6 of the Finest 7 Passenger Autos On The Road

By Bill C. Sheers

I remember when I was a kid Did you parents of your friends parents have one of those old school Station Wagon's? You know, the one's that had wood paneling on the outside and 3 rows of seats on the inside? 3 rows of seats was amazing. Other than a van, no other vehicle could accommodate this many people.

Then came the SUV and the Minivan and it pretty much made the wagon flat-out go away. Even the cool features like the duel action tailgate that flipped down like a pickup truck and swung open to the side, went away until the Honda Ridgeline truck re-introduced that feature in 2006.

Here was the problem: the Minivan had a lot more room than the wagon and was easier to load passengers in and out of. The SUV was higher off the ground, which more and more people were beginning to like. They also really looked good and gave the people the preservation that they were safer in the SUV. Given those issues, the wagon got pushed out.

If you need room, an SUV or a Minivan could be for you. Check out these popular models:

The emergence of the SUV -- It was awesome. You could have this huge vehicle and think you own the road. Gas was, what, .9 cents for crying out load? Well, things have changed, but people really do still need the room, so an SUV is a practical form of transportation.

Chevy Traverse -- This 7 passenger vehicle, not quite as big as the Honda Pilot, gets high marks. Its V-6 is powerful and very fuel efficient.

Honda Pilot -- The Pilot cam out in 2003 (to replace the Passport) and was always rated high from the start. The newest version came out in 2009 and did not disappoint. They come in 2WD or 4WD and have a Variable Cylinder Management system for better gas mileage.

2010 Highlander -- It comes in a 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder and a hybrid version. It seats 7 and has been a favorite over the last several years.

The Minivan -- The Dodge Caravan takes credit for the first Minivan to hit the streets back in the 1980's. They were hugely popular form the beginning and have not slowed down a bit. Though they jokingly have the "Soccer Mom" stigma, many people of all ages drive these very useful and practical vehicles.

Honda Odyssey -- Again, ranked in the Top 3 since in came out. With its full captain's chairs in the 2nd row, comfort and fuel efficiency are great benefits of the Odyssey. Look for a redesign of this great vehicle in 2011.

Town and Country from Chrysler -- Great concept of being able to fold all 7 seats flat into the floor without having to take them out. You do give up a little comfort in those seats, but it is pretty cool none the less, especially if you tend to do a lot of hauling.

Sienna -- Toyota's minivan offers 4WD and is always rated toward the top. It is going to be redesigned for 2011 so look for the most recent info on their website.

Although everybody seems to looking for fuel efficiency these days, people do need the space for 7 or 8 passengers. The vehicles above are definitely some of the best and should help get you started in your search.

Check out the cars/trucks above. It will be a good start for you. - 30321

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What Do Honda Dealerships Have To Offer?

By Adriana Noton

What Do Honda Dealerships Have to Offer? Economy and luxury is yours when you choose one of the many makes and models Honda offers. Select from an SUV, car or truck. They are all built with comfort and quality in mind. Stop by today and drive away in your dream vehicle.

The number one dealer in the industry is ready to assist you in finding the right Honda for you. Choose from select models like the Honda Accord, or Pilot. Take a look at the Civic, and CRV. Maybe you prefer an SUV such as the Element, or a minivan like the Odyssey is more your style. Whichever you prefer, you will receive quality service and satisfaction.

Every Honda dealership is equipped with all of the tools necessary to make your experience one that will be remembered. Perhaps a sport car is your car of choice. If so, take a look at the S2000 it is a hybrid two seater. There are also hybrid versions of the Civic and the Accord. These cars were built with the environment in mind.

What is new in two thousand ten? Plenty at Honda dealerships, they are ready to get the year started right. Introducing their new hybrids that they hope to sell up to the million mark on a yearly basis. Hybrids like the Fit and CR-Z, though selling a half a million would be fine too. There is a five door hatch back created with hybrid propulsion that is designed to not compromise space.

Promoting the hybrids is a top of the line version for two thousand ten. They bring a luxury feel to both cars and SUV's, while being made available at an economical price. Travel in comfort and style while easily arriving at your destination. Enjoy the look and feel of a luxury car knowing that it fits into your budget.

Take a test drive of the Honda CRV with its four wheel drive. This SUV provides a luxurious interior and stylish exterior. Drive with ease as you travel the road. This spacious and economical vehicle is affordably priced. It has power door mirrors, air conditioning, and a power moon roof, with illuminated entry and occupant sensing airbags.

Vehicle reviews are performed on the various makes and models of cars, trucks, SUV's, sport utility, and sports cars of all of the leading car manufacturers. These reviews provide information that is passed on to consumers. Consumers may use the additional knowledge in making their vehicle purchase choice. The information is there though people will buy what they like.

Honda has earned over twenty awards in the model category and over six awards in the brand category. They are focused on overall quality improvement and innovation of all of their makes and models. They have been and are the leaders in the car industry and intend to remain that way.

Visit the Honda dealerships today and find out what all of the buzz is about. Come and see what is new at Honda this year. They have complete service centers to make sure that your vehicle stays in tip top shape that will last for years to come. Make your next vehicle purchase a Honda. - 30321

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The Features Of The 2008 Honda Odyssey

By Andy Zain

Minivans have become a popular choice for families because of the extra carrying capacity. The 2008 Honda Odyssey is the ideal answer for all the driving needs of a family.

In the 2008 Odyssey, the engine is a 3. 5 liter, V6, producing 244 horsepower. The top models include a cylinder deactivation unit that cuts down on fuel usage when the car is cruising. There is no noticeable drop in power when this function cuts in, but you certainly notice the difference in fuel consumption on long distances.

Compared to other minivans, the Honda Odyssey the best fuel economy with an EPA rating of 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the open road. The Odyssey handles beautifully, whether it is around town or out on the highway. It features responsive steering with a tight turning circle, and agile and smooth handling, making it one minivan that is a pleasure to drive.

Having a vehicle that gives good fuel economy and handles well is one thing, but a vehicle also needs to look good, something that is lacking in many minivan models on the roads today. Honda made some exterior changes to the 2008 Odyssey, like a reshaped front end and side mirrors that are memory-linked.

Inside you will find there are several new convenience features that add to the driving experience. A reversing camera has been added to the rearview mirror, making reversing easier and safer. Even the base LX model comes equipped with power operated front and middle doors, airconditioning, a CD and MP3 player, adjustable steering column and cruise control.

The EX range has a powered driver seat and sliding doors, alloy wheels, additional storage and fully zoned climate control. The EX-L range adds leather trim, sunroof, heated front seats, satellite radio and a DVD to keep the passengers in the back entertained. Top of the range Touring also has Bluetooth, an upgraded audio unit and adjustable pedals for extra comfort.

Safety has always been a priority to Honda, and the Odyssey has several standard safety features. You can be assured of the safety of your family with traction control, antilock braking with brake assist, stability control, front airbags and side curtain airbags. In crash safety tests by the NHTSA, the Honda Odyssey rated the top 5 star score for both front and side impacts. The IIHS results were as impressive with the Odyssey again receiving the highest score all round.

Even though there are increasing numbers of minivans and crossover SUVs on the market today, the 2008 Honda Odyssey rates highest for handling, safety, space and fuel economy. All this and a wonderful driving experience as well. - 30321

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