Honda SUVs for Families

January 13th, 2023 by

A grey 2022 Honda Passport TrailSport is shown driving up a rocky trail.

Have you been searching through the catalog of Honda SUVs, hoping to find one that will work for your family? It can be tough to choose when there are so many options available to you. If that’s the case, asking yourself a few questions can really help you make the final leap and purchase a vehicle that works for you and your family’s lifestyle.

Ask yourself what size SUV you need. Is your family done growing, or are you expecting to add to it in the future? Having a little wiggle room is never a bad thing. What about cargo? If you’re an active family that loves the outdoors, you have to make sure you have plenty of space for camping gear, bikes, backpacks, and all the rest. Maybe you just want a dependable vehicle that gets you where you need to go without hassle. We get it. Finding the right SUV for your family and lifestyle can take some work, but in the end, it’s worth it.

Finding your next SUV just got a little easier, thanks to Honda. Honda is a name that is known for its value, making it a family favorite in more ways than one. The Honda family has a wide range of SUVs and crossovers in all sizes, from compact to large. And hybrid? Pick your next Honda SUV and expect to unpack a load of family-friendly features, first-class safety, and a whole lot of fun.

The Midsize Passport

The Honda Passport is a two-row midsize SUV that tops our list because of its flexibility and space, making it perfect for everyday errands or a weekend road trip with the entire family. The Passport offers a roomy cabin making both the front and two-row seats comfortable for children and adults. Keep in mind that the Passport fits up to five passengers, so if you have a larger family, plan on expanding, or often need extra space, you might have to level up to the Honda Pilot, which we’ll go into next.

For now, the Passport is ideal for small families that want the added convenience of space and comfortable seating. Extras like tri-zone climate control let the driver, front passenger, plus second-row passengers choose their comfort levels. For even more convenience, you can use Remote Engine Start to cool or heat your vehicle before you get in. Drivers and front passengers can take the chill of cold days with heated front seats. For added comfort, the driver’s seat offers a ten-way power position with two-position seat memory, perfect for mom or dad.

What really captures our attention is the Passport’s cargo room and its ability to make use of every inch of space. The Passport offers 50.5 cu.ft. of rear cargo space, but if you need more, no problem. Fold down 60/40 split one-touch second-row seating to take advantage of 100.7 cu.ft. of cargo room—more than enough space for equipment, gear, or work materials.

To make it easy to bring along everyday essentials, the Passport’s rear underfloor storage is here to help. Fold back the floor panel to expose the spare tire, plus extra compartments and cubbies perfect for emergency kids, extra gear, and more. Drivers can even opt for the Passport’s Function Package, which includes a cargo cover and cargo net that allows drivers to safely store additional items while making use of every inch of space. The convenience doesn’t end there. The center console storage with a sliding cover gives you enough space to store phones, cables, and even a tablet, plus it provides a USB port for charging. Thanks to the Passport, your day just got a whole lot easier.

The seating is shown in one of the most popular Honda SUVs, a 2023 Honda Pilot Trailsport.

The Three-Row Pilot

We mentioned the Pilot before; this is the Passport’s larger counterpart and the perfect choice for large or growing families that want three rows. Though it’s bigger and has more available seating, the Pilot is still considered a midsize SUV, making it smaller than other models on the road while still offering plenty of space and safety features. What else do we love about the Pilot? Its user-friendly tech makes it easy for everyone to stay connected, which can be a lifesaver during long trips. While the SUV’s safety gives drivers peace of mind every time they pull out onto the road.

The Pilot offers room for up to 7-8 passengers. If you don’t need those seats all the time, fold them down to take advantage of the Pilot’s generous cargo room. When you take home a Pilot, expect a fully loaded SUV ready for your family’s next adventure.

Taking things to the next level, the all-new 2023 Honda Pilot now offers a new stowable second-row seat just in case a friend decides to join you at the last minute. This gives drivers room for up to eight passengers, so no one gets left behind, including the family dog. For additional comfort, second-row captain’s chairs mean extra comfort and support for passengers, while One-Touch second-row seating gives you quick access to the third row by just hitting a button.

Easily access the rear cargo space thanks to the available Hands-Free Power Tailgate. The wide and low opening makes loading up gear or groceries easy, and when you’re done, press the button and walk away, simple as that.

The Pilot delivers on all fronts, including safety. Knowing your family is going to be safe on the road is priceless. The SUV makes navigating traffic or busy parking lots effortless. The Honda Pilot now comes standard with the Honda Sensing Suite, a package of premium safety features that provides alerts as well as additional steering and braking in emergency situations.

The Compact CR-V

The compact crossover, the Honda CR-V, is a favorite option for many families. This little five-seater is ideal for comfortably hauling around a child or two while offering plenty of flexibility when it comes to space. Add to that its top-notch safety and dependability rating, and you have yourself a first-class family vehicle that’s ready for whatever the day has in store. The CR-V is a practical model that gives drivers plenty of power with conservative fuel economy, all at an affordable price. When you consider the CR-V also comes with Honda’s stellar world-famous engineering, you know you’re getting a dependable vehicle that’s going to last you and your family for a long time.

The cabin is streamlined and user-friendly for drivers, while the supportive seating and ample head and legroom keep passengers comfortable. Drivers can also expect plenty of storage thanks to a max cargo space of up to 76.5 cu.ft. The wide and low rear tailgate makes loading heavier or larger items easy. Flexible second-row seating means you can recline, fold, or split the seating to suit your needs.

The Honda Sensing Suite comes standard, delivering safety and driver-assistance features like the Blind Spot Information System and Cross Traffic Monitoring, both of which alert drivers to keep them updated on who is riding in their blind spot or what’s behind them when backing up. Then there’s the Collision Mitigation Braking System that not only alerts drivers when they are about to collide with an object but can assist them if and when the situation occurs. This system can apply brake pressure in the event of a collision to help minimize damage. It’s not just the safety features we love but the performance features like the available Real Time All-Wheel Drive for increased traction over uneven terrain.

A grey 2023 Honda CR-V HPD EX is shown in front of a lake with kayaks on the roof.

So Many Choices

These are only three of the available options from Honda, but we think they are a good place to look if you want an SUV that can handle your family. Whether you only need something with five seats or you have a bigger family in need of eight, there are options for you. Honda is a brand that works for urban, suburban, and rural families. When you want a flexible SUV for your family’s next adventure, you should consider going with a Honda.

So which will you choose? Every family is different, so make sure you’re making the best choice for your lifestyle. One thing we know, whichever SUV you decide to go with, we bet you’ll be impressed. At affordable prices, Honda SUVs pack a punch when it comes to peppy performance and safety features. Your family can enjoy comfort and convenience at every turn when you get behind the wheel of a Honda SUV.

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