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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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Autotrader Names Acura RDX a ‘Best New Car for 2019’

  • All-new Acura RDX is America’s retail best-selling compact luxury SUV and among the top three models in all of luxury1
  • Exceptional driving experience, leading-edge connectivity and premium feature set continue to earn RDX top-billing in luxury’s largest product segment

The 2019 Acura RDX has been named a ‘Best New Car for 2019’ by the editorial experts at Autotrader. Autotrader selected the RDX after testing nearly every model on the market, and after judging a wide-ranging set of criteria, including interior comfort and materials, build quality, available features and ride quality.

According to Autotrader’s Executive Editor, Brian Moody, “The new RDX is a full-fledged luxury/sport utility vehicle that runs with Europe’s best. No matter which one you get, the turbocharged engine is quick, responsive and efficient.” Autotrader’s Associate Editor, Rob Nestora adds, “If this is what Acura has in store for the future, I’m buying.”

Since its debut in June, 2018, the all-new RDX has posted ten consecutive months of record sales, helping RDX set a new all-time annual record in 2018 and earning RDX the title of America’s top retail-selling compact luxury SUV, among the top three models in all of luxury.

The 2019 Acura RDX raises the bar on the driving experience and all-weather confidence with its 272-horsepower turbocharged VTEC® engine and available Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) technology. The RDX also delivers a premium cabin experience with host of new exceptional features and technologies, including Acura’s award-winning True Touchpad Interface™, an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof and next-generation Acura sport seats with up to 16-way power adjustability. RDX also offers leading-edge connectivity that includes standard Apple CarPlay® integration and a new 16-speaker Acura/ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio system.

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2019 Honda Fit Earns 2018 U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Car for Teens under $20,000’ Award

The 2019 Honda Fit won the U.S. News and World Report “Best New Cars for Teens Under $20,000” award. The Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assistive technologies, available on all trims and standard on EX and above, was recognized as adding an important level of peace of mind for parents. Honda Sensing® includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). In addition to Honda Sensing®, the 2019 Fit was lauded for its superior crash test scores, excellent interior space and flexibility, fuel economy and long-term reliability.

U.S. News and World Report picks cars it feels have the best combination of overall quality, reliability, safety ratings, and accident-avoidance technologies across five differerent price brackets.

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2018 Honda Accord and Odyssey Named ‘Best New Cars’ by Good Housekeeping

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord 1.5T and Odyssey have won Good Housekeeping’s 2018 “Best New Car Awards,” topping the sedan and minivan categories, respectively. The winners will appear in the February issue of Good Housekeeping.

To determine winners of its Best New Car Awards, Good Housekeeping Institute works in partnership with experts at Car & Driver magazine to assess hundreds of new vehicles focusing on the things drivers care about most, including value, safety performance, reliability, NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), handling, interior design, comfort and technology. More information about Good Housekeeping’s 2018 “Best New Car Awards” can be found at goodhousekeeping.com/travel-products/car-reviews.

The 5th-generation Odyssey was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year to even better meet the needs of changing American families by raising the bar for performance, cabin quietness, family-friendly interior space, comfort and connectivity. The reimagined 2018 Accord is the 10th-generation of Honda’s iconic midsized sedan that boasts more aggressive and premium styling with increased focus on stance and proportion, a spacious interior, torque-laden turbo engines in both 1.5- and 2.0-liter capacities, agile drive dynamics and rich feature content.

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