Honda crossovers blend the comfort and driving ease of Honda sedans with the rugged looks and capability of Honda SUVs. Honda crossover SUVs carry up to five passengers and are built on compact or smaller car platforms.
HondaHR-V: The Honda HR-V is the smaller of Honda's two crossovers. This subcompact crossover offers a variety of trims and options and has a reputation for excellent reliability and resale value. It has more passenger space and better fuel economy than others in the class. It also comes with Honda's Magic Seat, which allows for more cargo-carrying capability. Magic Seat features a seat bottom that folds upward to provide extra space to carry tall objects in the second row. The HR-V comes with a suite of safety and driver assists called Honda Sensing that's standard on the EX trim and higher. It includes adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. The HR-V also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.
The Honda HR-V 's 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine makes 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque driving the front wheels through a CVT. All-wheel drive is optional except on the range-topping Touring trim level (where it is standard).
HondaCR-V: The Honda CR-V is the larger of the two crossovers that Honda offers, and it has room for 5-passengers. Easy and enjoyable to drive, this compact crossover is based on the Honda Civic car platform and has the same long history of reliability, durability and good resale value. It comes with Honda's safety suite called Honda Sensing on most trim levels as standard. One of its best features is its ample interior space for passengers and cargo.
The Honda CR-V is equipped with a 4-cylinder 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine driving the front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional. Among the features in higher trim levels is a 7.0-inch display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are also available. For the first time, Honda plans to expand the CR-V range to include a hybrid model for 2020.
In addition to these crossovers, Honda offers larger SUVs in the 2-row Honda Passport and 3-row Honda Pilot. Both those models feature increased cargo space and 3.5-liter V6 engines mated to 9-speed automatic transmissions.
Honda 4-door sedans seat 5-passengers comfortably and get some of the best ratings in the class for their reliability, versatility, and variety of styling options. In fact, the Honda Sedans below have shown up more than once on award lists for their fun-to-drive nature, fantastic features and value. The Honda Civic, available in both sedan and hatchback body styles, and Honda Accord sedan offer a variety of trim levels and powertrain options to fit a wide range of family transportation needs.
HondaCivic: The Honda Civic has a variety of powertrains and body styles-including the sporty and sharply designed Honda Civic Type-R, the Honda Civic Si, and the Civic Hatchback and the Civic Coupe. The compact Honda Civic is the smallest 5-passenger sedan. All Honda Civics feature front-wheel drive, while the performance-oriented Si and Type R Civics get a limited-slip differential that distributes their power more effectively. A 6-speed manual transmission is available on lower trims and on the sportier models while the rest of the vehicles have automatic continuously variable transmissions.
Available powertrains include:
- A 2.0-liter, inline-4 cylinder that makes 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque mated to either a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission.
- A 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque mated to the CVT.
- A 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque when outfitted with the manual 6-speed and 162 lb-ft of torque when paired with the CVT automatic.
- A 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. This tune comes on the Civic Si and is only available with the manual transmission.
- A 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This powerplant is available in the Type R and only comes with a manual transmission.
HondaAccord: The Honda Accord is the midsize sedan in Honda's lineup. Offered in only a 4-door body style in a variety of trims, it's one of the few midsize sedans in its class to still offer a 6-speed manual transmission. Honda Sensing, the company's suite of safety assists, is available on all trim levels on the Honda Accord.
The Honda Accord seats five comfortably and comes in a variety of engines mated either to a 6-speed manual or automatic continuously variable transmission. Powertrains include:
- A 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.
- A 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque
- A hybrid 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes a combined 212 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
The family of Honda Sport Utility Vehicles offers a mix of reliability, value, space, and function. Both Honda SUVs offer light off-road ability with ample safety and comfort for all passengers, whether you're hauling 5-passengers in the Passport or 7- to 8-passengers in the Pilot. Both vehicles get an improved 9-speed transmission and offer towing packages. Unlike traditional full-size SUVs, Honda's approach to its midsize models are to use crossover car platforms.
