Honda Named Best Car Brand

Gorgeous vehicles like this 2015 Honda Civic put the brand at the top of KBB'S Best Brands List again for 2015.

Gorgeous vehicles like this 2015 Honda Civic put the brand at the top of KBB’S Best Brands List again for 2015.

Honda has again received the best overall brand and best value brand from Kelley Blue Book.

KBB released its 2015 Brand Image Awards. It’s the third consecutive year Honda was awarded Best Overall Brand, and the fourth time in total it was awarded the Best Value Brand.

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Hondas Recognized for Long-Term Reliability


A number of Honda models were honored by Consumer Reports for their ability to last forever. The Honda Civic, Pilot, Odyssey, Accord and CR-V were in the top of the list of “Best cars for making it to 200,000 miles.” So if you’re looking for a long-term investment in your next vehicle, look no further than Honda.

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Consumer Reports looks at real-world reports and survey data from readers and mechanics to create this list. Each vehicle also had to be Consumer Reports recommended to qualify. We here at Waikem Honda are not surprised that all of Honda’s top models we made the top ten.

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2015 Honda CR-V Voted Best Family SUV

The 2015 Honda CR-V was named best Family SUV by U.S. News and World Reports. Redesigned for the new year, the CR-V makes the list thanks to innovative technologies and improved safety.

The SUV’s 8.6 out of 10 score makes it the highest-rating SUV in its class. It also comes in No. 1 for the most affordable compact SUV on the market today. It earns the marks as best family SUV for roominess. U.S. News and World Reports talks about the back seat in particular, mentioning it might be the most comfortable back seat in its class. The 70.9 cubic feet of cargo space is more than you will get in most of the competition.

The standard features also blew away the judges. All CR-V models come standard with Bluetooth, backup camera, USB capabilities, Pandora radio and so much more.

The CR-V is also one of the perfect blends of technology and safety thanks to a number of new Honda Sensing safety features include forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, lane watch and lane keeping, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.

The CR-V also added more airbags to the 2015 CR-V, and it even earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award for 2015.

Earlier this month, the CR-V also earned the best Family Car Award from Kelley Blue Book.

So it’s no wonder that the Honda CR-V continues to win family car awards. Luckily Waikem Honda has full inventory of these great SUVs just waiting for you to drive home. Bring the entire family in to our Massillon dealership to see why the voters fall in love with this great SUV.

Preview: 2016 Honda HR-V

The New 2016 Honda HR-V crossover was unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. This innovative new crossover combines the aesthetics of a coupe, with the functionality of a SUV. The HR-V separates itself by offering refined, but aggressive styling, great performance, class leading fuel economy, and unparalleled interior space. The HR-V is expected to launch at our Honda store early in 2016.

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2015 Honda Accord Makes Car and Driver 10Best List

The 2015 Honda Accord has again been named to Car and Driver's 10Best List.

The 2015 Honda Accord has again been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best List.

The 2015 Honda Accord has again made Car and Driver’s 10Best List, the 29th time in the 31 year history of this award. It’s almost a guarantee every year that the Accord will make this prestigious list. Its dependability and long list of special features make it an obvious choice.

“The Accord offers terrifically fluid and sporty handling, while functioning perfectly for everyday use,” said Car and Driver Editor-in-Chief Eddie Alterman. “It’s light on its feet and very driver-oriented, even if many of its drivers will never explore the full range of its dynamic capabilities. The Accord is an undercover sports sedan, and that’s what resonates with our editors year after year.”

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Honda offers best prices of the year on Accords and Civics

“Right now, Honda is offering 0.9% for 60 months.  That’s the lowest interest rate they have ever offered.” – Craig Waikem

“With current incentives, we are selling Accords and Civics for less than we have ever this year.  Right now is a great time to lease or buy a new Honda Accord or Civic.  Just reach out to our internet department, and we will prepare a new car quote for you!
The All-New 2014 Honda Civic features a new CVT transmission, among other upgrades.

The All-New 2014 Honda Civic features a new CVT transmission, among other upgrades.

The 2014 Honda Civic features an all new CVT transmission to help keep fuel costs low.
“Year over year, we have continued to strengthen the competitive position of Civic with new performance, features and value for the money, and 2014 is no exception,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. “This 2014 Civic is our best offering yet, and makes Civic not just the best-selling, but once again the outright best pick in the compact class.”
One of Consumer Reports' Top Picks for 2014

One of Consumer Reports’ Top Picks for 2014

The 2014 Honda Accord continues to build upon its popular 2013 redesign. The 2014 model has  long list of standard features, amazing style and top of the line technology that puts it at the top of the midsized sedan market. Add in that was made in Ohio, and you cannot really go wrong with the Accord.

Honda Accord Among Best Cars for Older Drivers

The Honda Accord was voted the best cars for older drivers by Consumer Reports.

The Honda Accord was voted the best cars for older drivers by Consumer Reports.

The Honda Accord is among Consumer Reports five best vehicles for older drivers. With great visibility, tremendous fuel economy and comfortable seats, the Accord is a great car for parents and grandparents.

There’s a number of reasons why Consumer Reports loves the Accord, starting with it’s fuel sipping engine. The four-cylinder Honda Accord gets great fuel economy, up to 36 MPG total.

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Used Honda Civic, Used Honda CR-V Top First Time Driver’s List

Used Honda CR-V and Used Honda Civic models are among the best used cars for first time drivers, according to a Yahoo Autos.

Yahoo Autos and Business Insider looked at the used car market, trying to find vehicles available at or less than $10,000. The publications were also looking for vehicles that are fun to drive, safe, stylish, economical and safe.

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Honda Accord Voted Best Car for Moms

The Honda Accord was voted the best family cars for moms by Consumer Reports.

The Honda Accord was voted the best family cars for moms by Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports voted the Honda Accord as the best car for moms. The advocate magazine chooses the Accord for value, quality, safety and purchase price. The vehicles also must already be Consumer Reports recommended.

Among all cars in the “family cars” category, the Honda Accord was the top choice. It beat out comparable models including the Toyota Camry, Mazda 6 and Chevy Malibu. Consumer Reports calls the Accord “roomy, nice to drive, well equipped and very fuel efficient.”

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