The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the simply the best minivan available. That’s not just what we think, that’s according to Cars.com. The newest version of the Honda Odyssey is just the Odyssey pulling further away from the competition.
“The minivan market is pretty competitive,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “But the 2014 Honda Odyssey really proves there is no competition. It has led and will continue to lead the minivan pack because it is the best designed, most functional, most technological advanced, and most family friendly minivan available.”
The short video by Cars.com shows exactly why the 2014 Honda Odyssey is better than all the rest:
- 1 mpg improvement over the last model
- Touchscreen infotainment control
- Better materials
- HondaVac, which is the vacuum designed by ShopVac that reaches all the way to the front of the van.
- Would win a race with any other minivan, including the Toyota Sienna
- The seats expand outward to make more room for car seats
- There is a 15 inch widescreen tv…that can split into two media AND 5.1 surround sound!
Certainly the Honda Odyssey is not a cheap vehicle, but compared to other minivans is right in the ball park. But compared to many vehicles it is by far the best value for everything that comes with it.
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda dealership today to take the 2014 Honda Odyssey for a test drive!
Toyota announced it is recalling 430,500 vehicles in the U.S. and a total of 516,000 worldwide for three different safety concerns.
450,000 Toyota Sienna minivans were recalled because the spare tire could corrode and fall off. This recall focuses generally in cold-market areas where road salt is common in the winter and can cause the corrosion. The recall affects Toyota Siennas from the 2004-2010 model years.
According to this article at ABC.com, “Also recalled Thursday were:
“— 16,000 Lexus GS 250 and 350 sedans from the 2013 model year because a manufacturing defect can cause the brakes to activate without warning, and without turning on the brake lights. Most of the vehicles — 10,500 — were sold in the U.S. Also included are left-hand-drive sedans sold in Canada, China and Europe.
“— 50,000 Highlander and Highlander hybrid SUVs from the 2014 model year. Toyota says a software glitch may prevent the vehicle from properly calculating the size of the front passenger when determining whether to fire the air bags. The affected vehicles assume the passenger is smaller, so the bags may not fire or they may fire at a lower speed than necessary for a larger passenger. Toyota says most of the affected vehicles — 45,287 — were sold in the U.S. Around 3,400 were sold in Canada and the rest were sold in Mexico and Europe.”
Toyota announced that is recalling 694,000 Toyota Sienna minivans because a problem with shift lock could cause the minivan to shift out of “Park” and possibly roll away.
The Toyota Sienna model years that are affected by the recall include 2007 to 2009 and 2004 to 2005.
According to this article, “Toyota spokeswoman Cindy Knight said Toyota has received reports of 21 “minor” accidents in the United States and three minor accidents in Canada. Two of the incidents involved what Toyota called minor injuries, such as bruises.”