Kelley Blue Book Picks Six Hondas as “Best Family Cars”

March 18th, 2016 by

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Kelley Blue Book, the well-known automobile consumer research organization, has released itsBest Family Cars: 2016 list, which includes the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan line and 2016 Accordsedan line, the 2016 Honda HR-V, 2016 Honda CR-V, 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, and the 2016 Honda Odyssey minivan among the list of 16 vehicles.[1] *
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KBB.com, the online arm of Kelley Blue Book, looked at 250 models it judged as likely family vehicles and candidates for its Best Family Cars: 2016. Its staff experts narrowed that list down to two dozen vehicles and evaluated them by driving them for two weeks the same way a family would: “…we drove, lived-with, folded-down-seats-of, paired-phones-to and installed-baby-seats-in each and every one of the contenders. We loaded cargo, contorted ourselves into third rows, watched movies on rear-seat screens, toted rowing teams to marinas – in short we did everything that you and your family might do with a vehicle day-to-day. And we did all this with a certain sense of what a family needs and wants since many of our testers are simultaneously parents of kids ranging from mid-twenties to newborn.”

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Those tests resulted in KBB.com’s final list of 16 Best Family Cars: 2016.

Their criteria included safety, comfort, convenience and special features, like infotainment and special safety or convenience features like adaptive cruise control and mundane items like cup holders and change trays.  Honda scored very well.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan – “Overall Best Buy” – Generous list of standard equipment, quality, reliability and excellent resale value. Also, fresh exterior styling, roomy rear seats and cargo space.
2016 Honda Accord Sedan  – Premium materials, more streamlined design, stiffer body structure, added safety features, more versatile interior and good cargo space. Add to that the usual high quality, reliability ratings and good resale value.
2016 Honda HR-V – “…roomiest, most family-friendly entry in the burgeoning subcompact SUV segment.”
2016 Honda CR-V – Third year on the list. “Excellent use of space…cargo capacity must be seen to be believed…excellent blend of comfort, power, efficiency and good visibility…synonymous with ‘practical.'”
2016 Honda Pilot – “The closest you can get to the family-friendliness of a minivan without buying a minivan.”  KBB.com’s “Midsize SUV Best Buy of 2016.”
2016 Honda Odyssey – A unanimous choice of the editors. An unmatched “…combination of flexibility, seating, cargo and features, all while covering a price range that leaves nobody shortchanged.”  And don’t forget the HondaVAC™.

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Of course, you know where to come to see, drive and buy any of these incredible, award-winning Honda vehicles: Schomp Honda in Littleton. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and help you choose your Best Family Car of 2016.

Words by Caroline Schomp

*The 2016 Accord, Civic, HR-V, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey have been named to the list of Best Family Cars: 2016 list by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Each vehicle was praised for impressive comfort, driving dynamics and family practicality.

[1] For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.