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Japanese Brands Own List Of Cars U.S. Owners Keep For Over 15 Years 13
Jan
Posted by Sean Szymkowski in honda, Honda Odyssey, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sienna, used cars on 01 13th, 2018


Toyota owners have quite the attachment to their cars, especially those who have a Highlander, as a new survey conducted by iSeeCars showed the Japanese SUV top the list of vehicles owners keep for 15 years or more.

The research firm looked at 650,000 vehicles between the 1981 and 2002 model years sold in 2017 and Toyota flooded the list. In fact, the top five vehicles kept for 15 years or more are all Toyotas, namely the Highlander, Sienna, Tundra, Prius and RAV4, with the Honda Odyssey following at sixth place.

Each of the cars listed was at least 1.6 times more likely to be kept by the original owner for 15 years or more, but the Highlander outpaced the average even further. Highlander owners were 2.7 times more likely to keep their vehicles, with 18.3 percent of original owners hanging on to them. The Sienna followed closely behind and was 2.5 times more likely to stick around in the driveway for at least 15 years, with 17.1 percent of owners holding onto the minivan for 15 years or more.

The entire list is populated solely by Japanese automakers, save for the Volkswagen Golf at the final, 15th spot, with 10.6 percent of original owners hanging on to their Golfs for at least 15 years.

“While a decade on the road used to be a significant milestone for vehicle life expectancy, the elevated quality of cars being produced has raised this standard to beyond ten years ,” said Phong Ly, CEO of iSeeCars.com. “Japanese automakers are known for setting quality and reliability standards, so it is no surprise that they are the most likely to reach the fifteen-year milestone.”



CR Owners Survey Lists Top 5 Most Satisfying New Cars 24
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Consumer Reports, Corvette, Dodge Challenger, Ford F-Series, Honda Odyssey, Lincoln Continental, Mazda MX-5 / Miata, Tesla Model X, Toyota Prius, video on 12 24th, 2017


Whether you’re a petrolhead or not, there aren’t many things as enjoyable as buying a new car, but choosing among the plethora of models that are out there could prove to be quite difficult.

Enter Consumer Reports and their new study, which might make this task a bit easier.

Based on data collected from owners, who rated their rides in six categories that include driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems, and to answer the ultimate question, which is whether they would buy or lease it again, CR has put together the five most satisfying new cars on sale in the U.S. market right now.

#1 Tesla Model S

Elon Musk’s all-electric executive saloon is the car that put most smiles on the faces of consumers, with 92.5 percent of them saying that they would gladly buy it again. The Model S impressed buyers with its styling, comfort, and driving, managing to become more desirable than some highly established sports cars.

#2 Porsche 911

This brings us to number 2, the Porsche 911, with its impressive driving credentials, interior comfort, and great styling that has evolved over the years, yet it’s instantly recognizable. The sports car from Stuttgart is great as a daily driver, too, and in the publication’s survey came right under the Tesla Model S, with 92.1 percent of buyers admitting that they would happily choose one again.

#3 Chevrolet Corvette

The bronze medal goes to an all-time American classic that’s getting ready to be replaced by an entirely new generation that ditches the front-engine for a mid-engine layout when it comes out next year. However, until the C8 arrives, the Corvette C7 wowed 91.2 percent of its owners, who love the way it drives and consider it great value for money.

#4 Lincoln Continental

Missing the podium by an inch is the Lincoln Continental, which scored 91 percent in owner satisfaction. Unveiled at the beginning of the year, it shares its nuts and bolts with the Ford Fusion (or Mondeo in other markets), has a very imposing design, is tech-friendly and made its owners appreciate its comfort, driving characteristics, equipment and spacious cabin.

#5 Ford F-350

You might have noticed that, so far, that no crossovers, SUVs or pickups have made it on the list, which given their popularity, is remarkable. In fact, just one made it to CR’s number five, namely the Ford F-350. No less than 90 percent of the Blue Oval’s trusty heavy-duty truck owners say that they would absolutely buy it again, as they were impressed with the driving experience and rugged styling.

