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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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Family-Friendly and Best Selling 2019 Honda Odyssey On-Sale

  • Odyssey is the best-selling retail minivan in America this year, and every year since 2010 
  • Provides ultimate family flexibility and connectivity with available Magic Slide seats, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, CabinWatch™ and CabinTalk™ technologies
  • Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies standard on EX and above trims
  • Recognized in 2018 by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Car for Families

 The 2019 Honda Odyssey goes on-sale Monday, April 16 with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1  of $30,090 (excluding $975 destination and handling charge). The Honda Odyssey continues in 2018 as the most popular retail minivan in America, a crown it’s held in each of the past eight years 2. It delivers the ultimate family-friendly performance, comfort and connectivity offering unique family focused features and continues to receive accolades, including the 2018 U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Cars for Families.

The 2019 Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC 24-valve SOHC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). This engine is paired with one of two transmissions: A 9-speed automatic (9AT) for LX, EX, EX-L, and EX-L Navi/RES trims, or a 10-speed automatic (10AT) for Touring and Elite trims. This fuel-efficient yet powerful engine produces peak horsepower of 280 (SAE net) and torque of 262 lb.-ft. (SAE net), with an EPA fuel economy rating of 19/28/22 mpg (city/highway/combined)3.

2019 Odyssey Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim Transmission MSRP1 MSRP Including $975 Destination4 EPA MPG Ratings3(city/highway/combined)
Odyssey LX 9AT $30,090 $31,065 19 / 28 / 22
Odyssey EX 9AT $34,060 $35,035 19 / 28 / 22
Odyssey EX-L 9AT $37,610 $38,585 19 / 28 / 22
Odyssey EX-L Navi/RES 9AT $39,610 $40,585 19 / 28 / 22
Odyssey Touring 10AT $44,660 $45,635 19 / 28 / 22
Odyssey Elite 10AT $46,970 $47,945 19 / 28 / 22

The 2019 Odyssey offers the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment on EX and above trims.  Honda Sensing includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

Odyssey offers a host of features and technologies that make in-vehicle communication easier and faster. Available with Touring and Elite trims, CabinWatch allows the driver and front passenger to view the second- and third-row passengers via the 8-inch Display Audio screen, using a ceiling-mounted camera with infrared capability. Odyssey’s available CabinTalk in-car public address system allows the driver to talk with the second- and third-row passengers through the second- and third-row speakers and, in models equipped with the Rear Entertainment System, through the wireless headphones.

Key available connected-car technologies include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, CabinControl app, Social Playlist which works as a virtual family jukebox, 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, and a 10-inch, high-resolution Rear Entertainment System with Blu-Ray and streaming video capabilities. For 2019, EX-L and above trims add a second 2.5-amp USB port inside the center console.

The 2019 Odyssey’s Magic Slide 2nd-row seats (EX and above) enable greater flexibility for optimal passenger comfort, people- and cargo-hauling ease and easy access to the third row. With four different seating modes, including removal of center seat, passengers are able to select their preferred space and seat position.

The Honda Odyssey was researched, designed and engineered by Honda R&D Americas in Raymond, Ohio, and both the vehicle and its V6 engine are produced exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama using domestic and globally-sourced parts. The Honda-developed 10-speed transmission is produced exclusively by Honda Precision Parts Georgia in Tallapoosa, Georgia.

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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, 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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2018 Honda Odyssey and CR-V Named ‘Best Cars for Families’ by U.S. News & World Report

The 2018 Honda Odyssey and CR-V have been named as the Best Minivan and Best Compact SUV, respectively, in the U.S. News & World Report‘s 2018 “Best Cars for Families” awards. The 2018 Odyssey won its category for the 8th year in a row, while the CR-V topped its category for the 4th straight year.

To establish the “Best Cars for Families” U.S. News & World Report tallies safety and reliability ratings, seating and cargo volume, available family-friendly features and professional automotive reviews. For more information about the 2018 “Best Cars for Families” awards visit www.usnews.com/cars-families.

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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.

