With the summertime approaching, SUVs are becoming a more attractive option. They are perfect vehicles to take on road trips throughout the season.
Thanks to Honda’s SUV models—the Honda CR-V, Honda Pilot, and Honda Passport—prospective customers are guaranteed solid, all-around performance. Plus, each car has an identity of its own, so you can find one that fits with your personality and how you want to feel while behind the wheel.
This Honda SUV Buying Guide from Goderich Honda can help you determine which sports utility vehicle you should roll with this summer!
Why Choose the Honda CR-V?
The Honda CR-V is equipped with many features that make it accommodating and stable so that you can fully enjoy your ride.
The Honda CR-V has a turbocharged engine, with 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque, that’s paired with a standard CVT automatic transmission. As these components work in tandem, you can accelerate on the road or highway with power and control. It also has 18-inch tires and suspension bushing, which combine to absorb shocks encountered on the road. You won’t feel the full impact if you hit large, rough bumps along your journey.
The interior gifts you much space to work with, especially in the wheelbase and cabin. You can also look forward to over a cubic metre of cargo space. If you fold the rear seats down, that cargo space doubles, far exceeding most SUV alternatives.
The steering feels natural and precise. Handling is easy enough with limited body roll and an ability to take on mid-corner ruts and bumps with ease. You can see far enough down the nose of the Honda CR-V to gauge its distance to other objects, making for greater forward visibility. The interior is well-stitched leather upholstery, which is paired well with the CR-V’s trim.
Honda has long positioned the CR-V as a suitable option for young people with growing families, in part due to their high lifetime value. It is a pricey option, but a wise option, especially if you’re a young person or couple with little time on your hands due to growing responsibilities.
Why Choose the Honda Passport?
This revamped SUV is a more aggressive-looking crossover vehicle from Honda compared to the CR-V. It has a dark grille, matching dark wheels, and looks like it’s ready for adventure at every turn. Have a roof basket or kayak on top of the Honda Passport, and you’re ready for an adventure.
The newest Honda Passport matches the CR-V’s five-passenger seating but gets extra marks for improving on power, performance, and cargo space compared. The Honda Passport’s horsepower sits at 280, while the torque is 261 lb-ft. Plus, the fuel tank capacity is 73.8 litres, a bit more than the CR-V.
For all the sporting enthusiasts and even construction professionals out there, the Honda Passport boasts more than twice as much towing capacity. It can hold more than the CR-V and move faster, making it a more attractive option if you need a vehicle that can transport you, your passengers, and a substantial about of goods when you’re pressed for time.
If you love exploring and action, the fierce and rugged build of the Honda Passport is tailor-made for you.
Why Choose the Honda Pilot?
Though some brand the Honda Pilot as a clone of the Passport, it definitely has its share of unique qualities.
The two share the same powertrain (horsepower and torque); however, the Honda Pilot has a higher passenger volume than the Passport. The Pilot has a third row of seating, so it can act like a minivan substitute of sorts when you need it.
Furthermore, the Honda Pilot also has more technological components to grab your attention. It has several power points and fast-charging 2.5A USB ports, as well as rear seat entertainment where the kids can plug in games, or you can connect entertainment consoles. Like the Passport, it comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, and capless fuel filler, among other features.
Compared to the CR-V, the Pilot has more room for cargo and passengers, seeing that the CR-V is a compact crossover. However, the CR-V is more affordable and fuel-efficient. Plus, the CR-V is available with two engines as supposed to the Pilot, which has just one. If you have a bigger family, the Pilot is for you.
Goderich Honda can help you choose the right Honda SUV for your needs. Visit now and make your pick!