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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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Kelley Blue Book Names Honda ‘Best Overall Brand,’ ‘Best Value Brand’ and ‘Most Refined Brand’ in 2018 Brand Image Awards

Honda was named the “Best Overall Brand” by the experts at Kelley Blue Book, who also recognized Honda as the “Most Refined Brand” and, for the fourth consecutive year, as America’s “Best Value Brand.”

In naming Honda the “Best Overall Brand” in its 2018 Brand Image Awards, Kelley Blue Book noted that redesigned Honda models in key segments, such as compact and midsize car, have resonated well with consumers, boosting perceptions of the brand. Additionally, strong performances from the Accord, CR-V and Civic elevated Honda even further and contributed to this year’s brand win.

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.

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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All-New 2018 Honda Accord Wins Kelley Blue Book “Best Auto Tech” Award

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The all-new 2018 Honda Accord has been awarded the 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Auto Tech Award by Kelley Blue Book. In addition to Honda Sensing® among the many advanced tech features that come standard on the 2018 Honda Accord, the 10th-generation model also features available 6-inch driver’s Head Up Display, wireless device charging, automatic Bluetooth® phone pairing with Near Field Communication technology, 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi and a more tech savvy interior than ever before.

“The fact that a family sedan starting in the mid-$20,000 range offers such a comprehensive suite of standard safety technology is impressive, considering that some manufacturers still require buyers to opt for pricey top-of-the-line trim levels to get these features, if they offer them at all,” said Michael Harley, group managing editor for Kelley Blue Book.

The Kelley Blue Book Best Auto Tech Award honors models with the most advanced infotainment, convenience and active safety features representing a great value to car purchasers.

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, Fit, HR-V and Ridgeline Receive Kelley Blue Book “Best Resale Value” Awards

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Four 2017 Honda models, the Accord Hybrid, Fit, HR-V and Ridgeline were awarded 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards by the experts at Kelley Blue Book. The awards recognize new vehicles that are anticipated to best retain their value over their first five years of ownership based on the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide. The Accord Hybrid won in the Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car segment, Fit for best Subcompact Car, HR-V for best Subcompact SUV/Crossover, and the Ridgeline in the Top 10 category.

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.

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.