With lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions slowly easing, life in America is starting to get back to normal. That means more and more grandparents and seniors are getting behind the wheel to visit their grandkids, dine out with friends, and participate in long-postponed family activities.
We’ve selected three Honda models equipped with features that we think are the best choices for today’s on-the-go grandparents and seniors.
For grandparents looking to take their grandkids out for ice cream, to the playground, or for a weekend trip, the versatile, family-friendly 2021 Honda Odyssey is an ideal choice. The Odyssey is easy to drive, fuel-efficient, offers flexible seating for up to eight passengers, and up to 158 cubic feet* of total cargo space. So there’s plenty of room for all the grandkids’ toys and necessities, like a portable, in-vehicle diaper pail for those long drives with those precious grandbabies.
Best Honda Odyssey Features
Industry-First Rear Seat Reminder with Integrated Camera
Honda’s innovative and industry-leading rear-seat reminder system is now standard equipment. Not only can it be integrated with Honda’s available CabinWatch® rear-passenger video monitoring system but it can also be retroactively installed via an over-the-air software update on certain late-model Odysseys equipped with the CabinWatch® feature.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
Backing up and parking in tight places is much easier for seniors (along with the rest of us), thanks to the Odyssey’s advanced, available Multi-Angle Rearview Camera*. As its name implies, the camera gives the driver a choice of three different viewing angles: Normal, Top-Down, and Wide. It automatically activates whenever the vehicle is shifted into Reverse.
The roomy CR-V Hybrid is an excellent choice for both grandparents and seniors looking for an easy-to-drive SUV that’s stylish, great on gas, has the latest safety features, and all the versatility they need to enjoy a day’s worth of fun with their grandkids.
The CR-V is powered by a spirited four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with a battery-operated electric motor that produces 212 total system horsepower*. Thanks to the CR-V’s outstanding EPA-estimated 40 mpg city/35 mpg highway/38 combined mpg rating*, Grandpa and Grandma can take the grandkids to their home over the mountains and through the woods while saving money on gas in the process.
With 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space and up to 39.2 cubic feet* of cargo space behind the rear seats, there’s ample room for teddy bears, cherished blankies, favorite snacks, and changes of clothes for the grandbabies.
Best CR-V Features
Hands-Free Power Liftgate
If you’re a grandparent who’s juggling the groceries in one hand and an energetic grandchild in the other hand, the CR-V’s available Hands-Free Power Liftgate will really come in handy. Just wave your foot underneath the rear bumper to open and close the liftgate. It’s not magic. It’s just Honda ingenuity at work for you.
Also, if you’re planning on driving your grandchildren on a regular basis, we recommend that you purchase a child car seat that should be easy to install, adjustable, and lightweight. (Become familiar with Florida’s car-seat laws to make sure you know which car seat to buy and how to properly install it.)
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System™
With AWD and Intelligent control standard on every CR-V Hybrid, seniors will appreciate the extra degree of confidence-inspiring handling the CR-V delivers, rain or shine. Plus, the CR-V’s capable AWD system is the perfect backroads companion for that long-awaited camping trip with family and friends.
Small on the outside. Big on the inside. The spirited and fun-loving 2021 Honda HR-V Crossover SUV also makes our top three list as one of the best Hondas for grandparents and seniors. Here’s why:
In terms of size, HR-V slots in just below the CR-V in Honda’s award-winning SUV lineup. But don’t let its smaller dimensions fool you. Inside, both grandparents and seniors will appreciate the HR-V’s surprisingly spacious and supremely versatile interior. Packed with convenient features, the HR-V’s roomy cabin emphasizes accommodating comfort with room for five. With a total passenger volume of 100.1 cubic feet* and 24.3 cubic feet* of cargo space behind the 2nd-row seats, there’s plenty of cargo and passenger room to spare.
The HR-V also has all the modern tech and infotainment features that older grandkids crave. Step up to the affordable and well-equipped 2021 HR-V Sport model and they’ll enjoy standard Apple CarPlay®* and Android Auto™* integration, a 7-inch Display Audio Touchscreen, and two USB ports.
Thrifty, yet powerful, the HR-V has lively performance and handling that matches its sporty style. It’s powered by a spirited 141-hp*, 16-valve SOHC iVTEC® engine that gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway* for excellent cruising range.
Best HR-V Features
60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat®
Whether it’s a trip to the antique mall or to take the grandkids for an outing, the HR-V’s standard 2nd-Row Magic Seat moves front to back, side to side, and even folds flat, giving Grandma and Grandpa plenty of flexibility for whatever their transportation needs call for. It allows for a variety of cargo and passenger configurations, so you’re always ready for your next shopping or road-trip adventure.
HondaLink®* Smartphone App
Available across the entire Honda lineup, the easy-to-use HondaLink App puts a world of convenient features at your fingertips. If you’ve ever forgotten where you’ve parked, HondaLink will pinpoint your HR-V’s location. With it, you can also schedule service appointments, access vehicle guides, contact roadside assistance, and more.
Choose the Perfect Honda in Miami
Whether you’re a proud grandparent or an active, on-the-go senior, your South Florida Honda Dealers will help you choose the right Honda that will perfectly match your budget and your lifestyle.
Whether it’s the Honda Odyssey, Honda CR-V, or Honda HR-V highlighted in the above article or any of our award-winning new Hondas for sale in Miami, you’re sure to find the best Honda financing and lease deals in South Florida at one of our conveniently located car dealerships near Miami.
Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.
Total system horsepower as measured by the peak, concurrent output of the two electric motors and gasoline engine.
CR-V Hybrid – 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery package/condition, and other factors
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Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.
MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include a $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.
HR-V – 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, & EX-L trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.