Honda Earns Two J.D. Power 2018 APEAL Awards

First impressions are a big deal and automakers are getting even better at impressing consumers right from the start. This is evident in J.D. Power & Associates 2018 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout Awards, which measures how appealing new vehicles are to their owners. This year, both the 2018 Honda Accord and Ridgeline earned top marks in their respective segments.*

The APEAL Study surveyed owners and lessees about their new vehicles and asked them to rate 77 attributes, including the feeling of luxury and comfort, fuel economy, driving dynamics, and technology features. The owners responded after 90 days of ownership.

In this year’s study, all categories saw an improvement over the 2017 results. The attributes are then combined into an overall score on a 1,000-point scale.

The Honda Ridgeline is a winner of a 2018 APEAL AwardsIn the Midsize Car category, the Honda Accord earned the most points.* The Ridgeline was named the best in the Midsize Pickup segment for the second year in a row.* Also performing well in the study were the Civic in the Compact Car segment, the CR-V in the Compact SUV category, and the Odyssey in the Minivan segment.*

Overall, the Honda brand received a score of 818 points, which is above the mass market average of 814 points.

Learn more about the award-winning Honda vehicles at Floyd Traylor Honda.

*J.D. Power& Associates 2018 APEAL Study, July 2018

Three 2018 Hondas Honored with MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Awards

Year after year, Honda produces high-quality vehicles that impress auto experts and satisfy consumers, and 2018 is no different. This February, the 2018 Honda Accord, Civic, and Odyssey were chosen to receive MotorWeek’s 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards. At Floyd Traylor Honda, we’re thrilled to provide these top-of-the-line Honda vehicles to our customers, guaranteeing their satisfaction for years to come.2018 Honda Accord was named the Best Family SedanFor the Drivers’ Choice Awards, the auto experts at MotorWeek perform a thorough review of all vehicles within a segment, picking a range of models that perform well. From this already narrowed pack of vehicles, they choose the overall best car of the segment for the given year. They carefully consider factors such as price, practicality, performance, and fuel efficiency, which are the factors that tend to matter the most to potential car buyers. After these reviews, three 2018 Hondas stood out from their competitors: the 2018 Honda Civic was deemed the Best Small Car, the 2018 Honda Accord was named the Best Family Sedan, and the 2018 Honda Odyssey was judged to be the Best Minivan.

With two impressive high-performance variants, the Civic received the Best Small Car award for a third consecutive year. The Accord’s Best Family Sedan award was secured by its luxurious approach to the mid-size sedan segment. Meanwhile, the Odyssey’s Best Minivan award recognized both its longstanding appeal to families and its feature-packed, all-new approach for 2018.

Honda Wins at 2018 Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards

The 2018 Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards saw big wins for Honda, which took two categories: the Most Innovative Car of the Year for the Honda Clarity and the Most Innovative SUV of the Year for the CR-V.

The CES Tech Driven Awards is a new annual awards series that focuses on automotive products available at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which takes place every January.

CES Tech Driven Awards: The Honda CR-V wins Most Innovative SUV of the Year Winners of the Tech Driven Awards will be made available the year they’re shown at the CES—Edmunds wanted to focus on fully realized products consumers can actually buy soon rather than far-off concepts.

There are seven categories that make up the CES Tech Driven Awards, including Most Innovative Car, SUV, and Truck, as well as Most Innovative Automaker, Driver Assist Feature, and Infotainment System, all categories that are important to drivers today.

Edmunds recognized the Honda Clarity as the Consumer Electronics Show’s Most Innovative Car because of its flexible powertrain options, which include fully electric, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen fuel cell, suiting every kind of eco-friendly driver. The CR-V was awarded Most Innovative SUV thanks to its unique combination of exceptional ride quality, affordable advanced safety features, and class-leading fuel economy.

To find out more about the exciting new Honda CR-V and Clarity, give us a call at Floyd Traylor Honda.

Honda Named “Best Value Brand” for 2017 by Kelley Blue Book

Honda is known for many things, including its consistent lineup of diverse vehicles, top-notch safety features, and fuel-efficient technology. Plus, the automaker makes some of the most affordable vehicles, year-after-year, and Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is taking notice.

 

KBB recently named Honda the “Best Value Brand” at their 2017 Brand Image Awards, saying that Honda offers “a special blend of reliability, refinement and outstanding resale value unmatched by any other automaker,” and adding that “just about every vehicle Honda makes is among the best-selling, best-reviewed vehicles in its segment.”

Honda Odyssey Best Value Brand

 

The prestigious site also pointed out that Honda’s resale values are consistently impressive, making sure you truly get your money’s worth out of your car, even when you’re ready to sell it back.

 

Talk about high praise! To be fair, we at Floyd Traylor Honda are hardly surprised. Come pay us a visit anytime, and we’ll show you just how excellent the value of a new Honda can be. Our enormous selection of Honda vehicles may just include your next vehicle.

 

You can also explore the many awards Honda has won this year alone on Honda’s website, where you’ll discover that Honda’s value has been praised over and over again.

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

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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.

KBB.com 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

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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

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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!