Hampton Roads drivers looking for the best family SUV options need to look in just one place: their nearby Honda dealership. With three different crossovers to choose from, Honda has one of the most diverse selections of family SUVs available, and even though they seat anywhere from five to eight passengers, these vehicles handle as comfortably and easily as a midsize sedan—and all are available with all-wheel drive.
Tech Features: Basic features on the HR-V include Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a multi-angle rearview camera, a 5-inch LCD screen, and the Honda 60/40-split folding rear Magic Seat. Upgrading to EX or EX-L trims adds on more in the way of technology, including a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen as well as an available navigation system.
Energetic Engine: Each HR-V has a 1.8L 4-cylinder under the hood capable of 141 hp, and 2016 HR-V FWD models equipped with a CVT are rated at an EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg*—that’s the most efficient of Honda’s crossover vehicles. See how the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek mpg ratings compare.
Cargo Space: The HR-V might look small, but with a cargo volume of as much as 24.3 cubic feet (expanding to 58.8 cubic feet), you’ll think Honda’s crossover is bigger on the inside.
Safety Ratings: Thanks to features like stability assist, traction control, brake assist, and the multi-angle rearview camera, the NHTSA awarded the HR-V a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.**
Advanced Amenities: Like the HR-V, the CR-V is equipped with modern technologies drivers expect, like Bluetooth and a multi-angle rearview camera. Upgrade options like navigation, leather upholstery, heated front seating, and more let you customize the CR-V across five trim levels. This level of customizability and technology has helped the 2016 CR-V residual value beat out many of its crossover competition.
Efficient Engine: The CR-V offers an upgrade in size over the HR-V, and while that means a larger engine, it’s still one of the most efficient cars in its class. 2016 CR-V FWD models have a 185-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that earns an EPA-estimated 33 highway and 26 city mpg.* When properly equipped, the CR-V can even tow as much as 1,500 pounds.
Storage Space: The standard cargo area holds 37.2 cubic feet of stuff, from groceries to backpacks to sports gear, but if you need more room, just fold part or all of the rear seat down for as much as 70.9 cubic feet of space.
Safety Awards: The 2016 Honda CR-V has earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA,** and, when equipped with the Honda Sensing safety features, has taken home a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS.*** Features like Collision Mitigation Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist set the CR-V Touring apart from other crossovers.
Advanced Tech: Each Pilot comes with advanced connectivity and safety features like the HR-V and CR-V before it, including Bluetooth, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a multi-angle rearview camera. Upgrades include a rear DVD entertainment system and satellite-linked navigation as well as classic luxury features.
Powerful Engine: The 2016 Honda Pilot can tow as much as 5,000 pounds (3,500 pounds on Pilot 2WD models) thanks to its 3.5L V6 engine, rated at 280 hp. With these capabilities, you might expect a gas guzzler, and yet the Pilot is more efficient than some modern sedans, with front-wheel drive models earning an EPA-estimated 27 highway and 19 city mpg.*
Spacious Interior: Whether you’re filling all of the seats or need room for large cargo, the Pilot has you covered. The standard cargo area has up to 18.5 cubic feet of space, but you can fold down seats in the third and second rows to expand to as much as 109.0 cubic feet. Passengers will enjoy a cabin that offers 152.9 cubic feet of space to stretch out and get comfortable in. See how the 2016 Pilot cargo volume compares to the competition.
Safety First: Honda Sensing features are available on EX and EX-L trims, becoming standard on the Touring and Elite trim levels of the Pilot, and models equipped with these accident prevention features have earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS*** as well as a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA.**