The 2021 Honda CR-V, Passport & Odyssey are ‘2021 Best Cars for the Money’

Three popular 2021 Hondas were named “Best Cars for the Money” by U.S. News World & Report! Measured by value and quality, U.S. News World & Report chooses its Best Value vehicles not just by the lowest cost option. They also gauge how much you are likely to spend on maintenance, repairs, fuel and insurance, and factors in the features and benefits included in owning the car. The 2021 Honda Odyssey, 2021 Honda CR-V, and 2021 Honda Passport were won Best Minivan, Best Compact SUV and Best 2-Row SUV, respectively. Read on to find out what makes each new Honda such a great value!

2021 Honda Passport

The spacious 2021 Honda Passport includes Honda Sensing® standard suite of safety features and a powerful V6 engine to carry up to five passengers in comfort and security. The new Honda Passport is an affordable mid-size SUV with impressive ride handling and smooth operation. The new Passport also won 2021 Best 2-Row SUV for Families! 

Some of our favorite features in the 2021 Honda Passport include:

– Tow up to 5,000 lbs (with AWD)

– Over 100 cubic feet of storage space (with rear seat folded down)

– Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come standard

– Intelligent Traction Management system: Snow, Mud and Sand drive modes

– 8” touchscreen

You also have the option to upgrade from the base Honda Passport Sport. While it might cost a little more initially, investing in some premium features not only gives you a better driving experience but may help your Honda keep more of its resale value later on. The 2021 Honda Passport EX-L features:

– Power moonroof

– Leather trim

– Heated front seats

– 10-Way Power Driver’s Seat with Two-Position Memory

– Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Luxury features available in the 2021 Honda Passport Touring and Passport Elite include:

– Hands-free power tailgate

– Honda Navigation system

– Premium audio system

– Heated & ventilated front seats

– Wireless phone charger

2021 Honda CR-V

The versatile new 2021 Honda CR-V is available with a hybrid powertrain and was also a finalist in U.S. News World & Report 2021 Best Compact SUV for Families. With impressive fuel economy and several trim levels to choose from, you can build the Honda CR-V to fit your budget and your driving needs. The new Honda CR-V has an upscale cabin with supportive front seats, smart storage cubbies, and plenty of high-tech goodies to use. If cost is your determining factor, the base Honda CR-V LX includes plenty of great standard features, including:

  • 60/40 split rear seatback
  • LED daytime running lights with Auto High Beam
  • Automatic climate control
  • Remote entry
  • Sport drive mode

For about $1,200 more, you can get the 2021 Honda CR-V Special Edition that adds Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, Hondalink® and a 7-Inch Display Audio Touch-Screen. 

The base CR-V Hybrid EX includes all of those fantastic features, as well as a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory, a power moonroof, and an 8-speaker audio system. The new CR-V Hybrid gets up to 40 mpg, up from the gas-powered CR-V’s 30 combined mpg*. 

The new 2021 Honda CR-V also comes as an EX trim with much of the same features as the CR-V Hybrid EX. Upgrade to the Honda CR-V EX-L to add leather trim, power tailgate and auto-dimming rearview mirror. The top-tier Honda CR-V Touring also includes:

  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Parking sensors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

2021 & 2022 Honda Odyssey

While the U.S. News & World Report awards specifically mention the 2021 Honda Odyssey, the 2022 Honda Odyssey is already out and features much of the same benefits. The 2021 Odyssey debuted the bold new look of the family-friendly minivan, which also received a U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Minivan for Families award! 

The three-row 2021 Honda Odyssey includes new tech features and plenty of space for up to eight. The new Honda Odyssey LX (base model) includes:

  • Power front seats
  • Intelligent Traction Management with Snow Mode
  • One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat®
  • Remote entry
  • Rear seat reminder
  • Seating for 7

Spend a little more to enjoy more features in the 2021 Honda Odyssey EX:

  • Magic Slide® 2nd-Row Seats
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Seating for 8
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control & Air Filtration
  • Power sliding doors
  • CabinControl®
  • Heated front seats

Premium features in the new Honda Odyssey Touring and Odyssey Elite include available CabinWatch® to view the rear seats on the dashboard touchscreen and CabinTalk® that lets you speak to those behind you through the minivan’s speakers. Other luxury features include:

  • Power moonroof
  • Power tailgate or hands-free power tailgate
  • Leather trim
  • Adjustable passenger’s seat
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Rear entertainment system with 10.2” HD Blu-ray™ player
  • Available HondaVAC® (2021 model only)
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 11-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer

Honda wins many accolades thanks to the affordable nature of Honda vehicles, plus their reliability and safety. No matter which new 2021 Honda you choose, you get Honda Sensing® standard that includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

While not always standard features, many trims of new 2021 Honda Odyssey, 2021 Honda Passport, and 2021 Honda CR-V vehicles include more advanced safety features:

  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Monitor
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Tracy Honda is your one-stop Honda shop, so call or visit Tracy Honda in Tracy, California, to speak with one of our friendly team members. They are here to help you learn about all the exciting features included and available in the new 2021 Honda CR-V or Honda CR-V Hybrid, the 2021 Honda Odyssey and the 2021 Honda Passport SUV. Test drive your favorite Honda models to compare and contrast the different trims and options and get a feel for the smooth handling, comfortable ride and advanced safety features of each new Honda. Shop our online Honda inventory or stop by Tracy Honda in Tracy, CA, today!

*2021 Honda CR-V: 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg for AWD trims. 2021 Honda 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-pack age/condition, and other factors.