HondaPassport: The Honda Passport is the smaller of the two SUVs that Honda offers. It seats five passengers on two rows and fills the gap between the Honda CR-V and the larger Honda Pilot. It is targeted at the sportier, more rugged buyer looking to take a vehicle off-road. It gets only one powertrain, a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The Passport comes standard with front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. Like the other vehicles in Honda's lineup, it gets Honda Sensing, Honda's suite of safety features as standard on all trims. On the road, the Passport is quiet and compliant and off-road it offers some impressive features thanks to the advanced 4-mode Intelligent Traction Management system that comes with the all-wheel-drive version.
Those looking to tow or add storage can opt for packages that combine these features. The Honda Passport can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
HondaPilot: The Honda Pilot sits at the top of the Honda Sport Utility Vehicle lineup and is the largest SUV that Honda offers. The Pilot can seat 7- or 8-passengers across three rows and comes with front-wheel drive as standard and all-wheel-drive as optional on most trims. It competes with other popular midsize vehicles in the space, and it has consistently won KBB's Best Buy Award for the segment. The Pilot gets a 3.5-liter V6 that, like the Pilot, puts out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an improved 9-speed automatic transmission.
All trims of the Honda Pilot come with Honda's safety suite, called Honda Sensing, as standard equipment. It also gets a multi-mode terrain system that hands Mud, Snow, and Sand for tricky off-road travel. Our favorite feature is the advanced torque-vectoring all-wheel drive that is borrowed from Honda's luxury brand, Acura, allowing it to push power to different wheels to prioritize the one with the most grip. The Honda Pilot also comes with an optional tow package that can haul up to 5,000 pounds for all-wheel-drive models.
Honda also has a full range of smaller crossover SUVs that include the subcompact Honda HR-V and compact Honda CR-V.
Honda only offers one truck in its lineup, the Honda Ridgeline. The Ridgeline is built on Honda's Sport Utility Vehicle platform and benefits from unibody construction, so it rides much more like an SUV than most trucks. Underneath, it's similar to the Honda Pilot, and the newest version looks much more like a conventional pickup truck than previous models.
While the Honda Ridgeline might not tow or haul as much as other midsize pickup trucks in its class, it does get class-leading payload figures. The Ridgeline only comes with one powerplant: a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. While others in the midsize pickup class offer different bed sizes, engine options (including diesel variants), and cabin sizes, the Ridgeline does not.
What the Honda Ridgeline does offer is the comfort and driving dynamics of a familiar SUV with the versatility of a pickup truck that can tow up to 5,000 pounds and hold up to 1,500 pounds of payload. It also comes in optional all-wheel drive. It has accurate steering and a quiet interior that makes it enjoyable to drive on the road. Because it has independent rear suspension, you won't get the typical "bed-hop" that you might get in other pickups in the same class.
The Ridgeline might not be as off-road capable as some other pickups on the market, but it does have the very good Intelligent Traction Management system on the all-wheel drive version. The system allows for different driving modes including snow or mud. This makes the Ridgeline more capable than you might think. All-wheel drive is available on all models except the RT line, and the RTL-T and above get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
One of the things that makes Ridgeline stand out is its clever lockable storage compartment in the bed. The compartment can also be used as a mobile cooler since it's outfitted with a drain plug to allow for ice melt. You also get a two-way tailgate, A/C outlet, and in-bed audio.
Inside, the Honda Ridgeline is very similar to the Honda Pilot. It offers enough space inside for up to five people. The rear seats can flip up to offer enough storage for a mountain bike or flat-screen television.
Permanently linked to household names like the Accord and Civic, Honda is renowned for making vehicles that are reliable, efficient and easy to drive. Whether it's the way the Odyssey minivan perfectly accommodates growing families or how the affordable Fit hatchback and HR-V compact crossover SUV magically swallow cargo, Hondas are born with a purpose to please.