4 Great Honda Vehicles for Kirkland Families

A close up shows the front end of a red 2024 Honda Accord.

Picking a new vehicle to buy or lease is always a big decision, but it takes on a whole new level of importance when you’re shopping for a family vehicle. Parents are always concerned about their kids, and driving can certainly be dangerous, so you want to make sure that you get a reliable vehicle that has the latest safety features to help you stay aware of your surroundings and avoid danger. On top of that, the family car should also have a comfortable cabin with room for all of your kids and space for them to stretch out when they hit their growth spurts.

As your Kirkland Honda dealer, the team at Klein Honda is here to help you get a perfect car for your family. No matter how many kids you have or the size of your budget, we have something in our lineup that’s right for you. Today, we will go over four new 2024 Honda models that are great choices for families. You can check all of these great vehicles out in person here at Klein Honda, and feel free to call us if you have any questions we can help answer. We’re always ready to go the extra mile for our friends and neighbors here in Washington.

Since every family in Kirkland is different, these vehicles are all unique as well, with various sizes, body styles, and features to offer. However, there are some important factors that they all have in common. Every one of these models has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to their solid construction and crash-worthy design.[a] You’ll also get the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance technology standard on any trim of any of these models, with features like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation system, and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow.

You’ll also get a state-of-the-art infotainment system no matter which model you choose. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility come standard across the lineup, with some models offering wireless connectivity. This lets you use your preferred audio streaming services, navigation apps, and communication features through the vehicle’s interface, making it easy to stay connected and entertained wherever you go. Bluetooth HandsFreeLink lets you take calls safely so you can stay in touch with teachers, friends, and extended family while you drive.

1. 2024 Accord

Stylish and practical, the Accord is a midsize sedan that has a lot to offer. It has a stylish exterior, roomy interior, and efficient powertrain options, making it a versatile vehicle that’s up for everything from Starbucks runs to a road trip down I-5 or the PCH. Whether you live in an apartment with a tight parking garage or enjoy spending a weekend enjoying the culture of downtown Seattle, you’ll appreciate the Accord’s nimble size and ability to maneuver in small spaces.

If you’re looking for a vehicle that can be used for both family outings and your daily commute, it’s hard to beat the fuel economy of the 2024 Accord. The base-level engine is fully gas-powered and gets an EPA-estimated 32 MPG combined.[a] Upgrade to the hybrid model, and you can get a jaw-dropping 48 MPG combined, which lets you spend less time at the gas station and more time watching your kids grow up.[b] No matter which engine you have under the hood, you’ll get a car that’s agile and responsive, giving you perfect control around curves. Quiet powertrains reduce noise, creating a peaceful cabin that’s insulated against outside distractions.

A red 2024 Honda HR-V EX-L is shown driving near the ocean after leaving a Kirkland Honda dealer.

2. 2024 HR-V

Kirkland may no longer be home to Costco’s headquarters, but we’re sure that Kirkland families still appreciate the convenience and economy of shopping in bulk. If you want an open cargo area that makes it easy to bring home everything from groceries to furniture, then it’s worth considering an SUV. The entry-level HR-V is affordable and compact, offering a step up from the size of a sedan without getting so big that it’s unwieldy.

The 2024 HR-V has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 28 MPG combined.[c] Upgrading to all-wheel drive, which gives you the extra traction you need to handle our famous Pacific Northwest rain, only brings that number down to 27 MPG combined.[d] This is thanks to an Intelligent Control System that uses various sensors to detect when you need power sent to all four wheels and when you can safely stick with efficient 2WD.

When you have kids, you need to be ready for anything, and the versatile back area of the HR-V is here to help. The back row of seating has a 60/40 split and can be folded flat, either partially or completely, to help you get the right balance between passenger seating and cargo space. If you’re taking all three kids to school one day, picking up a new bed for your toddler the next, and picking up a relative who doesn’t know the meaning of “travel light” from SeaTac on day three, you’ll be glad to have the reconfigurable HR-V at your disposal.

3. 2024 CR-V

While the HR-V is plenty comfortable, some families appreciate a little extra breathing room to help keep the kids from getting restless on long errand runs or road trips to Seattle, Portland, and beyond. The larger CR-V has an extremely comfortable interior, with legroom for all, body-stabilizing front seats, and standard automatic climate control across all trim levels. Like the HR-V, the CR-V’s rear seating can be folded down to accommodate a wide variety of cargo needs.

You may think that because the CR-V is bigger than the HR-V, it must be less fuel-efficient, too. But that’s actually not the case, thanks to its highly efficient engine options. The gas-powered 2024 CR-V has an EPA-estimated rating of 30 MPG combined, while the hybrid powertrain gets a rating of 40 MPG in the city, so you can head out on a family road trip down the West Coast or even across the country without breaking the bank at the gas station.[e] Available Real Time AWD brings those numbers down slightly but gives you the confidence you need to tackle wet roads.

A close up shows the driver side headlight on a red 2024 Honda Odyssey.

4. 2024 Odyssey

The minivan is a classic family vehicle for a reason: it offers plenty of space paired with a low center of gravity that makes it safe and responsive on the road. The Odyssey has three rows of seating, allowing it to accommodate eight people at a time rather than just five. For big families, that’s an absolute necessity for bringing everyone along, but smaller families can use that extra space to get all of their luggage to the airport, go camping with plenty of equipment, or bring a big dog or two down to Jasper’s Dog Park to get their energy out.

Innovative features make the modern minivan a huge improvement over older models. The 2024 Odyssey offers Magic Slide second-row seats that make it easy to access the third row, a hands-free power liftgate for loading up cargo when your arms are full, and a CabinWatch system that allows you to keep an eye on the kids in the back through a live camera feed, so you don’t have to turn all the way around to see what’s going on when they’re getting a bit rowdy. Available tech features like a rear entertainment system with an accessibility function for those with disabilities, a wireless phone charger, heated and ventilated seats, and tri-zone climate control make the cabin a better place for parents and kids alike to get comfortable and enjoy the ride.

[a] The 2024 Honda Accord, 2024 Honda HR-V, 2024 Honda CR-V, and 2024 Honda Odyssey won the IIHS Top Safety Pick+. For more information, visit the Insurance Institute for Highway safety at www.iihs.org. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a registered trademark of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
[b] 29 city/37 highway/32 combined MPG rating for Petrol trims. 46 city/41 highway/44 combined MPG rating for Sport, Sport-L, and Touring trims. 51 city/44 highway/48 combined for EX-L trim. Based on 2024 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 (hybrid trims), and other factors.
[c] 29 city/37 highway/32 combined MPG rating for LX and EX. 51 city/44 highway/48 combined MPG rating for EX-L Hybrid. 46 city/41 highway/44 combined MPG rating for Sport Hybrid, Sport-L Hybrid, and Touring Hybrid. Based on 2024 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 (hybrid trims), and other factors.
[d] Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack, and other factors.
[e] Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors