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2020 Honda CR-V: America’s Favorite Crossover Gets Significant Upgrades in Technology, Features and LX Powertrain

  • Popular LX trim adds 1.5L turbo engine, Honda Sensing® as standard
  • All-new electrified CR-V Hybrid to join the lineup early next year
  • America’s most popular crossover recently reached 5-million sales mark

The refreshed 2020 Honda CR-V, an updated take on America’s most popular crossover, begins arriving in dealerships tomorrow with a refreshed exterior design, new and upgraded features, and a new turbocharged powertrain for the popular LX trim, along with standard Honda Sensing® technologies on all grades. With cumulative U.S. sales now topping the 5-million-unit mark, the 2020 model looks to extend CR-V’s position as the best-selling crossover in America over the past 22 years.

The 2020 CR-V goes on sale with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price starting at $25,0501 (excluding destination and handling charges) for the front-wheel-drive LX model, an increase of just $600 despite the addition of Honda Sensing and a more powerful and efficient 1.5-liter turbocharged engine to the LX trim. An all-new, even more powerful and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric CR-V will join the lineup early next year.

All 2020 CR-Vs benefit from new front and rear exterior styling cues, including a redesigned front bumper and grille, and new headlight designs. EX and EX-L trims also get redesigned alloy wheels, while Touring grades get new 19-inch (+1 in.) wheels and tires. The 2020 model also debuts three new exterior colors: Radiant Red Metallic, Sonic Gray Pearl, and Aegean Blue Pearl.

Inside, CR-V’s spacious and tech-savvy cabin gets a redesigned center console with more conveniently located USB ports and more flexible storage space, while the line-topping CR-V Touring adds a heated steering wheel and wireless smartphone charging.

Mechanically, the biggest change to the 2020 CR-V is the addition of the 1.5-liter turbocharged direct-injected engine for the popular LX trim, which replaces a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine. For the LX, this means more power (+6 horsepower), a flatter torque curve (179 lb.-ft. @ 2000-5000 rpm vs. 180 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm) and a higher EPA fuel economy rating (+2 mpg city/highway/combined).

Importantly, the CR-V LX also gets Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment, extending these popular features throughout the CR-V lineup.

2020 CR-V Pricing & EPA Data

Model / Trim / Drivetrain

MSRP1

MSRP1 Including $1,095 Destination Charge

EPA Mileage Rating
(City/Hwy/Combined)2

CR-V LX (2WD)

$25,050

$26,145

28 / 34 / 30

CR-V LX (AWD)

$26,550

$27,645

27 / 32 / 29

CR-V EX (2WD)

$27,560

$28,655

28 / 34 / 30

CR-V EX (AWD)

$29,060

$30,155

27 / 32 / 29

CR-V EX-L (2WD)

$30,050

$31,145

28 / 34 / 30

CR-V EX-L (AWD)

$31,550

$32,645

27 / 32 / 29

CR-V Touring (2WD)

$33,250

$34,345

28 / 34 / 30

CR-V Touring (AWD)

$34,750

$35,845

27 / 32 / 29

ADVANCED POWERTRAINS

All gasoline-powered 2020 CR-Vs now feature a 1.5-liter turbocharged direct-injected powerplant rated at 190 horsepower (SAE net) and 179 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net), delivering refined and responsive performance across the engine’s full operating range. Available in front-wheel-drive or with Honda Real Time all-wheel drive, power is transmitted through a sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with smooth-shifting Honda G-Shift control logic.

More information on the CR-V Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid-electric powertrain will be available closer to when it goes on sale early next year.

2020 Honda CR-V Powertrain Details

 

2020 CR-V LX, EX, EX-L, Touring

Engine Type

Turbocharged In-Line 4-Cylinder

Displacement (cc)

1498

Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)

190 @ 5600

Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm SAE net)

179 @ 2000-5000

Bore and Stroke (mm)

73 x 89.5

Compression Ratio

10.3:1

Maximum Boost (psi)

18.5

Fuel Injection

Direct

Valvetrain

16-Valve DOHC w/dual VTC

Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System

Low-Inertia Mono-Scroll Turbocharger

SOPHISTICATED EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR STYLING

The 2020 Honda CR-V’s more upscale and distinctive presence comes courtesy of a new blackout grille, and broad new openings for the fog lights. EX, EX-L and Touring trims get new, round LED fog lights. The added sophistication continues in back with dark-tinted taillight lenses, a dark chrome tailgate garnish and more darkly tinted rear glass. EX and EX-L trims get newly designed 18-inch wheels with a dark gray and machined finish, while the Touring trim’s new, larger 10-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels and tires (+1 inch) raise the bar on the Touring’s stance and upscale demeanor. Touring trims also get new chrome exhaust finishers. Three new exterior colors come to the CR-V – Sonic Gray Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, and Aegean Blue Pearl – expanding to eight the number of color choices available for CR-V.

Inside, all 2020 Honda CR-Vs get a redesigned center console that is easier to use, with more flexible storage options, while CR-V Touring trims now come standard with Qi-compatible wireless cell phone charging. Other in-vehicle technologies include a color TFT driver information interface (DII) center meter display, available 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, and an available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. Additional available tech includes remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), rear USB charging ports, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment and driver’s seat with 8-way power adjustment and 4-way power lumbar support, and heated front seats.

ADVANCED SAFETY AND DRIVER-ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Beginning with the 2020 model year, all Honda CR-V trims come standard with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing® includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). Additional driver-assistive technologies include the available blind spot information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Auto High Beam headlights.

The 2020 CR-V also incorporates the latest generation of Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and targets the highest collision safety ratings. These include a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)3 and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention with Honda Sensing.

SAFETY & DRIVER ASSISTIVE FEATURES

LX

EX

EX-L

Touring

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) (HS)

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (HS)

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) (HS)

Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) (HS)

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) (HS)

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (HS)

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Brake Assist

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

With guidelines

With dynamic guidelines

With dynamic guidelines

With dynamic guidelines

Honda LaneWatch™

 

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure

Advanced Front Airbags

Front Side Airbags

Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor

3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions

Front 3-Point Seat Belts w/ Automatic Tensioning System

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)

Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder

Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

(HS)=feature is a component of the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features

CHASSIS TECHNOLOGY

The 2020 Honda CR-V maintains the same class-leading agility and confidence-inspiring handling as before. Its front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension use specially tuned low-friction dampers, with both FWD and AWD models including tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars that promote responsive turn-in and flatter cornering. Dual-pinion, variable-ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) also contributes to the CR-V’s direct and satisfying steering feel.

Model Trim Level Summary

CR-V LX
Honda Sensing (new to trim)
Auto high/low beams (new to trim)
1.5-liter engine (new to trim)
Idle Start/Stop
12V power outlet
USB input
Black exterior door handles
Black exterior mirrors
17-inch alloy wheels
Automatic climate control
Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
Manual seats
4-speaker audio system

(New features for 2020 in bold)

EX (add or replace from LX)
LED Fog lights
HD Radio
One-touch moonroof with tilt feature
Blind spot information
18-inch wheels
8-way power driver’s seat
Privacy glass
7-inch Display Audio system with six-speakers
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
Smart Start / Smart Entry
Security system
Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Remote start
Heated front seats
XM Radio
Mirror turn signals
Heated outside mirrors
Body-color door handles
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
2 Rear USB
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Front tweeters (+2 speakers)
Ambient lights
Cargo cover
Body-colored mirrors
Auto up/down windows
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Passenger-side seatback pocket

(New features for 2020 in bold)

