Honda Dominates Kelley Blue Book’s ‘Best Family Cars of 2016’ Awards

2016 Honda Accord - Fort Smith, AR
The 2016 Accord was one of many Honda cars recognized by Kelley Blue Book.

A lot of automakers claim that they manufacture the best family cars, but Honda is the only one with the stats and the accolades to back it up. recently announced its winners of their ‘Best Family Cars of 2016’ Awards, and Honda took home the gold in four out of four of KBB’s evaluated categories: Sedan, Two-Row Crossover/SUV, Three-Row Crossover/SUV, and Minivan. The big winners were the 2016 Honda Civic, Accord, HR-V, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey. The winners were selected based on a variety of factors, including the vehicle’s overall safety, performance, and value.

These huge honors make Honda the most awarded automaker in KBB’s 2016 awards. At Floyd Traylor Honda, we’re particularly pleased by these amazing victories. We take pride in providing our customers with only the highest-quality vehicles and we take nothing more seriously than selling safe and dependable family vehicles.

If you’re in the market for your next ever-ready family-hauler, now you know which brand is best!

Honda Civic Takes Home North American Car of the Year Award

Honda Civic - Fort Smith, AR
You just can’t beat the amazing quality of the Honda Civic!

The Honda Civic was recently recognized by the Detroit Free Press as the best car of the recent Detroit Auto Show. Winning the “North American Car of the Year” award, the Civic has some great new features, better performance and a sleek design.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the Civic was an obvious front runner since its release, and the model was up nearly 30% in terms of sale. This car comes with a bold new fascia, with LED lighting and a sharp grille. A turbocharged engine ups power and fuel economy, while rain-sensing wipers and a capless fuel system are the tip of the iceberg in terms of accessories.

“I think the Civic is improved in every possible metric,” Tony Swan, a co-founder of the award and automotive reviewer. Swan designed the award to be given by an independent jury of auto journalists from the US and Canada, each of which voted for their favorites overall.

Other finalists included the Chevy Malibu, Mazda Miata, Honda Pilot, and Nissan Titan XD. This is the second time the Civic has won the North American Car of the Year award, the first time being in 2006.

2016 Honda Civic and Pilot Honored in Hispanic Motor Press Awards

Honda Civic - Fort Smith, AR
The 2016 Honda Civic is already an award-winning sedan.

The all-new 2016 Honda Civic and all-new 2016 Honda Pilot have been named “Best Compact Sedan” and “Best SUV,” respectively, in the latest Hispanic Motor Press Awards.

The Honda Civic was noted for its great styling, first turbocharged engine, numerous safety technologies as part of the Honda Sensing suite, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

“The 2016 Civic is a bit longer, with a roomier interior and a high level of connectivity, with a smooth power plant. These enhancements make this new platform a real winner for the Hispanic consumer,” said Ricardo Rodriguez-Long, Jury Director, Hispanic Motor Press.

The Honda Pilot stood out as one of the best vehicles for families with seating for up to eight occupants, an available nine-speed automatic transmission, and a host of assistive driver technologies to help keep everyone safe.

“The new Pilot has grown into a practical and efficient family vehicle. With the AWD option, three-row seating, safety features and a premium feel, it stood out among the other options tested by the jurors. It’s a very good all-around package for the larger Hispanic family,” said Rodriguez.

Check out the award-winning and all-new 2016 Honda Civic and Pilot at Floyd Traylor Honda!