Honda Odyssey: Drive’s ‘Best Peo­ple Mover’

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Honda Odyssey has been crowned ‘Best Peo­ple Mover’ in the 2011 Drive Car of the Year Awards for the third con­sec­u­tive year. The lux­u­ri­ous, seven-seater Odyssey out­classed com­peti­tors to take the cov­eted ti­tle for the sixth time in seven years.

Drive’s editor Toby Hagon said the Odyssey was a peo­ple­mover that doesn’t feel like a bus.

‘‘With seat­ing for seven and car-like ap­point­ments at a com­pet­i­tive price, the Honda im­pressed the Drive judges with what is a vi­able al­ter­na­tive to big­ger, more ex­pen­sive ve­hi­cles.

“The re­cent im­prove­ment in value makes the Odyssey a stand­out for any­one look­ing to carry seven peo­ple.”

Honda Aus­tralia spokesper­son Lind­say Smal­ley said the Odyssey was in a class of its own.

“The Odyssey’s su­pe­rior styling, ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy and fun-to-drive per­son­al­ity are praised by Aus­tralian fam­i­lies. The Odyssey rep­re­sents Honda’s com­mit­ment to pro­vide cus­tomers with en­gi­neer­ing ex­cel­lence, value for money and worry-free mo­tor­ing. The Odyssey is a true cham­pion,” Mr. Smal­ley said.

The Odyssey now of­fers around $2500 worth of spec­i­fi­ca­tions up­grades for the all-new price of $37 100, a re­duc­tion of $2000 over 2011 prices. This in­cludes in­te­grated satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion, ECON but­ton with Honda’s unique Eco As­sist coach­ing func­tion, steer­ing-wheel mounted pad­dle shifts and re­designed 16 inch al­loy wheels.

The Lux­ury model is now avail­able from $44 920, a re­duc­tion of $1000.

Both vari­ants fea­ture re­designed front grille and head­lights, LED rear tail lights, sil­ver li­cense-plate gar­nish and sil­ver me­tal­lic fin­ish­ing for the cen­tre panel and door han­dles.

Tech­nol­ogy in­cludes satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem fea­tur­ing ipod com­pat­i­bil­ity, USB con­nec­tiv­ity, in­te­grated Blue­tooth, live traf­fic up­dates, map up­dates, rear cam­era and DVD player.

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