2020 Honda Awards: Recap

2020 Honda Awards - Best Vehicles

Honda automobiles have a longstanding reputation for fuel efficiency, quality, safety, and value. The 2020 model line up is no exception as new vehicles continue to add to Honda’s award-winning legacy. Let’s take a look at how Honda’s 2020 models stand out in these categories. 

Fuel Efficiency 

Honda has long emphasized fuel efficiency across it’s fleet and the most recent EPA Auto Trends Report confirms Honda’s fuel economy accomplishments. Here is what the report says on 2018 models, the most recently examined model year:

Honda had the lowest CO2 emissions and highest fuel economy in model year 2018 and also achieved the largest 5-year improvements in CO2 emissions and fuel economy.

Well 2020 is no exception as the 2020 Honda Clarity ranks as one of the most fuel efficient sedans of 2020, according to Kelley Blue Book. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid boasts a 340 Combined Gas-Electric Driving-Range Rating* and ranks 3rd in efficiency among Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles for 2020

The 2020 Clarity PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle) will be one in a long line of efficient Honda models to come, as they’ve declared: 

In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions, globally, Honda intends for two-thirds of its automobile sales to be electrified by 2030 and is making substantial investments for the production of electrified vehicles in America*.


Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has recognized Honda as the “Best Value Brand” in its KBB Brand Image Awards six years in a row, including the 2020 model year, and recognized the Accord for its 5-year Cost of Ownership. The 2020 Accord was also named Edmunds’ top-rated sedan. 

IHS Market awarded the Honda Civic for having the highest model loyalty among car buyers. Honda’s SUVs also earned honors as the 2020 CR-V Hybrid was named Autotrader’s “Best New Car for 2020” and US News & World Report gave the 2020 Honda Passport its “Best Cars for Families” award. 


There are two highly recognized organizations that test the safety of automobiles in the United States, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Honda continues to demonstrate its commitment to safety with the 2020 model year, evidenced by excellent safety ratings and a number of IIHS awards. In total, 21 Honda vehicles had an overall NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating. Here a few stand out models within each category:

Small Cars

  • 2020 Honda Civic (four-door sedan): IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • 2020 Honda Civic (two-door coupe & hatchback): IIHS Top Safety Pick and NHTSA 5-star ratings
  • 2020 Honda Insight (four-door sedan): IIHS Top Safety Pick+ (top award available from IIHS) and NHTSA 5-star rating

Midsize cars



Pickup Truck

Valley Honda Dealers

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Check out any of these award-winning vehicles at your local Valley Honda Dealer and see why the critics are raving. Find the dealer nearest you and we’ll help you find the perfect Honda for the family. If you’ve experienced any financial hardships due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we can help with that as well. Ask about our current specials or discuss payment deferral and extension options that may be available.


*110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline-only rating. 47-mile maximum EV mode driving-range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving-range rating. Based on 2020 EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

*Using globally and domestically sourced parts.