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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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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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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 Dominates 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

  • Civic owns Compact Car category with fifth straight win
  • Accord, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey all lead their segments for 4th time
  • Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is repeat winner in Electric/Hybrid Car category

Honda cars and light-trucks once again dominated the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards for 2019. Leading the industry with six categories of wins including Civic, which took top honors for a fifth straight time, Honda maintains an unbroken winning streak in the Compact Car category since KBB launched its Best Buy Awards in 2015. Additionally, Accord, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey have won their respective categories four times in the past five years, while the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid received a second straight award – the best buy in the Electric/Hybrid category.

Honda’s 2019 KBB Best Buy Award wins include:

  • 2019 Honda Civic: Compact Car – KBB noted Civic for its fuel efficient engines, affordable price, reliability, and retained value. (5-time winner)
  • 2019 Honda Accord: Midsize Car – praised for being “the most sophisticated, most advanced, and most impressive automobile not wearing a luxury badge”. (4-time winner)
  • 2019 Honda CR-V: Compact SUV – accolades for CR-V include its appeal with first-time buyers and those looking for mainstream luxury. (4-time winner)
  • 2019 Honda Pilot: Midsize SUV – Pilot’s family friendly attention to detail helped it win this category against stiff new competition. (4-time winner)
  • 2019 Honda Odyssey: Minivan – KBB praised Odyssey for its numerous safety features and family-friendly design. (4-time winner)
  • 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Electric/Hybrid Car – touted for its excellent driving dynamics, KBB recognized the Clarity’s flexibility and appeal with EV fans and road trippers alike. (2-time winner)

Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Awards are the result of a year-long process of expert evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in the U.S. Criteria include vehicle pricing, 5-Year Cost-to-Own data, consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales information.

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2018 Honda Civic and Fit Ranked as ‘Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Coolest new Cars Under $20,000 for 2018’

As a testament to their combination of youthful style, impressive feature content, and sporty driving dynamics, the 2018 Civic and 2018 Fit have both been named as “10 Coolest New Cars Under $20,000” by the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book.

The award recognizes vehicles that offer comfort, style and driving excitement at an affordable price. Of the Civic, the editors at Kelley Blue Book stated, “The Civic is a well-rounded car offered as a sedan or coupe that’s comfortable, roomy, practical, efficient, packed with cool tech, and a blast to drive.” For the Fit, Kelley Blue Book’s editors noted, “This diminutive hatchback has a feature called the Magic Seat that gives the interior space and versatility that rivals that of a small SUV. The combination of practicality and pep at an affordable price makes the Fit a hard car to resist.”

More information about the “10 Coolest New Cars Under $20,000” award can be found at www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/coolest-new-cars-under-20000.

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

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Honda Civic and HR-V Place First and Second with CR-V Also Highly Ranked in Kelley Blue Book “10 Most Awarded Cars of 2016″

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With multiple recognitions, including the Overall Best Buy of 2016 by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, the 2016 Honda Civic placed first in the Kelley Blue Book 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2016 rankings. Coming a close second, the 2016 Honda HR-V was named the lowest 2016 5-Year Cost to Own Award winner in the Compact SUV/Crossover category, amongst its numerous awards. Also included and making Honda the most awarded brand on the list, the 2016 Honda CR-V is a multiple award winner including the Best Small SUV/Crossover Best Buy Award.

2017 Acura RDX Speeds to Market as the Benchmark Compact Luxury Performance SUV

Parlaying a very successful refreshed 2016 model, the 2017 Acura RDX returns with two new colors, a new exterior/interior color combination and no increase in price

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Coming off an all-time annual sales record last year, the 2017 Acura RDX goes on sale tomorrow with incredible momentum and a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)1 starting at $35,370 – unchanged from the current model. The 2017 RDX is offered by the luxury marque that KBB.com named as the luxury brand with the lowest projected 5-year cost of ownership and that Edmunds.com voted as the 2015 Best Retained Value® Luxury Brand. The upgraded 2016 Acura RDX earned a 2016 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award in the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV segment and Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value® model-level award.

Significantly refreshed for the 2016 model year, the 2017 RDX retains the upgrades made last year, including a more powerful and fuel-efficient 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine, ride and handling refinements, an expanded list of available AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, restyled exterior and interior elements, and an increased compliment of luxury features and technologies, including Acura’s signature Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights. New for 2017 are two exterior colors, Lunar Silver Metallic (replacing Slate Silver Metallic) and Modern Steel Metallic (replacing Graphite Luster Metallic), and for the first time, the Ebony interior is available with the popular White Diamond Pearl exterior.

The 2017 RDX interior has a premium black trim plus standard luxury features including heated front seats, second-row air conditioning vents, a power tailgate and Multi-View Rearview Camera. The 2017 RDX with Technology Package has numerous upgrades including a high-contrast silver and black trim, an 8-way power-operated front passenger seat, Acura’s dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio®, blind spot information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Multi-View rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.

The range-topping RDX with Advance Package features a grade-exclusive machined alloy wheel with grey painted surfaces along with a host of added luxury features including rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, and an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, along with standard AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies.

