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Community Honda Looks at the Best Family Cars of 2014

For drivers looking for the best family cars of 2014, crossover SUVs tend to populate the top of their list, like the 2014 Honda Pilot. CUVs provide plenty of space for 2014 Honda Pilotpassengers and cargo as well as impressive towing capacity, but they’re much more fuel efficient than conventional SUVs. The Honda Pilot is one of the best options in this segment thanks to its generous interior capacity, extensive list of standard features, and impressive fuel economy. The Ford Explorer is another CUV probably on that list. Let’s see how the two stack up.

More Space for Everyone

When it comes to passenger space and capacity, the Honda Pilot easily beats the Explorer. It has space for up to eight passengers over the Explorer’s limit of seven. The Pilot also has more headroom, hip room, legroom, shoulder room, and overall volume than the Explorer, making it a much better choice for families. It also beats the Explorer in terms of total cargo capacity, offering 87 cubic feet compared to the Explorer’s maximum of 80.7 cubic feet.

Superior Standard Features

You’ll find lots of great features on the Pilot LX that aren’t available on the base model Explorer. Automatic tri-zone climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 8-inch infotainment display, and much more com standard on the Pilot LX, but you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level to get all of those features on the Explorer.

Speaking of higher trims, the top-of-the line 2014 Honda Pilot Touring also comes with quite a few features that you won’t find on the Explorer Limited. With the Touring, you’ll get a navigation system, rear sound controls, power sunroof, power liftgate, and towing equipment, but you’ll have to pay even more to get these features added to the Explorer.

Test Drive a 2014 Honda Pilot Today!

If you’re in the market for a new family vehicle, the 2014 Honda Pilot should be at the top of your list! Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, you’ll find all of the latest Honda models including the Pilot. If you have any questions feel free to stop by, or just give us a call at (888) 631-5959.

2014 Honda Odyssey Review from Community Honda

2014 Honda Odyssey

The 2014 Honda Odyssey has arrived here at Community Honda of Orland Park, and it’s better than ever before. It’s got great new features, an upgraded drivetrain, and a refreshed styling both inside and out. Of course, it’s still got all the great attributes that have made previous models of the Odyssey such a hit with families: a roomy, comfortable interior, top safety scores, and great fuel efficiency.

Innovative New Features

The Odyssey has always been one of the most fully featured minivans on the market, but we were particularly blown away by all the great standard and optional features that the 2014 model offers. Even the base-model Odyssey LX features an 8-inch i-MiD display, dual-zone air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, a seven-speaker sound system, and rearview camera. It can even read texts to you so you can stay connected while out on the road.

Of course, the great features don’t end there. Just about every high-end feature you can think of, from leather seats to a HDMI-compatible entertainment system, is available on the latest Odyssey. Perhaps the most exciting feature of them all is the all-new HondaVac system, which comes standard on the Odyssey Touring Elite model.

Upgraded Powertrain

This year’s Honda Odyssey also features a new six-speed automatic transmission on all models, which makes for smoother shifts and boosts fuel-efficiency to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.* That’s up from 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway for the five-speed transmission that came standard on earlier models.

Top Safety Scores

As usual, the Odyssey is without equal when it comes to safety. The most recent model has earned top scores from the IIHS for frontal offset, roof strength, and side impact tests. It also got a perfect five-star score from the NHTSA.

Take the New Odyssey for a Test Drive!

Don’t just take our word for it – come on down to Community Honda of Orland Park and experience the new 2014 Odyssey for yourself. We’ve got a huge inventory of all the latest Honda models, so it’s easy to find one with the features you want. For more information on the new Odyssey you can check out our website or give us a call at (888) 631-5959.

*19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.