Honda Odyssey Voted Best Commuter Van

The 2015 Honda Odyssey was voted the best minivan for commuting and carpooling.

A number of sources — Consumer Reports, Forbes, Yahoo Autos and Gas Buddy, combined in making the list of best commuter vehicles. With its Consumer Reports high score, great fuel economy and all the comfort you need for your next vehicle.

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2015 Honda Fit nominated for Best New Subcompact Car

The spacious, fun to drive 2015 Honda Fit is competing for cars.com's 2015 Car of the Year Award.

The spacious, fun to drive 2015 Honda Fit is competing for cars.com’s 2015 Car of the Year Award.

The 2015 Honda Fit is nominated for cars.com Car of the Year award.

The website has chosen this vehicle due to its high EPA, ride quality, and new technology. It will be competing  against five other vehicles with the winner announced at the North American International Auto Show in January, 2015.

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The Competition Struggles in Minivan Safety Test

The Honda Odyssey is one of only a few minivans to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award.

The Honda Odyssey is one of only a few minivans to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award.

 

The minivans that are competition to the 2015 Honda Odyssey have struggled in the IIHS Crash Tests. Meanwhile, the Odyssey was voted Top Safety Pick Plus.

IIHS announced Thursday that the Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Nisan Quest all received the lowest score of poor in the IIHS small overlap crash test. The Odyssey, though, received the top score of good in the small overlap front crash test.

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2015 Honda Odyssey Wins Best Residual Value Award

The 2015 Honda Odyssey was awarded the Best Residual Value award.

The 2015 Honda Odyssey was awarded the Best Residual Value award.

The 2015 Honda Odyssey Won the Best Residual Value in the minivan category for the fourth consecutive year. With this award, automotive experts say the Odyssey should have the highest value after three years of ownership.

The annual Best Residual Value Awards come from ALG,the authority of a vehicle’s quality and value. Residual Value awards honor the vehicles expected to retain the highest percentage of their retail price after three years.Residual, or resale value, is an important but often overlooked category of the automotive industry. It’s important though to remember that your vehicle is an investment that should have value at the end of your time with the car.

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2015 Honda CR-V Wins ALG Residual Value Award

The 2015 Honda CR-V was award the best residual value award from ALG.

The 2015 Honda CR-V was award the best residual value award from ALG.

The 2015 Honda CR-V received the Best Residual Value Award for Compact Utility Vehicles, one of the most important awards a vehicle can win every year. Residual, or resale value, is very important because you want the vehicle to have value when it’s time to trade it in.

Residual Value comes from ALG, the authority on vehicle value and quality. The CR-V was refreshed and updated for the new year, beating out comparison competitors including the Toyota Rav4 and Subaru Forester.

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2015 Honda Fit Wins Best Residual Value Award

The 2015 Honda Fit was again voted the Best Sub-Compact Vehicle in the ALG annual Residual Value Award

The 2015 Honda Fit was again voted the Best Sub-Compact Vehicle in the ALG annual Residual Value Award

The 2015 Honda Fit received the best Resale Value Award for the seventh consecutive year. The award is one of the most important a vehicle can receive in the industry, because your vehicle is in an investment, and you want the highest return on that investment at the end of your time with the model.

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Honda Driver Wins Indy 500

Honda driver Ryan Hunter Reay wins the 2014 Indy 500.

Honda driver Ryan Hunter Reay wins the 2014 Indy 500.

Honda power brought home the Indianapolis 500 trophy with driver Ryan Hunter-Reay. It was his first Indy 500 victory and the the second in the last three years for the Honda manufacturer.

Hunter-Reay’s Honda edged out Helio Castoneves by six hundreths of a second, making it the second-closest victory in the history of the race. Honda drive Marco Andretti finished third.

Art St. Cyr (President, Honda Performance Development) on today’s race win:  “What a fantastic day, and an incredible finish.  I hope all the fans loved it as much as we did.  The entire HPD organization worked so hard to achieve this result – not just today, but starting months ago and all through the weeks here at Indianapolis.  Their effort has been outstanding, and today’s victory is reward for all of their efforts.  This is our third win in a row, starting at Barber last month and the Grand Prix of Indy two weeks ago, and it feels like we on a roll.  So we’re really looking forward to extending that streak to four- and five-in-a-row at the doubleheader in Detroit next week!”

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2011 Honda Civic Voted Best Used Car Value

2011 Honda Civics are among the best values in used cars today, according to Kiplinger Personal Finance.

2011 Honda Civics are among the best values in used cars today, according to Kiplinger Personal Finance.

In the market for a gently used car? Kilplinger Personal Finance says the 2011 Honda Civic is the best used car value on the market today.

Kiplinger highlighted the 2011 Honda Civic because so many are coming in off leases this year, so they will be for sale at a great price for the consumer. According to its national data, 2011 Honda Civics are for sale at an average of $17,292.

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Toyota Struggles in Insure.com Safety Test

The Toyota brand struggled greatly in a recent test of worst vehicles for preventing passenger injuries. This study was completed by insure.com. They analyzed insurance rates for Personal Injury protection and medical payment coverage that pays for injuries to your passengers in a crash. Insure.com used insurance rates of more than 750 vehicles for its study. Identifying the vehicles with highest and lowest cost for PIP and MedPay coverage, three Toyota models are among the worst vehicles for preventing passenger injury according to Insure.com.

The Toyota Yaris was voted the worst vehicle for protecting passengers from injury, in this Insure.com study. The Toyota Corolla was third, and the Camry was also in the Top Ten.

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Honda Acord Voted Automotive Magazine All-Star

The 2014 Honda Accord was again named an all-star by Automobile Magazine.

The 2014 Honda Accord was again named an all-star by Automobile Magazine.

The 2014 Honda Accord was voted as a vehicle all star again this year by Automotive Magazine. The Accord was also the only midsized sedan on this year’s list. A vehicle make this list based on long-term road trips, an evaluation of features, and overall vehicle scores.

So what puts the Accord on this list? Automobile Magazine calls the Accord spacious, fuel efficient reliable and has excellent visibility.

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