Honda Takes the Lead in the 2016 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money List

April 4th, 2016 by

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

In the most recent 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for the Money* rankings, Honda practically swept the field, with more wins than any other automaker at eight total, with six category wins for Honda and two for Acura. These category wins in the U.S. News Best Cars for the Money rankings show that Honda offers a highly desirable blend of efficiency, reliability, performance, safety, technology, and convenience – at an affordable price. Find out more about the U.S. News awards here!

Honda Models Win U.S. News Honors

U.S. News recognizes winners of its 2016 Best Cars for the Money category awards based on several factors. The publication uses its own Best Car rankings, which combine safety, reliability, efficiency, and reviews, to rank models. Value is determined using TrueCar to establish the prices people generally pay for new cars, as well as to determine the total cost to own for each model, including factors like residual value estimates and reliability. Add all of those considerations together and you end up with rankings that give you the U.S. News Best Cars for the Money.

Honda took home six category awards:

  • The 2016 Honda Fit won two categories: the 2016 Subcompact Cars and Hatchbacks
  • The 2016 Honda Civic won in the 2016 Compact Car segment
  • The 2016 Honda HR-V won the 2016 Subcompact SUV ranking
  • The 2016 Honda Pilot won the 2016 3-Row SUV category
  • The 2016 Honda Odyssey won the 2016 Minivan category

It’s also worth noting that the Honda CR-V was named a finalist in the Compact Crossover segment. That means that nearly every Honda vehicle made it into the U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for the Money Rankings. Even Honda luxury brand Acura had two category wins in the Upscale Midsize Cars and Luxury Three Row Crossovers categories. That adds up to eight total wins for Honda brands.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

You can find every one of these Honda vehicles right now at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, your local Elgin and Crystal Lake area Honda dealer. Come see for yourself why Honda models consistently beat out the competition. You can find us here at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, so stop by today!


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