February 10, 2021 

The 2021 Honda CR-V, Passport and Odyssey have each won U.S. News & World Report “Best Car for the Money” awards in the magazine’s 2021 new car rankings.

CR-V captured the compact SUV title. “The CR-V is proof that a top-ranked car doesn’t have to be a budget buster,” said U.S. News & World Report Executive Editor Jaime Paige Deaton. “Critics and buyers alike love how easy the CR-V is to live with. Its low ownership costs are the perfect complement to the CR-V’s practicality.”

Passport prevailed in the 2-row SUV category. “The Passport is the perfect example of a car that balances value and quality,” said Deaton. “Though it isn’t the least expensive SUV in its class, it offers great long-term value, with plenty of space and comfort, and strong recommendations from critics.”

The Honda Odyssey triumphed in the minivan class. “Given how roomy and upscale the cabin on the Honda Odyssey is, you might be surprised to find that it’s not a budget buster,” Deaton noted. “While it’s not the cheapest minivan on the market, it does have the best combination of quality and value.” 

The "Best Cars for the Money" awards methodology combines measures of quality and value to create an overall award score. Quality is measured by the overall score a vehicle achieved in the U.S. News car rankings at the time the awards are published. The rankings, updated monthly at www.usnews.com/cars, compare cars based on safety, reliability, and a consensus of industry experts' opinions. Value is measured by a combination of a vehicle's five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any major full-line automaker in America, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Honda lineup includes the Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid, Insight hybrid, and the Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 38 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2020, more than 95 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally-sourced parts.

For More Information
Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of 2020 and 2021 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

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