Honda’s Odyssey Touring Elite minivan and its industry-first solution for built-in mobile clean up—HondaVAC™—received a coveted 2014 VIP (Very Innovative Products) Award from Good Housekeeping.
The influential and long-running publication selected just six 2014 VIP award winners from thousands of products based on their ingenuity and the results of laboratory testing conducted by the engineers and scientists at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI), as well as consumer evaluation. Honda Odyssey with HondaVAC™ was the only automotive product to receive a VIP award this year.
Good Housekeeping praised HondaVAC™ for its breakthrough solution to solving an everyday problem. Its ability to pick up crumbs, dirt, and a variety of detritus is a perfect solution for families on the go. The magazine noted “an easy-to-use 12-foot hose reaches every corner, then stows neatly in the cargo area. Our staff members could let their kids snack in transit for the very first time, stress-free.”
Standard on the 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite®, HondaVAC™ was developed in conjunction with industry-leader Shop-Vac® and is composed of a powerful vacuum, replaceable filter and canister bag, with nozzle accessories neatly integrated into a dedicated space on the driver’s side of the rear cargo area. HondaVAC™ makes quick cleanups a snap no matter the location, offering powerful cleaning suction and an integrated hose and cleaning attachments that reach into every corner of the Odyssey’s cabin. The HondaVAC™ system’s powerful electric motor never needs an outlet or recharging, can operate continuously when the engine is running, and will continue to operate for up to eight minutes when the engine is turned off.
We love a good food fight, especially one that we don’t have to clean up.
However, Honda is making the point on Twitter that the new Odyssey COULD clean up a food fight with its HondaVac.
Honda tweeted out pictures of the HondaVac cleaning up after popular (and messy) snacks like Oreos, Cheetos, Taco Bell, and more with clever sayings. And food companies didn’t take it lying down. Read the complete article HERE to get a chuckle (or at least a smile).
No doubt there aren’t many foods that HondaVac in the Honda Odyssey can’t take care…and most definitely it will be challenged because we all know kids can make all sorts of messes in the back of vehicles. But we think Honda came out triumphant on Twitters, just like it will over all those crumbs!
It’s no secret. We adore the built-in vacuum in the 2014 Honda Odyssey. We love the idea. We love the commercials. It’s just fabulous.
But does it really work.
According to Consumer Reports, it does.
We’re sure many people would expect a vacuum built into the vehicle itself not to work as well as a “real” vacuum, which is something Consumer Reports wanted to test.
What they found was that the vacuum in the 2014 Honda Odyssey “really cleans up.” Here’s what they said: “The bottom line. Honda’s built-in vacuum is a worthy addition to an impressive van.”
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda today to find out why the 2014 Honda Odyssey is the best minivan on the market and test the Odyssey-worthy vacuum.
There are many, many features in the 2014 Honda Odyssey to love. But probably one of my favorite (besides the space and safety features) is the built in vacuum.
Who’s not so fond of it? The ‘spokescrumbs’ in the new commercials for the 2014 Honda Odyssey. You can see three different spots featuring the voices of Neil Patrick Harris and Rainn Wilson as the ‘lovable’ goodies that left behind by children.
As a mom who has plenty of ‘lovable’ spokescrumbs in the backseat of her 2009 Honda Accord, I am beyond excited about the built-in vacuum. And the new commercials.
Check them out and let us know what you think!
Okay, we might be a couple days late with this one, but it’s just too good to pass up.
About one week after unveiling its vacuum technology in the 2014 Honda Odyssey, Honda announced that it has developed an equally impressive technology: HondaHAIR; a vacuum-like contraption that also cuts hair. And not just human hair, animal hair, as well. Imagine the convenience of cutting hair anytime, anywhere.
Think about it, you arrive at church and realized your kid’s hair is looking really shaggy, so you pull out HondaHAIR and give it a quick trim before services start. Easy peasy.
Except it’s all an April Fool’s Day joke. But check out the minute and half long commercial anyway because it’s pretty convincing…and hilarious.
We read about a lot of really cool gadgets and features automobile manufactures put in their vehicles, so it takes a lot to get us a THIS excited about what Honda put in the new Honda Odyssey. Any guesses? Ok, we’ll tell you because we just can’t keep it to ourselves any longer:
We know, we know. It sounds rather lame until you pause to think about how wonderful it would really be to have a vacuum right there in your car!
We all know you have arrived at adulthood when you started getting excited about things like new appliances, new socks, and other ‘mundane’ items. Equally so, you know you have arrived at parenthood when you are driving around in a minivan, which by many accounts is not so exciting (unless it’s the Honda Odyssey, which can really move). However, Honda has managed to combine the seemingly not so cool minivan with excitement over seemingly mundane things and made REALLY cool and functional feature.
And it’s not just us parents who are excited about the possibility of not having to haul the vacuum out to the car or stop at a car wash every time a kid steps on a mountain of spilled fish crackers. EVERYONE at the New York International Auto Show was crowded around to see the vacuum, which, according to this article, stole the show!
The article points out that the Honda Odyssey didn’t change much from the previous version (and why would it? It’s the best-selling and highest quality minivan in the industry), except for the new vacuum that acts like a central vacuum system in many new homes.
“You plug the hose onto the wall and start cleaning. Honda spokesman Chris Martin demonstrated the machine’s speed at picking up Fruit Loops and fragments of Goldfish crackers. The hose is long enough to reach every corner of the interior and can also be used to clean another car parked nearby.”
What do you think? Is the fact that Honda ingeniously included a vacuum in the Honda Odyssey big news?