EX-L (add or replace from EX)
Leather seating surfaces
Power tailgate
4-way power passenger seat
Auto dimming rearview mirror
Driver’s seat memory controls
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Leather-wrapped shifter
HomeLink®
Rear tweeters (+2 speakers)
Touring (add or replace from EX-L)
19-inch alloy wheels (+1-inch)
Heated steering wheel
Wireless charging
Updated LED high and low-beam headlights
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
Roof rails
Rain-sensing wipers
Hands-free access power tailgate
Chrome exhaust
9-speaker premium audio (+1 speaker)

(New features for 2020 in bold)

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Honda SEMA Show Exhibit Celebrates 60 Years in North America, and Enduring Commitment to Enthusiast Community

  • Unique display showcases 60-year heritage of Honda in North America with both vintage and modern products
  • Refreshed 2020 CR-V, all-new CR-V Hybrid outfitted for adventure
  • Winner of the Honda Super Tuner Legends Series is featured
  • Multiple powersports products include accessorized Talon 1000R

The Honda exhibit at the 2019 SEMA Show will celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary in the U.S., Honda’s longstanding commitment to the enthusiast community, and the accessorization opportunities of Honda’s line-up today—helping light the way for owners to indulge their personalities and lifestyles. At center stage is a pair of 2020 Honda CR-Vs – refreshed gasoline variant and all-new hybrid – accessorized for outdoor enthusiasts. Alongside the adventure CR-Vs is a 2019 Honda Passport fresh from the American Rally Association circuit, a Honda Ridgeline pickup featuring Honda Factory Performance (HFP) concept accessories, and an accessorized Honda Talon 1000R side-by-side.

Paying tribute to American Honda’s 60th anniversary is a faithful replica of the red-and-white Chevy Apache pickup used by Honda motorcycle salespeople in the early 1960s, alongside a 1968 Honda S800 Coupe “Outlaw” sports car, a modified version of one of Honda’s very first production cars. Also featured will be a Civic Si heavily modified for competition in Formula Drift, two Super Street Civic Si project cars from 1999 and today, and the winner of this year’s Honda Super Tuner Legends Series, a component of the annual Hot Wheels™ Legends Tour competition – a 1972 Honda N600 with its rear wheels driven by the engine from a Honda VFR motorcycle.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid “Do” Build by Jsport Performance Accessories
This 2020 CR-V Hybrid “Do” build was created by Jsport with the “weekend warrior” in mind, someone who needs a versatile vehicle that will transport him or her to the nearest trailhead, while retaining the everyday practicality that the CR-V provides. Modifications include a 1.5-inch lift kit, side steps, and roof basket from Jsport, 17-inch KMC off-road wheels with Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tires, and a Cannondale mountain bike mounted to the roof basket.

2020 CR-V “Dream” Build by Jsport Performance Accessories
This gas-engine 2020 CR-V “Dream” build was designed for the “overlander” type – someone who wants to venture past the trailhead and explore the outdoors with a vehicle equipped with the gear to support self-reliant adventure travel. Modifications to the CR-V for overlanding include a 1.5-inch lift kit, side steps, front bumper, rear tire gate, and Plateau modular roof rack from Jsport, 17-inch KMC off-road wheels with Nitto Ridge Grappler all-terrain tires, and a Roofnest Falcon clamshell-style rooftop tent. The cargo area has been upfitted with an organization cabinet and a slide-out refrigerator.

Ridgeline HFP Concept with Lifestyle Accessories
Well-known for its accessories and performance parts for sport compact models, Honda Factory Performance (HFP) explores the possibility of expanding its offerings to more rugged lifestyle vehicles with the Ridgeline HFP Concept. The truck is lifted and the track widened for a rugged stance, with all-terrain tires mounted on concept 18-inch bronze-finish HFP alloy wheels, and various currently available Honda Genuine Accessories. In the bed is a pair of custom Fuji mountain bikes painted in the same color as the Ridgeline, mounted using Thule bed bike fork mounts. Additional accessories from Thule include an Xsporster bed rack and Kukenam 3 tent in Siberian Camo.

Rally Passport
The Rally Passport was built by Honda R&D associates in Ohio as a private, after-hours project to showcase the performance potential and help elevate the off-road capability of the all-new 2019 Passport. The Rally Passport was built to compete in stage rally competition in the Limited 4WD class of the American Rally Association. The vehicle in its first event placed 2nd in class and 12th overall out of 75 total competitors in the Southern Ohio Forest Rally. Modifications were mostly for the sake of race safety and included a roll cage and safety equipment per ARA regulations, Maxxis RAZR MT Tires on Braid Wheels, Carbotech brake pads, skid plates in the front and rear, and a hand-operated hydraulic brake.

Heritage Chevy Truck with Vintage Cub and CB160
The 1961 Chevrolet half-ton pickup on display is a faithful reproduction of one of the delivery trucks used by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) shortly after first opening for business in 1959. Modeled after the one used in an iconic photo circa 1961 in front of AHM’s original office in Los Angeles, the truck features hand-painted lettering and period-correct trim. Additionally, the truck’s cargo reflects two important motorcycles from those early days, helping recreate what the package looked like as salespeople traveled around the state to support their dealers. The 1965 Honda 50 helped put Honda on the map in the early 1960s, thanks to its low price and easy-to-ride nature that put it within reach of anyone. The 1965 Honda CB160 was one of Honda’s early small displacement sport bikes, itself a big hit for AHM, following in the footsteps of the larger CB77 “Super Hawk” in moving away from a stamped steel monocoque in favor of a tubular steel frame.

1968 Honda S800 Coupe “Outlaw”
The custom 1968 Honda S800 Coupe “Outlaw” built by producer and actor Daniel Wu is based on an original S800, one of the very first production cars Honda ever made. While Wu had contemplated an engine swap, instead he had the original stock engine completely rebuilt to new condition and added a custom exhaust system made by GReddy, with the exhaust pipes exiting the middle of the vehicle. The custom body kit was made by Pandem’s Kei Miura to give the S800 a more aggressive look with custom flares, a custom air dam, and a suspension that’s 2 inches lower than stock. The fender flares broaden the stance by about 4 inches, supported by widened stock steel wheels wrapped in Toyo R888R tires. A custom interior contrasts against the exterior, with red leather seating and the original S800 steering wheel also accented in red leather.

Honda Super Tuner Legends Series Winner: N600
This very special and heavily customized Honda N600 just took top honors in the Honda Super Tuner Legends Series competition, a component of Mattel, Inc.’s annual Hot Wheels™ Legends Tour. Built over a five-year period by Dean Williams and now owned by Stephen Mines, this unusual car is powered by a Honda VFR 800cc V4 motorcycle engine driving the rear wheels on a modified Mazda Miata suspension system. Sporting a 12,000 RPM redline and an incredible deep-throated growl, this tiny hot rod puts a huge grin on the face of anyone who sees, hears, and especially, drives it.

Honda Tuning 2018 Civic Si Project by Super Street Magazine
The Honda Tuning Civic Si project was designed to test multiple off-the-shelf aftermarket products in order to establish just how much tuning potential the 10th-generation Civic offers. Super Street editors addressed areas that the average enthusiast would, with the goal of all modifications being 100-percent reversible. Modifications to the Si powertrain included an intake and intercooler kit, an ECU re-flash, complete front-to-rear exhaust system and a complete turbo kit with a new downpipe. Interior modifications include lower-positioned seats with more pronounced thigh and side bolsters, an adjustable length and height shifter, and adjustable gas pedal spacer.

Jeanneret Racing and Olson Kustom Works Civic Si Drift Car
The 10th-gen based Civic Si Drift Car built by Jeanneret Racing and Olson Kustom Works begins with the front-wheel drive Civic chassis, and transforming it into a race-only Formula Drift vehicle. This required extensive modifications to the chassis to turn it from a front-wheel drive car into a rear-wheel drive one. Engine modifications not only included re-orienting the K24 engine to drive the rear wheels, but also to bring it up to a competition-spec 926 horsepower at the wheels. Chassis, engine and body modifications were performed in-house in conjunction with Jeanneret Racing and Olson Kustom Works.

