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2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Bests Toyota Corolla Hatchback in Car and Driver Comparison Test

The 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback has beaten one of its long-time rivals, having been declared the winner by Car and Driver in a head-to-head comparison test against the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback.

Article Quote
“While other solid entries make for a highly competitive compact-car space, the choice between the latest Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla hatchbacks is pretty cut and dry. Along with the Civic lineup being broader as a whole, Honda’s hatch remains attractively priced, better packaged, and far more rewarding to operate—with its only real vice being looks that only its mother could love. Don’t count us as overly maternal. The Civic is simply the more satisfying machine for the money.”

Article Link 
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a27985659/2019-honda-civic-hatchback-vs-2019-toyota-corolla-hatchback/

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with nearly two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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2019 Honda Passport Achieves Top NHTSA Overall Safety Rating

  • Every 2019 Honda model evaluated in NHTSA NCAP safety testing has achieved a top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score
  • 85 percent of Honda vehicles sold now feature Honda Sensing®

The all-new 2019 Honda Passport achieved a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score, the highest available overall safety rating issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as part of its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). With this result, every tested 2019 Honda vehicle has earned an NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA1.

The Passport and other Honda models’ crashworthiness is enabled in part by the latest generation of Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, a network of front-frame structures designed to absorb and deflect the energy from a frontal collision.

Beyond crashworthiness, the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies is now standard equipment on the 2019 Passport, Accord, Civic2, Clarity series, Insight, and Pilot and available on every Honda nameplate. Since its introduction on the 2015 CR-V, Honda has sold over 2.1 million vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing® and nearly 85 percent of all new Honda vehicles sold in 2019 are equipped with Honda Sensing®.

Honda Sensing® helps provide greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle, in some cases helping drivers maintain lane position and, under certain conditions, slowing or even stopping the vehicle if it detects a potential front collision. Comprising the Honda Sensing® suite are Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

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2019 Honda CR-V Bests Subaru Forester in Car and Driver Head-to-Head Comparison Test

The 2019 Honda CR-V continues to beat out its rivals, with Car and Driver declaring it the winner in its latest compact SUV head-to-head comparison test against the 2019 Subaru Forester.

Article Quote
“Both are excellent examples of modern compact SUVs. But the Honda is more powerful and satisfying to operate as a vehicle while remaining perfectly agreeable, which is a quality we appreciate even in basic driving appliances. Along with its well-rounded list of attributes, that’s enough for the CR-V to edge out the Forester in our ranking of the segment.”

Article Link
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a27658552/2019-honda-cr-v-vs-2019-subaru-forester

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Acura NSX Named a Best Performing Car by The Car Connection for 2019

The Car Connection has named the 2019 Acura NSX a Best Performing Car for 2019. The expert staff at The Car Connection selected the NSX out of 300 cars based on criteria that factored in power, speed and handling, plus requiring a little something extra in order to be named one of the vehicles deemed “Perfect Performers.” According to The Car Connection, NSX’s innovative technology and performance evolution from the first generation of the supercar to the current make it a timeless vehicle, calling the 2019 NSX, “The future, now.”

More information on The Car Connection’s selections for Best Performing Cars of 2019 can be found here: https://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1123205_the-car-connections-best-performing-cars-of-2019.

Acura NSX

Introduced at Monterey Car Week this past August, the 2019 NSX features a host of chassis enhancements include stiffer stabilizer bars, a new grippier tire and software tuning designed to elevate performance in all driving situations—whether on the street or race track. The result is a supercar even more responsive to the will of the driver, leading to a nearly 2-second faster lap time around the legendary Suzuka Circuit. For more information about the Acura NSX, please visit: https://acuranews.com/acura-automobiles/channels/nsx-press-releases/releases/2019-acura-nsx-debuts-in-monterey-with-design-updates-chassis-enhancements-and-expanded-color-palette.

About Acura

Acura delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of exceptional quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

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2019 Honda CR-V Wins Car and Driver Head-to-Head SUV Comparison Test

The 2019 Honda CR-V has beat out its newest rival in a Car and Driver head-to-head comparison test in which Car and Drivereditors pitted the CR-V against its newest rival, the 2019 Toyota RAV4.

“In this matchup, the Honda simply provides a better value and is our choice over the Toyota. While the RAV4 is slightly more distinctive in appearance and a bit more tech-forward with its sharper touchscreen interface, the CR-V makes up for its lack of style with impressive substance. The Honda provides more space, better engine performance, and plenty of features, all for less money than the Toyota. That’s a winning formula as much today as it was when the CR-V first hit the scene more than 20 years ago.”

