July 7, 2016
Car of the Year Archives - Frank Ancona Honda blog
July 7, 2016
Every year, the vehicle industry competes for a unique award at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. These awards are some of the most sought after, because as the Detroit Free Press notes, unlike awards given by a single publication, they are chosen by an independent jury of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. This year, the Honda Civic won the title of North American Car of the Year.
In order to win, vehicles must be new or substantially changed from previous models. According to the North American International Auto Show website, jurors examine innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar when they tally up scores for each car entered into the competition. At the time of the award, Honda car sales overall rose by 13.3 percent while the Civic itself gained 29.4 percent.
If all of this doesn’t sell you on the Honda Civic, take a look at all the other accolades the 2016 model has won:
- 2016 Best Buy Award: Small Car from Kelley Blue Book
- 2016 Overall Best Buy Award from Kelley Blue Book
- One of the 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 from Kelley Blue Book
- 2016 Car of the Year from AutoGuide
According to the team at AutoGuide, the new Civic impressed the editors with its upscale style and its new engine. They also said that the 2016 model “breathes life back into the storied nameplate” of the Honda Civic.
If you want to own a car with many prestigious awards under its belt, then the new 2016 Civic is a perfect and affordable car for you. Come in to Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe to purchase one of these outstanding vehicles for yourself. Call us at (913) 782-3636 to schedule a test drive today.