Super Street 2000 Civic Si Challenge Winner
Winner of the Civic Si Challenge in 2000, this 1999 Honda Civic Si was extensively modified by Super Street magazine, and faithfully preserved by American Honda as a representation of tuner styles of the early 21st century. Organized by Honda, the Civic Si Challenge asked participants to modify a stock Civic Si with a $10,000 budget and turn it into a show, drag, or race car, or a combination of all three. After winning, the Super Street Honda Civic Si was duplicated by Mattel™ as a 1:18-scale model.

Honda Powersports
The Honda Powersports lineup on display at SEMA will showcase a number of different products, featuring the following:

  • Proctor Racing Talon 1000R – Maximizing style and function, Proctor Race Group has added personal touches to the Talon 1000R that dig deep into Honda’s racing roots. A pair of Sparco seats mounted with a set of Jsport SXS aluminum seat mounts, as well as a set of Mastercraft cam-lock harnesses combine with a custom MPI Innovations steering wheel to complete the interior. This Talon sits on KMC “Grenade” bead-lock wheels wrapped in 32-inch EFX Motohammer tires. An intrusion bar, front and rear bumpers from Jsport SXS, along with a strut-mounted spare tire carrier, help complete the aggressive styling of this Honda Talon.
  • City Slicker 2019 Super Cub 125 – The City Slicker Super Cub built by Steady Garage sports chopped and shortened front and rear fenders with a retrofitted front suspension using aftermarket components designed for the Honda Ruckus. Custom hubs carry three-piece front and rear wheels. The custom two-tone green and off-white paint was done by Midnight Garage/Advance Auto Group in San Gabriel Valley, Calif., with custom seating from Rogelio’s Auto Upholstery in Irwindale, Calif. A Yoshimura Magnum GP exhaust system was added for a deep, throaty sound.
    The Honda Super Cub, on which this project is based, is the world’s best-selling motorcycle of all time, with well over 100 million units sold.
  • 2019 Monkey 125 “SARU with Love” – Built by Arthur Yang, the “SARU with Love” Monkey 125 features numerous aftermarket enhancements from Over Racing, including forged aluminum wheels, a titanium exhaust system, aluminum swing arm, CNC side-plate covers, and an Over Racing handlebar system. The suspension has been refitted using Ohlins components, with a Chimera Engineering ram intake, Kitaco seat, and Asia-spec light conversion that completes the package.
  • Custom CRF450L “Grey Area” – Documented in a series of vlogs, the Gray Area CRF450L built by former Honda Supercross and Motocross racer Cole Seely sports a number of modifications. Working with Bleach Design Werks, Seely added black Dubya wheels to match the black frame. Throttle Jockey helped design the “Grey Area” graphics, and the suspension was upgraded for supercross duty.
  • 2019 CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports – When the CRF1000L Africa Twin was introduced in 2016 as an homage to the successful XRV650 and XRV750, the full-scale adventure motorcycle was immediately heralded for being equally capable of crossing rugged continents and highway cruising. Now, the “True Adventure” spirit of the award-winning model expands with the introduction of the CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports, which pushes the platform even further into the long-range off-road-ready territory. This Africa Twin Adventure Sports has been equipped for a moto camping adventure with Honda Genuine panniers, camping gear and more off-road friendly tires.

For more information about the full range of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides, go to http://powersports.honda.com/.

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Honda SEMA Show Exhibit Celebrates 60 Years in North America, and Enduring Commitment to Enthusiast Community

  • Unique display showcases 60-year heritage of Honda in North America with both vintage and modern products
  • Refreshed 2020 CR-V, all-new CR-V Hybrid outfitted for adventure
  • Winner of the Honda Super Tuner Legends Series is featured
  • Multiple powersports products include accessorized Talon 1000R

The Honda exhibit at the 2019 SEMA Show will celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary in the U.S., Honda’s longstanding commitment to the enthusiast community, and the accessorization opportunities of Honda’s line-up today—helping light the way for owners to indulge their personalities and lifestyles. At center stage is a pair of 2020 Honda CR-Vs – refreshed gasoline variant and all-new hybrid – accessorized for outdoor enthusiasts. Alongside the adventure CR-Vs is a 2019 Honda Passport fresh from the American Rally Association circuit, a Honda Ridgeline pickup featuring Honda Factory Performance (HFP) concept accessories, and an accessorized Honda Talon 1000R side-by-side.

Paying tribute to American Honda’s 60th anniversary is a faithful replica of the red-and-white Chevy Apache pickup used by Honda motorcycle salespeople in the early 1960s, alongside a 1968 Honda S800 Coupe “Outlaw” sports car, a modified version of one of Honda’s very first production cars. Also featured will be a Civic Si heavily modified for competition in Formula Drift, two Super Street Civic Si project cars from 1999 and today, and the winner of this year’s Honda Super Tuner Legends Series, a component of the annual Hot Wheels™ Legends Tour competition – a 1972 Honda N600 with its rear wheels driven by the engine from a Honda VFR motorcycle.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid “Do” Build by Jsport Performance Accessories
This 2020 CR-V Hybrid “Do” build was created by Jsport with the “weekend warrior” in mind, someone who needs a versatile vehicle that will transport him or her to the nearest trailhead, while retaining the everyday practicality that the CR-V provides. Modifications include a 1.5-inch lift kit, side steps, and roof basket from Jsport, 17-inch KMC off-road wheels with Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tires, and a Cannondale mountain bike mounted to the roof basket.

2020 CR-V “Dream” Build by Jsport Performance Accessories
This gas-engine 2020 CR-V “Dream” build was designed for the “overlander” type – someone who wants to venture past the trailhead and explore the outdoors with a vehicle equipped with the gear to support self-reliant adventure travel. Modifications to the CR-V for overlanding include a 1.5-inch lift kit, side steps, front bumper, rear tire gate, and Plateau modular roof rack from Jsport, 17-inch KMC off-road wheels with Nitto Ridge Grappler all-terrain tires, and a Roofnest Falcon clamshell-style rooftop tent. The cargo area has been upfitted with an organization cabinet and a slide-out refrigerator.

Ridgeline HFP Concept with Lifestyle Accessories
Well-known for its accessories and performance parts for sport compact models, Honda Factory Performance (HFP) explores the possibility of expanding its offerings to more rugged lifestyle vehicles with the Ridgeline HFP Concept. The truck is lifted and the track widened for a rugged stance, with all-terrain tires mounted on concept 18-inch bronze-finish HFP alloy wheels, and various currently available Honda Genuine Accessories. In the bed is a pair of custom Fuji mountain bikes painted in the same color as the Ridgeline, mounted using Thule bed bike fork mounts. Additional accessories from Thule include an Xsporster bed rack and Kukenam 3 tent in Siberian Camo.

Rally Passport
The Rally Passport was built by Honda R&D associates in Ohio as a private, after-hours project to showcase the performance potential and help elevate the off-road capability of the all-new 2019 Passport. The Rally Passport was built to compete in stage rally competition in the Limited 4WD class of the American Rally Association. The vehicle in its first event placed 2nd in class and 12th overall out of 75 total competitors in the Southern Ohio Forest Rally. Modifications were mostly for the sake of race safety and included a roll cage and safety equipment per ARA regulations, Maxxis RAZR MT Tires on Braid Wheels, Carbotech brake pads, skid plates in the front and rear, and a hand-operated hydraulic brake.

