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Statement by American Honda Regarding Rear Camera Noncompliance Recall: 2018 Honda Accord and 2019 Honda Insight

  • Approximately 232,000 vehicles will be recalled in the United States to update the software that controls the rear camera display, for free
  • No related crashes or injuries have been reported

American Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 232,000 model year 2018 Honda Accord vehicles and model year 2019 Honda Insight vehicles in the United States to update the software that controls the rear camera display, free of charge. Due to incorrect software programming, the center screen that normally displays the rearview image may not provide the image during backing events following certain usage scenarios, even after the vehicle is restarted. A failure to display the rearview image does not comply with federal requirements (FMVSS 111, Rear visibility) and could increase the risk of a crash. Honda has received no reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for the free repair. Mailed notification to owners of affected vehicles will occur in early-November 2018. Owners of these models can also determine if their vehicles require repair now by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

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Honda Accord and Ridgeline Named as J.D. Power & Associates “2018 APEAL Award” Winners with CR-V and Odyssey Also Highly Ranked

The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Ridgeline both won J.D. Power & Associates 2018 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) awards with the 2018 CR-V and 2018 Odyssey placing within the top three in their segments. The Accord topped the Midsize Car category while the Ridgeline was ranked as the best Midsize Pickup, repeating its 2017 win. The CR-V and Odyssey both placed highly in the respective categories of Compact SUV and Minivan.

The J.D. Power & Associates 2018 APEAL Study measures a vehicle’s overall appeal using feedback from owners on their emotional attachment and excitement across 77 attributes, ranging from comfort and feeling of luxury to the sensation of power.

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Honda Accord and Ridgeline Named as J.D. Power & Associates “2018 APEAL Award” Winners with CR-V and Odyssey Also Highly Ranked

The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Ridgeline both won J.D. Power & Associates 2018 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) awards with the 2018 CR-V and 2018 Odyssey placing within the top three in their segments. The Accord topped the Midsize Car category while the Ridgeline was ranked as the best Midsize Pickup, repeating its 2017 win. The CR-V and Odyssey both placed highly in the respective categories of Compact SUV and Minivan.

The J.D. Power & Associates 2018 APEAL Study measures a vehicle’s overall appeal using feedback from owners on their emotional attachment and excitement across 77 attributes, ranging from comfort and feeling of luxury to the sensation of power.

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2018 Honda Accord Named as an Autotrader ‘Must Test Drive Award’ Winner

Stop by Sims Honda in Burlington to take your 2018 Honda Accord out for a test drive today!

The highly acclaimed 2018 Honda Accord has received a “2018 Must Test Drive Award” from Autotrader. Calling the new Accord the “best-ever” version of the model and noting its impressive fuel efficiency, the editorial experts at Autotrader chose the all-new Accord as one of only 12 award recipients.

“While most of the car-buying process has moved online, the in-person test drive continues to be a make or break aspect of the purchase decision, and it’s important to consider all your options,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader.

The Autotrader Must Test Drive award was devised to direct shoppers to the best new cars worth taking for a spin before shoppers make their final purchase decision.

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2018 Honda Accord, Civic and Fit Win New York Daily News Auto Awards

Honda’s trifecta of passenger cars, the 2018 Accord, Civic and Fit were all awarded 2018 New York Daily News Auto Awards (DNA). The all-new and spacious Accord won the Best Family Car, the 10th-generation of the best selling and iconic Civic received the Best Small Car award, and the refreshed and incredibly versitle Fit was named Best City Car.

To determin the winners, the Daily News Autos expert team of writers, editors and contributors consider the various lifestyles, requirements and intentions of New York vehicle shoppers and come up with the best vehicles in each segment.

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2018 Honda models is available at hondanews.com.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2017, nearly 93% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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All-New 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Arrives in Showrooms as the New Benchmark Among Midsize Hybrids

  • Hybrid version of 2018 North American Car of the Year debuts with best-in-class cabin space, power, and cargo space
  • Trim levels expanded from three to five
  • More affordable than ever thanks to lower starting price

The 2018 Accord Hybrid will begin arriving in dealerships starting March 23 as the latest addition to Honda’s growing portfolio of electrified vehicles. Boasting class-leading power, cabin space, and cargo space, the next-generation Accord Hybrid wholly embodies Honda’s unique approach to electrification – infusing fun-to-drive performance, efficiency, premium feature content, and comfort in a sophisticated and affordable package.

