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SAFETY | 10 out of 10
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Top Safety Pick+
outward visibility has improved thanks to the "Lightning Bolt" design.
Assuming no kiddie chairs are in the way, passage to the rearmost bench has been widened by an inch.
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Honda has fitted new dampers and softer rear bushings to give the 2011 Odyssey a more compliant ride
While the 2014 Odyssey doesn't have official data yet from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it goes mostly unchanged from last year, when the 2013 model received top ratings from both the NHTSA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which gives the Odyssey its Top Safety Pick+ award.
Both handling and outward visibility are at the front of its class, we think, and they're both attributes that might help avoid an accident. The Odyssey includes the expected safety features, such as stability control, anti-lock brakes, driver and passenger front side airbags, and full-length side curtains, but what makes it a standout is that it offers a a class-leading six child-seat tether locations and five LATCH locations (the official clips). What that means is that you can fit up to five child seats in some cases--or up to four seats of any kind.
All Odysseys offer standard Bluetooth and a LaneWatch sideview camera, as well as a rearview camera. To get blind-spot monitors, forward-collision and lane-departure warnings, you'll have to buy the most expensive Touring Elite model.
The Odyssey is one of the safest vehicles you can buy--and Bluetooth and a rearview/sideview camera are now standard.