The 2012 Honda Odyssey has received the 2012 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Minivan. This is the sixth time the Odyssey has garnered the Drivers’ Choice Award from MotorWeek, with Honda’s benchmark minivan having won the award in back-to-back years in 1999/2000, 2005/2006 and now 2011/2012. MotorWeek looks at the factors mattering most to consumers – price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency – when selecting the winner.
“When it comes to vacationing with lots of family and friends, and carrying all their belongings, we can’t think of a more comfortable way to do it than in the Honda Odyssey. And that’s why it’s back again this year as our Best Minivan. Despite a new Nissan Quest and revamped Chrysler vans, we still prefer the Odyssey’s extra smooth ride, Accord-like handling, and cavernous cabin. But most of all, we love its class leading 28-MPG Highway fuel economy rating.” says MotorWeek.
Here are some of the facts: (visit us to learn more)
- Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic / 6-Speed Automatic
- Engine: 3.5L, V6, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC, 248-hp, 250 lbs/ft of torque,
- Length/weight: 202.9 inches / 4337 – 4560 lbs
- Wheelbase: 118.1 inches
- EPA fuel economy: 18 city / 27 highway / 21 combined (5 speed), 19 city / 28 highway / 22 combined (6 speed)
- Cargo capacity: 38.4 cubic feet (behind the 3rd row)
It has also earned a 5-Star overall safety rating from both NHTSA and is the Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, an achievement that no other currently tested minivan can match.
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I read a study a few weeks ago that said, “The average age of cars and light trucks currently in operation in the U.S. has increased to 10.8 years”. It was written by Polk, a leading global automotive market intelligence firm.
This study tells me it’s important for Honda drivers to take care of the vehicles they buy. The core of Honda quality exists in every part of your vehicle. Genuine Honda Parts are manufactured to strict quality standards for an exact fit and precise operation. When you choose Genuine Honda Parts, you can count on the highest quality standards imposed by Honda engineers. Each part works in conjunction with others to produce a single output. Many non-genuine parts may claim to be reliable, but they are not produced to meet Honda’s engineering and material specifications. Compromise one part and you may unknowingly compromise a whole system.
So if you’re looking to inject a distinctive feel into your vehicle or replace a worn out part, stick with Genuine Honda parts and accessories to make sure the relationship you have with your Honda is a long one… just ask Million Mile Joe!
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