To suit a wider variety of hybrid sedan shoppers, the Accord Hybrid lineup now comes in five trim levels: Hybrid, EX (new), EX-L, EX-L Navi (new), and Touring. Better yet, the new Accord Hybrid is more affordable than ever thanks to a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 of $25,100 (excluding $890 destination and handling), reflecting a $4,505 drop compared to the previous model. Despite this lower entry point, the Accord Hybrid still offers a lengthy list of standard equipment, such as 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights (low beam) and taillights, dual-zone climate control, Smart entry with Push-button Start, a 7-inch TFT digital driver’s meter, a multi-angle rearview camera, and the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which bundles together Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Traffic Sign Recognition.

The 2018 Accord Hybrid is powered by the third generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine with 40-percent thermal efficiency to an electric propulsion motor that churns out 232 lb.-ft. of torque for a class-leading total system output of 212 horsepower. As before, the Accord two-motor system operates without the need for a conventional automatic transmission.

Helping to maximize energy generation are steering wheel-mounted Deceleration Selectors. Similar to transmission paddle shifters, the Accord Hybrid’s Deceleration Selectors allow the driver to easily toggle between four levels of regenerative braking performance. The right selector increases regenerative braking and the left selector reduces regenerative braking. The system simultaneously helps reduce stress on the brakes while increasing battery charging via regeneration.

The Accord Hybrid’s powertrain operates by seamlessly shifting between three distinct drive operations: EV Drive (100-percent electric motor), Hybrid Drive (electric motor and gasoline engine [driving the generator motor]) and Engine Drive (gasoline engine), utilizing power from the gasoline engine and electric motors to accommodate the current driving conditions.

2018 Accord Hybrid Pricing & EPA Data

Trim MSRP MSRP Including $890 Destination2 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
(city / highway / combined)3
Accord Hybrid $25,100 $25,990 47/47/47
Accord Hybrid EX $28,890 $29,780 47/47/47
Accord Hybrid EX-L $31,440 $32,330 47/47/47
Accord Hybrid EX-L Navi $32,440 $33,330 47/47/47
Accord Hybrid Touring $34,710 $35,600 47/47/47

The 2018 Accord Hybrid benefits from a 2.16 inch longer wheelbase and a 32-percent smaller intelligent power unit (IPU) that is now mounted under the rear floor instead of in the trunk, allowing for the inclusion of a 60/40-split rear seat. As a result, the Accord Hybrid provides the same people- and cargo-hauling space and flexibility as its conventionally-powered counterparts. Add it altogether and the 2018 Accord Hybrid delivers class-leading cargo space (16.7 cubic feet), interior space (122.3 cubic feet), and rear legroom (40.4 inches) all while reducing its overall footprint.

The newest Accord Hybrid joins an expanding line-up of electrified Honda vehicles that includes the Clarity series – Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid – and forthcoming 2019 Insight compact hybrid sedan. These models represent the next generation of Honda vehicles as the company advances toward its global initiative to grow electrified vehicle sales to two-thirds by 2030.

The new Accord Hybrid joins the Accord 1.5T and 2.0T in Honda’s all-new, award-winning 10th-generation Accord lineup. The new Accord has been called “America’s Best Sedan” by Car and Driver magazine, and in January was named 2018 North American Car of the Year. On the heels of claiming Kelley Blue Book KBB.com’s prestigious Overall Best Buy Award for 2018, the Accord has also earned a KBB.com Best Resale Value Award.

The 2018 Accord Hybrid for the North American market is manufactured using domestic and globally-sourced parts exclusively at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio auto plant4 alongside the Accord 1.5T and Accord 2.0T. Its hybrid powertrain, including the 2.0L Atkinson-cycle, is produced at the nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant, Honda’s largest engine plant. The intelligent power unit (IPU), containing the hybrid battery pack, also is assembled in the Marysville Auto Plant. More than 11 million of the 13 million Accords purchased by U.S. car buyers over the past 41 years have been made in America since Honda started U.S. automobile manufacturing in Marysville, Ohio in November 1982.

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For more information as well as high-resolution photography and video, please visit http://hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/accord-hybrid. Consumer information is available at https://automobiles.honda.com/accord. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2017 more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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Honda Accord and Civic Type R Voted as ‘2018 AUTOMOBILE All-Stars’

The editors at AUTOMOBILE magazine have selected the Honda Accord and Civic Type R as “2018 AUTOMOBILE All-Stars” – giving Honda the most models on the list of any brand. AUTOMOBILE editors lauded the 2018 Accord for its no-compromise package, including ample interior space, agile driving dynamics, engaging powertrain and brilliant engineering. The 2018 Civic Type R was AUTOMOBILE’s only unanimous selection, praised for its incredible performance value rivaling far more expensive and exotic sports cars, along with its everyday usability.

