Honda has released a string of new ads highlighting its refreshed, 2014 Odyssey minivan. While the Japanese brand hasn't started bragging about attaining the first Top Safety Pick+ for minivans, it's all too happy to brag about another first - the world's first van with a built-in vacuum cleaner.

In three spots, anthropomorphic children's rubbish discusses the merits of the new minivan, only to be sucked up by the built-in vacuum, which is only available in the top-end Touring Elite model. There's also quite a bit of star power floating around for those that watch a lot of TV. Neil Patrick Harris from Doogie Howser, MD and How I Met Your Mother voices a character in one of the spots, while Rainn Wilson from The Office stars in another. Take a look below for all three ads from Honda.






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      • 1 Year Ago
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      pickles
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now that the Odyssey has a vacuum, there can be no arguement that it sucks. I would get a Sienna or Town & Country just to have better shifting control, better seat folding, hidden door rails, less gauche styling.. I loved Honda but now it seems that unless they have a gimmick, they really have nothing on the competition. Pity.
        makasay
        • 1 Year Ago
        @pickles
        The Odyssey has nothing on the competition? Best in class handling? Best in class fuel economy? And yes it gets 28 MPG in real life. Best in class interior quality? The seats are much easier to fold in the Odyssey (had a 2013 T&C as a rental and have driven 2 3rd generation Sienna's.) More features for the same money? I could keep going.
        mao893kim
        • 1 Year Ago
        @pickles
        You clearly don't know cars.
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        paulr
        • 1 Year Ago
        I think for a lot of people it's the stigma that goes with buying a minivan.
          vt8919
          • 1 Year Ago
          @paulr
          Another thing too is people like all wheel drive. Only the Toyota Sienna has it and if you don't like the Sienna then, well, you have no other option in that class. The people I know who drive crossovers get the AWD versions (here in Vermont it's good to have).
      breitling65
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perfect car for soccer mom, she could vacuum and tost something ... Fugly box on whells!
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its a big FU to pay-per vacuum machines at the gas station andcar wash.
      dave and mary
      • 1 Year Ago
      No truth to the rumor that a microwave and steam iron are on the horizon.
      pAnonymous
      • 8 Months Ago
      see #4+/ #4.48. The.Most.Important.Knowledge.You.would.Ever.Read.Implement.and.Live.up.to.Forever
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      How long before it starts showing up in SUVs and station wagons?
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