Honda’s Best Family Cars

  • 2016 Honda Odyssey

    Hampton Roads drivers looking for the best family cars, we want to start you off in the right place, and that’s with a Honda. Read on to see what makes the Odyssey, Pilot, CR-V, HR-V, and Accord assert themselves as top choices for families.


As a minivan, we know many drivers are already considering the Odyssey among the best family cars available at a Hampton Roads Honda Dealer. The 2016 Honda Odyssey has six trim levels for maximum variety, offers exclusive features like the HondaVac Vacuum and Magic Seat, and is the most spacious vehicle in our Honda inventory. With upgradeable features like a rear DVD entertainment system and navigation, we’re hard-pressed to think of a better minivan option for Hampton Roads area drivers.

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Honda Odyssey

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.

Honda Odyssey

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.

Honda Odyssey

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).**

Honda Odyssey

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.***


Like the Odyssey, the 2016 Honda Pilot is engineered with room for family and friends, featuring seating for as many as eight passengers. With five trim levels to choose from, drivers can opt for the well-appointed and practical LX trim, the top-of-the-line and luxurious Elite, or one of the three mid-range models.

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Pilot Interior

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.

Honda Pilot

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.

Honda Pilot

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.*

Honda Pilot

Reviews and Awards: 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.***


The CR-V has helped to define the idea of the modern crossover, and with seating for up to five passengers, it’s a smart choice for Hampton Roads families just getting started. Five trim levels offer a wide variety of technology and comfort amenities while the interior walks the line between an SUV’s spaciousness with the practicality of a family sedan.

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2016 Honda CR-V

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).

2016 Honda CR-V

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.

2016 Honda CR-V

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.****

2016 Honda CR-V

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.***


The 2016 Honda HR-V is the newest vehicle in the lineup, built on the platform of the Honda Fit but carrying the DNA of the CR-V for a compact crossover that is poised to be one of the best family cars for city or rural drivers. The HR-V has three trim levels—LX, EX, and EX-L—giving drivers a diverse selection of technology and comfort features. Ideal for the small family on the go, these features set the HR-V apart from its growing class:

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2016 Honda HR-V

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.

Honda HR-V

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.

2016 Honda HR-V

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.

2016 Honda HR-V

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.*****


The 2017 Honda Accord Sedan has arrived with some updates that put it ahead of the pack, with a full seven trim levels (including a new Sport Special Edition), two engine options, and the advanced Honda Sensing safety features available on each trim level. Its combination of fuel efficiency, affordable pricing, and well-appointed cabin makes it a triple threat in the already competitive midsize sedan class. Here are the elements we think make it a top family vehicle choice:

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Accord Interior Space

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.

Honda Accord

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.

Honda Accord

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.

Honda Accord

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.”

Take a Test Drive

Visit a Hampton Roads Honda Dealer to get behind the wheel of one or more of these models to see if they’re the best family cars for you.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
**The following 2016 models have been awarded an esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their excellent safety performance: Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey.
***We’re proud to announce that the 2016 Honda Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey have been named Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com1 Best Buy of the Year in their respective classes. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
****The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.
*****The Honda HR-V was named 2016 Green SUV of the Year™ by Green Car Journal. This award recognizes the class-leading efficiency and low emissions of the HR-V, highlighted by its top fuel-economy rating of 35-mpg highway. The Green Car Journal is an award-winning publication that focuses on the relationship between automobiles, energy and the environment. This award represents Honda’s continued environmental leadership, and commitment to producing efficient, low-emission vehicles. For more information see

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