Three New Honda Awards Added to Growing List of Accolades in 2016

April 30th, 2016 by

The 2016 lineup of Honda vehicles continues to amass prestigious awards within the automotive industry. For the 2016 model year, the Honda brand has added three new accolades to the list, including two from Kelley Blue Book and one from U.S. News & World Report.

Awards for Value

For the fifth year, Honda has been selected by new consumers of non-luxury vehicles as the 2016 “Best Value Brand” in Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 Brand Image Study.* The Brand Image Award winners are determined from consumer perception, as gauged through the Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights Brand Watch study.

Brand Watch is a web-based brand that studies how consumers judge various vehicles on the market. Their model perception tracking study collected information from more than 12,000 new vehicle shoppers on The detailed study deepens understanding about which key factors influence new shoppers the most, while also gauging brand loyalty and familiarity among buyers who are in the market for new cars.

Awards for Safety and Reliability

U.S. News & World Report selected four popular Honda vehicles as “2016 Best Cars for Families”** in their classes, including:

  • The 2016 Honda CR-V
  • The 2016 Honda HR-V
  • The 2016 Honda Pilot
  • The 2016 Honda Odyssey

Award winners are determined from professional reviews, safety and reliability ratings, seating capacity and cargo volume, and the inclusion of family-friendly features.

The Odyssey claims this award for a record-setting sixth consecutive year, being named a 2016 “Best Minivan for Families.” The CR-V, which is one of the top-selling SUVs in the American market, was chosen as a 2016 “Best Compact SUV for Families.” The HR-V was chosen as a 2016 “Best Subcompact SUV for Families,” and the Pilot was honored as a 2016 “Best 3-Row SUV for Families.”

Awards for Family-Friendly Features

Honda was a big hit sweeping Kelley Blue Book’s “Best Family Cars of 2016” accolades. In fact, Honda models were the only brand that was represented in every award category. Over two dozen family automobiles were reviewed by the editorial team before the top 16 winners were chosen.

Honda’s winning vehicles, recognized for their outstanding offerings for families, include:

  • The 2016 Honda Civic
  • The 2016 Honda Accord
  • The 2016 Honda HR-V
  • The 2016 Honda CR-V
  • The 2016 Honda Pilot
  • The 2016 Honda Odyssey

Explore Honda’s Award-Winning Models

Drivers can experience the Honda award winners in person at Tamaroff Honda. Visit our showroom or contact us today to learn more about these exceptional Honda vehicles and to test drive your favorites.

*2016 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

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