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2018 NACTOY Finalists Announced, Can You Pick The Winners? 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Car Of The Year, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Expedition, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, Kia Stinger, LA Auto Show, Lincoln Navigator, NACTOY, Toyota Camry, Volvo XC60 on 11 29th, 2017


The 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) finalists have been announced at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The shortlist includes three names in each category, which were chosen by a panel of nearly 60 automotive journalists, following some extensive testing. The jurors will now have to trim down the list furthermore by announcing the big winners, on January 15, at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

However, until they do, let’s take a look at the 2018 North American Car of the Year category, which sees the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 5-Series, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Rio, Lexus LC500, Porsche Panamera, and Subaru Impreza removed, as the only vehicles still present are the Honda Accord, Kia Stinger, and Toyota Camry.

The 2018 North American Utility of the Year award, on the other hand, will go to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Honda Odyssey, or Volvo XC60. These were favored over the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Jeep Compass, Kia Niro, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Crosstrek, Volkswagen Atlas, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Things don’t look different at all in the 2018 North American Truck of the Year category, as the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, Ford Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator are still very much present.

“The task of selecting these nine finalists – especially in the car and ultra-competitive category – was extremely difficult”, said the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer Lauren Fix. “And while there may be some favorites among the finalists, any of these vehicles could end up walking away with the trophy in their category, when we announce the winners in Detroit, in January.”

Last year, the Chevrolet Bolt was named North American Car of the Year, whereas the Truck of the Year and Utility of the Year awards went to the Honda Ridgeline, and Chrysler Pacifica, respectively.

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2018 NACTOY Finalists Announced, Can You Pick The Winners? 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Car Of The Year, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Expedition, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, Kia Stinger, LA Auto Show, Lincoln Navigator, NACTOY, Toyota Camry, Volvo XC60 on 11 29th, 2017


The 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) finalists have been announced at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The shortlist includes three names in each category, which were chosen by a panel of nearly 60 automotive journalists, following some extensive testing. The jurors will now have to trim down the list furthermore by announcing the big winners, on January 15, at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

However, until they do, let’s take a look at the 2018 North American Car of the Year category, which sees the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 5-Series, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Rio, Lexus LC500, Porsche Panamera, and Subaru Impreza removed, as the only vehicles still present are the Honda Accord, Kia Stinger, and Toyota Camry.

The 2018 North American Utility of the Year award, on the other hand, will go to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Honda Odyssey, or Volvo XC60. These were favored over the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Jeep Compass, Kia Niro, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Crosstrek, Volkswagen Atlas, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Things don’t look different at all in the 2018 North American Truck of the Year category, as the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, Ford Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator are still very much present.

“The task of selecting these nine finalists – especially in the car and ultra-competitive category – was extremely difficult”, said the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer Lauren Fix. “And while there may be some favorites among the finalists, any of these vehicles could end up walking away with the trophy in their category, when we announce the winners in Detroit, in January.”

Last year, the Chevrolet Bolt was named North American Car of the Year, whereas the Truck of the Year and Utility of the Year awards went to the Honda Ridgeline, and Chrysler Pacifica, respectively.

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Honda Compares Kids To Monsters In New Odyssey Ad 28
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in commercials, honda, Honda Odyssey, Honda Videos, video on 11 28th, 2017


Honda’s advertising agency has come up with an action movie-like commercial that highlights the rewards of having an Odyssey.

Aimed at families blessed with two or more children, the minivan has some cool features that come in handy when parents try to settle those little “monsters”, who are depicted as giant Godzillas in the new ad.

“If you’re a parent, you know sometimes your kids can be little monsters. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep peace in the Honda Odyssey“, the manufacturer says in the video’s description.

The hilarious approach is the automaker’s way of reminding consumers that the new Odyssey is equipped with Magic Slide second-row seat. It also gets CabinWatch and CabinTalk, which allows the driver and front passenger to communicate easier with the passengers on the two rear rows, and to keep an eye on them via the 8-inch infotainment screen.

Honda opened the order books for the 2018 Odyssey earlier this year. The minivan, which is in its fifth generation, can be had from an MSRP of $30,890, including the $900 destination charge, and comes with a 280hp and 262lb-ft (355Nm) of torque 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Upper grades benefit from a host of equipment, including Rear Entertainment System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a suite of driver assistance systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and Lane Keeping Assist.

