MAMA developed the award to help car-shopping families make a wise decision when they’re ready for a new vehicle. To qualify for the award, vehicles had to have four doors, start at less than $50,000, appear at one of MAMA’s two annual rallies, and be new or significantly updated within a year of the MAMA Spring Rally, which took place last May.
The fifth generation Odyssey is an extension of Honda’s next generation ACETM body structure as applied to the global light truck platform delivering best-in-class performance and driving dynamics.
Steel makes up 99 percent of the Odyssey’s overall body structure, including 58 percent high-strength steel and advanced high-strength steel. The application of advanced steels contributes to the 75 pound reduction in vehicle weight while increasing torsional rigidity by 44 percent compared to the previous model.
High-strength steel and advanced high-strength steel are used in the Odyssey’s A, B and C pillars, roof rails, front and rear rails, and front subframe, allowing the vehicle’s cabin structure to better manage front, side, roof and rear collisions. Thus, the Odyssey has been award a 5-star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
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