Honda is Synonymous with ‘Family-Friendly’ and Here’s Why

April 9th, 2021 by

A father is opening the rear door for his daughter in a silver 2021 Honda Odyssey Elite with bikes on the roof.

Busy families know that having a reliable and safe method of transport from home to school and everywhere in-between is absolutely necessary. Visit our Honda dealership in Atlanta, and you’ll find a large selection of vehicles that fit the bill: vehicles that are not only safe and reliable, but stylish too! Honda has earned its reputation for manufacturing some of the most reliable vehicles on the road the hard way: through constant engineering breakthroughs and design innovation. The company is fully invested in developing cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs that keep occupants safe. After all, that’s the main goal of a vehicle. The rest is just icing on the cake.

The icing is extra sweet in the Honda lineup, thanks to a wide range of family-friendly options that are designed to provide something for every buyer. Honda believes that options are key because every buyer – and every family – is a little different. Perhaps you want a fully-electric vehicle, or you’re a diehard minivan fan: Honda has an option for just about every style and taste.

Get to know the 2021 Honda model lineup. It’s full of fan favorites, like the dependable and affordable Accord, the perfectly-sized CR-V, and the classic Odyssey minivan, and a few newer models just waiting for you to discover. These vehicles run the gamut of categories and features, so buyers will have no trouble finding one or more choices that work well for their budget and lifestyle. Which Honda will you discover? Take a look at our very favorite family-ready models and get ready to be delighted at all the options you’ll have to pick from.

The 2021 Honda Passport

Starting at a budget-friendly $32,790, the familiar and dependable 2021 Honda Passport is an excellent choice for families looking to drive a sporty and stylish SUV with impressive fuel economy that doesn’t compromise performance.1 Add the available all-wheel drive, and your Passport will take you just about anywhere. The 2021 Passport is powered by a powerful 280-horsepower V6 engine that offers plenty of speed and agility on highways and enough low-range power to serve the optional torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system in any weather or road conditions. You can dress your Passport up for the open road with the available Adventure Package, which adds sporty fender flares and other exterior finishes that reflect your sense of adventure.

Thanks to standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, it’s easy to stay entertained while on the go. Add the wireless phone charger, and your device is always fully-charged without having to wrangle cumbersome cords. You can even equip your Passport with a Wi-Fi Hotspot, so everyone stays connected.

Choose from four different trims, including the base Sport, the EX-L, the Touring, and the top-of-the-line Elite, with standard all-wheel drive and a long list of included luxury equipment, like a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, and special rain-sensing windshield wipers. Even with all these included features, the Passport Elite is still affordable, at $44,180.1

A blue 2021 Honda Passport Sport is driving on a dirt road in the desert with bikes on the roof.

The 2022 Honda Odyssey

Honda is devoted to its minivan customers, and the company continues to innovate in this category because families that choose to drive an Odyssey report some of the highest owner satisfaction ratings in any category. The Odyssey is a joy to drive because it incorporates so many family-friendly features in a vehicle that is full of space for both passengers and cargo. Busy families appreciate the Odyssey’s car-like ride and low entry points that make car seats easier to manage and help little legs climb inside with ease. All Odysseys are fuel-efficient, delivering fuel economy ratings of 19 MPG city and 28 MPG highway, so they’re also affordable to own.2 The combination of utility, affordability, and access to luxury features make the Odyssey a tried-and-true family option.

Today’s Odyssey is designed with bold exterior styling that turns the conventional minivan design on its ear. Exterior features like LED headlights and available 19-inch wheels give the Odyssey a more aggressive outward appearance and a surprisingly luxurious interior challenges even the most upscale European imports for plush comfort and over-the-top luxury. Take the top-of-the-line Odyssey Elite. This fully-loaded van includes so many luxury features not commonly associated with minivans. There’s the 11-speaker, 550-watt premium audio system with a subwoofer, along with heated and ventilated front seats, a wireless phone charger, and special acoustic glass that makes the Odyssey’s cabin the quietest in its class.

The 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

We love the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid because it took an iconic Honda brand and made it even better and more exciting. With a starting price of $30,560,1 this hybrid crossover delivers in the fuel economy department, coming in at 40 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.3 Available in three trims: the Hybrid EX, the Hybrid EX-L, and the Hybrid Touring. All three trims start at under $40,000, making them an affordable and environmentally-friendly option for small families.

All Honda CR-V Hybrid models come standard with Honda’s safety suite of driver-assist systems, called Honda Sensing. These systems work together to provide added security for drivers while the vehicle is in motion through the use of sensors and cameras that monitor and alert the driver to potential hazards. Add the 212-horsepower capability of the CR-V Hybrid’s engine and a responsive 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen in the cabin that keeps everyone connected and entertained, and the good news continues to pile up.

The CR-V is technically a compact crossover, but it doesn’t feel that way in the cabin. Front passengers will love the 38.0-inches of headroom and 41.3 inches of legroom, and even rear seat passengers won’t complain because they’ll enjoy 39.1 inches of headroom and 40.4 inches of legroom. Cargo volume doesn’t disappoint, with a max cargo volume of 68.7 cubic feet available.

A blue 2021 Honda CR-V from a Honda dealership in Atlanta is parked in front of a lake with a woman taking pictures.

Our Honorable Mentions

Along with these three great family options, we have a few honorable mentions. Diehard sedan lovers have plenty of great options in the Honda lineup. A couple of our favorites are the legendary Honda Accord, redesigned for the current model year, the exciting Insight Hybrid, and the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. These options give car buyers a lot of good news because not all families want an SUV or crossover body style. Today’s Accord offers an impressive 105.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, so your family can stretch out comfortably.

Need impressive towing capacity and some utility along with your four-door family vehicle? Maybe the full-size Honda Ridgeline pickup truck will fit your needs. With four doors and seating for up to five, it delivers on passenger space while also providing up to 5,000 pounds of max towing capacity. As you can see, the possibilities for family-friendly Honda vehicles are plentiful.

Which One Will You Choose?

Today’s lineup of Honda vehicles offers surprising diversity across multiple categories. Within each category, buyers have at least one great family-friendly option. There are four crossover/SUV choices alone, from the subcompact HR-V to the upscale full-size Passport. Honda gives buyers opportunities to add luxury and comfort features throughout a well-planned trim range.

If your family is looking to add a new vehicle to the fleet, we highly recommend visiting Gwinnett Place Honda to see all the different vehicles designed specifically for busy families. Each one offers unique benefits, from size and roominess to unparalleled fuel economy. Whatever your goals or budget, you’re sure to find your dream car in the Honda lineup at Gwinnett Place Honda.

1: MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.
2: 19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
3: 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.