Heritage Chevy Truck with Vintage Cub and CB160
The 1961 Chevrolet half-ton pickup on display is a faithful reproduction of one of the delivery trucks used by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) shortly after first opening for business in 1959. Modeled after the one used in an iconic photo circa 1961 in front of AHM’s original office in Los Angeles, the truck features hand-painted lettering and period-correct trim. Additionally, the truck’s cargo reflects two important motorcycles from those early days, helping recreate what the package looked like as salespeople traveled around the state to support their dealers. The 1965 Honda 50 helped put Honda on the map in the early 1960s, thanks to its low price and easy-to-ride nature that put it within reach of anyone. The 1965 Honda CB160 was one of Honda’s early small displacement sport bikes, itself a big hit for AHM, following in the footsteps of the larger CB77 “Super Hawk” in moving away from a stamped steel monocoque in favor of a tubular steel frame.

1968 Honda S800 Coupe “Outlaw”
The custom 1968 Honda S800 Coupe “Outlaw” built by producer and actor Daniel Wu is based on an original S800, one of the very first production cars Honda ever made. While Wu had contemplated an engine swap, instead he had the original stock engine completely rebuilt to new condition and added a custom exhaust system made by GReddy, with the exhaust pipes exiting the middle of the vehicle. The custom body kit was made by Pandem’s Kei Miura to give the S800 a more aggressive look with custom flares, a custom air dam, and a suspension that’s 2 inches lower than stock. The fender flares broaden the stance by about 4 inches, supported by widened stock steel wheels wrapped in Toyo R888R tires. A custom interior contrasts against the exterior, with red leather seating and the original S800 steering wheel also accented in red leather.

Honda Super Tuner Legends Series Winner: N600
This very special and heavily customized Honda N600 just took top honors in the Honda Super Tuner Legends Series competition, a component of Mattel, Inc.’s annual Hot Wheels™ Legends Tour. Built over a five-year period by Dean Williams and now owned by Stephen Mines, this unusual car is powered by a Honda VFR 800cc V4 motorcycle engine driving the rear wheels on a modified Mazda Miata suspension system. Sporting a 12,000 RPM redline and an incredible deep-throated growl, this tiny hot rod puts a huge grin on the face of anyone who sees, hears, and especially, drives it.

Honda Tuning 2018 Civic Si Project by Super Street Magazine
The Honda Tuning Civic Si project was designed to test multiple off-the-shelf aftermarket products in order to establish just how much tuning potential the 10th-generation Civic offers. Super Street editors addressed areas that the average enthusiast would, with the goal of all modifications being 100-percent reversible. Modifications to the Si powertrain included an intake and intercooler kit, an ECU re-flash, complete front-to-rear exhaust system and a complete turbo kit with a new downpipe. Interior modifications include lower-positioned seats with more pronounced thigh and side bolsters, an adjustable length and height shifter, and adjustable gas pedal spacer.

Jeanneret Racing and Olson Kustom Works Civic Si Drift Car
The 10th-gen based Civic Si Drift Car built by Jeanneret Racing and Olson Kustom Works begins with the front-wheel drive Civic chassis, and transforming it into a race-only Formula Drift vehicle. This required extensive modifications to the chassis to turn it from a front-wheel drive car into a rear-wheel drive one. Engine modifications not only included re-orienting the K24 engine to drive the rear wheels, but also to bring it up to a competition-spec 926 horsepower at the wheels. Chassis, engine and body modifications were performed in-house in conjunction with Jeanneret Racing and Olson Kustom Works.

Super Street 2000 Civic Si Challenge Winner
Winner of the Civic Si Challenge in 2000, this 1999 Honda Civic Si was extensively modified by Super Street magazine, and faithfully preserved by American Honda as a representation of tuner styles of the early 21st century. Organized by Honda, the Civic Si Challenge asked participants to modify a stock Civic Si with a $10,000 budget and turn it into a show, drag, or race car, or a combination of all three. After winning, the Super Street Honda Civic Si was duplicated by Mattel™ as a 1:18-scale model.

Honda Powersports
The Honda Powersports lineup on display at SEMA will showcase a number of different products, featuring the following:

  • Proctor Racing Talon 1000R – Maximizing style and function, Proctor Race Group has added personal touches to the Talon 1000R that dig deep into Honda’s racing roots. A pair of Sparco seats mounted with a set of Jsport SXS aluminum seat mounts, as well as a set of Mastercraft cam-lock harnesses combine with a custom MPI Innovations steering wheel to complete the interior. This Talon sits on KMC “Grenade” bead-lock wheels wrapped in 32-inch EFX Motohammer tires. An intrusion bar, front and rear bumpers from Jsport SXS, along with a strut-mounted spare tire carrier, help complete the aggressive styling of this Honda Talon.
  • City Slicker 2019 Super Cub 125 – The City Slicker Super Cub built by Steady Garage sports chopped and shortened front and rear fenders with a retrofitted front suspension using aftermarket components designed for the Honda Ruckus. Custom hubs carry three-piece front and rear wheels. The custom two-tone green and off-white paint was done by Midnight Garage/Advance Auto Group in San Gabriel Valley, Calif., with custom seating from Rogelio’s Auto Upholstery in Irwindale, Calif. A Yoshimura Magnum GP exhaust system was added for a deep, throaty sound.
    The Honda Super Cub, on which this project is based, is the world’s best-selling motorcycle of all time, with well over 100 million units sold.
  • 2019 Monkey 125 “SARU with Love” – Built by Arthur Yang, the “SARU with Love” Monkey 125 features numerous aftermarket enhancements from Over Racing, including forged aluminum wheels, a titanium exhaust system, aluminum swing arm, CNC side-plate covers, and an Over Racing handlebar system. The suspension has been refitted using Ohlins components, with a Chimera Engineering ram intake, Kitaco seat, and Asia-spec light conversion that completes the package.
  • Custom CRF450L “Grey Area” – Documented in a series of vlogs, the Gray Area CRF450L built by former Honda Supercross and Motocross racer Cole Seely sports a number of modifications. Working with Bleach Design Werks, Seely added black Dubya wheels to match the black frame. Throttle Jockey helped design the “Grey Area” graphics, and the suspension was upgraded for supercross duty.
  • 2019 CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports – When the CRF1000L Africa Twin was introduced in 2016 as an homage to the successful XRV650 and XRV750, the full-scale adventure motorcycle was immediately heralded for being equally capable of crossing rugged continents and highway cruising. Now, the “True Adventure” spirit of the award-winning model expands with the introduction of the CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports, which pushes the platform even further into the long-range off-road-ready territory. This Africa Twin Adventure Sports has been equipped for a moto camping adventure with Honda Genuine panniers, camping gear and more off-road friendly tires.

For more information about the full range of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides, go to http://powersports.honda.com/.

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Gateway to the Brand – 2020 Acura ILX Arrives in Dealerships

  • ILX is retail #1 and fastest-growing model in the premium compact sedan segment1
  • ILX captures the most first-time, millennial and multicultural buyers in Acura lineup2
  • ILX combines sporty styling with array of high-tech and premium features, including available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration and standard AcuraWatch™  

Arriving today in Acura showrooms, the 2020 ILX looks to continue its success as the retail best-selling model in segment. ILX is a critical gateway to the Acura brand, capturing the most first-time, millennial and multicultural buyers of any model in the Acura lineup. Receiving major upgrades for the 2019 model year, ILX became the fastest growing model in its segment and earned its best sales month in more than three years this August. The 2020 Acura ILX will be offered at a starting price3 of $25,900 (excluding $995 destination and handling), unchanged from the previous model year.

Just a year ago, Acura completed a design transformation of its lineup – introducing a significantly updated ILX with sportier styling, standard AcuraWatch™ technology as well as updated cabin tech, including available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.In the first eight months of 2019, ILX has picked up more than nine points of retail segment share1 and captures the largest percentage of sales from under-35 buyers of any model in the premium compact sedan segment.

