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 |  Feb 11 2012, 10:00 AM

We bet the Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is feeling pretty smart today – that’s because it was named by Parenting Magazine as one of the year’s “Smartest Family Cars.”

You’ll find the Odyssey featured in Parenting Magazine’s February issue as part of the publication’s first ever “Genius” issue. This issue is dedicated to helping parents discover their child’s unique genius potential.

“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.”

Helping the Odyssey make it to the top of the list were a few handy family-friendly features. These include a Blind Spot Information System that uses radar sensors that can detect another vehicle located in a driver’s blind spot), and the Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System (RES), which comes with a 16.2-inch display that can screen two different programs side-by-side at the same time.