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Hit The Brakes In Your Honda Odyssey And The Seats Could Tip Over 20
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in honda, Honda Odyssey, NHTSA, Recalls on 11 20th, 2017


Did someone tell you the minivan was dead? Not for Honda, it’s not. The Japanese automaker sells its Odyssey hand over fist in America, where it stands as its fifth most popular model line – behind the Civic, Accord, CR-V, and Pilot, and well ahead of anything that the Acura division sells.

Little wonder, then, that when it has to recall the Odyssey, Honda has to recall a lot of them. About 800,000 of them in this latest campaign.

The problem with all those 2011-17 Odysseys comes down to the second row of seating, which could tip forward under hard braking – but only if it’s not properly latched after adjustment.

That doesn’t strike us as Honda’s fault, per se. But having received 46 reports of minor injuries resulting from this problem, it’s issued a recall for all those minivans to have their latches repaired or replaced.

While it figures out just what to do, however, Honda’s released detailed instructions (and will soon release an instructional video) showing owners how to properly latch those benches in place.

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New Honda Odyssey Passes IIHS Tests With Top Marks 23
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in honda, Honda Odyssey, IIHS, new cars, Reports on 09 23rd, 2017


Honda seems to have done a good job in designing and engineering the 2018 Odyssey, as the latest generation of the minivan has earned a Top Safety Pick + rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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Is The 2018 Honda Odyssey Still The Minivan King? 10
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in honda, Honda Odyssey, Honda Videos, reviews, video on 09 10th, 2017


The completely redesigned fifth-generation 2018 Odyssey has some big shoes to fill but Honda appears confident that it’ll continue the successful career of its predecessor.
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Honda Odyssey And Disney Create A One-Off Minnie Van 13
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in honda, Honda Odyssey, Honda Videos, video on 07 13th, 2017


The Honda Odyssey might have a bit of a porn problem but that hasn't stopped the company from unveiling the "Minnie Van."
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The 2018 Honda Odyssey Accidentally Offered Streaming Porn 11
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in honda, Honda Odyssey, Offbeat News, Reports on 07 11th, 2017


Toyota used to market the Sienna as the "swagger wagon" but it appears the Honda Odyssey briefly upstaged it as the swinger wagon.
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2018 Honda Odyssey Is First Minivan With 4G LTE Connectivity [94 Pics] 8
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Gadgets, Galleries, honda, Honda Odyssey, Tech on 07 8th, 2017


Apart from being the cheapest car to insure in the U.S., Honda's Odyssey has just become the first minivan to offer 4G LTE connectivity for the 2018 MY.
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Happy 4th Of July! These Are The 10 Most American Cars 4
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Acura, featured, Ford, Ford Expedition, Ford F-150, Ford Taurus, GMC, honda, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Spotlight, video on 07 4th, 2017


It's America's birthday today, marking 241 years since the Declaration of Independence. So how do we celebrate? With American cars, of course!
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These Are The 20 Most And Least Expensive Cars To Insure 2
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Audi R8, Dodge Viper, honda, Honda Odyssey, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Renegade, Jeep Wrangler, Maserati, Maserati Quattroporte, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class Cabrio, Reports on 07 2nd, 2017


Car insurance is rarely a fun topic, as most people only think about the issue when it's time to pay the bill or when something bad happens to their vehicle.
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Honda Thinks 2018 Odyssey Can Step In When Kids Act Like Monsters 21
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in commercials, honda, Honda Odyssey, Honda Videos, video on 06 21st, 2017


While it may be your job as a parent to keep your kids from fighting among themselves, the 2018 Honda Odyssey can facilitate that task through its Magic Slide seat system.
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2018 Honda Odyssey Goes On Sale, Priced From $30,890 24
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in honda, Honda Odyssey, new cars, prices on 05 24th, 2017


The all-new fifth generation of the Honda Odyssey is hitting US dealerships tomorrow with a starting price of $30,890, including a $900 destination charge.
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