Additionally, for the past two years, ILX has earned the top spot in Kelly Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own rankings among entry-luxury cars, indicative of the Acura brand’s strong reputation for high quality and strong value retention.

2020 ILX
The 2020 Acura ILX is available with three distinct packages: Premium, Technology and the popular A-Spec sport appearance package – each powered by a 201-horsepower (SAE net), 2.4-liter, DOHC i-VTEC™ engine and quick-shifting 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Every 2020 ILX receives an EPA fuel economy rating of 24/34/28 mpg (city/highway/combined)4.

Additionally, all 2020 ILX models come equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

2020 ILX Key Features Include:

  • 2.4-liter direct-injected 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC™ engine
  • 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Standard AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Available On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface with 7-inch lower touchscreen and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Driver 2-way power lumbar control
  • Front and rear sport seats (with available high-contrast piping and stitching)
  • Silver-finished dash trim with chrome insert
  • Machine-finished ignition button
  • Premium interior including available Milano leather-wrapped steering wheel with Euro-style stitching and Milano leather seats with high-contrast piping and stitching
  • Acura 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and LED taillights
  • 17-inch split 5-spoke alloy wheels with trim-specific finishes
  • 7 exterior color options: Premium colors include: Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic and A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl. Additional exterior colors include: Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic. 
  • Interior color options: Espresso, along with Graystone and Ebony. Exclusive A-Spec interior colors include Ebony and Red, both with black Ultrasuede™ inserts

2020 ILX A-Spec Features:

  • A-Spec exclusive 18-inch wheel with aggressive design and Shark Grey finish
  • Front grille and lower fascia with dark chrome trim
  • LED fog lights
  • Dark treatment headlights and taillights
  • Gloss-black decklid spoiler
  • Graphite-silver dash accent with chrome insert
  • A-Spec badged steering wheel with contrast stitching and aluminum sport pedals
  • Sport seats finished in A-Spec exclusive Ebony or Red leather with black Ultrasuede® center panels and high-contrast stitching
  • Exclusive A-Spec exterior color: Apex Blue Pearl; Interior colors include Ebony and Red, both with black Ultrasuede™ insert

Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim

MSRP1

MSRP
Including $995 Destination Charge

EPA MPG Rating
(city/highway/ combined)2

ILX

$25,900

$26,995

24/34/28

ILX with Premium Package

$27,750

$28,745

24/34/28

ILX with Technology Package

$29,650

$30,645

24/34/28

ILX A-Spec with Premium Package

$29,750

$30,745

24/34/28

ILX A-Spec with Technology Package

$31,650

$32,645

24/34/28

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2020 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe Arriving at Dealers as America’s Most Popular Passenger Car

  • Civic Sport trim offers energetic style, performance and value
  • Honda Sensing® and automatic high beams standard across lineup
  • 10th-generation Civic is the retail best-selling passenger car in America

Thoroughly refreshed last year, the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe begin arriving at dealerships tomorrow with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $19,7501 (excluding $930 destination and handling). The refreshed styling from last year and numerous interior upgrades carry over to the 2020 model as Civic continues its run as the retail best-selling car in America three years running1.

New last year for Coupe and Sedan, the Civic Sport quickly became the second most popular trim in the Civic lineup. Unique styling within the Civic lineup includes a black-painted rear spoiler, black grille, fog lights with gloss black trim and a center-mounted chrome exhaust finisher styled after Civic Si. Sport interiors feature red gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, paddle shifters on CVT-equipped models, textured aluminum sport pedals and Sport-specific seat materials with a combination of synthetic leather and cloth. Powering Sport trims is a responsive 2.0-liter engine and available 6-speed manual transmission. Handling is improved with trim-exclusive shock absorbers and rear lower control arms, and a stiffer front stabilizer bar. In addition, all Sport trims have 18-inch wheels wrapped in the same all-season performance tires as Civic Si.

Power for the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe LX and Sport trims comes from a 2.0-liter 4-cyliner engine producing 158 horsepower (SAE net) and 138 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) connected to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT), with paddle shifters on Sport trims. Civic EX, EX-L and Touring trims are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with peak output of 174 horsepower (SAE net) and 167 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) with a 6-speed manual, or 162 lb.-ft. (SAE net) with the CVT.

TRIM (Transmission)

MSRP2

MSRP
including $930
Destination Charge

EPA
Fuel Economy Ratings

(city/highway/combined)3

Civic Coupe LX (CVT)

$20,950

$21,880

30 / 38 / 33

Civic Coupe Sport (6MT)

$21,750

$22,680

25 / 35 / 29

Civic Coupe Sport (CVT)

$22,550

$23,480

29 / 36 / 32

Civic Coupe EX (CVT)

$23,500

$24,430

31 / 40 / 35

Civic Coupe Touring (CVT)

$27,150

$28,080

30 / 37 / 33

Civic Sedan LX (6MT)

$19,750

$20,680

25 / 36 / 29

Civic Sedan LX (CVT)

$20,550

$21,480

30 / 38 / 33

Civic Sedan Sport (6MT)

$21,450

$22,380

25 / 36 / 29

Civic Sedan Sport (CVT)

$22,250

$23,180

29 / 37 / 32

Civic Sedan EX (CVT)

$23,700

$24,630

32 / 42 / 36

Civic Sedan EX-L (CVT)

$24,900

$25,830

32 / 42 / 36

Civic Sedan Touring (CVT)

$27,600

$28,530

30 / 38 / 33

Features and Technology

Inside, Civic Sedan and Coupe models benefit from a number of features providing a more refined driving and ownership experience. The Display Audio system, standard on Sport and above trims, features an ergonomic interface that includes a volume knob and physical buttons for core functions, in addition to easy Bluetooth® device pairing, while the driver’s digital gauge cluster and intuitive steering wheel controls add to the Civic’s class-above interior feel.
Standard equipment on Civic Sedan and Coupe models includes the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist. Additional standard features on all trims include upscale items such as automatic high beams, automatic climate control, an electronic parking brake and a 7-inch digital TFT instrument cluster. Civic Sport and higher grades add a 7-inch Display Audio system that includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. EX trims add dual-zone climate control, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat (Sedan only) a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, Honda’s exclusive LaneWatch™ side-view camera, hands-free entry with push button start, an upgraded audio system with 8 speakers (450 watts and 10 speakers in Civic Coupe), heated front seats and exterior mirrors, and remote engine start. The EX-L trim, exclusive to Civic Sedan, adds leather seats, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and Homelink®.

At the top of the Civic Sedan and Coupe lineup, the Touring trim adds a Honda satellite-linked navigation system, 450-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers (standard in EX coupe), 18-inch wheels, paddle shifters with the CVT transmission, and aluminum sport pedals. Also included on Civic Touring are LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers and side-mirror turn signals. Touring Sedans also get a 4-way power passenger seat and heated rear seats.

Safety Performance and Driver Assistive Features

Standard on all Civic Sedan and Coupe trims is the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing® includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) incorporating Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Additionally, all Honda Civic models receive automatic high beams as standard equipment.

The 2020 Honda Civic also features a long list of standard active and passive safety features, including Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, driver and passenger front and side airbags, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The 2020 Civic  achieves a 5-Star overall crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and targets top crash test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). All models feature a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, while EX and higher trims have Honda LaneWatch™ as standard equipment.

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, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport 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 2018, 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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2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Achieves EPA-Rated 48 MPG City and Best-in-Class Horsepower; On Sale Tomorrow

  • Accord is the most affordable midsize hybrid sedan in America
  • Honda Sensing® standard on all trims; includes Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Accord Hybrid leading Honda to another electrified vehicle sales record

Featuring best-in-class horsepower, EPA city and combined fuel economy ratings of 48 mpg1 , and standard Honda Sensing® technology, the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid begins arriving in dealer showrooms tomorrow with a starting price of $25,4702 (excluding $930 destination and handing), making it the most affordable midsize hybrid sedan in America.

