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March 15, 2016

Honda Adds Additional Awards to Their Growing List: Excels in Value and Safety

Our latest models have everyone talking. Honda stole the show this year with high ratings from Kelley Blue Book, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, just to name a few. Value and safety awards make up a large portion of Honda’s achievements this year.

Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com named several 2016 Honda Models with Overall Best Buy, Best Buy, Best Value Brand and Best Resale Value Awards. We’re proud to announce that the 2016 Honda Civic is the Overall Best Buy according to Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, along with the 2016 Honda CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey, which were named Best Buy of the Year in their respective classes.

Additional awards include U.S. News naming the CR-V the Best Car for the Money among compact SUVs. The Honda Fit also was also recognized by U.S. News rankings and was awarded the Best Car for the Money title in the Subcompact and Hatchback categories. Both the CR-V and Fit were commended for their high EPA-estimated mpg ratings and low long-term ownership costs.

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Best Buy of the Year:

  • Civic (Overall Best Buy)
  • CR-V
  • Pilot
  • Odyssey

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Although getting the best value for your money is important, by no means should it cast a shadow on safety. Don’t worry, Honda has you covered in both areas! The coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was awarded to four Hondas in recognition of their superior crash safety performance. Several 2016 Honda models were also recognized by IIHS with the esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK rating due to their excellent safety performance and still more earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating:

  • Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™
  • 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™
  • 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™
  • 2016 CR-V Touring

TOP SAFETY PICK rating

  • Accord Sedan
  • Accord Coupe
  • CR-V
  • Pilot
  • Odyssey

5-Star Overall Vehicle Score:

  • CR-V
  • Accord
  • Fit
  • Odyssey
  • HR-V

View all 2016 Honda awards and accolades here.

January 20, 2016

2016 Honda Civic Wins North American Car of the Year Award

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The all-new 2016 Honda Civic made its debut in November 2015 with a completely revamped look, jam-packed with new Honda technologies. Since its release, the vehicle has been winning tons of awards, including being one of Kelley Blue Book’s Overall Best Buys in its Best Buy Awards. Now, the new 2016 model has just earned the most prestigious award in the automotive industry: the 2016 North American Car of the Year Award.

The all-new 2016 Honda Civic received the award at the opening ceremony of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2016.

In a Honda press release, Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager, said, “The all-new Civic was developed and is built in North America, making this North American Car of the Year win even sweeter. Civic is a cornerstone of the Honda lineup, and we’re delighted and the automotive press has recognized the new levels of styling, performance, advanced technology, safety and value that characterize the new Civic.”

The North American Car of the Year Award is given by a group of 53 international automotive journalists and recognizes the most outstanding car of the year based on factors such as innovation, design, safety, performance, technology and more. This award is unique because it is given from automotive journalists from the United States and Canada.

The 2016 Honda Civic can also add a top safety pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety to its list of achievements. The new model has received the highest available safety rating as well as a top rating of GOOD in five IIHS crash test modes.

Conrad said, “As these new safety ratings demonstrate, the 2016 Civic Sedan not only brings new value to the compact segment with its hefty upgrades to fun-to-drive performance, fuel efficiency, refinement and technology, it also delivers advanced collision safety performance. With its available Honda Sensing technologies, including our first application of Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, the new Civic Sedan offers customers a suite of technologies unlike anything else in the class.”

Come check out the safest and most stylish Civic model yet. We have the 2016 Honda Civic in stock today! Stop in for a test drive or call: (855) 859-6511.

To learn more about the 2016 Honda Civic’s achievements and features, click here.

April 16, 2014

Honda Named Most Trusted Brand & Best Overall Brand By KBB.com

Honda recently announced that new-car shoppers have recognized Honda as the Most Trusted Brand and Best Overall Brand in Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 Brand Image Awards. This is the third year in a row that Honda was named the Most Trusted Brand and the second consecutive year as Best Overall Brand.

The Brand Image Awards are based on extensive research gathered throughout the year using Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence’s Brand Watch study. This online study taps into more than 12,000 new-vehicle shoppers who do research at KBB.com. According to KBB.com, the Brand Image Awards “ recognize automakers’ outstanding achievements in creating and maintaining brand attributes that engender enthusiasm among new-vehicle buyers.

In a press release, Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda automobile division for American Honda, said, “A brand is really built over the long haul through consumers’ experiences with its products, and Honda is committed to delivering class-leading vehicles that provide lasting enjoyment and value to our customers. Honda simply embraces the challenge of being a brand that people can trust.”

May 24, 2013

Honda Accord, Odyssey and CR-V Grab Spots on Kelley Blue Book’s List of 10 Best Family Cars of 2013

Kelley Blue Book recently named more Honda’s than any other automaker on the list of the 10-Best Family Cars of 2013. The Accord, Odyssey and CR-V were acknowledged for their prominence in four crucial categories: safety, roominess, comfort and value.

The 2013 Honda Accord stood atop the list on KBB.com’s family vehicles and boasted the lowest five-year cost to own among 10 other vehicles. The honor comes just weeks after earning TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) The all-new Odyssey was the number one minivan on the list. The sought after family-friendly vehicle leads it’s class in fuel economy and safety ratings. The CR-V, another TOP SAFETY PICK, achieved the highest KBB.com 60-Month Residual Value and eanred top honors for KBB’s compact SUV class.

Editors sang the Accord’s praises for innovative features like LaneWatch™ blind spot display and its sophisticated interior design. The Odyssey Touring, at an astounding 28 mpg, possesses the highest rated EPA highway fuel economy rating of any eight-passenger minivan. The CR-V was described by the reviewers as a vehicle that offers “exceptional comfort, a smooth ride, and an excellent value.”

March 28, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda Announces: Honda Receives Most Trusted Brand, Best Value Brand & Best Overall Brand

Posted By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

For the second consecutive year, Honda was named “Most Trusted Brand” by Kelley Blue Book’s 2013 Brand Image Awards. Honda was also awarded the “Best Overall Non-Luxury Brand” Award and the “Best Value Brand” Award.

Honda Named Most Trusted Brand, Best Value Brand and Best Overall Brand by Thousands of New-Car Shoppers in KBB.com’s 2013 Brand Image Awards



According to Honda’s news release, “New-car shoppers have once again recognized the Honda brand as the ‘Most Trusted Brand’ and ‘Best Value Brand’ in Kelley Blue Book’s 2013 Brand Image Award study. This is the second year Honda was named the ‘Most Trusted Brand’ and the third consecutive year as the ‘Best Value Brand.’  Additionally, Honda captured the top honor of ‘Best Overall Non-Luxury Brand,’ thus receiving more awards than any other brand in the 2013 Kelley Blue Book study.

“We are honored to be recognized by American car buyers for two tenets of the Honda brand: trust and value,” said Mike Accavitti, vice president of national marketing operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “These awards demonstrate how customers recognize the tremendous quality and value of our products, reflecting the incredible competitive strength of the Honda brand.”

The 2013 Brand Image Awards are based on consumer automotive perception data from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence’s Brand Watch™ study. Brand Watch taps into more than 12,000 in-market new-vehicle shoppers annually on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. The Brand Watch study offers insight into in-market new-vehicle shoppers’ perceptions of brands, including important factors driving their purchase decisions while they are in the midst of the shopping process.  Honda was named ‘Best Overall Non-Luxury Brand’ by securing the highest average score across ratings of all non-luxury models, and the weight of importance of each of the factors in the study.”

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