Published on March 17th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda Odyssey Named ‘Best Minivan for Families’, 4th Year In A Row
The all new 2014 Honda Odyssey has won the ‘Best Minivan for Families’ award for the fourth consecutive year as part of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ‘Best Cars for Families’ honours.
The top safety-rated, best-selling Odyssey was praised for gathering excellent reviews from professional auto critics along with its innovative feature content, including the world’s-first in-vehicle vacuum system, HondaVac™.
“The Odyssey was designed to excel in one of the harshest environments on earth, daily family use,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of automobile operations for American Honda. “Being named ‘Best Minivan for Families,’ four years in a row speaks volumes about the Odyssey’s singular commitment to be the ultimate family vehicle.”
U.S. News considered 210 vehicles for the ‘Best Cars for Families’ awards. The award methodology combines professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume and the availability of family-friendly features. Within each of the 19 automotive categories, the vehicle with the highest composite score is named the Best Car for Families in that category.
The 2014 Honda Odyssey, the top-selling minivan in the U.S. in 2013 to individual buyers, continues to lead its class in fuel economy and safety ratings, while providing spacious accommodations for up to eight passengers and a refined and engaging driving experience. The Odyssey was the only minivan to qualify as a 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, and the Odyssey has earned the best possible overall safety rating from NHTSA with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score. Additionally, the Odyssey is rated at a remarkable 28 mpg Highway, the highest EPA highway fuel economy rating of any eight-passenger minivan.
The Odyssey was the only minivan to qualify as a 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ as of March 1, 2014 and the Odyssey has earned the best possible overall safety rating from NHTSA with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score. Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new-vehicle retail registration data through the end of December 2013. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs).