An in-vehicle vacuum? Yes, Honda is making this a reality

HondaVAC Odyssey
Vacuuming made easy with the new HondaVAC.

HondaVAC on the new Odyssey

Just when you think you’ve heard it all in terms of vehicle accessories and components, something new comes along to change your way of thinking. This is true with the HondaVAC on the new Odyssey. This is exactly what it sounds like – an actual vacuum that will come equipped on the new 2014 Honda Odyssey. Talk about filling a need that you wouldn’t have thought of.

How many times have you stopped at a gas station to vacuum your car – or lugged your personal vacuum out of the house to use on your vehicle? Imagine never having to do that again. This is the basis of the HondaVAC on the new Odyssey. The system is housed in the bulkhead of the driver’s side cargo area to remain out of the way. But when you need it, the vacuum can actually reach every corner of the vehicle and provide impressive sucking capability.

This technology was developed with the help of Shop-Vac – an obvious household name in the vacuum industry. It features a replaceable filler and canister bag as well as nozzle accessories. Best of all, the vacuum runs continuously while the vehicle engine is running and remains running eight minutes after the engine has been shut off.

2014 Honda Odyssey
The new 2014 Honda Odyssey

So you never need to find an outlet or use the dirty vacuum hose at the gas station with the HondaVAC on the new Odyssey. Nope, everything you need is included within the vehicle for you.

The system will be available only on the 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite, so consumers wishing to take advantage of this new technology will need to go with this trim of the Odyssey. But considering how easy and clean it makes your life, it’s really a small price to pay.