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American Honda Marks Best Month of Sales in Company History, Setting Multiple All-Time Monthly Records

  • American Honda smashes all-time monthly sales records for total vehicles and trucks 
  • Honda brand also records its best-ever month, driven by record truck sales, and robust passenger car sales
  • Honda CR-V and Passport post best-ever sales; HR-V has best August; Civic and Accord each top 30,000 sales
  • Acura sales rise in August, with ILX jumping 58%, and RDX and MDX combining for over 10,000 sales

“At a time of great change in our industry with the growth of light truck sales and introduction of new technologies, it’s gratifying to see American Honda post an all-time best sales month based on great products and maintaining a disciplined approach to the market,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co. The month of August 2019 demonstrates that the success of the Honda and Acura brands, and our timeless focus on the customer, continue to resonate in the marketplace.”

 

BRAND REPORT

 


Sales Highlights

It was an especially hot August for Honda as the brand set four all-time monthly sales records, including overall brand, total trucks, and model bests for CR-V and Passport. The Honda Civic and Accord also represented a dynamic duo to continue as industry leaders among passenger cars.

  • The Honda brand made company sales history with its best month ever, gaining a robust 19.6% on sales of 158,804 vehicles in August.
  • Honda trucks scored a best-ever month, gaining 19.5% as CR-V (+ 27.8%) and Passport each set all-time monthly records. HR-V had best Aug. (+4%).
  • Honda cars also enjoyed a hot August, with Civic (+25.8%) and Accord (+14.3%) each topping 30,000 units in sales, and Fit gaining 58.2%.
  • Electrified vehicle sales again topped 6,000 units, with Accord Hybrid leading the brand with 2,629 sales, a gain of 56.5% for the month.

Model Notes

Honda electrified vehicle sales are on track for a second consecutive record year and double-digit YoY sales increases on the strength of the Accord Hybrid and Insight sedans.

 

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the U.S.-made Odyssey has gained over four points of retail share in 2019 and is quickly approaching 40% of all minivan sales en route to being the #1 minivan in America for a decade.

 

 

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Honda Named Most Awarded Brand of 2019 by Kelley Blue Book

  • Honda honored as No. 1 for strong resale value and reliability
  • Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey earn Most Awarded Cars of 2019

Honda is named the Most Awarded Brand of 2019 by Kelley Blue Book for its decades-long established reputation for strong resale value and reliability. In addition, four Honda models – Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey – made Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Most Awarded Cars 2019 list, more than any other brand. Among Honda’s numerous awards this year are six Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards for Accord, Civic, Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, CR-V, Odyssey and Pilot.

To determine the most awarded cars and brands, Kelley Blue Book’s experts examined the winners from all of the company’s 2019 awards programs, including the Best Buy Awards, Best Resale Value Awards, 5-Year Cost to Own Awards, Brand Image Awards, and accolade lists, such as Best Family Cars. Visit KBB.com for more information about Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2019, and Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Most Awarded Brands of 2019.

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 37 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.

For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2019 Honda models is available at hondanews.com.

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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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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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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.

Link to Story on Edmunds.com
www.edmunds.com/best-family-cars/

For More Information
Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2018 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

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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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Honda CR-V Earns Top Pedestrian Detection and Crash Prevention Ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) rated “Superior” for Pedestrian Detection and Crash Prevention
  • Previous IIHS testing rates CR-V with Honda Sensing “Superior” for Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

The Honda CR-V for the 2018 and 2019 model years has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest pedestrian detection and crash prevention rating of “Superior” based on new testing of CR-V’s available Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes the award-winning Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™). In previous tests by the IIHS, the CR-V’s CMBS was also rated “Superior” for Crash Avoidance and Mitigation.

“IIHS’ pedestrian crash avoidance tests can be unnerving to watch, since they are set up to look like an impending collision with a pedestrian. The tests highlight the need to consider the safety of all road users when designing advanced safety systems like those included in Honda Sensing®,” said Jay Joseph, assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We have sold nearly 1.8 million Honda vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing in the United States, underscoring our leadership and commitment to the widespread application of these important technologies.”

Beyond crash avoidance, the 2019 CR-V was engineered for top collision safety ratings, earning a “TOP SAFETY PICK” rating from the IIHS, when equipped with LED headlights and Honda Sensing®, and is expected to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)1.

The Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies is standard equipment on EX and above trims of CR-V, accounting for 81% of U.S. CR-V sales in 2018. Honda Sensing® helps provide the driver with greater awareness of conditions around the vehicle, and in some cases can help drivers maintain lane position and, under certain conditions, is capable of slowing or even stopping the vehicle if a potential frontal collision has been detected. Comprising the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assistive technologies in the 2019 CR-V are Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning; Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

The CR-V has been America’s best-selling crossover over the course of two decades, since its launch in 1997, with cumulative sales of 4.7 million units. The CR-V was the very first Honda model to feature Honda Sensing® technology, in 2014. Since then, Honda Sensing® has been expanded to all U.S. Honda models. For model year 2019, more than 80 percent of Honda vehicles purchased in America are equipped with Honda Sensing® technology.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through more than 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, about 65 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Honda Safety Leadership
Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

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Honda CR-V Earns Top Pedestrian Detection and Crash Prevention Ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) rated “Superior” for Pedestrian Detection and Crash Prevention
  • Previous IIHS testing rates CR-V with Honda Sensing “Superior” for Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

The Honda CR-V for the 2018 and 2019 model years has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest pedestrian detection and crash prevention rating of “Superior” based on new testing of CR-V’s available Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes the award-winning Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™). In previous tests by the IIHS, the CR-V’s CMBS was also rated “Superior” for Crash Avoidance and Mitigation.

