Three Hondas Among America’s Top Selling Vehicles

Thanks to vehicles like the 2014 Honda CR-V, the Honda brand had 3 vehicles in the top of American sales for 2013.

Thanks to vehicles like the 2014 Honda CR-V, the Honda brand had 3 vehicles in the top of American sales for 2013.

Honda’s top three models were among the top ten best-selling vehicles in the United States in 2013.

No other manufacturer had as many in the top-ten, and after a year of updates and new features, it appears Honda has moved backed to the top of Automotive Industry. The Honda Civic, Honda Accord and Honda CR-V all saw some of their best sales records of all-time.

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Honda Civic passes Toyota Corolla as America’s best-selling compact car

The Honda Civic overtook the Toyota Corolla as America's best selling compact car in October 2013.

The Honda Civic overtook the Toyota Corolla as America’s best selling compact car in October 2013.

The Honda Civic is now America’s best selling compact car. Sales data from October reveals that the popular Honda model has passed the Toyota Corolla as the best selling car in its class. Year to date, Honda has sold 280,899 Civics, while the Toyota Corolla has only sold 257,184 units.

We’re no saying the Honda Civic is better is Corolla (we are actually), but drivers on the road are making that decision for us. All new 2013 and 2014 Honda Civics give customers a ton of special features even at their base models. All new Honda Civic models are equipped with Bluetooth, rearview camera, SMS text message features and Pandora Radio. You’ll get all that and the price still won’t break your wallet.

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Honda Crosstour Among Best Cars in Bad Weather

The Honda Crosstour is on MSN’s list of best cars in bad weather. Specifically, Honda likes the EX-L 4WD option powered by a V6 engine. MSN was looking for cars that handle well in snow — trucks and vans were not eligible to qualify for this list.

EX-L was considered because it is the only Crosstour model that offers Honda’s Real Time 4WD. Honda’s Real Time 4WD engages when the system detects you slipping. It transfers power to where you get tire grip. The hydraulically actuated system operates only when front wheel slippage occurs, helping you through terrain that can be tricky to maneuver.

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Toyota Corolla Struggles in Frontal Crash Test

The 2014 Toyota Corolla  struggled in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Frontal Crash Test. The test simulates what happens if a car hits another car from drifting partially into the oncoming lane, or the effects of striking a stationary object like a pole or a tree.

While the Corolla performed poorly in this new test, the Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan Models were the only new cars to achieve the top score of “good” in the all-new test. IIHS has tested 13 small cars this year.

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Honda Accord Voted Best for Small Drivers

The Honda Accord is one of the best vehicles for small drivers.

That’s according to Edmunds, who studied the vehicles and determined which ones are best for small driver safety. They say to look for vehicles with great visibility. Look for vehicles that a low border between the metal body and window, and a big area above the frame and below the roof.

The biggest issue is safety.

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Honda Accord Voted Best Car for Growing Families

The Honda Accord has made AAA’s list for best cars for growing families.

Do you find you need more space? Your kids are growing up, or maybe you’re adding to the family. Now you find that that your smaller car isn’t cutting it anymore. The Accord was No. 1 for Sedans in the AAA list.

AAA says: “This mid-size sedan has long been a favorite of families. Its four-cylinder engine is powerful and economical, the handling is very good and fuel economy could encourage longer family road trips.”

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Honda CR-V Voted AAA’s Best for Growing Families

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The 2014 Honda CR-V is one of the best vehicles for a growing family.

The Honda CR-V has made AAA’s list for the best cars for growing families. Now that the kids are back in school, you’ve probably discovered that you’ll need that additional space for their book bags, school projects and after school activies. Plus, where are you going to put your stuff?

AAA looked at sportiness, space and cargo room among other things to put the CR-V on top of the list.

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2014 Honda CR-V: Best SUV you can buy

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Edmunds.com says the Honda CR-V is the best new 5-passenger vehicle you can buy.

Edmunds,com says the 2014 Honda CR-V is the best new 5-passenger SUV you can buy.

Anyone who is already a CR-V has fallen in love, and when you see it for yourself, you’ll see what Edmunds is saying. Edmunds puts it on the list because you’ll get up to 30 MPG. For a 5-passenger vehicle, there is a lot of available space. With the seats up, you can fit 37.2 cubic feet of cargo inside. Fold down the rear seats, and you can fit up to 70.9 of cubic feet cargo.

“…when it comes to cold, hard facts, figures and just plain reasonable decision-making, there’s no doubt which five-passenger SUV we’d recommend first to friends and family: the Honda CR-V,” Edmunds says.

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Honda Civic Earns Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

 

The Honda Civic Sedan and Honda Civic Coupe are IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The Honda Civic Sedan and Honda Civic Coupe are IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The new Honda Civic in both coupe and sedan models have earned Top Safety Pick Plus Ratings, making them the best of the best in their class for car safety.

In test results announced Thursday, both Honda body styles were the only small cars to earn the top rating of good in IIHS’ new small overlap front crash test. Many vehicles are having problems with this designation, but not the Civic Coupe and Civic Sedan. Small Overlap Front test replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or object like a tree or a utility pole.

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Honda Odyssey Among Best Cars for the Daily Commute

The 2014 Honda Odyssey, and its glut of special features, were named best daily driver by MSN Autos.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey, and its glut of special features, were named best daily driver by MSN Autos.

The Honda Odyssey is one of MSN Autos choices for the best car for the daily commute.

Let’s face it, sometimes the morning is no fun. You’re waking up really early, making everyone breakfast and then hitting the road. The road is even worse, as you’re taking kids to multiple schools and trying to cram all their stuff in the car with your work stuff…It can be pretty overwhelming overall.

But not anyone thanks to the Honda Odyssey. MSN has the Odyssey as the highest-ranking  minivan in its study.

“Van pools don’t have to be mundane rides in converted Ford Econolines anymore,” MSN Autos says.

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