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Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey
  • MSRP: $28,825
  • Safety rating: 2014 top safety pick +
  • Estimated mpg:
    • City - 18
    • Highway - 28

Minivans often conjure up images of row after row of children being shuffled from one after-school activity to the next. Since parents are the biggest consumer of these vehicles, they want one with a good track record when it comes to safety, which is where the Honda Odyssey comes in.

A 2014 top safety pick +, the Honda Odyssey has received the highest rating in crash tests from IIHS for more than a decade. Boasting an advanced body structure that enhances the protection of driver and passengers, the Honda Odyssey comes equipped with antilock brakes, driver's and front passenger's active head restraints and dual-stage, multiple threshold front air bags that can be inflated at different rates depending on the severity of the crash and other factors.

The Odyssey is equipped with dual-stage, multiple threshold front air bags. If deployed, these air bags are capable of being inflated at different rates, depending on crash severity, seat-belt usage and other factors.

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