Best Cars for the Money Awards

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It’s certainly no secret that the impressive Honda vehicle lineup is no stranger to success and praise from the top critics in the industry. Once again, three Honda models have received recognition from the team of experts at U.S. News & World Report*. Each year, U.S. News & World Report announces the winners of their Best Cars for the Money awards. They use a combination of factors based on value and quality aspects of a new vehicle purchase when analyzing their data. Which Honda vehicles received top honors? Let’s find out!

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2021 Honda CR-V, Passport, and Odyssey Named “Best Cars for the Money” by U.S. News & World Report*

The Best Cars for the Money winners are determined by using a combination of both quality and value measures to develop 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, 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.

Honda CR-V

2021 Honda CR-V: Best Compact SUV for the Money*

“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.”

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Honda Passport

2021 Honda Passport: Best 2-Row SUV for the Money*

“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.”

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Honda Odyssey

2021 Honda Odyssey: Best Minivan for the Money*

“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.”

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*Source: 2021 U.S. News & World Report –