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2015 Honda Odyssey

2015 Honda Odyssey Comes with HondaVAC and More Upgrades

The 2015 Honda Odyssey is now on sale at Avery Greene Honda with a starting MSRP of $28,975!

In 2013 and for the first five months of 2014, the Odyssey was the top-selling minivan in the country, based on new-vehicle registration data from HIS Automotive.

2015 Honda Odyssey

The 2015 Honda Odyssey is available right now at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, CA!

For the new model year, it comes with powertrain, styling, interior, feature, and safety equipment upgrades, including the critically-acclaimed in-vehicle HondaVAC vacuum cleaner previously featured on the Odyssey Touring Elite.

Under the hood, the 3.5-liter V6 engine uses i-VTEC and Variable Cylinder Management technology to help maximize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

The 2015 Odyssey has also received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to its next-generation ACE body structure, extensive use of high-strength steel, and advanced driver-assist technologies like Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning. Last year, it was the only minivan to have earned the award.

Get all of the details at Avery Greene Honda! The 2015 Odyssey is available now, along with other great 2015 cars like the Fit hatchback and Pilot SUV! Stop by today – our friendly staff will be clad to help you find the car you’re looking for!

2014 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey Named Best Minivan for Families by U.S News & World Report

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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HondaVAC Starts Twitter Fight with Food Brands

When picking a fight, it’s important to never bite off more than you can chew, lest you spill crumbs.  To help promote the 2014 Odyssey and its innovative HondaVAC in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, Honda engaged in a war of words with fifteen different fast food and snack brands on Twitter.  The battle of wits amounted to 60 tweets (42 of which were Honda’s), 10.6 million impressions from Twitter followers, and plenty of crumbs from crumbled cookies swept up off the floor in the aftermath.

On October 1, Honda fired off a number of tweets at brands such as Taco Bell, Skittles, and Oreos in order to warn them of what would happen should their crumbs find their way onto the Odyssey’s floor.  This included the tweets: “Dear @TacoBell crumbs, if you fall on my floor, you will be no mas,” “Mmmmmmmm.  The rainbow is tasty @Skittles (accompanied by a picture of Skittles being sucked into the HondaVAC),” and “Hey @BurgerKing, we’ll be #Satisfried when we’ve vacuumed every one of you off our floors.”

Honda previously called upon the talents of Neil Patrick Harris and Rainn Wilson to become “spokescrumbs” in television ads promoting the 2014 Odyssey and the HondaVAC vacuum cleaner.   For those looking to enjoy the cleanest ride possible, we here at Avery Greene Honda have LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring versions of the 2014 Odyssey available on our lot right now!

While Honda’s Twitter campaign ultimately proved successful in picking fights with Doritos, Red Vines, and Hershey’s Kisses and generating buzz for the 2014 Odyssey, we think they could have set their sights just a little bit higher.  Imagine what a Twitter feud with Kanye would have done for the brand!  #YOLO#SWAGSWAG

HondaVAC Sweeps Away the Competition for the 2014 Odyssey

It’s one of those ideas that’s so brilliant and obvious that you are dumbfounded it’s taken someone this long to think of it—a built-in vacuum cleaner for a minivan. But Honda—thanks to inspiration from an engineer’s daughter—has finally done it: the HondaVAC comes standard on the Touring Elite model of the 2014 Honda Odyssey, and as Honda’s extensive marketing campaign is proving, they’re quite proud of it.

“Nobody else has a vacuum,” gloated Tom Peyton, Honda’s associate vice president of advertising. “Finding a point of differentiation [for minivans] can be tough, so shame on us if we don’t run with it.”

And run with it, they have. Honda has released several new commercials, using celebrity voice talents to tout the new vacuum. One commercial even features Neil Patrick Harris and Rainn Wilson, and Honda has hinted that more commercials are on their way.

Honda has also been aggressively hyping up the vacuum on Twitter: the automaker has been tweeting smack talk messages to other companies and products about how the HondaVAC will “wipe the floor” with them, if you will. This article compiles most of Honda’s Twitter trash talk.

Overall, it’s a funny, effective marketing scheme that—dare we say it—actually gives the minivan, or at least the 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite, some major cool points. Come by Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo and drive the Odyssey for yourself today!

New Car Profile: 2014 Honda Odyssey

The 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan is now available for purchase and reservation from Avery Greene Honda!

Designed specifically with families in mind, the 2014 Odyssey offers the latest in comfort, convenience and safety features. The most exciting feature for the already popular minivan is the addition of the HondaVAC, the world’s first in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, for all Odyssey Touring Elite models. The HondaVAC, which was designed with help from Shop-Vac, fits nicely in a secluded compartment in the back of the vehicle and is designed to clean crumbs, spills and other messes from virtually every corner of the minivan.

The Honda Odyssey receives several exterior upgrades for 2014, including a reshaped hood, LED tail lamps and a new grille. The Odyssey has also been structurally upgraded this year to help improve safety on the road. The minivan’s top features, impressive storage space and affordable price make it one of the best-valued family vehicles of the 2014 vehicle year.

For more information on the 2014 Honda Odyssey, including a full list of specs and features, visit Honda online.

Avery Greene Honda is excited to announce the release of the 2014 Honda Odyssey! For more information on the new minivan, along with other brand new Honda vehicles in the Vallejo, CA area, be sure to visit our dealership online. You can also check us out on Google+ for more Honda news and dealership information!

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