The Honda Odyssey Could be the Best Minivan on the Road

The Honda Odyssey is a thing of beauty and a family’s best friend. So when Consumer Reports announced their ‘Top Picks for 2014’, we weren’t surprised to see the Honda Odyssey was named the top pick for Minivans.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first vehicle to earn a 5-star crash rating from NHTSA and an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first vehicle to earn a 5-star crash rating from NHTSA and an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The Honda Odyssey is arguably the best minivan on the road today. Comfortable seating for eight and several different seat configurations for the best cargo space when you need it, make the Odyssey a consistent fan favorite.

Being judged on test performance, reliability, and safety, Consumer Reports chose from 260 recently reviewed vehicles. They then put them into ten categories. Only Honda and Subaru made the list with two models. The Accord was the top pick for mid-size sedans.

Consumer Reports says:

 The Odyssey is also relatively fun to drive for a minivan, with its vigorous V6 engine, responsive handling, and supple ride.

There are many minivans in the world. With great seating, cargo space, and technology, the Honda Odyssey may just be the best minivan.

Honda Accord: Still One of the Best Sedans on the Market

Consumer Reports has recently released their ‘Top Picks for 2014’.

The chosen few were selected among the 260 recently reviewed vehicles by Consumer Reports. Top choices had to meet criteria in three areas:

  • Test Performance
  • Reliability
  • Safety
One of Consumer Reports' Top Picks for 2014

One of Consumer Reports’ Top Picks for 2014

One of the best sedans on the market made the list; the 4-cylinder Honda Accord. This affordable sedan is well-equipped with great technology and creature comforts. Available LaneWatch technology and back up camera gives you an extra set of eyes. While the Lane Departure Warning System keeps you driving safely down the road. The interior is very comfortable with plenty of space for you and your passengers.

The Accord has earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award, being one of only a handful of vehicles in its class to do so.

With a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine the Accord achieves impressive EPA ratings; up to 36 MPG on the highway.

The Honda Accord takes the tried-and-true reliability formula Honda is known for and adds everything you’ll want from a sedan: technology, comfort, and a stylish exterior.

2014 Honda CR-V Earns Best Car for the Money Award

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The 2014 Honda CR-V has earned the Best Car for the Money Award in its class from U.S. News and World Reports. Taking home the award in the compact SUV category, the CR-V was honored for its versatility.

U.S. News and World Reports says of the CR-V: “With a roomy, comfortable interior, solid performance and plenty of standard tech features, the 2014 Honda CR-V stands out in this highly competitive class. Because it has the best combination of positive reviews, price and long-term ownership costs in its class, we named the 2014 Honda CR-V the Best Compact SUV for the Money.”

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2014 Honda Odyssey Earns NHTSA Top Safety Score

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first vehicle to earn a 5-star crash rating from NHTSA and an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first minivan to earn a 5-star crash rating from NHTSA and an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey continues its reputation for safety today, earning a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the top score a vehicle can earn in this test.

Following this score, the Honda Odyssey is the only minivan to earn the top 5-star crash test score and Top Safety Pick Plus score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

“With a 14-year history of top ratings in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program, even as those top ratings have become harder to achieve, family car buyers have learned that the Odyssey is designed to help take care of their precious cargo,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “For customers looking to buy a minivan that achieves the highest-available safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS, the Odyssey is the one and only choice.”

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2014 Honda Accord Wins KBB Cost of Ownership Award

The 2014 Honda Accord has the lowest cost to own among mid-sized cars.

The 2014 Honda Accord has the lowest cost to own among mid-sized cars.

The 2014 Honda Accord has received KBB’s lowest cost of ownership award in the midsized car category. This means that you won’t break the bank when to take home the 2014 Honda Accord.

Kelley Blue Book calculates everything that goes in to owning a vehicle, depreciation, fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair fees and state fees. The Accord’s five-year cost to own is $34,816, barely edging comparable models from Kia and Hyundai.

So why Honda? KBB says the 5-year cost to own value puts it over the top.

“There’s just no denying a well-earned reputation for quality and reliability, and the soothing truth that an Accord is brilliantly easy to operate.”

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