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Redesigned 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Gets Fresh Exterior and Interior Styling, Updated Technology and Expanded Manual Transmission Availability

  • Civic Hatchback receives more aggressive front and rear styling
  • Sport Touring trim now available with 6-speed manual transmission
  • Civic is the retail best-selling car in America three years running

The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback returns with updated exterior styling, new interior trim, and a revised Sport trim that adds Smart Start and Entry and an upgraded Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. In addition, the line-topping Sport Touring trim is now available with a 6-speed manual transmission for the first time. The 2020 Civic Hatchback goes on-sale tomorrow with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $21,650 (excluding $930 destination and handling), joining the 2020 Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe which were refreshed last year.

Exterior and Interior Updates

Exterior styling refinements to the 2020 Civic Hatchback lineup include revised styling of the lower bumper fog light housings, which now feature a body-color crossbar. The Honda-signature “wing” grille crossbar is also updated, and the headlights now feature a sporty blackout treatment. In the rear, the lower bumper openings receive similar changes to the front, with a new body-color crossbar. All trims feature new wheel designs, in either dark gray or black. Sport Touring trims also benefit from improved LED headlights with wider and longer light beams.

Inside the 2020 Civic Hatchback, new dash trim differentiates various trim levels, with Sport trims receiving a new geometrical pattern, LX and EX a new painted pattern, and EX-L and Sport Touring an exclusive brushed black treatment. The EX trim also adds an 8-way power driver’s seat in place of manual adjustments, plus a new leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Sport Touring trims also now come with HomeLink®, plus the option of a 6-speed manual transmission mated to the standard 1.5-liter turbo engine. All Civic Hatchbacks also benefit from additional sound insulation in the floor, trunk, and front and rear fenders.

This year’s changes build on model year 2019 (MY19) changes, which included the addition of the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive systems as standard equipment on all trims, and multiple usability updates. Enhancements to technology and connectivity for MY19 included an updated Display Audio system on EX, EX-L and Sport Touring trims with physical buttons and a volume knob, improved voice recognition and Bluetooth® , a USB sub-cord, upgraded steering wheel controls for simplified operation, and physical buttons for fan speed on models with dual-zone climate control. Other changes included a new center console cup holder that better holds larger beverages, and an updated electronic parking brake with an indicator light.

Sport and Sport Touring Trims

The Civic Hatchback Sport receives a host of changes for the 2020 model year. The upgraded 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio system with eight speakers (up from four) and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration is now standard on Sport trims, along with Smart Start pushbutton ignition and Smart Entry keyless entry for improved ease of use. Sport trims equipped with the CVT also come with remote start for the first time. Additionally, Sport receives new seat upholstery unique to Sport trims, and a new embossed dash trim similar to what’s found on the Sport trim introduced last year for Civic Sedan. For the line-topping Sport Touring trim, buyers now have a choice of either CVT automatic or 6-speed manual transmissions, both of which remain available in the Sport trim. HomeLink® is also standard.

2020 Civic Hatchback Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

TRIM TRANSMISSION MSRP MSRP including $930 Destination Charges1 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
(city / highway/ combined)2
LX CVT $21,650 $22,580 31/40/34
Sport 6MT $22,750 $23,680 29/37/32
Sport CVT $23,550 $24,480 29/35/32
EX CVT $24,150 $25,080 31/40/34
EX-L CVT $25,350 $26,280 31/40/34
Sport Touring 6MT $28,050 $28,980 29/37/32
Sport Touring CVT $28,850 $29,780 29/35/32

In addition to being the best-selling car in its class, the Honda Civic has been the retail best-selling passenger car for three straight years. Civic is also the number one choice for Millennials, Gen Z, multicultural and first-time buyers, making it an important gateway to the Honda brand for the newest car shoppers in the market today. The 2020 Civic Hatchback for the U.S. market is manufactured exclusively by Honda’s Swindon, UK plant.

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
Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2019 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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Honda Named Most Awarded Brand of 2019 by Kelley Blue Book

  • Honda honored as No. 1 for strong resale value and reliability
  • Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey earn Most Awarded Cars of 2019

Honda is named the Most Awarded Brand of 2019 by Kelley Blue Book for its decades-long established reputation for strong resale value and reliability. In addition, four Honda models – Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey – made Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Most Awarded Cars 2019 list, more than any other brand. Among Honda’s numerous awards this year are six Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards for Accord, Civic, Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, CR-V, Odyssey and Pilot.

