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2019 Honda Odyssey, Accord and CR-V Named “Best Family Cars of 2019” by Edmunds.com

The 2019 Honda Odyssey, Accord and CR-V have each been recognized as best-in-class by Edmunds.com on their just-published list of “Best Family Cars of 2019.”  

The 2019 Odyssey won for Best Family Minivan, with Edmunds.com editors citing Odyssey’s Magic Slide™ seats, Cabin Watch™ and Honda VAC® among its many family-friendly features. The 2019 Accord won as Best Family Sedan thanks in part to its roomy interior and trunk, and standard Honda Sensing® suite of active safety and driver assist systems. The 2019 CR-V’s class-leading cargo space, Honda Sensing® availability, excellent fuel efficiency, and available hands-free rear liftgate helped it win the Best Small Family SUV category.

Edmunds.com editors select the winners of Best Family Car after an extensive, engineer-led vehicle testing and rating process that used more than 30 criteria in the five main areas of driving performance, comfort, interior, utility and technology. Edmunds also considered the availability of safety, technology and convenience features designed with families in mind.

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www.edmunds.com/best-family-cars/

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Honda Clarity Series and CR-V Honored as the Most Innovative Car and SUV By 2018 Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards

Reflecting Honda’s progressive approach to design and technology, the editors at Edmunds.com named the 2018 CR-V and all-new Clarity series the Most Innovative SUV and Car of the Year, respectively, in the 2018 Edmunds CES Tech Driven Awards.

“With wins in two of six categories, it is clear that pushing the boundaries of automotive innovation is in Honda’s DNA,” said Alistair Weaver, Edmunds editor-in-chief. “Both the forward-thinking Honda Clarity and class-leading Honda CR-V are prime examples of how Honda innovates with buyers in mind, and makes advanced technology features that are both easy to use and accessible beyond high priced luxury vehicles.”

The Honda Clarity series was recognized by Edmunds’ editors for its leading-edge approach to electrified powertrain technology: “With options including pure electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell models, the 2018 Honda Clarity provides unmatched flexibility when it comes to alternative fuel choices, and proves that innovative design can push the industry further toward a future using renewable energy.”

The experts at Edmunds praised the 2018 CR-V for its packaging, efficiency and innovation, saying “the 2018 Honda CR-V offers advanced driver assistance technologies and active safety features at an affordable price point, a rarity among SUVs. Coupled with other outstanding features such as a deftly balanced ride and handling, class-leading fuel economy ratings, and a large and clever storage space, the CR-V is a winner.”

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Edmunds Reviews of Sims Honda

Did you know that Edmunds.com also has reviews on dealerships, including Sims Honda?

Check out what REAL customers are saying about their experience with Sims Honda!Sims_Honda_38

Honda Civic and Pilot SUV Earn Best Family Cars of 2016 Recognition from Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

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The completely redesigned 2016 Honda Civic (automobiles.honda.com/civic) and 2016 Honda Pilot SUV (automobiles.honda.com/pilot) have been named to the 10 Best Family Cars list by the parenting and car experts atParents magazine and Edmunds.com. The two family-friendly Honda vehicles were selected out of hundreds of models for excelling in the key areas of safety, convenience features, performance, design and value.

The Honda Civic, the 2016 North American Car of the Year, is Honda’s best-selling car globally, playing a leading role in advancing fuel efficiency, small-car safety performance, design, technology and fun-to-drive performance for ten generations. The 2016 Civic Sedan sets a new bar in the mainstream compact class with the addition of the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, available on all trims, making Civic the most affordable new car in America with these advanced safety technologies, including automatic emergency braking (when equipped with optional front crash prevention).

In addition, the 2016 Civic Sedan received the highest available collision safety ratings,  an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The spacious, innovative and family-friendly 2016 Pilot sets new standards for fuel efficiency, spacious and thoughtful interior packaging, and dynamic handling performance in the midsize SUV segment. The Pilot is also at the top of its class in safety features and collision safety ratings. The Pilot features available Honda Sensing™ technology along with Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and a standard multi-angle rearview camera; and the Pilot has earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS.

For more information about the Parents magazine and Edmunds.com’s list of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2016, please visitwww.parents.com and www.edmunds.com. The full list will be featured in the July 2016 issue of Parents magazine available June 7.

Acura Delivers Highest Projected Residual Value of all Luxury Brands for Fourth Straight Year, According to Edmunds.com

  • Acura is named the 2015 Best Retained Value® Luxury Brand by Edmunds.com
  • Acura has highest projected residual value of any eligible luxury brand
  • Acura gateway models 2015 ILX sedan and RDX sport-utility are model-level winners

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In the area of projected retained value, Acura has again taken the luxury crown, earning a Best Retained Value® award from Edmunds.com, ahead of all other eligible luxury brands, for the fourth consecutive year. The 2015 Acura ILX sedan and 2015 Acura RDX sport-utility vehicle also received Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value® model-level awards. Acura tops all eligible luxury brands with the highest projected residual value of 46.9 percent after five years of ownership in the 2015 Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® awards. Brand award winners are selected based on having the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True MarketValue® (TMV®) price when sold as new.

