The news just broke and we’re nearly speechless. Kelley Blue Book, the nation’s foremost authority on automotive values, has just announced their picks for their coveted “2018 Best Buy Awards,” and Honda just drove away with 7 out of the 13 trophies. What’s even more exciting? The 2018 Honda Accord took top honors as the “Overall Best Buy” of the year! To say Honda’s engineers are doing something right is something of an understatement, we guess.
Here then, for the benefit of all Honda drivers and potential Honda owners, is the complete list of 2018 Honda winners per KBB.
Overall Best Buy: The 2018 Honda Accord
What can we say about the Accord? Ask anyone who’s owned one and they’ll fire off a list of positive traits as long as your arm, and the reviewers at KBB couldn’t agree more. Within a week of driving the 2018 Honda Accord, it was apparent to KBB reviewers that they might already have the winner of the 2018 Overall Best Buy Award.
The Accord is stylish and sophisticated, but also super-safe to drive thanks to Honda Sensing safety and driver-assist technologies. When you add in a spacious and nicely appointed interior, the latest technologically advanced infotainment system, plenty of get-up-and-go, and one of the best resale values around, the 2018 Accord is the obvious winner.
Best Small Car: The 2018 Honda Civic
The new Civic has snagged the Best Small Car Award for four years in a row — since the inception of the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, actually. The Civic is the car that makes driving a compact sedan fun. It’s also sporty, well-equipped for your safety, and, as KBB reviewers point out, has a “stellar reputation for resale value and reliability.”
Best Midsize Car: The 2018 Honda Accord
After earning top honors, the Accord’s taking of the Best Midsize Car Award should come as no surprise. Among all the midsize sedans on the road today, the 2018 Honda Accord is “as sweet as it gets”!
Best Small SUV: The 2018 Honda CR-V
The CR-V’s been popular from the day Honda introduced it to drivers. Obviously, it continues to impress even tough-to-please reviewers who’ve driven and rated every small SUV out there. The all-new CR-V is spacious and comfortable with plenty of cargo space, packed with safety features galore (including Honda Sensing, which is now standard on all models), reliably fuel-efficient, and a leader in resale value. Oh, and it’s also a real head-turner on the road!
Best Midsize SUV: The 2018 Honda Pilot
Honda knows how to do SUVs, whether it’s the top-selling small CR-V or the luscious-looking 2018 Pilot. Tough, durable, and dependable, the Pilot’s three rows of seating can accommodate a large family with ease. Plus, it’s got Honda’s attention-to-safety nailed down tight (an important attribute in any family vehicle), a hidden storage compartment under the floor behind the third row, and a great infotainment system with USB ports. There’s even an available rear-seat entertainment system to keep everybody happy and occupied on long drives outside of Central Florida.
Best Electric/Hybrid Car: The 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle)
With a 47-mile electric range (one of the highest in the sector), plus a 4-cylinder engine that acts as a generator and takes over when needed, the 2018 Clarity PHEV will never leave you worrying about running out of “steam.” There’s also an available $7,500 federal tax credit to sweeten the deal!
Best Minivan: The 2018 Honda Odyssey
The Odyssey has pretty much anything and everything you could possibly want in a family-friendly minivan — plenty of room for both passengers and cargo, sliding doors, Magic Slide seats that move in all directions, easy access to third-row seating, and an in-cabin camera so Mom and Dad can keep an eye on the little ones in the back. When Kelley Blue Book first reviewed the 2018 Odyssey, they called it “the best family car in the world.” Obviously, they haven’t changed their opinion one iota.
Test Drive a New 2018 Honda in Orlando, FL
We’re so proud of our great 2018 Honda lineup and we know you’ll love it, too! So, why not take a drive over to your local Honda Dealer today — we have Honda dealerships all around Orlando — and test drive one (or more) of Kelley Blue Book’s 2018 crème de la crèmes. We even have special Honda offers available to ensure you’ll walk away with the best price on your new vehicle.
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