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2019 Honda CR-V Bests Subaru Forester in Car and Driver Head-to-Head Comparison Test

The 2019 Honda CR-V continues to beat out its rivals, with Car and Driver declaring it the winner in its latest compact SUV head-to-head comparison test against the 2019 Subaru Forester.

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“Both are excellent examples of modern compact SUVs. But the Honda is more powerful and satisfying to operate as a vehicle while remaining perfectly agreeable, which is a quality we appreciate even in basic driving appliances. Along with its well-rounded list of attributes, that’s enough for the CR-V to edge out the Forester in our ranking of the segment.”

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Eight Honda Models Earn ‘Editors’ Choice’ Awards from Car & Driver Magazine

The editors at Car & Driver magazine have awarded eight Honda models with 2018 “Editors’ Choice” awards, indicating the chosen vehicles are the best in their respective categories and wholeheartedly recommend to buyers. Honda models were recognized across a multitude of segments with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline being the only vehicle of any brand chosen in the mid-size pickup truck category.

The following Honda models are 2018 Car & Driver “Editors’ Choice” award winners:


  • Mid-Size Sedans: 2018 Honda Accord
  • Compact Sedans: 2018 Honda Civic
  • Compact Sedans: 2018 Honda Civic Si
  • Compact Coupes and Convertibles: 2018 Honda Civic Si
  • Compact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • Compact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • Compact Crossovers/SUVs: 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Subcompact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Fit
  • Minivans/Vans: 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • Mid-Size Pickup Trucks: 2018 Honda Ridgeline

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Honda Accord and Civic Named to Car and Driver Magazine 10Best


America’s first and second best retail selling cars1 receive Car and Driver 10Best awards, Civic in Hatchback Sport, Si and Type R variants and Accord for a record 32nd time

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Civic Hatchback Sport, Si and Type R have been named to Car and Drivermagazine’s 10Best list for 2018. This marks the 32nd time that Accord has made the prestigious 10Best list, a feat unmatched by any other vehicle. It is the sixth time Civic has made the 10Best list.

The 10th generation Accord, dubbed by the experts at Car and Driver as “America’s Best Sedan” (November 2017 issue), benefits from the most radical redesign in the model’s 41-year history, including dramatic new styling, a more sophisticated and spacious interior and two all-new turbocharged powerplants. The Accord 1.5T launched on Oct. 18 and was joined earlier this month by the Accord 2.0T. The all-new 2018 Accord Hybrid will launch next year.

The Civic Sport Hatchback, Si and Type R are the latest editions to the 10th-generation Civic lineup, America’s best-selling car. The 306-horsepower2 Civic Type R is first Honda Type R sold in America and the fastest front-wheel drive production car around the famed Nürburgring circuit. The 10th-generation Civic Si Coupe, Si Sedan and Hatchback siblings also benefit from a completely reengineered body and chassis and new turbocharged engines, offering customers class-leading interior space and driving fun.

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, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2016, more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Car and Driver Announces 2018 Honda Accord “America’s Best Sedan”

accord 2018 car and driverWe are excited that Car and Driver proclaimed the 2018 Honda Accord “America’s Best Sedan”!

See the whole article HERE and then stop by Sims Honda to take one for a test drive today!


Honda CR-V and Ridgeline Honored in Car and Driver 10Best Truck and SUV Awards

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The expert editors and evaluators at Car and Driver honored the 2017 CR-V and 2017 Ridgeline as the top vehicles in the 10Best Truck and SUV Awards. Car and Driver put the entrants through their paces, testing them on the unique attributes for their respective segments, including ride and handling, safety, technology, comfort, practicality and fuel efficiency. The CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV, was recognized for its value, more powerful available turbo engine that offers class-leading fuel efficiency, and its premium, roomy interior. The Ridgeline, with its exclusive unit body construction, earned its spot on the prestigious list for a combination of traits, including best-in-class ride and handling and fuel efficiency, available advanced torque vectoring all-wheel drive system, and superior noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

Honda Accord Holds Crown in Car and Driver 10Best Cars Award

c_d_10best_logoThe Honda Accord has won an unprecedented thirty-first Car and Driver 10Best award. Accord has earned the 10Best recognition more times than any other car over the 35-year history of the award.  For the 2016 model year, the Accord received a host of upgrades, including dynamic new styling, retuned suspension, available Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, and available advanced connectivity with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™.

Stop by Sims Honda in Burlington today to take your new Honda Accord for a test drive!