To determine the most awarded cars and brands, Kelley Blue Book’s experts examined the winners from all of the company’s 2019 awards programs, including the Best Buy Awards, Best Resale Value Awards, 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, Brand Image Awards, and accolade lists, such as Best Family Cars. Visit KBB.com for more information about Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2019, and Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2019.

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 37 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
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 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com.

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2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Bests Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Car and Driver Comparison Test

The 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback has beaten one of its long-time rivals, having been declared the winner by Car and Driver in a head-to-head comparison test against the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback.

Article Quote
“While other solid entries make for a highly competitive compact-car space, the choice between the latest Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla hatchbacks is pretty cut and dry. Along with the Civic lineup being broader as a whole, Honda’s hatch remains attractively priced, better packaged, and far more rewarding to operate—with its only real vice being looks that only its mother could love. Don’t count us as overly maternal. The Civic is simply the more satisfying machine for the money.”

Article Link 
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a27985659/2019-honda-civic-hatchback-vs-2019-toyota-corolla-hatchback/

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 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, with nearly two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Bests Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Car and Driver Comparison Test

The 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback has beaten one of its long-time rivals, having been declared the winner by Car and Driver in a head-to-head comparison test against the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback.

Article Quote
“While other solid entries make for a highly competitive compact-car space, the choice between the latest Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla hatchbacks is pretty cut and dry. Along with the Civic lineup being broader as a whole, Honda’s hatch remains attractively priced, better packaged, and far more rewarding to operate—with its only real vice being looks that only its mother could love. Don’t count us as overly maternal. The Civic is simply the more satisfying machine for the money.”

Article Link 
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a27985659/2019-honda-civic-hatchback-vs-2019-toyota-corolla-hatchback/

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 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, with nearly two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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Honda Recognized as ‘Best Overall Brand,’ ‘Best Value Brand’ and ‘Most Refined Brand’ in 2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

Kelley Blue Book has chosen Honda as America’s “Best Value Brand” for the fifth year in a row, also naming Honda the “Best Overall Brand” and “Most Refined Brand” for a second straight year.

Kelley Blue Book noted that its “Best Overall Brand” for the 2019 Brand Image Awards went to Honda in part because of the high quality across Honda’s broad product lineup and its commitment to offering vehicles for first-time buyers and loyal owners alike. With its “Best Value Brand” award, Kelley Blue Book called out the class-above amenities in Civic, Accord, CR-V and Pilot, also noting that Honda had eight vehicles in its top 15 in refinement, leading to the “Most Refined Brand” award.

The Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards recognize automobile manufacturers’ successes in fostering and retaining brand attributes that customers appreciate and pay attention to when considering the purchase of a new vehicle.

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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Honda Civic Named to Autotrader’s ‘10-Best CPO Cars for 2019’ List

The 10th-generation, 2016-2018 Honda Civic has been named to Autotrader’s “10-Best CPO Cars for 2019” as offered through the Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program.

“Our list of ‘good as new’ vehicles can bring the car a consumer wants into the price range they want to pay,” said Brian Moody, executive editor of Autotrader. “These CPO vehicles are thoroughly inspected, covered by warranties and offer the latest designs, making it difficult to even tell the difference between their new car counterparts.”

Autotrader’s 10-Best CPO Cars award recognizes the best vehicles offered through manufacturer CPO programs available with a certified pre-owned warranty lasting for up to 100,000 miles and have an overall NHTSA safety rating of at least four out of five stars. The price cap for this award is $40,000.

About Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Program
The Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles program provides customers another purchasing option through Honda Dealerships. Each Honda Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is under six years old, has passed a thorough 182-point inspection and is covered by a no-deductible, 7-year/100,000-mile1 Powertrain Honda-Backed Limited Warranty.

