SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This year the Chrysler Group celebrates 30 years in the minivan segment. Their innovative minivans set the bar for the majority of those years, and that bar wasn't raised until Honda joined the competition with their Honda Odyssey just short of ten years ago. A dealership in San Antonio has been comparing vehicles to assist consumers in finding the top contenders in each segment. One of the comparisons done by Benson Honda includes the 2014 Honda Odyssey vs 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, two of the best-selling minivans available today.
What Benson Honda found is that the features that matter most to consumers shopping for a minivan are superior in the Honda Odyssey. That includes seating and storage capacity. The Dodge Grand Caravan is only a seven-passenger, but the Odyssey seats eight, making it a great van for consumers with a large family. With all of the seats collapsed, the storage capacity in the 2014 Odyssey opens up to a vast 148.5 cubic feet, 5.5 more than the Dodge Grand Caravan.
Government crash test results also contributed to the dealership's comparison. They reported that while both minivans are rated as Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Odyssey scored the highest rating of "good" in the small overlap front test, making it the first minivan to ever receive the coveted Top Safety Pick+ rating. That makes the 2014 Honda Odyssey the safest minivan available.
The sole purposes of minivans are to seat and store and protect, so it makes sense that U.S. News named the Odyssey the Best Minivan for Families. Consumers are also sure to appreciate that those features are further supplemented by a 28 MPG highway fuel economy rating, which is 3 MPG higher than the Dodge Grand Caravan. For the last 30 years, consumers have been used to seeing the Dodge Grand Caravan at the top of the minivan segment, but Honda's release of the 2014 Honda Odyssey has serious potential to change that.
To see detailed model comparisons, including the 2014 Honda Odyssey vs 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, visit www.bensonhonda.com. Benson Honda is located in San Antonio, TX. For questions about anything and everything Honda, contact the dealership's expert sales team at (888)992-4616.
Media Contact: Max Cain, Benson Honda, (888)992-4616, firstname.lastname@example.org
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