2014 Honda Odyssey Gets a Built-in Vacuum

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2014 Honda Odyssey Gets a Built-in Vacuum

The 2014 Honda Odyssey sucks… literally.

Arguably the best minivan on the market, it’s now even better for 2014 with a host of upgrades that includes the first time ever a built-in vacuum cleaner has been offered in a car.

Called the HondaVAC it was developed in partnership with Shop-Vac and includes the vacuum, as well as a replaceable filter and canister bag as well as several different nozzle sizes to help fit into all of the Odyssey’s many nooks and crannies. The entire vacuum is built in to the driver’s side of the rear cargo area.

Powered by an electric motor it requires no recharging and can run as long as the car is on. Plus, even when the car is off, it has enough power to operate for eight minutes.

The innovative HondaVAC will come as standard equipment on the top-level Odyssey Touring Elite trim.

In addition to this one feature, the Odyssey gets a mild restyle as well as new available safety features that include an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning. Plus, Honda has improved the Odyssey’s crash structure in anticipation of achieving a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Styling updates for 2014 include a more sculpted hood, new front fenders, a larger twin-bar grille and new front bumper with integrated fog lights, plus two-tone mirrors, LED taillights and darker-finish headlight housings. Inside there’s a new center stack incorporating the HondaLink telematics system that through a smartphone can provide access to everything from streaming radio stations to Facebook and Twitter updates.

On sale this summer, pricing will be released closer to the sale date.

GALLERY: 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite live photos

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GALLERY: 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

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