Its hardly a surprise that Honda wins big this year with top marks from U.S. News and World Report, a popular consumer magazine powered by consumer analysis, reviews, and rankings. One of their most popular segments for users is their car rankings, which consist of buyer reviews, market research, and so much more to help you find your next favorite vehicle. This year, Honda dominates their top tier list with their best-selling Honda CR-V, Honda Passport, and Honda Odyssey. Of course, each vehicle has their own unique characteristics that vastly separate themselves from one another, only proving that Honda dominates in vehicle diversity and ability. Take a look deeper into each of the best-in-class considerations from U.S. News and World Report.
The Honda CR-V has been a beacon for the Honda brand with the rise in demand for smaller SUVs, and for U.S. News and World Report it takes the top spot among the Compact SUV class. For the consumer magazine, the low ownership costs, overall practicality, and versatility put the CR-V in a great spot for adventurers everywhere.
The 2021 Honda CR-V features plenty of the most modern technology available coupled with a roomy and upscale interior. To make matters even better for the CR-V, its 190-horspower engine pairs perfectly with its available continuously variable transmission. The vehicle boasts outstanding fuel ratings in its gas-only models and is vastly improved upon with its hybrid models. The CR-V pushes an outstanding price point for everything you get, with most models undercutting rival brands at every turn.
The Honda Passport is where the brand has hidden its power and size, and with a history of great safety ratings its no surprise that the newest Passport earned the top spot for the mid-size SUV class. U.S News and World Report designates the Passport as having outstanding quality among others in its class, and notes that even the harshest critics have trouble finding major flaws.
The 2021 Passport is a new adventure for Honda with a familiar name from a past SUV dynasty. The Passport features two rows of comfortable seating with plenty of cargo room, and a recently increased 8.0-inch touchscreen. It’s 8.1-inch ground clearance with its AWD option travels off-road with a remarkable ease, and a maximum of 5,000 pounds of towing capacity sends the competition packing.
While among many other automakers that offer upscale Minivans, U.S. News and World Report chose the Odyssey as a top buy considering all of its features combined with a low price point. The magazine notes that although it isn’t the lowest priced among its competition, the vehicle offers amazing value for its available technology, available space, and overall comfort.
The most recent model of the Honda Odyssey saw a major exterior facelift that displays a much more ferocious front fascia that is a departure from the average docile minivan. The Odyssey has proven to offer smooth and quiet rides even at high speeds, amazing safety technology, and all new cargo features for added convenience.