See the full article:
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a27426166/2019-honda-cr-v-vs-2019-toyota-rav4/

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Honda Recognized as ‘Best Overall Brand,’ ‘Best Value Brand’ and ‘Most Refined Brand’ in 2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

Kelley Blue Book has chosen Honda as America’s “Best Value Brand” for the fifth year in a row, also naming Honda the “Best Overall Brand” and “Most Refined Brand” for a second straight year.

Kelley Blue Book noted that its “Best Overall Brand” for the 2019 Brand Image Awards went to Honda in part because of the high quality across Honda’s broad product lineup and its commitment to offering vehicles for first-time buyers and loyal owners alike. With its “Best Value Brand” award, Kelley Blue Book called out the class-above amenities in Civic, Accord, CR-V and Pilot, also noting that Honda had eight vehicles in its top 15 in refinement, leading to the “Most Refined Brand” award.

The Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards recognize automobile manufacturers’ successes in fostering and retaining brand attributes that customers appreciate and pay attention to when considering the purchase of a new vehicle.

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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2019 Honda Passport Earns an Autotrader ‘Best New Car for 2019’ Award

The all-new 2019 Honda Passport has been named a “Best New Car for 2019” by Autotrader, one of only 12 new vehicles to receive this recognition, chosen by unanimous decision by the Autotrader editorial experts.

“The Passport is one of the few SUVs where the ‘sport’ and ‘utility’ totally and tangibly make sense in the same vehicle,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “We like the Passport because of its rugged look and just the way it comes off like a younger, feistier version of the Honda Pilot.”

The 2019 Passport, launched nationally on February 4, 2019, delivers a unique combination of on-road driving refinement and off-road capability along with best-in-class interior space among midsize two-row SUVs. The new Honda Passport was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas and is made by Honda in its Lincoln, Alabama plant alongside the Honda Ridgeline pickup, the Pilot three-row SUV, and the Odyssey minivan, using domestic and globally-sourced parts.

About Honda 
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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2019 Honda Clarity Wins Cars.com 2019 Eco-Friendly Award

Cars.com has recognized Honda’s environmental leadership this Earth Day by naming the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid the winner of its 2019 Eco-Friendly Award. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, with an EPA-estimated electric-only range of 47 and a total driving range of 340 miles, is America’s top-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle.

The 2019 Civic EX earned runner-up status, with Cars.com noting its exceptionally fuel-efficient 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid also beat out theToyota RAV4 Hybrid and 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV in earning top environmental status. For this award, Cars.com considers all vehicles that reduce consumption and/or minimize the release of carbon and pollutants, regardless of fuel type.

The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is part of a family of electrified midsize five-passenger vehicles that also includes battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell, all on one model platform, offering Honda customers an array of electrified vehicle choices to suit their individual tastes and driving needs.

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2019 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Arrives at Select Dealerships

  • Clarity Fuel Cell received a 360-mile driving range rating and offers quick refueling
  • Vehicle qualifies for $5,000 California state rebate, single-occupant HOV access
  • Honda intends for electrified vehicles to comprise two-thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030

Arriving at select dealerships in California beginning April 16, 2019, the 2019 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell received an emissions-free 360-mile driving range rating1 and offers quick refueling at an exceptionally competitive lease price of $379 per month. The Clarity’s spacious and sophisticated interior offers ample room for five, and every Clarity Fuel Cell comes standard with advanced technology, such as the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration.

“The Clarity Fuel Cell is a compelling choice for customers who want to be on the leading edge of our low-carbon future in a practical vehicle, with premium features and at no compromise to range or refueling times,” said Steven Center, vice president of auto sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The 2019 Clarity Fuel Cell has a 360 mile EPA driving range rating, making it one of the highest rated zero-emission light-duty vehicles in America, including fuel cell and battery electric vehicles. In addition, the Clarity Fuel Cell received a 68 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) EPA combined fuel economy rating1, the highest rating for any light-duty fuel cell vehicle sold in America, and can be refueled in approximately three to five minutes using 70 MPa refueling stations.

Retail leasing of the Clarity Fuel Cell is available through a network of 12 approved Honda dealerships in select California markets, including six dealerships in Southern California (Los Angeles and Orange County areas), five in the San Francisco Bay Area, and one in the Sacramento area. The Clarity Fuel Cell offers a competitive lease price of $379 per month for 36 months with $2,878 due at signing2 with California customers eligible for a $5,000 rebate3. The lease terms include an attractive mileage allowance of 20,000 miles per year, up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, up to 21 days of access to a luxury vehicle from Avis while in California, 24/7 roadside assistance, and eligibility for California’s Clean Air Vehicle Stickers to allow single-occupant HOV access4.

