2019 Honda Accord, CR-V and Odyssey Named Best Family Cars of 2019
Eight vehicles were featured in total, with Honda the only automaker represented more than once. “We’ve gathered our picks for the top family car in multiple styles: sedan, SUV, minivan and truck,” wrote Dan Frio, Edmunds.com editor. “These vehicles rank at or near the top of Edmunds’ expert rankings, having risen above the competition based on our comprehensive evaluation across more than 30 categories. They are, quite simply, the best family cars you can buy right now.”
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The Accord was lauded as the benchmark family car — “the standard by which all others are measured.” Praised since its redesign for the 2018 model year, the 2019 Honda Accord continues to show everyone what a full-size sedan ought to be and what it ought to offer. It boasts a roomy back seat, spacious trunk, lots of advanced features, attractive styling, user-friendly interior design and lots of high-quality materials you just can’t find on similarly priced cars.
The CR-V was ranked as the best small family SUV thanks to “compact dimensions [that] belie its cavernous interior.” Its 76 cubic feet of cargo space exceed that of any compact SUV without compromising passenger space, and its peppy turbocharged engine even makes it fun to drive.
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Finally, the Odyssey was the family minivan to beat. “The Honda comes loaded with thoughtful features that families will appreciate, including sideways-sliding second-row seats that adjust to create a center walk-through or a side-by-side grouping for an easier reach from the front seats,” Frio writes, before adding that the Odyssey’s stable handling and precise steering can make it enjoyable to drive beyond what you’d normally expect of a minivan.
The Accord, CR-V, and Odyssey weren’t just selected based on subjective merit. Edmunds.com editors chose the winners of the Best Family Cars of 2019 after an extensive, engineer-led vehicle testing and rating process that involved more than 30 criteria across five major automotive areas including comfort, interior, utility, technology, and driving performance, in addition to other considerations such as the availability of convenience, safety, and technology features designed with families in mind.
News Source: Edmunds.com
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