A vacuum in the car? You can’t be serious… The 2014 Honda Odyssey debuted at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, setting a bar in the latest of family vehicles. This model offers safety updates, a sharp exterior design and a revised interior with new available features.
The new and improved 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite is the first minivan to come with a built-in vacuum named HondaVAC. The HondaVAC it’s the pioneer of in-car vacuum cleaner system. This amazing feature will help you keep your vehicle clean at all times; say good bye to dog hair, cereal crumbs and dust! HondaVAC was possible through a collaboration between Honda and Shop-Vac. The built-in vacuum has a replaceable filter and canister bag; it also fits into a specific storage space situated on the driver’s-side on the rear cargo area. The hose is long enough to reach every little corner of the minivan; it can also suck indefinitely while the engine is running and up to eight minutes when the vehicle is off.
2. New Look
The 2014 Odyssey has a more aggressive front-end appearance and prominent sculpting with a new grille, light housings, badges and aluminous panels for the hood and fender that helps make the vehicle lighter and superior in the fuel efficient segment. The inside of the Odyssey also has a new look! A new colour scheme and a new touch screen interface in the centre control stack, which allows you to control all the infotainment and connectivity features.
3. Amazing features
Some of the optional available features include HD radio, Honda DVD Ultrawide rear entertainment system with HDMI technology, keyless entry and start, a text-message reading function, and HondaLink, which uses driver’s smartphone to access internet radio, Facebook, Twitter, and other apps.
This outstanding vehicle has already been granted several awards, such as the 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick. Some of the new safety features are the Expanded View driver’s mirror, forward collision warning and lane-departure warning.
5. Fuel efficient
The Honda Odyssey was awarded the 2013 Residual Value Award and Greener Choices of 2013 among others. Besides providing an enjoyable driving the Odyssey is also powerful it has 248 horsepower from the 3.5-liter V-6. Another addition from this year’s model is a standard six-speed automatic transmission for every trim level. This added advantage helps increase fuel economy to 19/28/22 mpg city/highway/combined for all 2014 models; making the 2014 Odyssey the most fuel-efficient minivan on the market.
With its attractive look combined with functionality, the 2014 Honda Odyssey has made it to the top of family vehicles must-buy list!
2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Quick Facts:
|Price Range||Starting at: $29,990|
|Drivetrain:||3.5-liter V6; FWD, six-speed automatic|
|Output:||248 hp @ 5,700 rpm, 250 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm|
|Curb Weight:||4,613 lb|
|AW Observed Fuel Economy:||22.1 mpg|
|Fuel Economy (EPA City/Highway/Combined):||19/28/22 mpg|
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