Four Honda Models Top KBB’s 2017 Family Friendly List

February 15th, 2017 by

Four Honda Models Top KBB’s 2017 Family Friendly List

Four Honda Models Top KBB’s 2017 Family Friendly List

The experts at Kelley Blue Book set out to find the best family vehicles based on criteria such as safety, versatility, comfort, features and value. Once all of their tests and evaluations were complete, the 2017 Honda CR-V, HR-V, Pilot and Odyssey earned spots among their 12 Best Family Cars of 2017.

2017 Honda CR-V
The newly redesigned 2017 Honda CR-V impressed the KBB experts with its new engine, aesthetics, features, safety and roominess. Here are a few key features that sealed the deal:

  • Ample cargo area
  • Low bumper for easy access
  • Adjustable cargo floor
  • 2nd row seat quick release handles for added cargo space
  • Easy access/installation/removal of LATCH-equipped car seats
  • Front legroom not compromised by rear-facing car seat
  • Ample seating for 3 in 2nd row (even with 2 booster seats)
  • Amazing standard safety and excellent crash test ratings
  • Availability of Honda Sensing™ Suite of Drive Assisting Technology
  • Stylish redesign (exterior enhancements, improved interior materials including elegant soft-touch stitched materials on dash and doors)
  • New infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Intuitive/easy to use technology
  • New turbocharged engine option
  • Big redesign without a big price increase

2017 Honda HR-V
The KBB experts were impressed by the HR-V’s reliability, efficiency and value. They recommend this subcompact cross-over as a great option for smaller families looking for an affordable SUV option. A few winning features:

  • Deceptively spacious (almost 60 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded)
  • Flip and fold rear seats offer exceptional versatility
  • Front seat fully reclines for long items
  • Easy access to upper/lower anchor for easy installation of LATCH-equipped car seats
  • Excellent purchase and resale value
  • Excellent fuel efficiency
  • All-wheel drive availability
  • Standard Automatic Brake Hold
  • Optional LaneWatch system

2017 Honda Pilot
The impressive refinement, spaciousness, safety and technology of the 2017 Honda Pilot impressed the KBB experts. Here are a few more reasons why they love the Pilot:

  • Ample rear cargo space (with recessed under floor storage to hide valuables)
  • 3rd row comfortably seats 3 people (3 real grown up people!)
  • Easy 3rd row access
  • Seats up to 8 people
  • 2nd row availability of either 2 captain’s chairs of 3-across bench
  • Available 2nd row features such as USB ports, climate control, manual window shades and entertainment system
  • Impressive storage bin between front seats
  • Optional heated/ventilated front seats
  • Easy access front USB ports, personal storage and intuitive high resolution touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Upscale interior with available soft leather
  • Superior cabin quietness (due to standard Active Noise Cancellation™)
  • Excellent handling, acceleration and ride quality
  • Superior Safety (2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus*)
  • Available Honda Sensing™ Suite
  • Excellent standard features (multi-angle rear camera, Hill Start Assit, Brake Assist, and more)

2017 Honda Odyssey
Even with the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey in the works, the KBB experts had no trouble adding this iconic minivan on the list. What’s not to love? Features like 3rd row seats that fold flush into the floor, a comfortable interior and everyone’s favorite HondaVAC™ make the Odyssey an easy family friendly choice.  Here are a few more reasons the Odyssey made the cut:

  • Exterior style; not the usual “econo-box” minivan look
  • Superior outward visibility
  • 2nd row has versatile seating configurations and can accommodate 3 LATCH-equipped child seats
  • Enough horsepower for impressive pickup and acceleration
  • Great handling and steering
  • A Special Edition trim that features 3-zone climate control, rearview camera, ample USB ports, rear DVD entertainment system, HondaVAC™ and more.
*The 2017 Honda Pilot with Honda Sensing™ and LED Headlights has been awarded the coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its superior crash safety performance. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.