Collaborating with the auto review experts at Edmunds.com, Parents magazine pored over all potential family vehicles and ranked them based on a variety of factors, from features and affordability to fuel economy and overall space. Of course, the top priority in evaluating all of these family vehicles was safety.
With the sheer volume of Odyssey and Accord models seen on the streets of Chicago and heading in and out of the suburbs each day, it should come as little surprise that both of them made the list. After all, Honda has long been regarded as one of the safest automakers, and with their recent push to redefine affordability, efficiency, and standard features expectations on modern vehicles, their minivan and sedan have little trouble taking on the competition.
Not only is each of these Honda models available with some of the latest in safety technology, including front crash avoidance systems that have enabled each of them to earn the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, but they both carry Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure as well. What that means is that if either of these vehicles does get into a collision, the frame will distribute crash energy and crumple in the right places to help minimize injuries.
Whether it's the Accord or the Odyssey, each comes equipped with some of the latest in standard features too, including Bluetooth for phone and audio, a touchscreen infotainment system, rearview camera, and more. The top-of-the-line Odyssey even includes a built-in vacuum. How's that for family-friendly?
To learn more about the 2014 Accord or the 2014 Odyssey—or to schedule a test drive of any brand new Honda model—readers can contact the sales experts at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. Their full-service Honda dealership is open six days a week and features new and used auto sales, a state-of-the-