Honda Accord Wins a Record 30th 10Best Cars Award from Car and Driver Magazine

Accord recognized more than any other model in the magazine’s history

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For a record 30th time in the 32-year history of the award, Car and Driver magazine has named the Honda Accord to its prestigious annual list of the 10Best Cars in America.

“Do something special once, you might be called lucky. Do something special twice, you start to build some credibility. Do something special 30 times, like the 10Best Honda Accord, and you’ve accomplished something truly extraordinary,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “Earning a record thirty 10Best awards from Car and Driver demonstrates Accord’s enduring values of advanced fuel efficiency, safety and fun-to- drive performance all built on a foundation of incredible quality and reliability.”

Now in its ninth generation, the Accord went on sale in the U.S. in 1976 and has been produced in America at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio auto plant since 19821. Total U.S. sales of Accord now top 12.5 million units, with more than 10.5 million Accords made in America, including models built for export.

“The Accord is the sole- high-volume product to earn this award year after year,” noted Car and Driver magazine.

Accord was the most popular car in America in 2013, 2014 and again thus far in 2015, based on IHS Automotive new retail vehicle registration data2.

2016 Honda Accord
The 2016 Accord marks a further advancement of the 9th-generation Accord, building on the foundation established by the 2013 model with more sophisticated, sportier, and even more highly fuel efficient performance. The 2016 Accord features a further refined design, a more rigid body and upgraded chassis, and upsized wheels and tires on select models.

Further, the Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver assistive features is available as a standalone option on all trims of the 2016 Accord, with the Touring grade featuring Honda Sensing™ as standard equipment. Additional new available features include the first combined application of Apple CarPlay®3 and Android Auto3 to a Honda model and among the first high-volume cars to apply the two systems in the marketplace.

New premium features and technologies available on the Accord include the expanded use of LED exterior lighting, remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, rear seat heaters, and a 60/40 split and folding rear seat. The Accord Sedan and Coupe, depending on trim, also feature new exterior color and interior fabrics and decor; and the Accord Coupe adds a new line-topping Touring model to match its Sedan counterpart.

Honda Accord Wins Car and Driver Magazine 2015 10Best Cars Award

Accord recognized for record 29th time since 1983

2015-Honda-Accord-priceFor a record 29th time in the 31-year history of the award, Car and Driver magazine has named the Honda Accord to its prestigious annual list of the 10Best Cars in America.

“Once again, the Honda Accord is traveling down a road where no vehicle has gone before by winning a 10Best Cars award for an unprecedented 29th time,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co, Inc. “We’re honored to receive this award, which recognizes the exceptional engineering and driving performance that have helped make Accord a perennial top choice of individual American car buyers.”

“The Accord offers terrifically fluid and sporty handling, while functioning perfectly for everyday use,” said Car and Driver Editor-in-Chief Eddie Alterman. “It’s light on its feet and very driver-oriented, even if many of its drivers will never explore the full range of its dynamic capabilities. The Accord is an undercover sports sedan, and that’s what resonates with our editors year after year.”

Now in its ninth generation, the Accord has been sold in the U.S. since 1976 and produced in America since 1982. More than 95 percent of Accords sold in America are produced at the company’s Marysville, Ohio plant using domestic and globally sourced parts.

2015 Honda Accord
The 2015 Accord lineup features Honda’s innovative Earth Dreams Technology™ powertrains, including Honda’s next-generation 2.4-liter, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine with continuously variable transmission or 6-speed manual transmission. The Accord’s fuel economy is best in class in the EPA Midsize category, with 4-cylinder models earning a 36 mpg highway EPA rating1 and the V-6 models garnering a 34 mpg highway EPA rating1. The Accord Hybrid Sedan, with a class-leading 50 mpg EPA city fuel-economy rating1 is powered by an all-new highly efficient Atkinson cycle engine and two-motor hybrid system.

In addition to fuel economy ratings leadership, the Accord has continually led the industry in meeting strict emissions standards. The Accord Plug-In is the first vehicle to achieve SULEV 20 emissions standards, with the lowest tailpipe emissions of any ICE vehicle currently available. Additionally the Accord was the first vehicle to meet ULEV (1998) and SULEV (2000) emissions standards.

Accord was the most popular midsize passenger car in America in 2013 and again through September of 2014, based on sales to individual (non-fleet) car buyers, according to new vehicle registration data from R.L. Polk.

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