TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda vehicles took home top accolades in multiple categories at the 2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, with the all-new, sporty and aggressively styled 2016 Civic taking home the 'Overall Best Buy Award.' According to the expert team of editors and evaluators at KBB.com, 'the 2016 Honda Civic is the Overall Winner in our Best Buy Awards because it sets a new standard in a segment already known for delivering great value, providing an up-level experience to drivers and passengers in every facet of the driving and ownership experience.'
2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Winners: Honda
Overall Winner: 2016 Honda Civic
Small Car: 2016 Honda Civic
Small SUV/Crossover: 2016 Honda CR-V
Mid-Size SUV/Crossover: 2016 Honda Pilot
Minivan: 2016 Honda Odyssey
In addition to the Overall Best Buy of the Year Award for Civic, Honda secured accolades from The Trusted Resource® for three vehicles in its light truck lineup including CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey in their respective categories.
The Honda CR-V is the best-selling SUV over the past two decades and continues to offer incredible value to customers. The sleek and sophisticated 2016 Pilot is all-new and fully redesigned from the ground up with more trim levels, features and options than ever before. The 2016 Odyssey continues to be the only minivan to offer an in-vehicle vacuum and class-leading fuel economy.
"We are incredibly confident in the value, quality and design of the all-new 2016 Civic," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "This prestigious award from KBB.com helps current and future buyers with their purchase decisions and further solidifies the notion that for customers who purchase a Honda, be it a car or a light truck, they are making an 'overall' smart choice."
"We believe the all-new Honda Civic is a game-changer in the compact vehicle class," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. "While the previous-edition Civic was a market leader in a very important segment, the newest version ups the ante in every category – interior and exterior style, safety, feature set – the new Civic takes them all to a new level."
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive automobiles for American car buyers through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Accord, Civic, Fit and CR-Z, along with the HR-V crossover and Pilot and CR-V sport/utility vehicles, as well as the Odyssey minivan.
Honda has the longest-lasting cars1 of any mainstream automotive brand in America, and more models achieving an IIHSTOP SAFETY PICK+ rating than any other automotive nameplate.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 30 years and currently operates 16 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2013, more than 94 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
About Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards
The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards are designed to provide a significant service to American new-car buyers by identifying the cream of the crop of all available 2016 model-year vehicles. The awards are the culmination of a year-long regimen of expert vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in America, along with analysis of a broad swath of vehicle-related data, including vehicle pricing/transaction prices, 5-Year Cost to Own data (which includes depreciation, insurance, maintenance, financing, fuel, fees and taxes for new cars), consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales/retail sales information. Of more than 300 new-car models available for 2016, Kelley Blue Book's expert editors initially narrowed the field to 49 Best Buy Award Finalists in 12 major vehicle categories, and then spent several weeks testing and evaluating all of the finalists head-to-head to ultimately determine the winners. For more information, visit http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/best-buy-awards/2000011397/.
1 Longevity based on IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. vehicles in operation registration statistics 1988-2012 for Honda and non-luxury competing brands.
SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.