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2011 Honda Odyssey Named Best Redesigned Vehicle

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With so much media attention being given to all-new models like the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, and Ford Fiesta, it’s easy to forget about another kind of “new” car: redesigns. But in a year of impressive redesigns, Kelley Blue Book remembered, presenting the title of “best redesigned vehicle” to the striking 2011 Honda Odyssey.

First released in 1995, the Odyssey has consistently established itself as one of the top minivans on the market, repeatedly excelling in comparison tests, sales, available features, and usability. For 2011, Honda had the daunting task of redesigning the perennial favorite, and while its styling has caused some controversy, there’s no question the newest Odyssey is in top form.

Citing impressive fuel economy, safety, and resale value and refinement, Kelley Blue Book says that the redesigned Odyssey “improves on its predecessor in almost every way imaginable.” Compared to the previous model, KBB notes a “more contemporary exterior design” and “a sumptuous interior stuffed with innovative features and class-leading fuel economy.”

Indeed, the Odyssey offers numerous appointments befitting of a luxury car, like a cooled glove box, rearview camera, tri-zone automatic climate controls, and leather upholstery with heated front seats. And despite a potent 248-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, the Odyssey achieves a miserly 19mpg city and 28mpg highway with its available 6-speed automatic transmission.

Kelley Blue Book is most taken with the Odyssey’s interior, which remains among the most user-friendly of any car on sale. Citing the third-row Magic Seat, enough LATCH attachment points to accommodate five child seats, a class-leading rear entertainment system, and the available “cool box,” KBB says it’s clear “that Honda designers thought long and hard about users’ needs as they conceived the new vehicle.”

Despite the Odyssey’s prowess, KBB described this year’s field of redesigned models as both impressive and competitive, with the BMW X3, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Sonata, Infiniti M, Jaguar XJ, Kia Optima, Porsche Cayenne, Toyota Sienna, and Volvo S60 each earning “runner up” status.

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