With sales up 70 percent through the end of August, the Ohio-made Accord Hybrid is helping power Honda toward a second consecutive annual record for sales of electrified vehicles in America. The Accord Hybrid is in a tight race with its compact-class cousin, the Honda Insight, to be Honda’s top selling hybrid. Sales of the two hybrid models combined are up 139 percent for the first eight months of the year.

New to the Accord Hybrid for 2020 is an updated Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) that functions whenever the car is operating on electric power only (unless in Park), enhancing awareness for pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users.

The 2020 Accord Hybrid is powered by the third generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid-electric powertrain, with an EPA fuel economy rating of 48 mpg in city and combined cycles1. The two-motor hybrid-electric powertrain joins a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle 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. The unique two-motor system operates without the need for a conventional automatic transmission and was named to the 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines list.

The 2020 Accord Hybrid offers midsize sedan shoppers the same combination of performance, refinement, technology, and value as the non-hybrid Accord, a recipe that has made Accord the winner of dozens of awards and accolades since its introduction, including 2018 North American Car of the Year. The 10th-gen Accord has been called “America’s Best Sedan” by Car and Driver,and Accordis the all-time leader in the magazine’s “10 Best” awards with 33 appearances on the coveted list.

All Honda Accords for the U.S. market are manufactured exclusively at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio, auto plant. The Accord Hybrid’s 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder is manufactured at the company’s Anna, Ohio engine plant, and the two-motor system is assembled at the company’s Raymond, Ohio transmission plant. All are manufactured using domestic and globally-sourced parts.

2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Pricing & EPA Ratings

Trim / Engine MSRP2 MSRP Including $930 Destination Charge EPA Mileage Rating
City/Hwy/Combined1
Hybrid $25,470 $26,400 48 / 47 / 48
Hybrid EX $29,370 $30,300 48 / 47 / 48
Hybrid EX-L $31,870 $32,800 48 / 47 / 48
Hybrid Touring $35,140 $36,070 48 / 47 / 48

Safety and Driver Assist Technology

Standard on every 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid is a suite of Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with pedestrian detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR). Also standard are automatic high-beam headlights, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and a driver attention monitor. Additional available driver-assistive features include blind spot information (BSI) and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Thanks in part to its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and advanced safety systems, Accord Hybrid achieves a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA in its NCAP safety ratings, along with a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including the highest available IIHS rating of “Good” in all crashworthiness tests.

Cutting-Edge Connectivity

All Accord Hybrid trims come standard with Bluetooth® music streaming and Hands Free Link®, as well as Pandora® compatibility. Accord Hybrid EX and above trims add an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, along with a range of leading-edge connectivity features, including HD Radio™ and SiriusXM® satellite radio.

The range-topping Accord Hybrid Touring adds HondaLink® subscription services (subscription required) which allow a wide range of remote services such as locking and unlocking doors from virtually anywhere via a compatible smartphone, automatic emergency calling, stolen-vehicle tracking, automatic collision notification and enhanced roadside assistance. Accord Touring also comes with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi (subscription required) and can even accept in-vehicle package deliveries via Amazon Key (subscriptions required, including Amazon Prime).

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“America’s Best Sedan” 2020 Honda Accord Heading to Dealerships

  • Accord continues to offer award-winning combination of performance, comfort, technology and style
  • Honda Sensing® standard on all trims, includes Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Only midsize sedan in its class offering a manual transmission

 With a choice of two turbocharged engines, standard Honda Sensing®, and a spacious and high-tech interior, the 2020 Honda Accord begins arriving at dealer showrooms tomorrow, September 17, with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $23,8701 (excluding $930 destination and handing). The 2020 Accord Hybrid on-sale will be announced separately.

The 10th-generation Accord offers midsize sedan shoppers a combination of performance, refinement, technology, and value that has made it the winner of dozens of awards and accolades since its introduction, including 2018 North American Car of the Year. The 10th-gen Accord has been called “America’s Best Sedan” by Car and Driver, and Accord is the all-time leader in the magazine’s “10 Best” awards with 33 appearances on the coveted list.

2020 Accord buyers can choose between two turbocharged 4-cylinder engines: a 1.5-liter, DOHC direct-injected engine with a peak output of 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque (both SAE net) backed by a CVT automatic transmission, or a 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo® with 252 peak horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque (both SAE net) with a 10-speed automatic. In Sport trims, both engines are also available with a 6-speed manual transmission, and Sport trims are also available in two exclusive colors: San Marino Red and Still Night Pearl. All Honda Accords for the U.S. market are manufactured exclusively at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio, auto plant using domestic and globally-sourced parts.

2020 Honda Accord Pricing & EPA Ratings

Trim / Engine

Transmission

MSRP1

MSRP Including $930 Destination Charge

EPA Mileage Rating2
City/Hwy/Combined

LX / 1.5L Turbo

CVT

$23,870

$24,800

30 / 38 / 33

Sport / 1.5L Turbo

6MT

$26,530

$27,460

26 / 35 / 30

Sport / 1.5L Turbo

CVT

$26,530

$27,460

29 / 35 / 31

EX / 1.5L Turbo

CVT

$27,770

$28,700

30 / 38 / 33

EX-L / 1.5L Turbo

CVT

$30,270

$31,200

30 / 38 / 33

Sport / 2.0L Turbo

6MT

$31,060

$31,990

22 / 32 / 26

Sport / 2.0L Turbo

10AT

$31,060

$31,990

22 / 32 / 26

EX-L / 2.0L Turbo

10AT

$32,270

$33,200

23 / 34 / 27

Touring / 2.0L Turbo

10AT

$36,100

$37,030

22 / 32 / 26

Safety and Driver Assist Technology

Standard on every 2020 Honda Accord Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with pedestrian sensing, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR). Also standard are automatic high-beam headlights, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and a driver attention monitor, while additional available driver-assistive features include blind spot information (BSI) and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Thanks to its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and advanced safety systems, Accord achieves a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA in its NCAP safety ratings, and is anticipated to receive a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including the highest available IIHS rating of “Good” in all crashworthiness tests.

Cutting-Edge Connectivity

All Accord trims come standard with Bluetooth® music streaming and Hands Free Link®, as well as Pandora® compatibility. Accord Sport and above trims add an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, while EX and above trims boast a range of leading-edge connectivity features, including HD Radio™ and SiriusXM® satellite radio. The range-topping Accord Touring adds HondaLink® subscription services (subscription required) which allow a wide range of remote services such as locking and unlocking doors from virtually anywhere via a compatible smartphone, automatic emergency calling, stolen-vehicle tracking, automatic collision notification and enhanced roadside assistance. Accord Touring also comes with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi (subscription required) and can even accept in-vehicle package deliveries via Amazon Key (subscriptions required, including Amazon Prime).

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, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport 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 2018, 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.

For More Information
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2020 Honda CR-V: America’s Most Popular CUV Gets New U.S.-Built Hybrid-Electric Version, Standard Honda Sensing® and Freshened Styling

  • CR-V is America’s most popular CUV over the past 22 years
  • Honda’s first hybrid-electric SUV leads plan to electrify light trucks
  • New investments and jobs to build 2020 CR-V Hybrid in Indiana

America’s best-selling crossover of the past two decades gets a major boost with the introduction of the 2020 Honda CR-V, sporting freshened styling, new features and upgraded powertrains—including a new CR-V Hybrid to be built in the company’s Greensburg, Indiana plant1. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid is the first electrified SUV from the Honda brand in America, joining the Accord Hybrid and Insight as the third electrified Honda manufactured in the U.S. as the company moves to apply its advanced two-motor hybrid-electric system to all of its core U.S. models in the years ahead.

