Family-Friendly Vehicles at Pacific Honda

If this is your first time shopping for a new family vehicle, your friends here at Pacific Honda, your local Honda dealer in San Diego, CA, are ready to offer a few tips on what you should look for when shopping.

Family Car Considerations

When embarking on your family vehicle research, pay attention to important stats like passenger capacity and cargo volume. Whether you're headed out of town on a family road trip or just trying to complete this week's grocery haul without pulling out your hair, you'll need plenty of space to accommodate the kids, their friends, and any cargo you deem necessary. Obviously, safety is a vital characteristic in any vehicle, but especially one you're counting on to protect the ones you love. Make sure you check out NHTSA and IIHS safety ratings on any vehicle you're considering purchasing. Finally, try to treat yourself a little bit—an affordable, environmentally friendly car won't make you happy unless you also check a few items off your wish list, such as a state-of-the-art infotainment system.

Honda Models Perfect for Families

The no-brainer Honda vehicle for families is the 2016 Honda Odyssey. This minivan not only boasts seating for up to eight adults to relax comfortably thanks to 172.6 cubic feet of available passenger volume, but also 148.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo space and a max towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. That's because the 2016 Honda Odyssey isn't your typical minivan—it runs on a V6 engine that delivers 248 horsepower alongside 250 lb-ft of torque. But best of all, the 2016 Honda Odyssey is living proof that Honda just gets it when it comes to family needs. Consider HondaVAC®: the first built-in vacuum in the auto market, which boasts a long reach and removable waste bin to make keeping your vehicle spic and span easier than ever before.

If a crossover SUV is more your style, look no further than the 2016 Honda HR-V. Perfect for the smaller or growing family, this vehicle offers 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space and seating for up to five adults, plus three flexible seating configurations so you can customize your ride depending on the situation at hand. Its stunning exterior style features LED brake lights, heated side mirrors and roof rails, displaying that form and function can go hand in hand—even in a family hauler.

Ready to check out the new Honda lineup firsthand so you can find out whether your dream car lies within? The team here at Pacific Honda is confident that's the case, and we'd be more than happy to help convince you the rest of the way! Stop by our Honda dealership's convenient location at 4761 Convoy Street in San Diego, CA to meet your next new family vehicle today. If you have any questions or concerns before stopping by, please don't hesitate to contact a Honda dealer for additional information. The whole team here at Pacific Honda is looking forward to demonstrating our commitment to excellence!