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The Trusted Minivan Is the Perfect Vehicle for Families

It has been the stereotypical “soccer mom’s” mode of transportation and endured long family vacations, but regardless of who owns it or what it’s used for, everyone knows it as the beloved minivan. With school back in session, the van has made a solid reappearance in the auto industry too—probably because it’s the perfect vehicle for families.

perfect vehicle for families

2014 Honda Odyssey

The Street quotes Brandy Schaffels from AskPatty.com, who says, “The minivan has had lasting appeal because of its practical functionality.” It is no question that vans are the most efficient way to transport groups of people and luggage. The competing SUVs lack the low entry for ease of access for the smaller family members. The flat floors also aid in easy passenger loading, along with sliding doors that are large enough to allow nearly anything to be stored in the back. There is no denying that the minivan stands up to the test of time and is nearly essential for every family.

If you’re interested in one, the base price for a Honda Odyssey starts at $28,975 and gets a wonderful 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Join the minivan hype and get your own today from Avery Green Honda!

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

The 2014 American-Made Index Includes 3 Honda Vehicles

Every year, Cars.com releases the American-Made Index, which rates “vehicles built and bought in the U.S” on factors that “include the percentage of parts considered domestic under federal regulations, whether the car is assembled in the U.S., and U.S. sales.” Under these rules, obviously, it’s not just the Detroit Big 3 that’s eligible to be named one of the best American-made cars. In fact—Honda happens to boast three vehicles on the 2014 American-Made Index, a ten-car list.

2014 Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey was named one of the most American-made cars by Cars.com!

The Honda Odyssey, which is built in Lincoln, Alabama, comes in at number three on the list, while the Honda Ridgeline and Crosstour slide in at numbers 8 and 9, respectively. The Ridgeline is also built in Lincoln, but the Crosstour is assembled up in East Liberty, Ohio. Honda’s strong presence in North American manufacturing has helped North American sales as well—Honda sold a total of 129,023 Honda and Acura vehicles in June 2014 alone.

So, when you’re brimming with patriotism this Fourth of July weekend, remember that just because Honda’s headquarters aren’t in the States doesn’t mean it’s an un-American brand. In fact, if we dare to say it, we think you just might find that Honda is even more American than those other brands that pretend to bleed red, white, and blue.

Come see us at Avery Greene Honda to buy a truly American-made vehicle today!

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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2014 Honda Insight

Honda Vehicles Named in ACEEE’s 12 Greenest Vehicles List

Honda has announced that four of their vehicles have earned recognition for superior environmental performance from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Three of those vehicles—the Honda Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas, and Insight—placed among the group’s “12 Greenest Vehicles of 2013” list. Additionally, the Honda Odyssey minivan topped its segment and was named one of the “greener choices of 2014.”

“Honda has embraced the challenge to bring to market more energy-efficient mobility solutions to reduce CO2 emissions,” said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda Motor Co., Inc, in a press release. “ACEEE’s recognition of Honda’s fuel-efficient models over the past 16 years, including a diverse lineup of alternative fuel vehicles, is recognition of the Honda engineers who continue to work towards our goal to leave ‘Blue Skies for our Children.’”

2014 Honda Insight

The Insight is one of 4 Honda cars named greenest by the ACEEE.

The 2014 Civic Hybrid scored a fifth place ranking on the Greenest Vehicles of 2014 list thanks to its ability to return 44 miles per gallon city/47 mpg highway; the Civic Natural Gas and its 27 mpg city/38 mpg highway took ninth; and the Honda Insight ranked 10th with 41 mpg city/44 mpg highway. The vehicles totaled respective Green Scores of 55, 54, and 53.

The Honda Odyssey, meanwhile, scored a “Superior” class ranking in the Minivan category with a Green Score of 36 earned from 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway.

With Honda’s vehicles routinely making multiple appearances on ACEEE’s 12 Greenest Vehicles list (this year’s honor marks the sixth-straight such occasion), why not come down to Avery Greene Honda to see for yourself what makes Honda vehicles among the most efficient on the road today?

2014 Honda Odyssey

Honda’s Reputation for Safety Continues with the 2014 Honda Odyssey

For years, the Honda Odyssey has proven to be a minivan capable of safely caring for the needs of your family. This year is no different. The 2014 Honda Odyssey continues its 14-year membership in the NHTSA’s 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score club.

2014 Honda Odyssey

The 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan is a top safety-rated vehicle!

In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program, the Honda Odyssey passed testing with flying colors due to three-row side curtain airbags, forward collision warning, Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility EngineeringTM body structure, and a host of additional safety technologies.

The Honda Odyssey is the only minivan to receive a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It is the fifth Honda to earn both distinctions.

We at Avery Greene Honda couldn’t put it better than Honda’s Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics: “For customers looking to buy a minivan that achieves the highest-available safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS, the Odyssey is the one and only choice.”

Be sure to head over to our website to view our great inventory of safe new 2014 Honda cars like the brand new Odyssey!

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!

2014 Honda Odyssey Coming Soon!

The 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan is set to make its nationwide debut in early July! Avery Greene Honda looks forward to the release of the vehicle in Vallejo, CA!

The Odyssey, for years one of the most popular minivans in North America, gets several significant upgrades for the 2014 model year. Most notable is the addition of the HondaVAC in-car vacuum cleaner, included on all Odyssey Touring Elite trims. All Odyssey models also come with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink connectivity this year, and safety features like LaneWatch, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning are now available for the 2014 Odyssey. The design and engine for the minivan received upgrades this year as well, resulting in better fuel economy and a sharper look.

For a full list of spec s and features available for the 2014 Honda Odyssey, visit Honda online.

Avery Greene Honda looks forward to the official release of the 2014 Honda Odyssey, as well as the rest of the 2014 line of Honda cars! For more information on currently available new Honda cars, including the 2013 Honda Civic and Accord, visit Avery Greene Honda online. We also offer a great selection of used vehicles in various makes and models. Be sure to follow our dealership on Twitter for more information and Honda news and updates!

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