American carmakers have lost out to Honda in the Cars.com American Made Index. In a recent study that examines which vehicles in the U.S. automotive industry are actually made in America, Honda has come out on top for the second year in a row.
The Japanese carmaker came out with six of the top 10 most American-made models sold in the United States. Last year, Honda was also awarded this honor with four models in the top ten.
The following vehicles were recognized in the Cars.com American Made Index:
2019 Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, AL), 2nd place
2019 Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, AL), 3rd place
2019 Honda Passport (Lincoln, AL), 4th place
2019 Acura MDX (East Liberty, OH), 6th place
2019 Honda Pilot (Lincoln, AL), 7th place
2019 Acura RDX (East Liberty, OH), 10th place
To determine the top ten vehicles in their American Made Index, Cars.com considered several factors. This includes the location of each vehicle’s assembly plant, the origin of the engine and transmission, the domestic-parts content, and U.S. factory employment adjusted by sales. In the case of a tie, curb weight is used to break it.
Honda is proud to note that nearly two-thirds of Honda and 99% of Acura vehicles that are sold in the United States are also made there.*
If you ever find yourself looking for American brands when shopping for a new car, you’re not alone. Many people value buying domestic, whether it’s because they think it will do more to help the American economy or they believe American-built vehicles are better made. But as it turns out, despite the Japanese badge, buying Honda is the way to go if you care about cars built in America. Visit Bryan Honda to explore Honda’s lineup and discover the quality of American-made cars.
For many families, safety is a top priority when shopping for a new family vehicle. If you are considering a new minivan, you might want to know that the 2019 Honda Odyssey’s safety beat out the competition in recent tests.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), conducts crash tests every year on new vehicles. The 2019 Odyssey was the only minivan that earned the top “GOOD” rating for both the driver and passenger sides in the Small Overlap Front Crash Test. The Odyssey also earned a “GOOD+” rating for its ease of use in testing the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). No other minivan earned better than an “ACCEPTABLE” rating.
With these and other test results, the Odyssey qualifies as a 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, when equipped with LED headlights and the available Honda Sensing® suite of safety features. The Honda Sensing features are standard on the EX trim and above, which account for 99% of Odyssey sales.
“Minivan buyers list safety as one of their greatest purchase considerations, and the Odyssey continues to be a top performer in independent safety ratings, further distancing itself from segment competitors,” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. “If you’re in the market for a minivan and you care about safety, there is simply no better choice than the Honda Odyssey.”
If you’re on the market for the safest family vehicle there is, stop by Bryan Honda and take a look at the excellent 2019 Honda Odyssey.
If you’re a parent, you know how tough it is to “keep the peace.” You’re not alone; parents all over the world struggle with preventing their kids from arguing, whether they won’t share their toys or they just like to annoy each other for no reason. That’s why the new 2018 Honda Odyssey was designed to help busy parents pay attention to what their active kids are up to. This is showcased in Honda’s new “Keep the Peace” campaign, a series of advertisements illustrating how convenient the Odyssey is for families everywhere.
The minute-long ad that kicks off the campaign opens with two giant monsters attacking a city. One of them picks up a bus, which the other monster wants, and the two begin to fight over it. While the two monsters are fighting, two soldiers make a plan to split the earth, separating them before they can cause any more damage. Right at that moment, the scene cuts to reveal that the two monsters are actually just a brother and sister fighting over a toy bus, and the whole “splitting the earth” thing? Actually just the Odyssey’s “Magic Slide” seating at work, allowing Mom to easily separate the kids and give the sister a new toy airplane to distract her.
“When kids are happy, parents are happy,” says Susie Rossick, Honda Marketing assistant vice president, who highlighted the core of the “Keep the Peace” campaign in a statement to The Drum.
Nothing says family-friendly like a minivan. From its spacious interior with flexible seating to the host of convenience features it offers, the Honda Odyssey is the picture-perfect representative of the minivan segment, more than earning its place as a solid member of Honda’s lineup. Now, for 2016, the Honda Odyssey updates have served to only make the minivan more convenient and accommodating for parents everywhere.
One feature that stands out – and has reviewers gushing – is the HondaVAC. While this built-in vacuum cleaner was offered on previous model years of the Honda Odyssey, 2016 marks the first year the feature will be standard on all models, whereas earlier incarnations of the van saw the HondaVAC appear only on upper-range trims. Outlets for your electronic devices and even a standard rear-seat entertainment system also come with the Odyssey, making sure you can keep the kids busy on long trips.
If you upgrade to some of the upper-level models, you can also get access to conveniences like an integrated touchscreen navigation system and a power liftgate, but Honda’s inclusion of these standard features on a more affordable trim showcases the brand’s determination to make the Honda Odyssey updates more accessible to families everywhere. How’s that for customer satisfaction?