Four Honda Models Named Best Cars for Families! Recently the Honda CR-V, HR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey were named in U.S. News & World Report “2017 Best Cars for Families.” So how exactly did the experts pick these four Honda models? According to the website, “We looked at 211 new cars, SUVs, and minivans currently on sale. The award methodology combines professional automotive reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume, and the availability of family-friendly features. Within each of the 18 automotive classes covered by the awards, the vehicle with the highest composite score is named the Best Car for Families in that category. Each of the award winners have the best combination of positive reviews from professional car critics, safety ratings, space, and available tech features. Beyond that, the awards highlight the cars, minivans, and SUVs that work for all stages of family life, from bringing home a baby, to handing the keys over to a teen driver, to helping out an aging family member.”
The editors shared about the CR-V, “The 2017 Honda CR-V ranks 1 out of 19 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Honda CR-V is fun to drive and has one of the best interiors in the compact SUV class. It costs a bit more than some competitors, but you’ll get class-leading cargo space. Its available turbocharged engine provides excellent fuel economy.”
“The 2017 Honda Pilot is a good midsize SUV. In addition to solid power from its 280-horsepower V6 engine, the Pilot offers three rows of comfortable, adult-friendly space. Additionally, it earns great safety scores and offers lots of driver assistance features to help you avoid accidents. The Honda Pilot is such a good choice for families that we named it the Best 3-Row SUV for Families, because it has the best combination of space, available family-friendly features and top-notch reviews in the class.” writes U.S. News & World Report about the Honda Pilot.
The editors wrote about the HR-V, “The 2017 Honda HR-V ranks 1 out of 10 Subcompact SUVs. The 2017 Honda HR-V ranks near the top of our subcompact SUV list thanks to its spacious cabin, quality interior, smooth ride, and excellent cargo space. This cargo space is highlighted by Honda’s rear Magic Seat, which allows for multiple configurations. The HR-V also garners ample overall praise from professional auto reviewers.
“The Honda Odyssey has long been a leader in the minivan market. The 2017 model does nothing to hurt its reputation – it hits almost all the things you want in a good minivan: a V6 engine with decent horsepower, a solidly built interior filled with soft-touch materials, and good safety scores. ” writes U.S. News & World Report about the Honda Odyssey.
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