The Best Honda Models for Small Business Owners

Most, if not all small business owners require a vehicle that will not only fulfill their own personal needs but also the commercial needs of their business. Whether it’s a classy sedan to travel to sales calls in or a capable pickup truck for hauling and towing, there’s a Honda model available for either and everything in between. 

Versatility, practicality, and value for money are perhaps the three most important factors to consider for an entrepreneur purchasing a personal/business vehicle. With those three buying factors in mind, one should be able to identify a vehicle that will be ideal as a daily personal commuter, while also either being sophisticated enough as an executive cruiser or practical enough as a capable utility. And along with those traits, also proves viable as a valuable asset and investment.

  • Honda Fit

There’s really a lot for entrepreneurs to like about the Honda Fit, firstly, it’s a super affordable subcompact hatchback that for the money, offers plenty of all-round value. It’s a peppy and nimble little car that delivers exceptional fuel economy with EPA reports of 33/40/36 mpg city/highway/combined. Despite its diminutive size, its cabin is still impressively commodious and there’s oodles of storage room in the cargo area, 16.6 cubes. The back seats, appropriately referred to as Magic Seats, offer unprecedented versatility and seating and storage practicality.

Ultimately, the Honda Fit is an ideal car for first-time entrepreneurs who need to get from A to B and require only a basic level of utility. With its consummate safety and reliability ratings, the Fit could perhaps make for a more than suitable kiddy transport. 

Price Range (MSRP): $16,190 – $20,620

  • Honda Accord

If you’re going to need to be going places and will need to be going there fast and in style, then the sporty yet sophisticated Honda Accord could be the answer. It’s a midsize sedan that’s genuinely fun-to-drive and capable but carries an all-business aesthetic making it a great car for sales representatives. The higher-tier models within the Accord lineup offer plenty in the way of infotainment as well, including Android Auto and Apple Carplay functionality, Honda satellite navigation with voice recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and wireless phone charging. All features that could prove beneficial considering on-the-road business calls and overall productivity. 

It would make for a really classy passenger transport vehicle too as its ride quality remains serene despite its sporty nature and its cabin proves more spacious than that of the average midsize sedan. Its 16.7 cubic foot trunk is plenty for a couple of large suitcases, too. 

Price Range (MSRP): $24,020 – $36,250

  • Honda HR-V

In comparison with other subcompact crossover SUVs, the Honda HR-V comes out as one of the most practical ones out there. With 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, there’s definitely a lot one could haul. Furthermore, Honda’s Magic Seat configuration has the rear seats fold almost entirely flat and when released, expands cargo room to an overall 57.6 cubes. The HR-V is a relatively affordable and fuel-efficient subcompact, it’s a no-brainer as a budget-friendly utility vehicle for any novice entrepreneur looking to transport goods around or provide a small service such as cleaning. 

Price Range (MSRP): $20,820 – $28,890

  • Honda Odyssey

With seats for up to seven or eight occupants and a cavernous 32.8 cubic-foot cargo area to boot, the Honda Odyssey makes for an ideal people commode or effective cargo hauler. As a family-centric minivan, it’s a great option for business owners with a budding family, too. Its performance is relatively well-balanced as well and in comparison with other minivans in the class, it proves to be rather economical, too. So whether you’re looking for a vehicle to carry product around or tools and equipment for a service you offer, or you’re a soccer mom or just routinely taxi people around for a living, the Honda Odyssey is a very sensible choice.

Price Range (MSRP): $30,790 – $47,420

  • Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline is a small crew cab pickup truck offering seating for up to five occupants and a modest level of capability. It’s a more sophisticated pickup rather than a rugged utility but still offers a usable level of practicality and versatility nonetheless. It has a decent 33.9 cu.-ft trunk bed and a lockable 7.3 cu.-ft. in-bed trunk with a drain plug, which could be a useful application. With the standard front-wheel-drive system in play, it can tow up to 3,500 lbs while an available all-wheel-drive system ups maximum tow capacity to 5,000 lbs. 

Thanks to its low-displacement engine and modest purposing, the Ridgeline is a rather affordable and economical option as a utility. It works for commuting a small crew around along with all the equipment one would need to do small-scale construction or renovations etc. 

Price Range (MSRP): $33,900 – $43,520

Starting up a new business can be a daunting endeavor and purchasing the right vehicle for whatever job one of the most important considerations. It’s especially complicated when the aim is to get the most value for your money for a vehicle that needs to accommodate both private and commercial requirements. Fortunately, these are the objectives many modern-era auto’s aim to deliver and the expansive selection of such versatile vehicles has never been greater.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.