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Best SUV to Drive to the Beach

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With the great beaches to visit in the Gainesville area, it makes sense that you’d want to find a vehicle that is roomy and versatile enough to carry everything you need for a day trip or an extended vacation. If you’ve narrowed your search to the best SUV to drive to the beach, then it’s worth checking out the four terrific options in the Honda SUV lineup. Learn more in this guide from Honda of the Avenues.

Honda SUVs

Whether you are planning to soak up some sun, hauling the family out for some shoreline activities, or riding with some friends on a surfing safari, choosing the best SUV to drive to the beach depends on your needs. Take a look at the available Honda SUVs to see which one will meet your requirements:

Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is a subcompact crossover SUV, but don’t let its small size fool you. Sporty and fun to drive, the HR-V has a versatile and surprisingly roomy interior. The 60/40 Split 2nd Row Magic Seat® allows you to configure the interior to accommodate a couple of short surfboards, boogie boards, volleyball equipment, blankets, umbrellas, and more. Check out the interior dimensions of the HR-V:

  • Passenger Volume – 100.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (2nd row seat up) – 24.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (2nd-row seat down) – 58.8 cubic feet

Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is one of the most popular compact SUVs on Orange Park roads, and for good reason. Loaded with comfort, convenience, and tech features, the CR-V boasts a roomy interior with built-in versatility. The easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback can expand the cargo capacity so that you can carry all you need for a day at the beach. Here are the interior measurements of the CR-V:

  • Passenger Volume – 105.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (2nd row seat up) – 39.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (2nd-row seat down) – 75.8 cubic feet

Honda Passport

The newest addition to the Honda SUV lineup is the midsize Honda Passport. This model is both rugged and refined, making it an ideal choice for your next coaside adventure. All Passport trims come with the Intelligent Traction Management System, which offers driving modes for snow, mud, and sand. The latter is especially useful if you’ll be driving on the beach. Interior dimensions for the Passport are as follows:

  • Passenger Volume – 115.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (2nd row seat up) – 41.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (2nd-row seat down) – 100.7 cubic feet

Honda Pilot

The spacious 3-row Honda Pilot is a perfect choice for large families. With seating for up to eight and a generous cargo capacity, the Pilot is fully capable and versatile. %%target-city_3%% drivers can bring the whole family, as well as an ice chest, picnic supplies, sports equipment, and more to make your beach visit the best ever. Here are the Pilot interior dimensions:

  • Passenger Volume – 152.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (3rd row seat up) – 16.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (2nd row seat up) – 46.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (2nd-row seat down) – 109.0 cubic feet

Check Out the Honda SUV Lineup Today at Honda of the Avenues

All Honda SUVs are available with all-wheel drive and can be outfitted with a variety of roof racks that are perfect for carrying surfboards or kayaks out to Neptune Beach. Visit our Parts Department to find all of the Honda SUV accessories you’ll need. Ready to get behind the wheel of a new Honda SUV? Explore our new vehicle specials, and then apply for financing with us online. We want to put you behind the wheel of the best SUV to drive to the beach today. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive, please feel free to contact us.

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