Honda Odyssey Wins Drive COTY ‘Best People Mover’ For The Fourth Year Running

The Honda Odyssey has been awarded ‘Best People Mover’ in the 2012 Drive Car of the Year Awards for the fourth year in a row.

Honda is delighted that the Odyssey is Drive Car of the Year Best People Mover for the fourth consecutive year. It’s a car we are very proud of and to receive this award is an honour.

The luxuriously appointed, family-friendly seven-seater Odyssey has again outclassed its competitors.

National Editor for Drive, Mr. Toby Hagon said; “The Odyssey continues to stand out with its flexible and functional interior. Its car-like driving dynamics and impressive seven-seat value make it a viable choice for bigger families.”

Honda Australia’s Director and General Manager Sales and Marketing, Mr. Stephen Collins said the award was validation of the Odyssey’s sporty styling, practical features and great driving dynamics.

“The Odyssey represents Honda’s commitment to providing our customers with class-leading cars that are great value for money. We’re conscious that the judging expectations in this competition are very high which makes a fourth straight win for the Odyssey even sweeter,” Mr. Collins said.

Each vehicle in Drive’s Car of the Year awards is judged according to five criteria: under the bonnet, how it drives, price, quality and equipment, comfort and practicality and safety.

The Odyssey features, as standard, retractable third row seats, ECON button with Honda’s unique Eco Assist coaching function, steering-wheel mounted paddle shift and 16 inch alloy wheels.

Technology is a key feature of the Odyssey, featuring USB connectivity with iPod integration, Bluetooth phone with audio streaming function, steering wheel-mounted controls and six speakers.

Over the years, the Honda Odyssey has been the recipient of other industry awards, including Australia’s Best Cars ‘Best People Mover’ and Wheels Magazine’s Car of the Year.

Honda is the world’s biggest engine manufacturer, a leader in automotive research and development and consistently rated a top performer in customer satisfaction.