The U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “Best Cars for Families” award winners have just been announced, and we weren’t surprised to see two Honda models make the grade:
- Honda Accord: Best Family Sedan
- Honda Odyssey: Best Minivan for Families
As noted by U.S. News themselves: “The right family car can make your life easier.” Let’s take a quick look at how the Honda Accord and Honda Odyssey stood out.
The U.S. News 2019 “Best Cars for Families” Awards
U.S. News created their Best Cars for Families awards to highlight the cars, SUVs, and minivans that make family life better. Picking separate winners in 11 different automotive segments, they looked at 129 vehicles from the 2019 model year and combined the following factors to select the top entrants:
- Professional Automotive Reviews
- Safety and Reliability Ratings
- Seating and Cargo Volume
- Availability of Family-Friendly Features.
Honda Accord: Best Family Sedan
As summed up by U.S. News themselves: “The well-rounded 2019 Honda Accord ranks among the best midsize cars.” It performs better than most family-focused sedans with up to 192 hp as standard, and yet the LX CVT still makes up to afantastic 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway*.
The interior features 105.6 cubic feet of passenger space to keep the whole family relaxed during longer drives, and 16.7 cubic feet in the trunk makes room for all you need. Features and fittings are first-rate, and Honda Sensing® driver assistance technology comes as standard for cutting-edge protection.
Honda Odyssey: Best Minivan for Families
Currently ranked 1st in the minivan segment and winner of the 2019 Best Minivan for the Money award, the Honda Odyssey makes room for the whole family with seating for 8 and up to 158 cubic feet of cargo space.
U.S. News notes that parents who have “ever wrestled with a squirmy toddler while trying to load groceries will appreciate the hands-free cargo door”, and further family-friendly features include:
- CabinTalk™ In-Car PA system to speak to those in the back.
- CabinWatch® Rear Seat Monitor to see what rear passengers are up to.
- Rear Entertainment System to play from DVDs, Blu-Rays, HDMI, or USB onto a 10.2-inch display.
- HondaVAC to keep the interior perfectly clean and tidy.
Take a Closer Look at the Full 2019 Honda Lineup at Your Local Metro Milwaukee Dealer
*Based on 2019 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.