Inc. “Even as we introduce more sophisticated technologies in our products and in our plants, we are working to ensure that our associates are equipped with the skills required for the manufacturing requirements of the future. We view this investment in Honda people as critical to our future success.”

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Honda Odyssey Among Best Cars for the Daily Commute

The 2014 Honda Odyssey, and its glut of special features, were named best daily driver by MSN Autos.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey, and its glut of special features, were named best daily driver by MSN Autos.

The Honda Odyssey is one of MSN Autos choices for the best car for the daily commute.

Let’s face it, sometimes the morning is no fun. You’re waking up really early, making everyone breakfast and then hitting the road. The road is even worse, as you’re taking kids to multiple schools and trying to cram all their stuff in the car with your work stuff…It can be pretty overwhelming overall.

But not anyone thanks to the Honda Odyssey. MSN has the Odyssey as the highest-ranking  minivan in its study.

“Van pools don’t have to be mundane rides in converted Ford Econolines anymore,” MSN Autos says.

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