Honda Automobiles: Honda Odyssey Named to Parenting Magazine "Smartest Family Cars of 2012" List

Parenting magazine has recognized the Honda Odyssey Touring Elite as one of the year’s “Smartest Family Cars” in its February 2012 issue, on stands now. The list is featured in Parenting’s first-ever “Genius” issue, dedicated to helping parents unlock their child’s own unique genius potential. Equipped with the latest technology to help ease the load of managing the modern family, the Odyssey allows parents and kids to take advantage of some of the smartest automotive features on the market.

“The Odyssey was conceived as the ultimate family vehicle, and the Odyssey Touring Elite takes that concept to an unprecedented new level,” said Michael Accavitti, vice president of marketing operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Being listed among the ‘Smartest Family Cars’ pays tribute to the Honda RD team in Ohio and manufacturing team in Alabama responsible for designing and building the best minivan on the road.”

“By recognizing today’s smartest cars, Parenting hopes to make it easy for families to use technology on the road, whether it’s for a quick run to the store or for an extended road trip vacation,” said Ana Connery, Editorial Director for The Parenting Group. “Our editors’ top picks have thought of everything so that parents don’t have to.”

Parenting editors noted that the Odyssey was chosen for this honor based on its many available family-friendly features, such as its Blind Spot Information System that indicates when radar sensors detect another vehicle that may be positioned in the driver’s blind spot, and the Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System (RES) with a 16.2-inch Ultrawide display capable of simultaneously screening two different sources of video programming side-by-side.

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