• 2016 Honda Odyssey

Family Cars for Detroit Metro Drivers

The idea of the ideal family car has changed quite a bit from the old full-size sedan, and we are excited to say that we have a diverse selection of “family cars” available at Detroit Area Honda Dealers. We say “family cars” because we know that many drivers prefer a crossover or a minivan, and we want to ensure you know there’s something for everyone when you shop the Honda lineup.

A mid-size sedan like the Accord is a smart choice for the budding family, but the Odyssey minivan might be the better option for the family with kids on the go. The Honda CR-V splits the difference of SUV and family sedan with a five-person crossover, and the Pilot has the versatility drivers want from an SUV with seating for up to eight for family and friends.

2016 Honda Pilot

The Honda Accord

We’ll be surprised if the family sedan ever goes out of style, but the 2016 Honda Accord is bringing bold new ideas to the family car. Affordable, fuel-efficient, and well-equipped, the Accord sports six different trims with the choice of a 4-cylinder or V6 engine.

It’s tough to boil down what makes it a successful family car, but some of our drivers’ highlights include:

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2016 Honda Accord

A fuel-efficient 2.4L 4-cylinder is under the hood, and it makes the Accord easy to fit into the budget. A 2016 Accord LX CVT model is rated at an EPA-estimated 37 highway mpg and 27 city mpg.*

2016 Honda Accord

Find comfortable seating for up to five passengers in the 103.2 cubic feet of passenger space. The trunk has plenty of room for a long vacation’s worth of luggage at 15.8 cubic feet.

2016 Honda Accord Rearview Camera

The available Honda Sensing driver assistance and accident prevention features help make the Accord one of the safest sedans at any trim level.


Honda Accord Navigation

Tech features like Pandora Internet Radio and easy streaming of audio from Bluetooth-enabled smartphones can keep everyone entertained in the Accord.

Honda Accord Interior

Available luxury amenities—heated front seating, leather upholstery, and more—make the Accord able to compete with luxury sedans as well.


Whether commuting to school and work day after day or heading on a family vacation, the Accord is ready. It’s little wonder why experts at Kelley Blue Book placed the 2015 model on its list of 15 Best Family Cars of 2015.**

The Honda CR-V

If you’re enticed by the practical appeal of the Accord but would like something a little more capable—perhaps your family likes to head out camping on the weekend—we suggest the 2016 Honda CR-V. The latest CR-V has five different trim levels, brings those same Honda Sensing safety features to the table, and is available with all-wheel drive and a towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds.

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2016 Honda CR-V

The CR-V might have a rugged sense of adventure, but it’s one of the most efficient crossovers on the road, with 2016 CR-V 2WD models earning an EPA-estimated 33 highway and 26 city mpg.*

2016 Honda CR-V

Honda’s available Real Time All-Wheel Drive system can give the CR-V and its driver more confidence during harsh weather and on uneven terrain. But unlike some all-wheel drive systems, this one only engages when traction is lost to help keep you fuel efficient.

2016 Honda CR-V

Honda Sensing safety features come standard on the Touring trim and are available on lower trim levels as well. Enjoy the safety of collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and more.


The CR-V has never been a stranger to awards. The 2015 model took home a spot on the Kelley Blue Book “15 Best Family Cars of 2015”** list, and it was named the Best Compact SUV for Families and the Best Compact SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report.***

The Honda Odyssey

For years the minivan has been the ideal family car, and the 2016 Honda Odyssey has six different trim levels to help make sure you can find the one that best fits your needs. Whether you’ve already got a large family or are planning to grow, the Odyssey’s spacious interior seats up to eight and has 172.6 cubic feet of passenger space, giving the average family more than enough room.

The roomy interior is just one part of the Odyssey that makes it a smart family vehicle option. Here are just a few of its other strengths that we think appeal to Detroit Metro drivers:

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2016 Honda Odyssey

Each Odyssey sports five convenient car seat anchors (with LATCH-compliant anchoring) for quick and easy securing of the kids.

2016 Honda Odyssey

Customize the minivan to fit your needs with a diverse selection of accessories—like luggage racks and roof rails—that can prepare you for a long family trip.

2016 Honda Odyssey

When you need muscle, the Odyssey delivers with 248 hp and a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds.


2016 Honda Odyssey

Entertainment features like an available rear DVD system with wireless headphones help make long drives easier on the kids.

2016 Honda Odyssey

The HondaVac vacuum cleaner keeps the Odyssey clean (and can be found on the Touring Elite and Special Edition models).


To give you an idea of the Odyssey’s successes, the 2015 model earned a 2015 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS and was also declared the 2015 Best Minivan for Families by U.S. News & World Report.***

The Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot has breathed new life into the very idea of the SUV, taking its old design and giving it an aerodynamic upgrade that shares quite a bit of style with the luxurious Acura MDX.
With seating for up to eight and 152.9 cubic feet of cabin space, you should have room for plenty of family and friends in the Pilot (and when you don’t need all of that seating, it can accommodate up to 109.0 cubic feet of cargo).
Whether you need a good family car, a powerful work vehicle, or both, the Pilot delivers.

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2016 Honda Pilot

Each 2016 Pilot has a 3.5L V6 engine under the hood rated at 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque; it comes paired to either a 6-speed automatic transmission (LX, EX, EX-L) or a 9-speed automatic transmission (Touring, Elite).

2016 Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD LX isn’t just powerful, it’s efficient as well, earning an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg and 19 city mpg.*

2016 Honda Pilot

All-wheel drive not only gives you an edge on uneven ground or slippery conditions, it also bumps the towing capacity from 3,500 pounds up to 5,000 pounds.


Drivers seeking a truly luxurious SUV without paying luxury-grade pricing can find it on the new Elite trim, which features leather seating, heated front and second-row seating, a panoramic sunroof, and some of the most advanced in tech amenities.
As far as safety is concerned, you can rest easy in the Pilot. 2016 Honda Pilot models equipped with Honda Sensing have earned the 2015 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS.


Find Your Family Car

We know that it can be hard to choose between these family vehicles, but we want to help. Metro Detroit drivers, visit a Detroit Area Honda Dealer near you today to take one or more of these family cars for a test drive.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
**For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
***For more information, visit http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/
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