“IIHS’ pedestrian crash avoidance tests can be unnerving to watch, since they are set up to look like an impending collision with a pedestrian. The tests highlight the need to consider the safety of all road users when designing advanced safety systems like those included in Honda Sensing®,” said Jay Joseph, assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We have sold nearly 1.8 million Honda vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing in the United States, underscoring our leadership and commitment to the widespread application of these important technologies.”

Beyond crash avoidance, the 2019 CR-V was engineered for top collision safety ratings, earning a “TOP SAFETY PICK” rating from the IIHS, when equipped with LED headlights and Honda Sensing®, and is expected to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)1.

The Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies is standard equipment on EX and above trims of CR-V, accounting for 81% of U.S. CR-V sales in 2018. Honda Sensing® helps provide the driver with greater awareness of conditions around the vehicle, and in some cases can help drivers maintain lane position and, under certain conditions, is capable of slowing or even stopping the vehicle if a potential frontal collision has been detected. Comprising the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assistive technologies in the 2019 CR-V are Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning; Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

The CR-V has been America’s best-selling crossover over the course of two decades, since its launch in 1997, with cumulative sales of 4.7 million units. The CR-V was the very first Honda model to feature Honda Sensing® technology, in 2014. Since then, Honda Sensing® has been expanded to all U.S. Honda models. For model year 2019, more than 80 percent of Honda vehicles purchased in America are equipped with Honda Sensing® technology.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through more than 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, about 65 percent of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Honda Safety Leadership
Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

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Honda the Winningest Brand in Inaugural ‘2019 Edmunds Editor’s Choice Awards’ with Accord and CR-V taking Top Honors

The experts at Edmunds named the 2019 Honda Accord as “Best Sedan” and the CR-V as “Best SUV” in their inaugural “2019 Editors’ Choice Awards,” validating the quality and strength of Honda’s passenger car and light truck lineup. With wins in two of the most important categories, Honda is the winningest brand for the new Edmunds awards.

These two iconic nameplates from Honda’s broad vehicle portfolio were critical in making Honda the top retail-selling passenger car brand in 20181 and with posting its best-ever annual sales of light trucks last year. Of the Best Sedan winner, Alistair Weaver, Edmunds editor-in-chief, said, “The Honda Accord personifies the term ‘best in class’ and hits all the right marks – not just for a mid-size sedan. Spacious, easy-to-drive, tech-savvy and surprisingly upscale compared to its rivals, the Accord gives you a whole lot of car for your money and is our favorite sedan of the year.” Weaver noted for the Best SUV winner that, “The Honda CR-V dominates the fiercely competitive small SUV segment and earns our top spot among all SUVs for 2019. Practical, yet punchy; compact but spacious, the CR-V is simply the most well-rounded and thoughtfully designed SUV on the road today.”

The winners of the seven Edmunds Editors’ Choice Award are chosen from the hundreds of vehicles the editors review each year based on how they rank in more than 30 criteria across the five evaluation categories of Driving/PerformanceComfortInteriorUtility and Technology.

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2019 Accord and CR-V Overall Winners in AutoWeb’s Buyer’s Choice Awards as Honda Leads All Brands with Seven Awards

The 2019 Honda Accord and CR-V were named overall winners in AutoWeb’s Buyer’s Choice Awards, taking home Best Car of the Year and Best Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively. Honda brand led all other award recipients, receiving a total of seven awards, including five segment leaders.

To determine the winners, AutoWeb tabulates submitted vehicle price quote requests from more than 120 million consumers who visited their network of automobile websites over a 12-month period.
Honda won the following categories:

 

  • Best Car of the Year: 2019 Honda Accord
  • Best Utility Vehicle of the Year: 2019 Honda CR-V
  • Best Compact Vehicle of the Year: 2019 Honda Civic
  • Best Hatchback of the Year: 2019 Honda Fit
  • Best Sedan of the Year: 2019 Honda Accord
  • Best Van of the Year: 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • Best Small SUV of the Year: 2019 Honda CR-V

The winning Honda vehicles represent the manufacturer’s broad portfolio of passenger car and light truck offerings including the brand’s lowest cost of entry, the subcompact Fit with a starting MSRP of $16,1901. Winners also include several retail best-selling models such as the Civic, which capped 2018 with its ninth straight year as the number one compact car and third year as the best retail-selling car in America.

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