The 2014 Honda Odyssey broke new ground when it hit the market in late 2013 and became the first automobile to offer an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, making it a hit with parents of particularly messy children. Now, U.S. News & World Report is reaffirming the Odyssey’s family utility once more by naming it their “Best Minivan for Families” for a fourth consecutive year. The 2014 Odyssey, which topped U.S. News & World Report’s minivan rankings for 2014 as well, receives plaudits once more for the talents it has fine-tuned over the years: handling, safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency.

2014 Honda Odyssey

The 2014 Honda Odyssey was named the Best Minivan for Families this year.

“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, in a press release. “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 & World Report’s Best Cars for Families are determined based upon reviews, safety and reliability ratings, family-oriented features, and passenger/cargo utility.

Provided that the Odyssey is the only minivan to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ distinction, as well as the recipient of an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, its safety is impeccable. Given the Odyssey’s status as the best selling minivan in America, its popularity is unquestioned.

These factors make the 2014 Odyssey’s place n U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for Families list something of a lock. The addition of the groundbreaking HondaVAC system? Well, that’s just icing on the cake. Want to see what makes the Odyssey perfect for family needs? Come check one out today at Avery Greene Honda!

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