Which vehicles make the best family cars? Most Iowa drivers would say SUVs (and they would be correct) because of their spacious seating, cargo-hauling capabilities, all-wheel drive (AWD) performance, and capacity for towing. Although the SUV and crossover categories are jam-packed with popular choices, when you put Honda’s award-winning SUV lineup against the competition it isn’t much of a contest. Ride along with Vern Eide Honda Sioux City as we explore the Pilot, CR-V, Passport, and HR-V.
The cheapest Honda SUV is the 2021 HR-V, but cheap only in price, as the HR-V is loaded with value. With a starting price of just over $21,000*, this subcompact SUV does big things thanks to the 60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat® and available all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Honda HR-V LX with all-wheel drive achieves an EPA-estimated 27 city/31 highway/29 combined.*
Every 2021 HR-V model can be equipped with available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System.™
The 2021 HR-V LX has 100.1 cu. Ft. of passenger volume and seats up to five.
2021 HR-V all-wheel drive models feature 57.6 cu. Ft. of maximum cargo space.
When comparing the Honda HR-V vs. CR-V, the biggest difference is size. Although both SUVs feature seating for five, folding rear seatbacks, and available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System,™ the 2020 CR-V has more interior space, can tow up to 1,500 pounds, and has added a hybrid model to its lineup.
The 2020 Honda CR-V LX with all-wheel drive makes an EPA-estimated 27 city/32 highway/29 combined.*
All 2020 CR-V trim levels can be equipped with available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System.™
The 2020 CR-V LX has 105.9 cu. Ft. of passenger volume and seats up to five.
Every 2020 CR-V model features 75.8 cu. Ft. of max cargo space.
The 2021 Passport is bigger than the CR-V, as it takes its place in the Honda SUV lineup between the legendary crossover and the Pilot. With available all-wheel drive and a workhorse powertrain capable of 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, the Passport is just as comfortable on dirt roads as it is on pavement.
Every 2021 Passport trim level can be equipped with available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) All-Wheel-Drive System.
All 2021 Honda Passport models equipped with all-wheel drive can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
The 2021 Passport Sport has 115.9 cu. Ft. of passenger volume and seats up to five.
2021 Passport Sport models feature 100.7 cu. Ft. of maximum cargo space.
The Pilot is Honda’s largest SUV if you’re judging by interior dimensions. This midsize SUV features three rows of seating, 2nd- and 3rd-row folding rear seatbacks, and an available hands-free power tailgate. The 2021 Pilot is powerful, spacious, and loaded with features. If you have a growing family that needs room for both people and payload this SUV is more than capable.
Every 2021 Pilot trim level can be equipped with available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) All-Wheel-Drive System.
All 2021 Honda Pilot models equipped with all-wheel drive can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
The 2021 Pilot LX has 152.9 cu. Ft. of passenger volume and seats up to eight.
2021 Pilot LX trims feature 109.0 cu. Ft. of max cargo space.
There is no wrong answer to this question. The best Honda SUV to buy is the one that best suits your family’s needs. If you’re hauling around kids and their friends, Pilot is your pick. If you’re an adventurous family that takes the road less traveled, Passport is the only Honda SUV designed for challenging terrain. If you’re a smaller family that needs cargo space and a few extra miles per gallon, CR-V and HR-V are both great options. All of these vehicles offer Honda Sensing® safety technologies and all-wheel drive. No matter which Honda SUV you choose, this much is true: Honda has a reputation for dependability, safety, and value.