2017 KBB Awards Led by New Honda Accord

December 15th, 2017 by

We all know the Honda Accord is widely considered the best sedan on the market—this isn’t debatable as the Accord has won just about every award known to man, including 31 appearances on the Car and Driver 10Best list. But today, we’d like to showcase the 2018 Accord under the bright lights of the Kelley Blue Book awards. Why has it been voted as the Best Buy of 2018? Let’s find out.

Accord is the Overall Best Buy at KBB

According (see what we did there?) to KBB, Honda’s midsize sedan has sparked some life into a vehicle segment that has seemingly been dimming as of late. “From its bold new look to the long list of useful tech, the totally redesigned 2018 Honda Accord is the most advanced, most sophisticated midsize sedan on the market.” The new Accord unseated the 2017 Honda Civic redesign to take the gold this year, and rightfully so.

This midsize powerhouse’s most noteworthy changes or additions include a robust infotainment system, revitalized and roomy cabin, head-up display for tech junkies, and a segment-first adaptive damper system that improves handling significantly. If you desire a classy sedan at an affordable price, the Accord is heaven on wheels. Its groundbreaking demeanor also earns it the Midsize Car award, obviously.

If you live in the Columbus, OH, area, come check out the new 2018 Accord at our Dublin Honda dealership. You’ll see what all the fuss is about before your test drive even comes close to concluding.

Honda has a .583 KBB Batting Average

For 2018, Honda won seven of the twelve KBB awards handed out this year, garnering an outrageous batting average of .583. (To put that in perspective, Hall of Famer Ty Cobb ended his 24-year MLB career with a .366 average.) In addition to the Accord’s win in the Overall Best Buy and Midsize Car categories, Honda also achieved top honors with and for the following models and KBB awards:

2018 Honda Civic (Small Car Award) – The Kelley Blue Book editors put it best: “There are plenty of cars out there that try to be everything for everyone: fun to drive but comfortable, safe but exciting, reasonably priced but well-equipped, powerful but fuel efficient. The Civic is one of those rare cars that succeeds.” If it weren’t for the Accord, the 2018 Civic may have very well brought home the Best Buy award for the second-straight year.

2018 Honda CR-V (Small SUV Award) – Last year’s CR-V may have won this award if it had been released in time, but the 2018 crossover makes up for it with a win here. “The CR-V outclasses every other small crossover, a segment that now counts a dozen competitors. Its secret sauce is made from a recipe of many quality ingredients.” Honda seems to be the undisputed king of the automotive kitchen, and someone should be copying their recipes, starting with the 2018 Honda CR-V.

2018 Honda Pilot (Midsize SUV Award) – As far as the country’s concerned, there’s no better midsize or full-size SUV on the market than the new Honda Pilot. “Combining style, substance, features and a class-leading reputation for durability and reliability, the Pilot has proven tough to beat. And despite strong new challengers, the 2018 Honda Pilot retains its title for the third year in a row as our Midsize SUV Best Buy of 2018.”

2018 Honda Odyssey (Minivan Award) – The Odyssey and Pacifica have fought for this coveted KBB award, but it’s the 2018 Odyssey with its incredible resale value and 5-Year Cost to Own status that puts it at the top. It also helps that the new Odyssey is superb in all the right places, as KBB editors chimed in: “In our first review of the totally redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey we called it the best family car in the world. After a thorough back-to-back evaluation alongside the other class leaders, we’re only more convinced.”

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid (Electric/Hybrid Car Award) – “As easy to drive and live with as an Accord, Honda’s all-new plug-in hybrid packs stellar efficiency, features and value.” Has Kelley Blue Book sold you on the Clarity PHEV with this straightforward review? When the Clarity makes its way to our Honda dealership near Columbus, you can sell yourself on its amazingness with a test drive.

Find an Award-Winning Honda in Columbus, OH

From the 2018 Accord to the new Odyssey minivan, Germain Honda of Dublin has it all. Start your new year off on the right foot by leasing or financing an impeccable 2018 Honda model at our Honda dealership near Columbus. We have great holiday special offers on new Hondas, including low-APR financing options. Come shop for a new car today before the calendar changes!

Contact our Honda sales team at (614) 764-9449 to set up a test drive. Serving drivers from Columbus to Westerville, OH, our car dealership is conveniently located at 6715 Sawmill Road in Dublin, so stop by anytime to view our selection of new Honda models and quality used cars for sale.

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