Interior Space: With seating for up to eight passengers and 172.6 cubic feet of passenger space, the Odyssey is built for everyone to have room to stretch out. The cargo area has room for everyone’s gear with 38.4 cubic feet, expanding to as much as 148.5 cubic feet. Competitors like the Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Town & Country offer significantly less passenger space.
Standard Features: The 2016 Odyssey includes a power-adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth phone and audio, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, and a rearview camera, all standard. Competing minivans feel practically archaic—read our 2016 Nissan Quest review to see what we mean.
Safety Technology: Safety is a top priority for any family car, and in addition to the standard rearview camera, the Odyssey has advanced driver assistance and accident prevention features available, earning it a 5-Star NHTSA Overall Vehicle Safety Rating* and a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS (on models with forward collision warning).**
Reviews and Awards: Edmunds called the Odyssey “one of the best minivans on the market,” and Kelley Blue Book named the Odyssey the 2016 Best Buy of the Year in the minivan class.***
Interior Space: The 2016 Pilot LX has 152.9 cubic feet of passenger space with seating for eight, offering more cabin room than the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Cargo volume on the Pilot starts at 16.5 cubic feet and expands to as much as 83.9 cubic feet.
Standard Features: Bluetooth keeps you connected on every Pilot, a multi-angle rearview camera lets you back up with confidence, a 5-inch LCD screen brings all your media together in one place, and active noise cancellation silences the road for a serene drive.
Safety Technology: EX and EX-L models have Honda Sensing safety features available, including Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Lane Departure Warning (they’re standard on the Touring and Elite trims); models with Honda Sensing earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS,**** while the NHTSA awarded the Pilot a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.*
Reviews and Awards: KBB.com called the Pilot “a front-runner for anybody considering a 3-row crossover SUV” and received a 2016 Best Buy Award in its class by Kelley Blue Book.***
Interior Space: The CR-V LX has five seats in 104.1 cubic feet of passenger space, ensuring the kids get enough space to themselves whether it’s a long or a short drive—that’s more than the Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Tucson. Honda’s crossover also has 37.2 cubic feet of cargo space (expanding to 70.9 cubic feet).
Standard Features: Bluetooth for phone and audio are standard on the CR-V, as are a multi-angle rearview camera and an in-dash infotainment system, giving Honda’s crossover an edge on connectivity and safety from the start. Upgrades like navigation, a Display Audio touchscreen, leather upholstery, and heated seating allow you to customize the CR-V to your specific needs.
Safety Technology: Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, airbags, and seat belts form the foundation that earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA.* Models equipped with the available Honda Sensing safety features, including Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking, earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS.****
Reviews and Awards: Automobile Magazine said the CR-V “checks all the boxes for compact-crossover shoppers, and no other competitor offers such a well-rounded package as this more efficient, more refined, and better-equipped CR-V.” Kelley Blue Book gave it the 2016 Best Buy Award in its class.***
Interior Space: Don’t be fooled by the “compact” name: The HR-V LX comfortably seats five with 100.1 cubic feet of passenger space (more than the Nissan Juke, Subaru Crosstrek, or Mitsubishi Outlander Sport). Cargo space on Honda’s crossover starts at 24.3 cubic feet and expands to 58.8 cubic feet thanks to Honda’s Magic Seat.
Standard Features: The Honda Magic Seat allows for easy customizing of the cargo space and folds up to allow for tall items on the floor of the rear seat. Each HR-V also includes Bluetooth, a multi-angle rearview camera, an LCD display screen, and under-seat storage.
Safety Technology: In addition to the standard features we’ve covered on the CR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey, the HR-V has a wide range of upgradeable safety tech, including Honda LaneWatch, a blind-spot camera that engages when you signal to turn.
Reviews and Awards: Edmunds described the HR-V as “efficient, fun-to-drive and fun-to-own,” and Green Car Journal named it the 2016 Green SUV of the Year.*****
Interior Space: The 2017 Accord sedan offers 103.2 cubic feet of passenger space and has seating for up to five while competing sedans like the Altima and Camry force passengers into smaller cabins. The Accord has 15.8 cubic feet of space in the trunk, too—plenty of room for the kids’ sports gear and backpacks.
Standard Features: Standard technology features include a multi-angle rearview camera, Bluetooth for phone and audio, Pandora Internet Radio capabilities, and the Honda i-MID infotainment system. Upgrades like Display Audio add on a touchscreen and improved connectivity while satellite-linked navigation, heated seating, leather upholstery, and more allow for further customization. See our 2017 Toyota Camry review to understand how the competition stands up.
Safety Technology: The Accord has advanced Honda Sensing safety features available at every trim, including Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and more.
Reviews and Awards: Edmunds called the Accord “a top-rated choice in the family sedan class,” and Kelley Blue Book said “even though the competition has had a number of refreshes, the current [Accord] has soldiered on atop the heap.”