Honda Tops List of Best Family Cars
TARRYTOWN, NY, October 7, 2011 – Honda dominated a recent Edmunds study of 2011’s best vehicles for families. Both the Odyssey and Pilot made the cut. The study, based on a consumer poll, chose the top sixteen cars for families. Honda was one of only two manufacturers to have more than one vehicle rank in the upper half of the sample. The Odyssey took fourth place, the highest of any minivan, while the Pilot came in seventh overall.
A top choice for a minivan Edmunds awarded the Odyssey higher than any other minivan due to its functional, “versatile” interior, wide range of standard and optional features, and remarkable handling. The minivan is also more fuel efficient than many of its competitors, earning an average of 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Customers and reviewers alike praised the Odyssey for its quiet ride as well. “The Odyssey is a great choice for families who often transport numerous children and lots of cargo,” says Tarrytown Honda General Manager Chris Medicina. “Drivers love that the second row of seats can be configured in different ways to make room for passengers of different sizes or multiple car seats. The third row seat is incredibly easy to fold down.” Edmunds also praised the generous legroom available in both the second and third rows, as well as the available chilled storage box, great for transporting groceries, and rear entertainment system. New models of the Odyssey are available now at Tarrytown Honda, and interested buyers should stop in to schedule a test drive.
A family-friendly SUV The Pilot, a mid-size SUV, earned seventh place in the study based on its excellent safety ratings and spacious third row seating. Drivers concerned about their families’ well-being will be happy to know that the Pilot received perfect marks across the board in federal crash tests. Edmunds also recognized the SUV for its smooth ride and impressive interior storage space. Overall, the Pilot is ranked one of the most reliable vehicles in its class. It can also seat eight, whereas much of its competition fits only seven. “If you’re in the market for a safe, capable SUV with plenty of space for passengers and cargo, the Pilot is your best bet,” comments Medicina. “This vehicle can transport eight people very comfortably, and the third row can even accommodate adults.” Interested buyers can test drive, lease, or purchase the Pilot now at Tarrytown Honda.