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Honda Finishes 2018 as the Retail #1 Passenger Car Brand for the First Time

Passenger cars drive Honda’s leadership and appeal with young and first-time buyers and a growing multicultural customer base

With retail passenger car sales totaling 667,762 units in 2018, Honda was the retail best-selling passenger car brand in America in 2018 – a first in the brand’s 49-year history – according to just-released retail sales data from Urban Science. Leading the charge was the Honda Civic, which continues to dominate as the retail #1 car in America for the third straight year. Civic also led all cars and light trucks in share of all-important millennial, Gen Z and first-time new vehicle buyers1.

Accord also finished the year on a strong note, leading retail sales in the midsize car segment for the second half of 2018, while also joining Civic as the top two most popular models with first-time retail consumers, according to data from Strategic Vision.

“Passenger cars are a key part of Honda’s brand power and will remain an absolutely essential part of our business,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division & general manager of the Honda brand. “The Honda Civic and Accord play an outsized role in attracting first-time buyers, young buyers and a growing population of multicultural consumers to Honda.”

Honda’s full-year passenger car sales results were boosted by all-time record retail sales of electrified Honda models, led by the Accord Hybrid, Insight compact hybrid sedan and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

Honda also set its fourth consecutive record year for light truck sales in 2018, with big gains from the Pilot, record sales of CR-V, and continued leadership by Odyssey as the retail #1 minivan in America, now nine years running.

Laying the Foundation for Honda’s Future
Passenger cars capture 55 percent of first-time car buyers, according to data from Strategic Vision’s New Vehicle Experience survey, and Honda captures the most first-time new vehicle buyers of any brand in America, spearheaded by Civic and Accord as the #1 and #2 vehicles in the industry among first-time buyers. Civic also has captured the most millennial buyers in every year since 2011, with Accord consistently in the top three among millennial buyers, while Civic also leads the industry in sales to Gen Z customers.

Further, demonstrating leadership among multi-cultural buyers, Civic was recently recognized by the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers and IHS Markit for having the highest ethnic volume for the 2018 model year2, an award Honda has won for three straight years.

Honda loyalty also measures at the top of the industry, and that leadership in retention extends to millennial and multicultural buyers, helping Honda create a great opportunity to build lifetime customers for the brand.

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 includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey lineup 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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Five Honda Models Earn 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards

With a win in every vehicle type Honda produces—electrified vehicle, passenger car, SUV, minivan and pickup truck—the brand won multiple accolades in the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Resale Value Awards. The all-new 2019 Insight plus 2019 Civic, HR-V and Odyssey were top-ranked in their respective segments with the 2019 Ridgeline included in the top 10 for Best Overall Resale Value.

The 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards honor automakers’ outstanding achievements in producing vehicles that best retain their value over the first five years (60 months) of new-vehicle ownership, a very good indicator of a model’s overall value-retention ability.

Honda’s 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award winners are:

  • Best Resale Value: Hybrid Car – 2019 Honda Insight
  • Best Resale Value: Compact Car – 2019 Honda Civic
  • Best Resale Value: Subcompact SUV/Crossover – 2019 Honda HR-V
  • Best Resale Value: Minivan – 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • Best Resale Value: Top 10 – 2019 Honda Ridgeline

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Honda Civic Honored as “Top Overall Ethnic Vehicle” by National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers and IHS Markit

Honda was honored by the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) with four Diversity Volume Leadership Awards, including Top Overall Ethnic Vehicle for the Honda Civic, America’s retail best-selling car in 2018 and in each of the past three years. The ceremony was held in Detroit, on the eve of the 2019 North American International Auto Show.

The 2018 Honda Civic was awarded the Top Overall Ethnic Vehicle by NAMAD and IHS Markit, as well as top ethnic vehicle in the West region, and as the overall volume leader with Hispanic buyers. The 2018 Honda Pilot also was recognized as a volume growth leader among Asian Pacific Islanders. In addition, the Honda Grom won for Top Ethnic Sport Bike.

“Honda is incredibly honored to accept these awards,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., Senior Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda. “Civic winning the top overall award speaks to the continued importance of passenger cars in the marketplace and especially with the powerful and growing multicultural customer segment.”

The NAMAD awards recognize top-performing automotive brands that are driving sales with multicultural consumers. Awards were presented to brands whose vehicles had the highest number of new-vehicle registrations among African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and LGBT based on market data from IHS Markit.

To learn more about Honda’s diversity efforts, visit http://csr.honda.com/diversity/

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