While offered as standard equipment on the new Advance Package, all 2017 RDX models can be equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of technologies that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning. In addition to available AcuraWatch™, the RDX includes the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure that enhances frontal collision performance. The 2016 RDX received top-in-class safety ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when equipped with the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ – ratings that are expected to carry over to the 2017 model.

All 2017 RDX models with AcuraWatch™, which includes all Advance Package models, also get a 4.2-inch, full-color TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable information readouts such as average vehicle speed, fuel economy, fuel range, tire pressure monitoring system (TMPS) and turn-by-turn navigation prompts (when equipped with navigation).

View, build and price a 2017 Acura MDX at acura.com/RDXLanding.aspx.

2017 Acura RDX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

TRIM MSRP1 EPA MPG Rating2
(city/highway/combined)
RDX (FWD) $35,370 20/28/23
RDW (FWD) with AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $36,670 20/28/23
RDX (FWD) with Technology Package $39,070 20/28/23
RDX (FWD) with Technology Package and AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $40,370 20/28/23
RDX (FWD) with Advance Package $42,020 20/28/23
RDX (AWD) $36,870 19/27/22
RDX (AWD) with AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $38,170 19/27/22
RDX (AWD) with Technology Package $40,570 19/27/22
RDX (AWD) with Technology Package and AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $41,870 19/27/22
RDX (AWD) with Advance Package $43,520 19/27/22

Engine & Powertrain
Providing exceptional power and fuel efficiency performance, the 2017 RDX’s 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) has a peak output of 279 horsepower at 6,200 and 252lb.-ft. of torque at 4,900 rpm. The powerplant’s broad torque curve delivers immediate and powerful acceleration response across the engine’s full operating range.

The engine’s Variable Cylinder Management™ cylinder deactivation system allows for deactivation of three of the engine’s six cylinders under light engine loads, helping the RDX earn EPA fuel-economy ratings of 19/27/22 mpg (city/highway/combined) for AWD models and 20/28/23 mpg for FWD models. The 2017 RDX complies with EPA TIER 2 – BIN 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV emissions standards.

Body & Chassis
The RDX utilizes high-strength steel for 56 percent of the body construction, which not only provides increased strength at a lower weight but also results in a stiffer body for improved dynamic performance and reduced NVH.

The RDX rides on 4-wheel independent suspension with a MacPherson strut design in front and a multi-link design in back. Amplitude Reactive Dampers at all four corners and motion adaptive electronic power steering system further aid sporty handling and refined driving performance.

All RDX models except the Advance Package feature split 5-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels. The RDX with Advance Package gets a machined 18-inch aluminum alloy wheel with painted grey surfaces. All RDX models have 4-wheel disc brakes that include an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

Interior
The 2017 RDX comfortably accommodates five passengers. In front, its “dual personal” cockpit design caters to the driver and front passenger, creating a personal and accommodating space for each. Its available leather seating surfaces (leatherette in base models) and ergonomically designed seat contours provide ample support during spirited drives or long road trips. The power actuated driver seat is 10-way adjustable for a custom fit. For the driver, there is a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination and a Multi-Information Display (MID) that allows access to multiple electronic functions. The Advance package as well as all base and Technology Package models equipped with AcuraWatch™ feature a 4.2-inch, full-color TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable information readouts such as average vehicle speed, fuel economy, fuel range, tire pressure monitoring system (TMPS) and turn-by-turn navigation prompts (when equipped with navigation, standard on Technology and Advance packages).

Among the advanced electronic technologies in the 2017 RDX is a 360-watt audio system with seven speakers, a CD player, AM/FM radio, XM® Radio with Note function, Bluetooth® Audio, USB port and AUX jack connectivity, and Speed Volume Control.

The transformability of the RDX for passenger and cargo hauling is accomplished with the aid of “one touch” activation of the 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks offering easy configuration of the 76.9 cubic feet of storage rear cargo area (with rear seatbacks folded down)3. Interior storage compartments include a large center console between the front seats and there are numerous other storage pockets and cubby spaces throughout the RDX. The RDX has a total EPA passenger volume of 103.5 cubic feet.

With the Technology Package, the interior includes a high-contrast silver and black design plus a host of driver relevant features, including AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™.  Additional standard features include an 8-way adjustable power passenger’s front seat, Acura’s intuitive dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio®, blind spot information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and Multi-view Rear Camera with dynamic guidelines. The navigation system also makes use of an 8-inch W-VGA color screen that is also used for a new rear view camera system.

The RDX with Technology Package also includes the Acura/ELS Surround® 10-speaker, 410-watt premium audio system with CD, DTS™, AM/FM radio, XM® Radio, and Bluetooth® Audio. Also part of the Technology Package is a GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system.

The line-topping Advance Package delivers even higher levels of luxury comfort, convenience and technology, adding rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, and AcuraWatch™ as standard equipment.

Safety
The RDX offers the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies as a standalone option on the base RDX and RDX with Technology Package and as standard equipment on the new RDX with Advance Package. AcuraWatch™ technologies are as follows:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

The 2017 RDX with Technology or Advance packages adds blind spot information and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, further enhancing the driver’s situational awareness.

