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The 2017 Honda Accord not onlyholds the number one spot in Family Sedan Ranking it made the list for Car & Driver’s 10Best Cars for 2017 as well. This marks the 31st time the Accord family has graced the 10Best list, and is the only model to do so.
The 2017 CR-V was named the Best Compact SUV - 2017 10Best Truck and SUV by Car & Driver. The 2017 CR-V continues the legacy of the models that have come before it. The CR-V has been a fixture on highways for the last 20 years and the current 2017 model does not disappoint. It steps out for the first time with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine option, restyled interior, adjustable height rear floor, and a list of tech and safety features that puts the 2017 CR-V is at the top of its class. The new exterior is much more stylish and competitive leaving little to wish for with the redesigned CR-V.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the Best Mid-Size Pickup – 2017 10Best Truck and SUV by Car & Driver. From the beginning the Ridgeline was not cut from the same cloth as a typical pickup- ‘tough truck’. It is practical, lighter weight and built on a unibody frame for a much smoother refined ride. While it is more refined, with a 1548 lbs of payload and 5000 lbs (3500 for a two-wheel drive) the Ridgeline does not shy away from a tough days work. Combined with its extensive safety features, tech packages, and extensive list of trim levels the “Ridgeline is able to complete 90% of the tasks that 80% of people need to accomplish with a truck” (Car & Driver, December 2016)
Best Buy Awards¹
The 2017 Honda Pilot won the Best Buy Midsize SUV/ Crossover award from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. It is easy to see why the 2017 Pilot captured this award with its convenience, passenger space, and rear cargo room. The Pilot offers one of the smoothest rides in its class and has a suite of technology features to keep your drive comfortable and safe. With a third seat that is one of the easiest to access among its competitors with a second row. Sliding with a simple push of a button the Pilot has quickly become a replacement for a traditional minivan. Combine all of these features with Honda’s golden reputation you have a vehicle that will hold its resale value and most likely cost less over the full length of ownership, than other vehicles in the same class.
The 2017 Honda Accord took home the Best Buy for Midsize Car from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. One of the oldest nameplates on the road, Accord, is able to transcend generations from Baby Boomers to Gen X and Millennials because the Accord of its history of comfort, reliability and strong resale value.
The 2017 Honda Civic continues to be the darling of the Honda line-up. Not only did the 2017 Civic win the Small Car Best Buy Award according Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com it also won the Overall Best Buy Award. Affordability, coupled with excellent fuel economy and extensive mix of safety and tech features, sets the Civic apart from the rest of the pack. Now that the Civic also offers a variety of body styles (sedan, coupe, and hatchback) and engines (2.0L and 1.5T paired with either a CVT or manual transmission) there is really a Civic for everyone on the road.
Best Resale Value Awards*
The 2017 Honda Fit took home 2017 Best Resale Value: Subcompact Car from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. This lil’ model has taken home the Best Resale Value award for its division for three straight years. Keeping 46.8% of its resale value at 36 months and 28.8% at 60 months the Fit’s cabin space, hatchback body style, and fuel efficiency, and Honda’s reliability the value of this car is not only seen at the time of purchase, but literally for years to come.
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid won the Best Resale Value: Hybrid/ Alternative Energy Car for the 2017 model year from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. With its 48 mpgª combined, great driving, and recent model- revamp the Accord Hybrid is clearly a segment leader. With it retaining 42.7% of its value after 36 months and 31.7% after 60, the Accord Hybrid appears it will continue to be a great eco-minded family car for many years to come.
The 2017 Honda HR-V is predicted to maintain 50.7% of its retail value at 36 months and 35.7% at 60 months making it the Best Resale Value: Subcompact SUV/Crossover for 2017 from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. This is the second year in a row the HR-V nameplate has taken home this award. There are many huge selling points for this little SUV. Some of the most notable being the low price tag, roomie second row, extra cargo space, and all-wheel drive options.
12 Best Family Cars of 2017α
The 2017 Honda CR-V was named a 12 Best Family Car by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. The CR-V continues to excel with its utility and safety being a priority for the nameplate. Freshly redesigned, it comes with a new engine and tech features to continue to set it ahead of the pack in the Best 2-Rows SUV’s for Families. Another perk, the CR-V isn’t going to break the bank. A front-wheel-drive LX starts at about $24,0455 and the totally tricked out all-wheel-drive Touring model comes in at about $34,0005. Leaving a wide range to pick out the CR-V that is going meet your family’s needs!
The 2017 Honda HR-V was named a Best Family Car of 2017 by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Placing in the Best 2-Rows SUV’s for Families category alongside the CR-V one may wonder why two Honda’s in the same category? The truth is the HR-V is the smaller, more affordable subcompact crossover SUV. Starting at about $19,4656 it is the least expensive option in the line-up. It also earns great mpp, rolling in at 28 city/34 highway/31 combined mpg7 (for 2WD CVT Automatic models) making it a great entry level family SUV.
