2017 Honda Accord
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still one of the best automotive brands in the world. But you may be surprised to learn that nearly every new Honda model has earned its place at or near the top of a Kelley Blue Book list for 2017. Here’s a quick overview of all the 2017 KBB awards the new Honda models have won.

Best Buy Winners

Honda has more models on KBB’s Best Buy Award list than any other manufacturer (3) and boasts the overall winner in the category, the 2017 Honda Civic.

We’ve already written about how the ’17 Civic goes above and beyond the call of duty, but we’ll restate the obvious: Honda’s “small car”—it’s anything but small, but beggars can’t be choosers—is the most refined, redefined, and reliable vehicle in its class.

The recently redesigned 2017 Honda Pilot received an incredible 9.5 Expert Rating, making it KBB’s midsize SUV of choice. Their review praises Honda’s SUV as “the most accommodating third row in the segment [with] a bounty of family-friendly conveniences and a comfortable highway ride, all topped off by Honda’s sterling reputation for long-term reliability and excellent resale value.” It certain impresses as only a minivan could, all without that minivan moniker.

Having already appeared on Car and Driver’s 10Best list, Honda’s 2017 Accord also earns high marks with KBB, which ultimately named this midsize sedan the best of the best in its segment. Affordable, practical, yet modernly sophisticated, the all-new Accord is a “popular choice with drivers across generations, from Baby Boomers to Gen X to Millennials.” Even if you don’t place yourself into any of those generational groupings, the Accord is a no-brainer purchase no matter your inclination toward pet rocks, bell-bottoms, or miniature scarves.

2017 Honda HR-V
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5-Year Cost to Own & Resale Value Winners

Honda is known for its reliability, and the vehicles they manufacture benefit from that prestige, particular when it comes to their customers’ pocketbooks.

The 2017 HR-V is impressive front to back, side to side, and mile to mile. Its excellent fuel economy (up to 28 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway) means fewer stops at the pump. The highest HR-V trim’s base MSRP is less than rivals like the Nissan JUKE or Mazda CX-3 (they came in second and third, respectively). Standard features like LaneWatch and Automatic Brake Hold make it even more useful. All of this translates to superb resale values and a low 5-year cost to own—and first-place trophies.

No stranger to awards, the 2017 Accord is “the kind of car that just does everything right.” Beating out the Camry and Sonata as KBB’s most affordable midsize sedan to own, the Accord holds its value well—thanks to its continued award-winning reputation—and offers a perfect balance of style, space, and fuel efficiency. A win in this 5-Year Cost to Own category seems only appropriate for the country’s best-selling sedan.

The Accord sedan’s green twin, the Accord Hybrid, also makes the grade, winning the award for Best Resale Value in the Hybrid/Alternative Energy category. It behaves like an Accord but achieves a stunning 48 mpg combined while also making 212 horsepower. It’s the perfect example of being able to have your cake and eat it, too.

Three years and counting, the Honda Fit has been named KBB’s Best Resale Value winner among subcompact cars. With a cabin that offers “more functionality than a Swiss Army knife,” the 2017 Fit is a magic trick on wheels. From the outside, this subcompact looks the part, but it’s anything but compact on the inside. The Fit’s rear seats fold in a variety of ways, allowing you to utilize the space on a case-by-case basis. Need to haul a surfboard for your trip to Cedar Key or Horseshoe Beach? Have to bring home that coffee table you “reclaimed” from the side of the road? Then the newest Fit is your ideal fit.

2017 Honda Fit
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Become a Winner Yourself: Buy or Lease a New Honda!

If you’re searching for a new car, truck, SUV, or minivan around Gainesville, always start with Honda. Better yet, beginning your own winning streak by shopping at any of our Central Florida Honda Dealers locations! Serving all of Ocala, Gainesville, and Leesburg, FL, our dealerships proudly offer amazing Honda deals on just about every new Honda on the market. From the upcoming 2018 Honda Accord to the incredibly tenacious CR-V to the roomy Odyssey, we stock all the award-winning style, reliability, and affordability Honda has to give! Come take a test drive today at one of our Gainesville-area Honda dealerships.


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