In addition to the new hybrid-electric variant, major upgrades to the 2020 CR-V include bolder front and rear styling, re-designed wheels and standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology (previously available only on EX and above trims). All non-hybrid 2020 CR-V models are now powered by the 1.5-liter VTEC™ Turbo engine, previously available only in EX and above trims. The 2020 CR-V will go on sale at Honda dealerships nationwide this fall, followed by the launch of the all-new CR-V Hybrid in early 2020.

Production of the CR-V Hybrid for the U.S. market will take place at Honda’s Greensburg, Indiana plant alongside CR-V and the Insight hybrid sedan. The company will invest $4.2 million and add 34 new jobs in the plant to support production of the CR-V Hybrid. Honda’s Russells Point, Ohio, plant will manufacture the CR-V Hybrid’s two-motor power unit, and the company’s Anna, Ohio, engine plant will produce its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine.

“The Honda CR-V is the best-selling CUV over the past two decades and the updates we’ve made to the 2020 model, including a new hybrid-electric variant, solidify its position as a leader in the compact SUV market,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “The CR-V Hybrid also signifies our direction to bring Honda hybrid-electric technology to all core models and to invest in the production of electrified vehicles in America.”

Honda Electrification Initiative

Honda is targeting two-thirds of its global automobile sales to come from electrified vehicles by 2030. In North America, Honda is focusing on the expanded application of its advanced two-motor hybrid-electric technology as the most effective means to meet customer needs while realizing significant near-term gains in fuel efficiency and accompanying reductions in CO2 emissions that contribute to global climate change.

U.S. sales of electrified Honda vehicles are on track for a third consecutive year of growth. For the first eight months of 2019, sales of Accord Hybrid, Insight and Clarity have reached 42,270 combined sales, propelling Honda electrified vehicle sales to year-over-year gains of 67.9 percent. In 2018, Honda set a new record of 49,914 electrified vehicle sales in the U.S., which were nearly double 2017 results.

Advanced Powertrains

The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid promises substantially improved fuel efficiency while maintaining CR-V’s award-winning balance of interior space, driving dynamics and comfort that has made CR-V such a success with American buyers. The CR-V’s advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain, shared with the current Accord Hybrid, combines two electric motors with a 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC Atkinson cycle engine with greater than 40 percent thermal efficiency, the highest for any mass-produced Honda engine.

The CR-V’s two-motor system operates without the need for a conventional automatic transmission for smooth and seamless power delivery similar to a pure electric vehicle, and boasts a broad range of electric-only operation. The compact intelligent power unit (IPU), containing the hybrid battery pack and its control systems, is mounted under the cargo floor, allowing the new CR-V Hybrid to retain excellent cargo utility, including a 60/40 split rear seatback with a flat load floor. Peak total system horsepower is 212, up from 190 HP on the CR-V, along with an anticipated 50 percent increase in the EPA city fuel economy rating compared to the CR-V.

The CR-V Hybrid also marks the first application of all-wheel drive to Honda’s two-motor hybrid system in the U.S. When available traction is low, an electronic clutch activates, sending the appropriate level of power from the electric motor to the rear wheels. Detailed specifications on the new CR-V Hybrid, including EPA fuel economy ratings, will be provided closer to on-sale timing early in 2020.

Also for 2020, all non-hybrid CR-V models, including LX, are powered by the efficient 1.5-liter DOHC, direct-injected VTEC™ Turbo powerplant rated at 190 horsepower (SAE net), with responsive and refined performance across the engine’s full operating range. Available in front- or all-wheel drive configurations, power is transmitted through a smooth yet sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic.

Sophisticated Interior and Exterior Styling

Exterior styling updates to the 2020 Honda CR-V result in a more upscale and rugged appearance. In front, broad openings for the fog lights are fully integrated into the bumper, giving the 2020 CR-V a more aggressive look, while the chrome grille is more pronounced. CR-V EX, EX-L and Touring trims get round LED fog lights, while CR-V Hybrid models in the same trims get distinctive bar-type fog lights with five LEDs.

CR-V Hybrid models will also get hybrid badging and a distinctive blue Honda logo in the center of the grille. In the rear, all CR-V trims feature sophisticated new dark-tinted taillights and a new dark chrome treatment for the garnish below the rear glass, better integrated with the more darkly tinted rear window. In addition to hybrid badges on the hatch, CR-V Hybrid Touring trims receive a unique rear bumper. CR-V Hybrid also has a hidden tailpipe, while non-hybrid CR-V Touring trims get new chrome exhaust finishers for a sporty appearance. All CR-V EX and EX-L trims, including Hybrid, get newly designed 18-inch wheels with a dark gray and machined finish, and Touring trims get a new, larger 19-inch wheel and tire (+1 inch).

Three new exterior colors are available for 2020: Sonic Gray Pearl and Radiant Red Metallic on standard and Hybrid models, and new Aegean Blue Metallic is available exclusively on non-hybrid models.

Inside, the new CR-V Hybrid is distinguished from non-hybrid models through its unique interior trim. Most apparent is the new push-button gear selector flanked by three switches for Econ, Sport or EV mode. Econ mode alters throttle inputs to help driver’s maximize fuel efficiency, while Sport enhances throttle response for a more aggressive feel, with the engine sound enhanced by Active Sound Control for a sportier note. EV Mode allows the CR-V Hybrid to operate under electric-only power when the hybrid battery has a sufficient charge.

The instrument panel also is unique to CR-V Hybrid models, and features a display for power/charge status, as well as a driver-selectable display for power distribution and regeneration. CR-V Hybrid models also receive deceleration selector paddles on the steering wheel. By clicking the left paddle, drivers can increase the amount of regenerative braking from the hybrid system’s electric motor when decelerating.

All 2020 Honda CR-V models and trims benefit from a redesigned center console bin that is easier to use and offers more flexible storage options, and CR-V Touring trims now come standard with Qi-compatible wireless cell phone charging. Additional in-vehicle technology includes a color TFT driver-information interface (DII) center meter display, available 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, and an available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. Also available are remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), rear USB charging ports, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment, driver’s seat with 8-way power adjustment and 4-way power lumbar support, and heated front seats. All CR-V models, including the hybrid model, continue to offer top-class interior space with legendary Honda versatility.

Advanced Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology

With the 2020 model year, all Honda CR-Vs now come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)

Additional driver-assistive technologies include the available blind spot information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM) and Auto High Beam headlights.

CR-V Hybrid models benefit from a new Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) designed to increase awareness by pedestrians when travelling under electric-only power. A speaker mounted in the front bumper generates a distinct audible alert that varies in volume depending on vehicle speed and is easily noticeable to pedestrians, but nearly inaudible to the driver or passengers under most circumstances.

The 2020 Honda CR-V also incorporates Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, helping CR-V achieve the highest possible collision safety ratings, including an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and targeting a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Chassis Technology

The 2020 Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid maintain the same agile and confident handling, greater refinement, additional ground clearance and superior overall versatility versus its competition. Its front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension use specially tuned low-friction dampers, with both FWD and AWD models including tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars that promote responsive turn-in and flatter cornering. Dual-pinion, variable ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) also contributes to the CR-V’s direct and satisfying steering feel. For CR-V Hybrid, an electronic servo brake pedal maintains a firm and linear brake feel like its non-hybrid sibling.

About CR-V
With U.S. retail sales of the Honda CR-V approaching 5 million units since its U.S. launch in 1997, the CR-V has been America’s best-selling crossover SUV over the past 22 years. The current-model, 5th-generation CR-V is manufactured in plants in North America, in Marysville and East Liberty, Ohio; Greensburg, Indiana; and Ontario, Canada. Retail sales of CR-V this year tally more than 200-thousand units, putting CR-V on-pace for its seventh year in a row for sales of 300-thousand units or more.

