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Best Honda SUVs for Summer Travel

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SUVs are quickly becoming the new go-to family car. Because of their large size, spacious interiors, and lower fuel efficiency, these vehicles are some of the most popular in the industry. If you are looking for a new SUV, Honda offers three highly capable and diverse models that will impress even the most critical buyer. Each model offers something special so that anyone can easily find one that works with their lifestyle.​ 

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Honda Pilot

With the Pilot, Honda has created an SUV that combines interior space and comfort with a high-level of efficiency. It’s a package you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.​ The Pilot can comfortably seat eight while leaving plenty of room behind the third-row seat. Highway fuel economy comes in at up to​ 27 highway mpg1. The standard V6 delivers 280 horsepower and combined with Intelligent Traction Management, the result is a powerful and refined driving experience.​ Featuring a sleek design, the Honda Pilot’s style alone turns heads wherever it goes. To assist you in your travels, the latest Pilot offers a massive 262 lb-ft of torque, giving you the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds with a properly equipped model. Storing cargo isn’t a problem either; the Pilot offers plenty of room for luggage. With a maximum cargo volume coming in at 83.9 cubic feet, taking everything you need is as easy as packing it away.


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Honda CR-V

Bold and versatile, the Honda CR-V proves capable for a number of different lifestyles. With a highway fuel economy, the CR-V works as a family vehicle as well as a stylish ride for a college grad. Superb safety features also contribute to the wide appeal of the CR-V. Standard Vehicle Stability Assist can stabilize the vehicle during oversteer or understeer. The Multi-View Rearview Camera offers three different views, normal, top-down and wide.​ It may not be the largest SUV on the block but the Honda CR-V offers plenty of capability. With a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds when properly equipped, this model makes transporting a trailer as easy as can be. Capable of seating up to five comfortably, this crossover makes family travels viable summer after summer. Even better, the CR-V offers a maximum cargo space of 70.9 cubic feet with the second-row seats folded down.

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Honda HR-V

The HR-V is very​ capable and one of the most affordable crossovers on the road. Compact enough to offer fantastic efficiency but large enough inside to easily accommodate five, the HR-V achieves a nice balance. The exterior styling of the HR-V, which include LED brake lights and roof rails, are hard to ignore. Its robust technology is remarkable too, with a seven-inch touch screen for the EX models and the HondaLink Next Generation infotainment system.​ Under the hood of the latest Honda HR-V is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that churns out up to 141 horsepwoer and 127 lb-ft of torque, giving this crossover plenty of pep. While it may not offer the cargo capacity of its larger siblings, the HR-V still comes with a respectable 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the second-row seats folded down.

Reasons To Buy A Honda SUV

Honda SUV Models

With all of the different types of automakers and vehicles on the market, choosing the right one can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, in the market of SUVs, there is only one brand worth considering: Honda. Here is why you should purchase a Honda SUV.

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They’re Efficient


If you’re in the market for a spacious vehicle but are unsure whether or not you like the style of vans, Honda SUVs are the perfect alternative. One of the best things about vans is that they carry a lot of passengers, but Honda SUVs are just as capable of transporting a lot of people. For example, the 2015 Honda Pilot seats eight passengers comfortably.
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The Fuel Economy is Great


While many people think of low fuel economy when they hear SUV, that simply isn’t the case with Honda SUVs. The 2015 Honda CR-V gets an impressive 34 MPG on the highway, which is actually better than most sedans on the market.
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Towing Capacity


Versatility is another key feature of Honda SUVs, and the impressive towing capacity on some of the SUVs is nice even for those who don’t necessarily plan on towing anything. The 2015 Honda Pilot is able to tow up to 4,500 pounds when properly equipped. If you’re in the market for a spacious and versatile vehicle, look no further than the line of Honda SUVs.


If you are going on a summer roadtrip soon, then come on by to Basney Honda near South Bend, IN to take a closer look at the Honda Pilot, Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V. We can give show you all the great features and Honda Accessories​ for each that will make your vacation so much more fun!
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