2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Expected this Fall

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The 2013 Honda Accord.

The Honda Accord already has an impressive lineup, including the four-cylinder and V6 powered Accord sedan, the Accord coupe, and the advanced Accord Plug-in. Honda will soon be adding the Accord Hybrid to the sophisticated yet sporty lineup.

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is anticipated to achieve a class-leading 49 mpg in the city and 45 on the highway for a combined fuel economy of 47 mpg.

This Accord will be the first Hybrid assembled in Marysville, Ohio, and will go on sale nationwide in October 2013.

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Review: 2013 Honda CR-V

The 2013 Honda CR-V follows the popular redesign of 2012. As one of the most fuel efficient and award winning vehicles currently on the road today, we always feel you cannot wrong when you choose this Honda Crossover.

One thing everyone says is that the Honda CR-V is fun to drive. We detailed the redesign in great depth last year, and were please to find that 2013 picks up where 2012 left off. The Honda CR-V is very comfortable inside, with an emphasis on quality design and a smooth ride.

The CR-V is also a Buckeye, manufactured at Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio.

With up to 30 MPG, the Honda CR-V is one of the most fuel efficient SUVS to offer All Wheel Drive. The All Wheel Drive option was first introduced last year, and we think it’s important to have All Wheel Drive in this area.

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Honda Wins Three Awards From Kelley Blue Book

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Kelley Blue Book has recognized Honda in their sixth annual 2013 Brand Image Awards.

Honda has been named the Most Trusted Brand, Best Value Brand, and Best Overall Brand. Kelly Blue Book bases their decisions on consumer automotive perception data from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence’s Brand Watch study. Brand Watch taps into more than 12,000 new-vehicle shoppers annually on KBB.com.

Honda was named the ‘Best Overall Non-Luxury Brand’ by securing the highest average score across ratings of all non-luxury models.

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Several Hondas Make Best Used Cars List

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Consumer Reports has put together a list of the best used cars.

And, not surprisingly, Honda has graced that list with the Fit, Accord, CR-V, and Pilot.

Honda has a reputation for retaining its value. With a solidly built line up, Honda has set themselves up to be useful for years after they leave the assembly line.

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2013 Honda Fit wins Two ‘Best Cars for the Money’ Awards

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2013 Honda Fit ‘Best Car for the Money’.

Two U.S News & World Report “Best Cars for the Money” Awards have gone to the 2013 Honda Fit.

The Fit was given the awards in the Subcompact and Hatchback categories.

U.S News & World Report look at the quality and value of the vehicles. Quality scores are compiled from the current U.S News car rankings at the time the awards are published. U.S News compares cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of industry experts’ opinions. Value is measured by a combination of a vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.

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Honda on Forbes’s List of Vehicles that run for 250,000 Miles

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Forbes has recently looked into the top vehicles that are most likely to reach 250,000 miles on the odometer.

After checking used car classifieds  they found a 1993 Honda Civic with 355,720 miles, a Ford F-150 with 290,000 miles, and a Nissan 300ZX with 330,000 miles. This gave them an understanding of how long cars are lasting these days.

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Study Show Northeast Ohio has Lowest Used Car Prices

 

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Northeast Ohio dealerships like the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio, report the lowest prices of used cars in America, according to NADA.

The National Automobile Dealers Association and CarGurus.com say Northeast Ohio is the most affordable area to buy a new used car.

NADA and Cargurus.com recently released it study earlier this month, reporting that if you are looking for a used car in Northeast Ohio,  you are getting one at the lowest cost in the country. According to their study, used cars in Cleveland, Ohio, cost on average nearly 6 percent less than the national average. Used cars in Akron, Ohio, cost 4 percent less than the national average. Many other Great Lakes Cities, such as Buffalo, NY, Detroit, MI and Toledo, Ohio, also made the list of least expensive cities to buy a new car.

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2013 Honda Accord Coupe Earns Highest Safety Rating

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The redesigned 2013 Honda Accord Coupe has earned the highest safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.

This adds to the already earned Top Safety Pick + from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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The Least Expensive 2013 Cars to Insure

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The 2013 Ford Edge SE is the least expensive 2013 Model to Insure.

Insure.com has compiled a list of the 20 least expensive 2013 cars to insure. And there is good news! Models from Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Honda, Subaru, and Ford have all made the list.

Many of the vehicles on this list are SUVs or Crossovers. Of this, Russ Rader, spokesperson for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, says:

“These are vehicles used largely by families. They’re going to the mall, taking kids to school and driving to sports practices on the weekends. They’re not getting into a lot of crashes.”

A lack of accidents and low repair costs are making for lower insurance costs.

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