“Topping the Edmunds rankings for projected retained value for eligible luxury brands for four straight years is an important validation of our total focus on delivering a truly outstanding customer experience in every facet of what it means to own an Acura vehicle,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of the Acura Division. “Acura products continue to set the benchmark in the luxury market by providing customers with a unique combination of luxury and performance, leading-edge safety technology and exceptional long-term quality, reliability and durability.”

Acura growth continues at a blistering pace in the U.S., with a sales gain of 16.1 percent through May of 2015. On the sedan front, the Acura TLX luxury sport sedan and sporty gateway ILX have helped boost overall Acura sedan sales to a 43.5 percent increase over the previous year. Acura light trucks, the hottest one-two punch in the luxury SUV game, continue to set records, with the RDX reaching an all-time record sales record of 5,343 units, combining with the popular MDX to produce sales of 10,764 Acura luxury SUVs in May.

Acura has launched a redesigned 2016 ILX sedan and 2016 RDX sport-utility vehicle. The 2016 RDX offers more performance, luxury appointments and advanced safety technology than ever, including a new, more powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC®  V-6 engine, standard Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlights  and LED taillights and an expanded list of available AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies. For 2016, the Acura ILX has been reimagined – with even more features, more leading-edge technology and a major injection of Acura DNA, including an all new high-performance 2.4-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC® engine with 8-speed DCT, added luxurious appointments and more youthful, sporty styling.

To be eligible for an Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value Brand Award®, a brand must have had more than 100,000 unit sales in 2014 and have eligible models competing within at least four vehicle-type categories. Each model year 2015 vehicle that was launched by the end of 2014 and achieved unit sales in February 2015 that represented at least 25 percent of average unit sales for the models in its vehicle type category, was eligible for this year’s model-level Best Retained Value® Awards. Edmunds determined each model’s vehicle type category for the 2015 awards based on its body type segment; for certain categories, the size of the model within its body type segment; and for certain categories, the model’s price and/or its competitive segment. More details on Edmunds.com’s Best Retained Value® Awards can

Honda Fit, Accord and CR-V Named Best Family Cars for 2015 by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

  • Accord recognized as one of the top family sedans for the third straight year by parenting and car experts
  • The subcompact Fit is honored as one of the best budget cars
  • CR-V highlighted as a standout in the crossover category of the annual list

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The 2015 Honda Fit (www.automobiles.honda.com/fits/), Accord (www.automobiles.honda.com/Accord) and CR-V (www.automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/) have been named to the 10 Best Family Cars list compiled by the parenting and car experts at Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. The three family-friendly Honda vehicles – each earning the top crashworthiness ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and equipped with a standard rearview camera – were selected out of hundreds of models for excelling in the key areas of safety, convenience features, performance and value.

The Accord was recognized as one of the top sedans for families for the third straight year. The Accord features sophisticated styling, fuel-efficient powertrains1 and advanced technology features like the available LaneWatch™ display and a standard multi-angle rearview camera. With safety a top shopping consideration for families, the Accord shines by earning a TOP SAFETY PICK ratingfrom IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).2

The spacious, fuel-efficient1 and versatile 2015 Honda Fit was chosen as one of the best budget cars on the annual list. The all-new 2015 Honda Fit is even more of a standout choice in the subcompact segment with its small-on-the-outside, big-on-the-inside packaging, incredibly versatile second-row Magic Seat® and a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)3 starting at just $15,790. The Fit features a fresh and modern design, a sporty and efficient engine, plus a highly versatile interior loaded with equipment essential for urban driving, including a standard rearview camera and Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity. Occupant safety features for the 2015 Honda Fit are further enhanced through the use of Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, helping Fit earn a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)2.

The 2015 CR-V, also recognized as one of the best crossovers for families, received the most significant mid-cycle redesign in its history, with a new direct-injected EarthDreams™ Technology i-VTEC® engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) to improve performance and fuel efficiency1. A new suite of Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive features, available on the Touring trim, contribute to the vehicle’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from IIHS. Additionally, the CR-V features significantly enhanced exterior and interior styling, while a long list of new family-friendly standard and available features brings a new level of sophistication to America’s top-selling SUV4.

For more information about the Parents magazine and Edmunds.com’s list of the 10 Best Family Cars for 2015, please visit www.parents.com and www.edmunds.com. The full list will be featured in the July 2015 issue of Parents magazine available June 9.

Honda Civic Sedan and Fit Selected as Edmunds.com Top Rated Vehicles

Eight Honda models have now received the accolade this year

The 2015 Honda Civic Sedan (automobiles.honda.com/civic-sedan/) and all-new 2015 Honda Fit 5-door (automobiles.honda.com/fit/) have been recognized as Top Rated Vehicles by Edmunds.com. A total of eight Honda models in six vehicle categories have received the award from Edmunds.com so far this year.

