Like our Phoenix Honda dealers, Kelley Blue Book knows cars (and trucks and SUVs). As the nation’s go-to resource for automotive value, Honda’s reputation depends on it. That’s why it’s such an incredible honor for us to report that seven 2018 Hondas have snagged a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award this year — and that includes the prestigious and coveted “Overall Best Buy” award given to the 2018 Honda Accord!

What makes the news even more amazing is the fact that there are only 12 awards given out annually, which means that Honda has earned more than half of them. To say that we’re a little psyched about it is an understatement. Without further ado, here are the seven fantastic 2018 Honda models that took home a KBB trophy this year.

“Overall Best Buy”: 2018 Honda Accord

This year’s Accord took home top honors for 2018 by winning Kelley Blue Book’s “Overall Best Buy” award in addition to the “Best Midsize Car” award. We’re honored but not surprised, because the 2018 Accord is, as KBB’s reviewer Jason Allan puts it, “the most advanced, most sophisticated midsize sedan on the market.”

With standard features like the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assist technologies, a new state-of-the-art infotainment system, two new turbocharged engine choices, a totally redesigned exterior, and spacious cabins and trunks, what’s not to like about the new Accord? Nothing—this is as sweet as it gets, which is probably why it won twice.

“Best Small Car”: 2018 Honda Civic

The new 2018 Honda Civic takes home KBB’s “Best Small Car” award (for the fourth year in a row, we might add). The Civic wins out over its competition by managing to be “everything” anyone could want in a compact car. It’s fun to drive, safe, comfortable, zippy, well-equipped, and reasonably priced. Best yet, it’s available for sale and lease right now at all our Phoenix Honda dealerships!

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“Best Midsize SUV”: 2018 Honda Pilot

The Pilot’s “class leading for durability and reliability” combined with its untouchable “resale value and 5-year cost-to-own data” are just a few of the factors that tipped the scales for the Pilot, which is also one of the most stylish and safest SUVs on the road today. KBB thinks so. Our Valley Honda Dealers think so. Owners think so. That’s what we call a “clean sweep.”

“Best Small SUV”: 2018 Honda CR-V

Fuel-efficient, smartly styled, versatile, and loaded with great standard features, the 2018 Honda CR-V “outclasses every other small crossover,” as KBB’s judges so aptly observe! The feisty little CR-V has won the “Best Small SUV” designation three out of four years since the award’s inception. Talk about reliable.

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“Best Minivan”: 2018 Honda Odyssey

The fact that Kelley Blue Book loves the 2018 Honda Odyssey will come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever driven it. Besides the fact that it boasts a host of safety features, including Honda Sensing technologies, it also has just about anything and everything that you could want in a family vehicle and handles like a dream! And the built-in HondaVAC system is just heavenly—we even invite you to drop a few stale fries in the back during your test drive, because the 2018 Odyssey vacuum just sells itself.

“Best Electric/Hybrid Car”: 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

We’re especially proud of the 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV. Given that the new “green car” sector is still relatively new yet robust, the fact that Honda’s latest plug-in hybrid earns gold here is simply dumbfounding. Its impressive 47-mile all-electric range is made better by the peppy 4-cylinder gasoline engine, which acts as a sort of “backup” generator so you don’t have to worry about that range at all — it’ll take over when needed!

Get an Award-Winning New Honda in Phoenix

If you needed one more reason to head over to your local Honda dealers in Phoenix, you’ve now got seven of them, with the 2018 Accord leading the pack. Come check out our entire lineup new 2018 Hondas for sale today, and you’re guaranteed to drive away with one of the best vehicles in the world.

Your new Honda is waiting. Locate your nearest Honda dealer in Mesa, Tempe, or the Scottsdale, AZ, area to take a test drive.

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