Survey: Moms Don't Like Minivans, Unless It's a Honda

By Blake Z. Rong | May 14, 2012
If you call a mom a soccer mom, she might turn into a hockey mom and go all Mama Grizzly on you. If you think she drives a minivan, well—you'd be wrong, and as a certain Alaskan politician might insinuate, you better watch out for the claws. Or something like that. An appropriately Mother's Day-themed survey purports to list the top 10 vehicles that mothers prefer. And breaking news: the only true minivan on the list was the Honda Odyssey, and only because, well, it's a good car in general. No Sienna, no Quest, not even a showing from Dodge or Chrysler, the folks who invented the minivan. The Honda Pilot, which is basically an Odyssey in a Stetson hat and chaps, also made the list. The rest were typically practical cars of the four-doored kind: the Volkswagen Passat, the Hondas Accord and Civic, the senior citizen Nissan Sentra, the Nissan Altima, and the 1984 Aston Martin Lagonda Tickford Limousine Series II (just kidding). The Subaru Outback eked in as the only vehicle that has a modicum of legitimate toughness. Small crossovers were represented by the Nissan Rogue and the perennially popular Honda CR-V, neither of which feature sliding doors, the key characteristic of today's minivans. Has the oft-reported age of the minivan finally given way to crossovers? Maybe. It will be hard to write a whole new batch of stereotypes from this. Do soccer moms prefer Honda products? With 5 of the 10 vehicles on the list carrying the H badge, this might be a more lucrative stereotype. Source: Truecar
 
2 comments
Mike C
Mike C

I'd rather drive a Toyota, Dodge, Chrysler or Kia van any day over one of those lightning bolt specials from Honda.

Nicholas
Nicholas

Looks like a cool van to me!

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