Honda Shines as KBB’s Most Awarded Brand of 2017

September 5th, 2017 by

2017 Honda CR-V AWD Exterior Side Profile

Drivers in Central Illinois now have even more reasons to get excited about Honda’s well-rounded, dependable, and exciting fleet of vehicles! The writers at Kelley Blue Book have determined that Honda’s lineup earned a total of 28 awards during this model year, and that means that they rank as KBB’s Most Awarded Brand of 2017.* What makes Honda so special? According, once again, to the folks at Kelley Blue Book, Honda’s vehicles are consistently more reliable, more valuable, and more fun to drive than similarly priced competitors. Whether you’re looking for a midsize car, a compact crossover, a pickup truck, or a minivan, you’re sure to find that Honda’s offerings give you more for your money. Learn more about Honda’s awards by reading on below!

Awards and Achievements

Honda has received dozens of accolades this year, and importantly, these awards have gone to vehicles in almost every market segment. Consistent favorites like the Honda Civic, the Honda Accord, and the Honda CR-V have been repeatedly celebrated—and not just by the reviewers at Kelley Blue Book! The 2017 Honda CR-V has been named as one of KBB’s Best Family Cars,* and as one of Car and Driver’s 10Best Trucks and SUVs.**
2017 Honda CR-V AWD Exterior Front Angle

What’s more, the writers at KBB have honored the 2017 Honda Civic with the top spot in their annual Best Buys of the Year competition!* The 2017 Honda Accord has once again been listed as one of Car and Driver’s 10Best cars, and in fact, the Accord has earned this honor more times than any other vehicle.** Even unconventional Honda productions like the 2017 Honda Ridgeline have been recognized as outstanding options in their segments. The Ridgeline was named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year, and it was the first (and still, the only) pickup truck in the world to earn a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.***

Test Drive a Honda

Honda’s numerous honors have made it KBB’s most awarded brand of 2017, and there’s never been a better time for drivers in Central Illinois to take one of their vehicles for a test drive. Contact one of our experts to learn more about our current offers and financing options. Once you’ve seen enough, stop by your local Central Illinois Honda Dealer to take your turn behind the wheel!


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**Car and Driver, January 2017

***Ridgeline with Honda Sensing and LED headlights