The Competition Struggles in Minivan Safety Test

The Honda Odyssey is one of only a few minivans to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award.

The Honda Odyssey is one of only a few minivans to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award.

 

The minivans that are competition to the 2015 Honda Odyssey have struggled in the IIHS Crash Tests. Meanwhile, the Odyssey was voted Top Safety Pick Plus.

IIHS announced Thursday that the Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Nisan Quest all received the lowest score of poor in the IIHS small overlap crash test. The Odyssey, though, received the top score of good in the small overlap front crash test.

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2015 Honda Odyssey Wins Best Residual Value Award

The 2015 Honda Odyssey was awarded the Best Residual Value award.

The 2015 Honda Odyssey was awarded the Best Residual Value award.

The 2015 Honda Odyssey Won the Best Residual Value in the minivan category for the fourth consecutive year. With this award, automotive experts say the Odyssey should have the highest value after three years of ownership.

The annual Best Residual Value Awards come from ALG,the authority of a vehicle’s quality and value. Residual Value awards honor the vehicles expected to retain the highest percentage of their retail price after three years.Residual, or resale value, is an important but often overlooked category of the automotive industry. It’s important though to remember that your vehicle is an investment that should have value at the end of your time with the car.

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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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Review: 2014 Honda Odyssey

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The updated 2014 Honda Odyssey has great new special features and great technology

The updated 2014 Honda Odyssey has hit the Waikem Honda showroom. With its genius features, updated styling and improved fuel economy, the Odyssey is still the ultimate family vehicle.

When you talk about what’s new, you have to start with HondaVac, the vacuum cleaner built right into the van. It seems so obvious now, but it did take until 2014 for someone to think of it. The vacuum is installed in cargo area, and features a long hose and two attachments. We know your kids are messy and sometimes there’s a spill in the second or third row. Now with the HondaVac you’ll be able to sweep out the van on the go. We love the HondaVac and think it’s a true game changer. It comes standard on the Elite Touring model.

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Honda Models Dominate Consumer Reports Top Picks

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The 2013 Honda CR-V is one of three Honda models honored with Consumer Reports best in class awards

The Honda brand continues a strong year with a large presence in Consumer Reports annual Top Picks awards.

Three Honda models were awarded best in class in the rankings, which were announced Thursday on their website and will be featured in the April edition of Consumer Reports. As a whole, the Honda brand was in the top 5 of non-luxury models.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Accord, 2013 Honda CR-V and 2013 Honda Odyssey were recognized as best in their class. Consumer Reports chooses vehicles based on a road test, reliability, and safety.

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2012 Honda Odyssey: The Ultimate Family Van

2012 Honda Odyssey

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer road trip season, and the 2012 Honda Odyssey is the perfect vehicle for the family trip.

When we got behind the wheel, our first thought was “where was this van when we were kids.”

While we cramped inside uncomfortable bench seats with windows that didn’t open in the 1980s and 90s, the 2012 Odyssey is a comfortable, fully loaded fun mobile that you’ll love driving.

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