The auto and parenting sites considered safety, fuel economy, technology and connectivity to complete its rankings.
With that said, it’s easy to see why all these models are on the list.
The 2013 Honda Accord was redesigned for the year, and features everything required to be on this list. The Accord gets up to 36 MPG on the highway, making it one of the most fuel efficient sedans on the market. For tech and connectivity, the Accord features standard rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity and dual-zone climate control. As far as safety goes, the Accord was named a Top Safety Pick Plus by IIHS, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Accord a Five Star Rating.
The 2013 Honda Civic was also redesigned in 2013. Parents Magazine named it the top rated family car for budget shoppers. Technology is a plus, as the Civic comes standard with rearview camera, HandsFreeLink™ Bluetooth®, Pandora® internet radio interface, SMS text message feature and steering wheel audio controls. The Civic is also safe, as it was named a Top Safety Pick Plus by IIHS, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Accord a Five Star Rating.
For the second consecutive year, the CR-V was named Parents Magazine top vehicle in the crossover category. The CR-V makes the grade thanks to 31 MPG. Connectivity and technology options include Bluetooth, Pandora interface and available tech message functions that allow you to read the text messages over the speakers. And as Edmunds says: “Though it’s a small crossover, the CR-V offers a roominess and versatility that’s more typically associated with larger SUVs.”
“As one of the most purchased brands by families and the leading manufacturer on this list, this recognition represents our laser focus on customer satisfaction,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda. “The Accord, Civic and CR-V all lead their respective segments in retail sales and Honda continues to focus on selling high value vehicles to one customer – or family – at a time.”