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January 2019

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Honda Dominates 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards (6 videos)

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 honours 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)

“If you’re looking for a smartly styled small sedan that isn’t so small on the inside, has incredibly good resale and reliability ratings and offers a wide range of engine and trim levels, the Honda store is your one-stop shopping destination, and the 2019 Honda Civic is the reason why.”

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)

“If you’re looking for a safe, stylish, efficient, reliable and easy-to-own midsize sedan, the Honda Accord checks every box. Hybrid variants grant all that, plus 48-mpg combined fuel economy, while an optional 2.0-litre turbo engine packs surprising potency and fun-to-drive manners.”

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)

“The 2019 Honda CR-V continues to be the go-to crossover SUV for those seeking dependability, affordability, safety and simplicity. Prepackaged trim levels remove the complication of picking and choosing numerous features, and EX and higher trims offer advanced safety features like collision-mitigation braking and lane-keeping assist.”

2019 Honda Pilot: Midsize SUV – Pilot’s family-friendly attention to detail helped it win this category against stiff new competition. (4-time winner)

“If you need room for a growing family in a vehicle as worry-free as possible, the 8-passenger 2018 Honda Pilot is as good a bet as any. With handsome styling, excellent driving characteristics and proven V6, the Pilot can tackle almost any challenge.”

2019 Honda Odyssey: Minivan – KBB praised Odyssey for its numerous safety features and family-friendly design. (4-time winner)

“ If you’re looking for the perfect family van delivering pluses in every category, the 2019 Honda Odyssey is a no-brainer. From its Magic Slide 2nd-row seats to its built-in vacuum to its 5-star safety ratings, it’s no wonder the Odyssey is a best-selling minivan eight years running.”

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)

“If you’re looking for an ultra-efficient sedan that’s easy to drive, packs commendable value and features a slew of technology and safety features, the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in is at the top of the pack. For a small niche of eco-conscious drivers, the Clarity Electric and Clarity Fuel Cell can also make sense.”

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