Price Range (MSRP): $15,990 (Fit) to $30,345 (Pilot)
Honda has built its reputation on reliability and fuel efficiency. From the Fit to the Odyssey, Honda’s wide range of vehicles continues to impress. For 2017, the CR-V and Odyssey have been redesigned, while the Accord Hybrid sedan and the Ridgeline pickup truck make their returns after a brief absence.
Let’s start with the cars.
For a small hatchback, the Fit offers an excellent 52.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity. It has the same second-row features as the HR-V with “Magic Seat” capability. Fuel economy figures are also impressive at an EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway.
This year, the Civic has an additional 5-door hatchback version to go along with the 2-door coupe and 4-door sedan bodystyles. The hatchback looks like a cross between the sedan and coupe, but it has bigger, meaner faux air vents at the front and rear. A powerful 174-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder paired to a CVT is available for all bodystyles.
The mid-size Accord family sedan adds a new Sport Special Edition trim that comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED front fog lights, and unique red-stitched, black leather seating. It is also tuned to make 189-hp with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder mated to a CVT. The Accord coupe comes with a powerful 278-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Accord Hybrid also returns after a one-year absence. It utilizes a 2-motor hybrid powertrain that produces 212-hp. Fuel economy is rated at 49/47 mpg city/highway by the EPA.
Moving onto the SUVs, the HR-V is a subcompact crossover that seats up to 5 passengers. Though small in dimension, it still offers plenty of usable passenger and cargo space, especially considering it shares a platform with the Fit. There is 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, which expands to 58.8 cubic feet with the rear seats flipped down.
Now in its fifth generation, the compact CR-V has been redesigned with bolder styling, an updated interior, and more technology. It is powered by a standard 184-hp, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder mated to a CVT. The EX, EX-L, and Touring trims have a new 190-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder as well as standard active safety features. Inside, the CR-V has an available Display Audio System with a 7-inch touchscreen, a new Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.
For larger families that need shuttling, the mid-size Pilot SUV can seat up to 8 passengers across 3 rows. Powering all Pilot models is a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a 6-speed automatic. The Touring and Elite trims use a 9-speed automatic instead. Inside, the Pilot has an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system. It has a maximum cargo capacity of 109.2 cubic feet.
For even more passenger and cargo room, the redesigned Odyssey minivan is available. It is capable of seating up to 8 passengers or holding 148.5 cubic feet worth of cargo capacity. It has the same powertrain options as the Pilot.
After a two-year hiatus, the Honda Ridgeline is back with a new look, more technology and a better mid-size pickup truck package. The most unique feature about the Ridgeline is its segment-exclusive dual-action open/close tailgate that can drop-down and swing-out to access the bed.
The CR-Z has been discontinued.