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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American Honda Reports February 2018 Sales Results

  • Honda HR-V sets new February sales record, gaining 6.9%
  • Honda Pilot sales jump 49% in February, its 6th consecutive month of sales gains
  • Honda Odyssey bucks minivan market trend as retail sales drive 3.4% increase
  • Double-digit gains for TLX, ILX and RLX push Acura cars up 17.4% for the month

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) today reported February sales of 115,557 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of 5 percent versus February 2017. Honda Division sales were down 5.6 percent on sales of 104,588, with Honda cars down 6.9 percent on sales of 50,646, and trucks down 4.4 percent on sales of 53,942 vehicles. Total Acura Division sales gained 1 percent in February with 10,969 units sold. Acura cars gained 17.4 percent on sales of 3,866, while trucks decreased 6.2 percent on sales of 7,103 vehicles for the month.

“As supplies of our light-truck offerings continue to grow, we’ve maintained a strong sales pace, notably with sharp increases to Pilot and HR-V,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division & general manager of the Honda brand.  “We’re selling every CR-V we can build and it continues to lead the segment in average transaction price, which demonstrates its true retail demand.”

Honda
Based entirely on retail sales, the new Accord performed strongly in a midsize segment that continues to be marked by heavy incentives and fleet sales. Pilot jumped nearly 50 percent in February as Honda’s flagship SUV extended its winning streak to six straight months. Odyssey sidestepped the recent downward minivan trend, while HR-V moved ahead with a new February record.

  • HR-V set a new February benchmark, rising 6.9 percent on sales of 6,791.
  • Pilot sales jumped 48.9 percent on sales of 12,056, gaining for the 6th month in a row since production supply increased.
  • Against a receding segment tide, Odyssey made a solid gain based on retail sales, rising 3.4 percent on sales of 7,034 in February.

Acura
Much as they did in January, Acura cars drove against the industry tide with a solid 17.4 percent gain in February.

  • TLX sales were up 16.1 percent in February on sales of 2,794 units.
  • ILX gained 22.3 percent on sales of 904 vehicles.

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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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2018 Honda Accord and Odyssey Named ‘Best New Cars’ by Good Housekeeping

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord 1.5T and Odyssey have won Good Housekeeping’s 2018 “Best New Car Awards,” topping the sedan and minivan categories, respectively. The winners will appear in the February issue of Good Housekeeping.

To determine winners of its Best New Car Awards, Good Housekeeping Institute works in partnership with experts at Car & Driver magazine to assess hundreds of new vehicles focusing on the things drivers care about most, including value, safety performance, reliability, NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), handling, interior design, comfort and technology. More information about Good Housekeeping’s 2018 “Best New Car Awards” can be found at goodhousekeeping.com/travel-products/car-reviews.

The 5th-generation Odyssey was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year to even better meet the needs of changing American families by raising the bar for performance, cabin quietness, family-friendly interior space, comfort and connectivity. The reimagined 2018 Accord is the 10th-generation of Honda’s iconic midsized sedan that boasts more aggressive and premium styling with increased focus on stance and proportion, a spacious interior, torque-laden turbo engines in both 1.5- and 2.0-liter capacities, agile drive dynamics and rich feature content.

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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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Honda Wins Four 2018 ‘Best Cars for the Money’ Awards from U.S. News & World Report

Honda won four U.S. News & World Report 2018 “Best Cars for the Money” Awards, the most of any automaker, including a fourth consecutive award for the Honda Fit and a third straight year for the Honda HR-V.

Honda vehicles took home top honors in the following categories:

  • Best Subcompact Car for the Money: 2018 Honda Fit
  • Best Subcompact SUV for the Money: 2018 Honda HR-V
  • Best Compact SUV for the Money: 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Best Minivan for the Money: 2018 Honda Odyssey

For the awards, which are a measure of the best combination of quality and value, U.S. News & World Report uses data from their own vehicle rankings plus other credible sources to assess quality plus pricing information from TrueCar to determine average transaction prices. More information about the 2018 “Best Cars for the Money” Awards from U.S. News & World Report can be found at https://www.usnews.com/cars-money.

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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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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.

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