A lot of automakers have revamped their minivans for the 2011 model year. In seeing the competition mount, Cars.com decided to host an all-new Ultimate Minivan Shootout.
For those of you not familiar with the company, Cars.com is a reputable online resource for new and used car buyers. For the Ultimate Minivan Shootout, they enlisted USA Today, Motorweek, and an Atlanta-area family of five to carefully scrutinize six updated 2011 minivans.
In total, the series of head-to-head Shootout contests, lasted the course of three days. The 2011 Honda Odyssey ranked first in terms of fuel economy at the end of Day One. However, we knew despite our confidence, the vehicle could shift position come Day Two or Day Three.
Well, Day Two came and the auto experts on the panel took each minivan out for a very thorough test drive...Again, the 2011 Honda Odyssey triumphed the competition.
On Day Three, it was up to the family of five to take the minivans out for a cruise and determine which minivan had the features and design elements most important to them... Again, the 2011 Honda Odyssey was at the top of the list.
"Minivans haven't always been so cool: in fact, some car shoppers have shied away from them," said Patrick Olsen, Editor-in-Chief, Cars.com. "The reality is that today's minivans are sleek, practical, and drive very well, which fulfills the needs of many families. Looking at the Honda Odyssey, its overall package of innovative features, design and a great ride propelled it ahead of its competitors. The $42,000 price tag might seem steep, but the features consumers get for that money are unbeatable."1
And really, who wants to settle for anything less than "Ultimate" anyway? To learn more about the award-winning 2011 Honda Odyssey minivan, call Diamond Honda of Puente Hills today at 626-935-1700. Or, visit us in person. We're conveniently located at 17525 E. Gale Ave. City of Industry, CA 91748.