The Honda Pilot is one of the 12 Best Family Cars of 2017 by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Named one of the Best 3-Row SUVs for Families the Pilot offers many of the convenient features of a minivan, but clad in an SUV’s shell. With an array of configurations for the second and third row, roominess, and storage it is easy to see why the Pilot is on the list for best family SUVs. The Pilot offers seating for eight, as well as ample room in the third row, something few in its class offer. The Pilot also has a push button collapsible third row seating and a sliding second row to make access for cargo and passengers even easier. The Pilot keeps you safe and entertained with its suite of safety and tech features.
The 2017 Honda Odyssey was named a 12 Best Family Car by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Taking home a win in the Best Minivans category the Odyssey still holds its own with features such as fold-into-the-floor third row, the HondaVac (onboard vacuum,) and comfortable seating. The Odyssey also has great visibility from not only the driver’s seat, but also the second and their row as well as LATCH-equipped second row that fits three across (comfortably!) The Odyssey comes equipped with a 248-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine that has plenty of power to get you were you need to go. While the 2017 model will be replace mid-year with the completely redesigned 2018s, there are great deals to be had on these awesome minivans today!
Consumer Guide Best Buy Awards²
- 2017 Honda Ridgeline was awarded Consumer Guide’s Best Buy for Compact Pickup Truck for its comfort, convince, driving dynamics and array of tech and utility features.
- 2017 Honda HR-V took home Consumer Guide’s Best Buy for Subcompact Crossover/SUV Class. The HR-V is a big SUV in a little frame. It has excellent visibility, impressive cargo room and great handling.
- 2017 Honda Pilot won the Consumer Guide’s Best Buy for Midsize Crossover/SUVs with is impressive selection of trim lines, comfort and safety features, cargo space, handling and fuel efficiency.
IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)³
The 2017 Ridgeline is the only pickup to earn a top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The group evaluated 10 pickup truck models and named the 2017 Ridgeline to a Top Safety Pick + for 2017 with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. Some additional features that landed the 2017 Ridgeline a plus status rating are its good rated automatic braking and good rating for small overlap frontal crash test.
2017 Honda Accord 4 Door took home the Top Safety Pick + for 2017 to add to its list of accolades for the model year. The 2017 Accord earned the Top Safety Pick + with its optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. It tested well with its roof strength, moderate and small front overlap, and child seat anchors with latches.
2017 Honda Pilot grabbed a Top Safety Pick + award for 2017 to add to its hardware for the model year. The Pilot took home the Top Safety Pick + with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. In addition to other great features the Pilot has Child Seat Anchors with latches, roof strength, small front overlap and moderate front overlap.
The 2017 Honda CR-V earned a Top Safety Pick + award for 2017. The CR-V took home this Top Safety Pick + when equipped with Honda Sensing™ and LED headlights. The CR-V earned a Superior rating for frontal crash prevention. In addition to these great features the 2017 CR-V also has the LATCH system available for child seats.
North American Truck of the Year4
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline was awarded with the North American Truck of the Year for 2017. The Ridgeline took home the award by beating out the Nissan Titan and the Ford F-series Super Duty. One of the points that let the Ridgeline Stand out from the rest was that it is a pickup that has been built on a car-style chassis that allows it to have a smooth ride. It also offers a ‘trunk’ in the bed of the truck to secure valuables. The same space doubles as an ice chest for the ultimate tailgate experience.
º Car and Driver, January 2017, MY17 Accord, MY17 CR-V, MY17 Ridgeline
¹ 2017 Best Buy Awards. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc., MY17 Pilot, MY17 Accord, MY17 Civic
* Vehicle projected resale value specific to the 2017 model year. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc., MY17 Fit, MY17 Accord Hybrid, MY17 HR-V
² For more information visit www.consumerguide.com/best-buys/, MY17 Ridgeline, MY17 HR-V MY17 Pilot
³ For more information visit iihs.org/iihs/rating/TSP-List, MY17 Ridgeline, MY17 Accord, MY17 Pilot
ª 49 city/47 highway/48 mpg combined is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery age/condition and other factors.4 For more information see http://northamericancaroftheyear.org/, MY17 Ridgeline
5 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $940.00 destination charge and any options on vehicle. Dealers set own prices.
7 Based on 2017 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.
6 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $940.00 destination charge and any options on vehicle. Dealers set own prices
α 2017 12 Best Family Cars of 2017. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc., MY17 CR-V, MY17 HR-V, MY17 Pilot