In the event of a collision, the RDX’s advanced, energy-absorbing body structure, supplemental restraint systems (seatbelts and airbags) and strategically designed interior components are all designed to mitigate the potential for injury.

The RDX utilizes Acura’s acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure – a network of connected structural elements to help distribute and direct crash energy in a range of frontal collision scenarios, including offset and oblique impacts. This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash. The RDX features additional engineering elements in the front body, roof and side pillar areas that further improve frontal collision and roof crush resistance performance.

The passive safety technologies of the RDX includes six airbags including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS), dual-chamber front seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags for the front and outboard rear seating positions. Safety features continue with 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions, while the driver and front passenger have front seatbelts with an automatic tensioning system with load limiters. The RDX offers head restraints for all seating positions. The rear seat features Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH), which permits easy attachment of up to two child seats in the outboard seating positions.

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance through advanced product design and innovative technologies like Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS). On March 27, 2016, Acura will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its launch as the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker.

The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. This spring, Acura will launch its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

For More Information
Additional media information including detailed features, pricing and high-resolution photography of the Acura model line is available at acuranews.com. Consumer information about Acura is available at acura.com. To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/Acura.

1 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $880 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

3 Based on Acura testing using the SAE J100 cargo volume measurements standard plus floor space between the first- and second-row seats with front seats moved forward.  This figure compares more accurately with most published measurements of competing vehicles.

Honda Sweeps KBB.com’s ‘Best Family Cars of 2016′

  • Civic, Accord, HR-V, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey named Best Family Cars
  • Honda is the only automaker to claim accolades in each category

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Honda swept the Kelley Blue Book 2016 ‘Best Family Car‘ accolades with Honda models chosen in each of the evaluated vehicle categories. The 2016 Honda Civic, Accord, HR-V, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey have been recognized by KBB.com’s expert staff of editors for their ability to meet the needs of families, with a keen focus on various factors including safety and performance.

“This recognition by the experts at Kelley Blue Book of six of our core models is affirmation that Honda has the best possible choices for families of any size,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of sales, Honda Division at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The KBB.com editorial team reviewed more than two dozen family vehicles before arriving at their top 16 choices for families. This also marks the first year that the Kelley Blue Book staff has published specific information about how both front- and rear-facing child safety car seats fit into each of the winning vehicles. Honda vehicles were recognized in Sedan, Two-Row Crossover/SUV, Minivan and Three-Row Crossover/SUV categories, making Honda the most recognized brand in KBB.com’s assessment for 2016.

Acura Named Top Luxury Brand for Lowest Cost of Ownership by KBB.com

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Acura was honored by KBB.com for having the lowest cost of ownership for a luxury brand over a projected 5-year period – recognition that quality and reliability serve as a foundation of the Acura brand’s Precision Crafted Performance DNA. The ‘5-Year Cost to Own Awards’ takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models.

“The Acura brand was established not only on an exhilarating driving experience but a level of quality and reliability that stands out in the luxury class,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura.

Acura was the top-rated luxury brand by KBB.com with a lineup that features five distinct models ranging from the entry-luxury ILX sedan to the 3-row MDX luxury SUV. For 2016 model year, all Acura models enjoy the available AcuraWatch™ suite of driver assistive and safety features in addition to a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA. Nearly 98 percent of all Acura models sold in America in 2015 were built in the U.S. using domestic and globally sourced parts. Serial production of the 2017 Acura NSX supercar is slated to begin this spring at the new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio1.

“Acura’s ability to consistently provide exceptional value across its entire lineup of vehicles is what makes the brand stand out among its competitors, making them this year’s 5-Year Cost to Own brand winner,” said Dan Ingle, KBB.com vice president of vehicle valuations. “The Acura lineup offers low ownerships costs among each of the seven categories measured in these awards, including depreciation, fuel costs, insurance fees and more, demonstrating excellent long-term value and making it a great option for the luxury shopper.”

To learn more about the Acura lineup, visit Acura.com. For more information about KBB.com’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, visit: http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/5-year-cost-to-own-awards/.

Latinos Health Calls 2016 Honda Civic “Game-Changing”

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Kelley Blue Book recently named the 2016 Honda Civic as its “Overall Best Buy” and that’s not the only accolade it’s getting. In fact, Latinos Health outlined 5 reasons why the 2016 Honda Civic is the best overall vehicle for buyers. In fact, KKB.com called the car “game-changing.” Here’s why:

1) It’s larger

2) It’s lighter

3) Simpler touch-screen display infotainment system

4) Safety features

5) Better performance.

“‘Game-changing’ isn’t a term we use lightly, but it’s apt for the 2016 Honda Civic. All-new and now in its 10th generation, Honda’s venerable compact car has thrown down the gauntlet for the rest of the segment. Thanks to a top-to-bottom revamp, Honda’s latest Civic is the most sophisticated yet — and will leave competitors scrambling to catch up,” wrote KBB on their website.

Find out the details of each of these reasons at the complete article HERE.