When it comes to the Honda Accord, superlatives abound. The most telling is perhaps the number sold. Americans have bought 12.7 million units of the Honda Accord since its inception in 1976, making it the most popular, best-selling car in America for forty years.
Of course, it’s not only consumers that have showed adoration for this inimitable sedan. The automotive press has also been charmed, it seems. The Honda Accord has the singular honor of being the only vehicle to have made the 10 Best list by Car and Driver over thirty times.
Not only has the Honda Accord been so often purchased here in the United States, but since Honda began manufacturing the Accord in Ohio, American workers have produced more than 10.5 million units as well.
According to the automaker, one of the keys to the success of the Accord is the car’s ability “to adapt to the changing needs of customers.” For example, when the Accord first hit the scene back in the late 70s, it was a hatchback with a smaller wheelbase than the contemporary Honda Fit!
Honda models are designed to be family friendly, one of the many reasons the Civic and Pilot recently earned awards for their family-oriented design. The latest comes from Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com, which recognized the Civic and Pilot in their list of the 10 Best Family Cars.
According to Honda, the Civic’s safety features were the major reason for the award. These include technologies like the Honda Sensing™ suite with features like automatic emergency braking. The Civic was also given a 5-Star Overall Rating in safety from both the NCAP and the NHTSA, and it was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.
The 2016 Pilot is just as impressive, offering dynamic handling and a refreshed exterior design. It also comes with the same Honda Sensing technologies, Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™), and a standard multi-angle rearview camera. Named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS and awarded a 5-star rating from the NHTSA, the Pilot is incredibly safe.
It’s no wonder both the Pilot and Civic were included on the list of the 10 Best Family Cars by Edmunds and Parents Magazine. Thanks to their unparalleled safety, you get added peace of mind when you drive a Honda.
At car shows all around the world, automakers and vehicles are given awards. But, here in the United States, one of the most prestigious awards is the North American Car of the Year award given out at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. At this year’s show, the all-new 2016 Honda Civic earned this coveted honor.
“The all-new Civic was developed and is built in North America, making this North American Car of the Year win even sweeter,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager, in a statement. “Civic is a cornerstone of the Honda lineup, and we’re delighted that the automotive press has recognized the new levels of styling, performance, advanced technology, safety and value that characterize the new Civic.”
This is the second time the Civic has won this award. The last time was in 2006 when it shared the stage with the 2006 Honda Ridgeline, which won the North American Truck of the Year award that year.
The all-new Civic was redesigned from the ground up with a new vehicle architecture that makes it sporty, sophisticated, more spacious, and more high-tech. And, with new engine options and safety tech, buyers have more choices than ever before.
Stop by Sunny King Honda today to check out the all-new, award-winning 2016 Honda Civic.