First Impression: 2014 Honda Odyssey Vacuum

Vacuum Emme

The 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite was delivered to my house the week and I’ll admit, I was excited. Why? Two words: vacuum cleaner.

I’m not really known for my haus-frau skills, but I can be more than a little obsessive about the inside of my car. So when I learned that the 2014 Honda Odyssey has a built in vacuum cleaner, I had to see it.

Hidden away at the rear of the car so that it doesn’t take up any cargo space, the vacuum cleaner comes with two attachments and a long enough hose to reach the front seat. Everything it sucks up gets dumped into a small bag that can be removed from the car and emptied into the trash.


It easily sucked up the contents of a purposely crushed bag of potato chips, but I’m not sure how well it would do with heavier debris or pet hair.

My questions are, how many Cheerios can it devour before the bag needs to be emptied and what’s next, Honda?  Will the 2015 Honda Odyssey come with a cabana boy waving a palm frond and serving me a delicious beverage?

Here’s an oldie but goodie, the 2012 Nissan Quest…wonder if it had a vacuum?

Emme Hall tflcar Emme is a driver, reviewer, and rabble rouser. She is the principle driver and trophy winner for the Mega Monkey Motorsports™ 2 seat 1600 desert racer, powered by an air-cooled VW engine and has also been on the podium in a stock bug, a trophy bug, and an ultra-4. She is one of only 13 American women to have participated in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles, a 9 day all female off road rally in Morocco with no GPS. You can check her out online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and either one of her blogs.