To be in contention for All-Star honors, vehicles must be all-new, heavily revised, or newly significant model variants on sale in the U.S. within 12 months of All-Stars testing.

“To receive two All-Star nods in one year speaks to how special we think Honda’s recent offerings have been,” says Mike Floyd, AUTOMOBILE Editor-in-Chief. “The new 10th-generation Accord is a meticulously engineered sedan with soul, especially in Sport trim, and the Civic Type R is arguably the greatest performance car for the money available today. From family haulers to hauling butt, Honda continues to blow us – and the competition – away.”

Completely redesigned from the ground-up, the all-new Accord features a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis design wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and athletic design with top class interior space and comfort. The drivetrain options include two all-new, high-torque VTEC® Turbo engines, the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive car and a new generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid technology. The Accord also includes a host of new safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies.

With a peak output of 306 horsepower (SAE net) and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) from its muscular 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected VTEC Turbo® engine, the Civic Type R is the most powerful Honda ever sold in America. The 2018 Type R is available in one fully equipped trim with a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission, limited slip differential, Adaptive Damper System and an ingenious dual-axis strut front suspension design that virtually eliminates torque steer.

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Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2018 Honda models is available at hondanews.com.

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Eight Honda Models Earn ‘Editors’ Choice’ Awards from Car & Driver Magazine

The editors at Car & Driver magazine have awarded eight Honda models with 2018 “Editors’ Choice” awards, indicating the chosen vehicles are the best in their respective categories and wholeheartedly recommend to buyers. Honda models were recognized across a multitude of segments with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline being the only vehicle of any brand chosen in the mid-size pickup truck category.

The following Honda models are 2018 Car & Driver “Editors’ Choice” award winners:

 

  • Mid-Size Sedans: 2018 Honda Accord
  • Compact Sedans: 2018 Honda Civic
  • Compact Sedans: 2018 Honda Civic Si
  • Compact Coupes and Convertibles: 2018 Honda Civic Si
  • Compact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • Compact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • Compact Crossovers/SUVs: 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Subcompact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Fit
  • Minivans/Vans: 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • Mid-Size Pickup Trucks: 2018 Honda Ridgeline

More information about the Car & Driver “Editors’ Choice” awards and the winning Honda vehicles can be found at: http://caranddriver.com/2018editorschoice

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Eight Honda Models Earn ‘Editors’ Choice’ Awards from Car & Driver Magazine

The editors at Car & Driver magazine have awarded eight Honda models with 2018 “Editors’ Choice” awards, indicating the chosen vehicles are the best in their respective categories and wholeheartedly recommend to buyers. Honda models were recognized across a multitude of segments with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline being the only vehicle of any brand chosen in the mid-size pickup truck category.

The following Honda models are 2018 Car & Driver “Editors’ Choice” award winners:

 

  • Mid-Size Sedans: 2018 Honda Accord
  • Compact Sedans: 2018 Honda Civic
  • Compact Sedans: 2018 Honda Civic Si
  • Compact Coupes and Convertibles: 2018 Honda Civic Si
  • Compact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • Compact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • Compact Crossovers/SUVs: 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Subcompact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Fit
  • Minivans/Vans: 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • Mid-Size Pickup Trucks: 2018 Honda Ridgeline

More information about the Car & Driver “Editors’ Choice” awards and the winning Honda vehicles can be found at: http://caranddriver.com/2018editorschoice

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2018 Honda Accord, Civic and Odyssey Win MotorWeek “Drivers’ Choice Awards”

Three Honda models rose to the top of their respective segments to win “Drivers’ Choice Awards” from the MotorWeektelevision series, including a third consecutive award for the 10th-generation Civic.
Honda took home top honors in the following categories:

  • Best Small Car: 2018 Honda Civic
  • Best Family Sedan: 2018 Honda Accord
  • Best Minivan: 2018 Honda Odyssey

The criteria for the MotorWeek “Driver’s Choice Awards” includes price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency. More information about the 2018 awards can be found at motorweek.org/reviews/drivers_choice_awards.

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2018 Honda models is available at hondanews.com.

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2017, over 90% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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