“We’re thrilled to have two more of our core models recognized by Edmunds.com as we continue our progress toward a record sales year for the Honda brand,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “The Civic and the Fit often represent new buyers’ introductions into the Honda brand, and this recognition from a trusted resource offers reassurance that they’re making the right choice with a Honda.”

Edmunds.com evaluates about 200 cars each year. Each vehicle is driven on a standardized road test loop and a test track where instrumented testing in controlled conditions is conducted. Edmunds.com uses its findings to grade how a car stacks up against competitors in respect to size and price class. Vehicles that earn an “A” rating receive an Edmunds.com Top Rated Award.

Honda Accord and Odyssey Named Best Family Cars for 2014 by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

  • Accord recognized as one of the top family sedans for the second straight year by parenting and car experts
  • Odyssey featured in Best Minivan category on annual list

The 2014 Honda Accord (www.automobiles.honda.com/Accord) and 2014 Odyssey minivan (www.automobiles.honda.com/Odyssey) have both been named to the 10 Best Family Cars list compiled by the experts at Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. The two family-friendly Honda vehicles – each earning the highest possible rating ofTOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) – were selected out of hundreds of models for excelling in the key areas of safety, convenience features, performance and value.

“The Accord and Odyssey lead their segments in the areas that matter most to the family buyer – safety ratings, fuel efficiency, value and innovative features,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager. “As the top vehicles in their segments in sales to individual buyers, we know families appreciate the hard work we’ve put into making these vehicles value and performance leaders.”

The Accord was recognized as one of the top sedans for families by Parents magazine and Edmunds.com for the second straight year. The Accord features sophisticated styling, fuel-efficient powertrains and advanced technology features like the available LaneWatch™ display and a standard multi-view rearview camera. With safety a top shopping consideration for families, the Accord shined by earning the highest possible rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and nabbing the best possible rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing with a 5 Star Overall Vehicle Score.

The Odyssey was also recognized as one of the best minivans for families on the 10 Best Family Cars annual list. As the top-selling minivan to individual retail car buyers in the U.S., the Odyssey continues to lead its class in the areas that families look for when selecting a vehicle like fuel efficiency, safety, interior spaciousness and driving experience. The Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest possible rating of IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, and the Odyssey has earned the best possible overall safety rating from NHTSA with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score. Additionally, the Odyssey is rated at a remarkable 28 mpg highway, the highest EPA fuel economy rating of any eight-passenger minivan.

For more information about Parents magazine and Edmunds.com’s list of the 10 Best Family Cars for 2014, please visitwww.parents.com and www.edmunds.com. The full list will be featured in the July 2014 issue of Parents magazine.

Travel Route 66 Virtually in the the 2014 Honda Accord

Have you ever wanted to drive along historic Route 66 but just haven’t done it yet?

Well, now you can any time you want. Without taking time off work or away from the family. You can do it in your office or from the comfort of your own home.

Yes, drive Route 66 in a brand new 2014 Honda Accord. Virtually, that is.

Honda created this website that will allow anyone to see the sights of Route 66 as seen from a 2014 Honda Accord. How cool is that?!

According to this article on Edmunds.com, virtual drivers start in Chicago and make their way (at their own pace by scrolling down) the entire 2,451 mile route stopping for as long as they want at each of the sights. “These include motels, shops, soda fountains, gas stations, bridges, museums, statues and even a barber shop, many of which have become well known through the many songs and books that have been written about Route 66. And, of course, there’s no shortage of the “World’s Largest”…whatever, along the way.”

The 2014 Honda Accord would be the perfect vehicle to drive Route 66 in real life with its incredible gas mileage, easy drivability, and spacious interior. Drive it solo or with the family. Either way, you’ll be comfortable.

Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership to see why the 2014 Honda Accord is the perfect car for a road trip…down Route 66 or just to the grocery store.

Honda is Most Durable, Longest-Lasting Brand

Honda vehicles are the most durable and longest lasting of any mainstream automotive brand, according to Polk vehicle registration statistics from 1988-2012.  No other mainstream brand had a greater percentage of vehicles on the road than the Honda brand.  In the mainstream segment, an industry best 75% of all Honda vehicles sold in the last 25 years were still on the road.

“One of the most important considerations for a new vehicle purchase is how long that vehicle will last and this study demonstrates that Honda quality and reliability is not just part of our hard-earned reputation but represents our industry-leading performance on the road,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president of automobile operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. ”If consumers want the most durable, longest lasting mainstream brand, Honda vehicles are the clear choice.”

The quality and reliability of Honda vehicles is a major factor in their long-standing leadership in earning key industry value awards.  For instance, for the second year in a row, Honda won ALG’s top honor of Best Mainstream Brand in its annual Residual Value Awards for vehicles that are predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a conventional three-year period.  Honda has won the top honor more than any other automaker—a record 8 out of 11 years they’ve awarded a mainstream brand.  In 2013, Honda also earned multiple awards for individual models for Best Resale Value from KBB.com and Best Retained Value from Edmunds.com.