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.
There are plenty of ways to measure how safe a car is. The sheer amount of safety features in some cars is staggering, while others seem to be lacking. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducts safety tests on top models every year. Year after year, Honda performs particularly well, proving safety is a top priority on the road.
This year, four Honda vehicles made the Top Safety Pick+ list, the highest safety rating given by the IIHS. Testing areas include small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats.
In the mid-size car segment, both the two-door and four-door Honda Accord held strong, earning top marks in every category, including front crash prevention. Available with the Honda Sensing Package and Collision Mitigation Braking System, the Accord is a top model in its segment for another year.
In the small car category, the Honda Civic pulled the same scores as its older sibling. As for family vehicles, the Honda CR-V crossover earned the top rating as well.
Although it wasn’t a Top Safety Pick+, we can’t forget the Honda Odyssey minivan, which fell just short of the top score. Coming in with a Top Safety Pick rating, the Odyssey earned top scores in all but front crash prevention.
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.
Honda is always looking for ways to make the best even better. Take the Honda Civic for example. It is an example of everything a sedan should be. However, Honda is ready to take the Civic to the next level.
The new 10th Generation of the Honda Civic has been crafted to look more streamlined and sporty in its design. The redesign makes it the best looking sedan on the market.
New features for the Civic include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technology, as well as Honda Sensing technology for advanced safety.
“This tenth-generation Civic is quite simply the most ambitious remake of Civic we’ve ever done,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “We are bringing more new technology and innovative thinking to Civic than ever before to establish a new benchmark for fun-to-drive performance, fuel efficiency, safety performance and refinement in the compact class.”
When the 10th generation of Honda Civics gets here, you can expect Sunny King Honda to have one waiting for you!