Honda has invested more than $14 million in California’s hydrogen refueling network.  With nearly 40 retail hydrogen stations across the state, it’s now more convenient than ever before to quickly refuel the Clarity Fuel Cell. Honda intends for electrified vehicles to comprise two-thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030. In North America, the Honda Electrification Initiative will see Honda’s electrified powertrain technologies applied to an expanding portfolio of cars and light trucks in the years ahead. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup today includes the Clarity series, along with the Accord Hybrid and Insight.

Honda Clarity Series
As the next progression of Honda’s dynamic styling for electrified products, each model in the Clarity series – Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Electric – has a low, wide aerodynamic body with unique design elements, including differentiated front styling, headlights, tail lamps and 18-inch alloy wheel designs. Each Clarity series vehicle also boasts a spacious interior with comfortable seating for five adults, outfitted with premium, environmentally responsible materials.

Offering Honda’s “fun-to-drive” DNA, each Clarity variant provides a refined driving experience, aided by the smooth and seamless character of electric drive torque and acceleration. The Clarity series features advanced technologies, including Display Audio with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration, and the full suite of Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies.

With three different powertrains and luxury packaging, this shared “3-in-1” platform strategy is enabling Honda to respond to infrastructure and market developments, provide customers nationwide with an ultra-low carbon vehicle that meets their lifestyle needs, and will take Honda toward higher volume sales of advanced powertrain products that will help reduce CO2 emissions.

For More Information
Additional media information, including detailed pricing, features and high-resolution photography, is available at https://hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/Fuel-Cell. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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2019 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Arrives at Select Dealerships

  • Clarity Fuel Cell received a 360-mile driving range rating and offers quick refueling
  • Vehicle qualifies for $5,000 California state rebate, single-occupant HOV access
  • Honda intends for electrified vehicles to comprise two-thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030

Arriving at select dealerships in California beginning April 16, 2019, the 2019 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell received an emissions-free 360-mile driving range rating1 and offers quick refueling at an exceptionally competitive lease price of $379 per month. The Clarity’s spacious and sophisticated interior offers ample room for five, and every Clarity Fuel Cell comes standard with advanced technology, such as the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration.

“The Clarity Fuel Cell is a compelling choice for customers who want to be on the leading edge of our low-carbon future in a practical vehicle, with premium features and at no compromise to range or refueling times,” said Steven Center, vice president of auto sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The 2019 Clarity Fuel Cell has a 360 mile EPA driving range rating, making it one of the highest rated zero-emission light-duty vehicles in America, including fuel cell and battery electric vehicles. In addition, the Clarity Fuel Cell received a 68 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) EPA combined fuel economy rating1, the highest rating for any light-duty fuel cell vehicle sold in America, and can be refueled in approximately three to five minutes using 70 MPa refueling stations.

Retail leasing of the Clarity Fuel Cell is available through a network of 12 approved Honda dealerships in select California markets, including six dealerships in Southern California (Los Angeles and Orange County areas), five in the San Francisco Bay Area, and one in the Sacramento area. The Clarity Fuel Cell offers a competitive lease price of $379 per month for 36 months with $2,878 due at signing2 with California customers eligible for a $5,000 rebate3. The lease terms include an attractive mileage allowance of 20,000 miles per year, up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, up to 21 days of access to a luxury vehicle from Avis while in California, 24/7 roadside assistance, and eligibility for California’s Clean Air Vehicle Stickers to allow single-occupant HOV access4.

Honda has invested more than $14 million in California’s hydrogen refueling network.  With nearly 40 retail hydrogen stations across the state, it’s now more convenient than ever before to quickly refuel the Clarity Fuel Cell. Honda intends for electrified vehicles to comprise two-thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030. In North America, the Honda Electrification Initiative will see Honda’s electrified powertrain technologies applied to an expanding portfolio of cars and light trucks in the years ahead. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup today includes the Clarity series, along with the Accord Hybrid and Insight.

Honda Clarity Series
As the next progression of Honda’s dynamic styling for electrified products, each model in the Clarity series – Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Electric – has a low, wide aerodynamic body with unique design elements, including differentiated front styling, headlights, tail lamps and 18-inch alloy wheel designs. Each Clarity series vehicle also boasts a spacious interior with comfortable seating for five adults, outfitted with premium, environmentally responsible materials.

Offering Honda’s “fun-to-drive” DNA, each Clarity variant provides a refined driving experience, aided by the smooth and seamless character of electric drive torque and acceleration. The Clarity series features advanced technologies, including Display Audio with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration, and the full suite of Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies.

With three different powertrains and luxury packaging, this shared “3-in-1” platform strategy is enabling Honda to respond to infrastructure and market developments, provide customers nationwide with an ultra-low carbon vehicle that meets their lifestyle needs, and will take Honda toward higher volume sales of advanced powertrain products that will help reduce CO2 emissions.

For More Information
Additional media information, including detailed pricing, features and high-resolution photography, is available at https://hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/Fuel-Cell. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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