The 2014 Honda Odyssey is gaining a lot of press for its innovative Honda Vac, a vacuum cleaner located in the back seat. The new Honda Vac is found on the EX-L Touring Elite minivan. It’s a 16-foot hose with multiple tools. Now the question is, how does it compare to the top vacuums on the market for car spills.
Luckily, Consumer Reports has compared the Honda Vac to the leading duster busters and vacuum cleaners, and the Honda Odyssey’s vacuum comes out with a high grade.
“Honda’s built-in vacuum is a worthy addition to an impressive van,” Consumer Reports says.
Consumer Reports compared the Honda Vac to the Black and Decker Dustbuster HV9010P, Eureka Easy Cleaner and Kenmore canister.
“Our results show this winning minivan is also a winner at helping clean up the messes these family haulers may attract,” Consumer Reports says.
Testing sand, uncooked rice, cereal and pet hair, Consumer Reports likes it what it found. The Honda Odyssey vacuum cleaned up the spills as thoroughly as the Black and Decker and model, and it cleaned it up faster than the top-rated Kenmore model. The Honda vacuum holds as much dirt inside as the Kenmore model, and it was the quietest model in the test. The Odyssey cleaned up all the pet hair as well.
According to Consumer Reports’ study, the Honda Vac vacuum is made by Shop-Vac, and features a 16-inch hose and tools. It runs for 8 minutes when the Odyssey is turned off. When you turn the van on, it will run forever.
Read our full review of the 2014 Honda Odyssey. Then, bring the kids, and their mess, to Waikem Honda to see the most innovative feature in years.