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, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport 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 the first half of 2019, nearly 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, while nearly two-thirds were manufactured in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

For More Information
Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2020 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

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2020 Honda Civic Si Launching with Styling and Performance Updates

  • Refreshed styling gives Civic Si Coupe and Sedan an even more aggressive look
  • Shorter final-drive ratio for more responsive acceleration
  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assist technologies

On the heels of several technology and interior upgrades introduced for model year 2019, the 2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan and Si Coupe are further improved with front and rear styling updates, new more refined LED headlight designs, and a revised final-drive ratio for more responsive acceleration. Additionally, Honda Sensing® is now standard equipment on Civic Si Sedan and Coupe. Arriving in dealers September 6, the 2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan and Coupe will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $25,000.

Exterior and Interior Design

The Civic Si Coupe and Sedan both benefit from exterior styling enhancements befitting the model’s aggressive driving dynamics. These include revised styling to the lower bumper fog light housings, which now feature gloss black surrounding trim and a body-color crossbar. The Honda-signature “wing” grille crossbar is also updated, and the headlights for Si Coupe and Sedan are now multi-element LED lamps with a wider and longer light beam. Civic Si also receives new LED fog lights. In the rear, Si Sedan gets a new lower bumper treatment to match the new front design, with gloss black surrounding trim and a body-color crossbars. All Civic Si models now ride on new matte black 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-season performance tires, with summer tires available as a factory option.

Inside, both Civic Si Coupe and Sedan feature updated sport seats with red accents on the seat bottom and seat back.  Also, there’s new red trim highlighting the instrument panel. The changes compliment interior upgrades made last year that included an updated Display Audio system with physical buttons and a volume knob, bigger cupholders and more.

Powertrain and Chassis

The sport-tuned Civic Si models are highly praised thanks to their exceptionally responsive high-torque turbo engine, sophisticated and sporty chassis tuning and outstanding overall value. Since introduction, the Si Sedan and Coupe have collected multiple awards, including 2018 and 2019 Car and Driver “10Best” and Editor’s Choice awards.

The sport-tuned Si variants of the award-winning 10th generation Civic lineup boast numerous standard performance features, including a powerful 205-horsepower, 1.5-liter, direct injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine, a slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission, a helical limited-slip differential, and adjustable two-mode adaptive damper system. New this year is a 6-percent shorter final-drive ratio, giving the Civic Si improved acceleration feel.

2019 Civic Si Sedan and Coupe Powertrain Details
Engine 1.5L DOHC direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder
Transmission 6-speed manual
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 205 @ 5,700
Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft., SAE net) 192 @ 2100-5000
Required fuel Regular unleaded (premium recommended)
CARB emissions rating LEV3-ULEV125
Tune-up interval No scheduled tune-ups required for 100,000 +/- miles

Packaging

As part of the 10th generation Civic family, the 2020 Civic Sedan and Coupe offer class-leading interior volume that rivals many midsize cars, proof that driving an exciting performance car doesn’t have to come with the sacrifice of everyday practicality. Front seat passengers enjoy generous amounts of leg and headroom and a cleverly designed center console offers a surprising amount of flexible storage space. Civic also offers additional storage on a tray under the dash for items that may require quick access, such as a wallet. This additional storage also houses the USB input used for functions including the Display Audio system’s Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, allowing drivers to keep their phones out of sight while driving. Alternatively, a convenient pass-through to the upper section lets drivers easily secure their phones while keeping the USB cord from cluttering the interior. Next to the USB input is a convenient 12-volt power source.

Rear seat passengers are treated to excellent legroom and headroom as well, and the generous, midsize-like cargo space – up to 15.1 cu. ft. in sedan and up to 12.1 cu. ft. in coupe – is supplemented by 60/40 split folding rear seatbacks to accommodate longer loads when necessary, with release handles for the seatbacks conveniently located in the trunk and the passenger compartment.

Features and Technology

For 2020, Civic Si Sedan and Coupe models include the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive systems as standard equipment, including new automatic high beams. Also new for the 2020 model year is Active Sound Control, which uses the audio system to enhance the engine sound during aggressive driving. Additional standard features include upscale items such as an electronic parking brake with an automatic Brake Hold feature and a 7-inch digital TFT instrument cluster. Civic Si also includes new 18-inch matte-finish alloy wheels, a power moonroof, Honda’s exclusive LaneWatch™ side-view camera, hands-free entry with push button start and walk-away auto lock, a 450-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers, and heated front seats and body-color exterior mirrors.

This year’s changes build on model year 2019 (MY19) changes, which included the addition of multiple usability updates. Enhancements to technology and connectivity for MY19 included an updated Display Audio system with physical buttons and a volume knob, improved voice recognition and Bluetooth® integration with easier device pairing, a USB sub-cord, upgraded steering wheel controls for simplified operation, and physical buttons for fan speed. Other changes included a new center console cupholder that better holds larger beverages, and an updated electronic parking brake with an indicator light.

Safety and Driver Assistive Features

For the 2020 model year, Civic Si Sedan and Coupe models feature the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment. Honda Sensing® includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) incorporating Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Additionally, all Honda Civic models receive automatic high beams as part of their Honda Sensing® package.

The 2020 Honda Civic Si also features a long list of standard active and passive safety features, including Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, driver and passenger front and side airbags, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The Civic family is designed to achieve a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Civic Si features a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, and comes with Honda LaneWatch™ as standard equipment.

SAFETY & DRIVER ASSISTIVE FEATURES
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) (HS)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) (HS)
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) (HS)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) (HS)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (HS)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (HS)
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
Honda LaneWatch™
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Advanced Front Airbags
SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at all seating positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts w/ Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

HS = Honda Sensing®

2020 Civic Si Pricing & Fuel Economy Ratings

TRIM MSRP1 MSRP
including $930
Destination Charge
EPA
Fuel Economy Ratings2

(city/highway/combined)
Civic Si Coupe $25,000 $25,930 26/36/30
Civic Si Coupe w/Summer Tires $25,200 $26,130 26/36/30
Civic Si Sedan $25,000 $25,930 26/36/30
Civic Si Sedan w/Summer Tires $25,200 $26,130 26/36/30

The Civic Coupe and Si are produced in Ontario, Canada, with its turbocharged engine produced exclusively at the Anna, Ohio engine plant using domestic and globally-sourced parts.

For More Information
Additional media information including detailed pricing, features and high-resolution photography of all 2020 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. Consumer information can be found at automobiles.honda.com. 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, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport 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 2018, 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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2019-2020 Acura RDX Tops Motor Trend’s Safest Luxury SUVs of 2019 List

The 2019-2020 Acura RDX, the retail best-selling compact luxury SUV in America, has topped the Motor Trend list of safest luxury SUVs of 2019 as the only model with both the highest safety ratings and standard automatic emergency braking technology.

The Acura RDX received a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including the highest possible rating of GOOD in all crashworthiness tests and available good-rated headlights1, as well as a SUPERIOR rating for front crash prevention. The AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), is standard equipment on all grades of the 2019-2020 Acura RDX.

Article Quote (Motor Trend: “Here Are the Safest Luxury SUVs of 2019”)
“In large part, choosing a luxury SUV comes down to taste. But you also want to make sure the model that captures your heart is also safe. The Acura RDX offers more features per dollar than most luxury competitors.”

Article Link
https://www.motortrend.com/news/safest-luxury-suvs

Acura Commitment to Safety
Acura is advancing safety through innovations in vehicle technology and design, including its AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, now available on every new Acura sedan and SUV. AcuraWatch™ technologies include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow (ACC) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).

About Acura
Acura delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of exceptional quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features and specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

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