The U.S. Olympic team took home the gold at this year’s Rio Summer Olympics and all of us at your local Valley Honda Dealers in Phoenix couldn’t be prouder. We salute our Olympic Champions on a job well done! 

 A History Of Award-Winning Automotive Achievement

While our American athletes earned bragging rights for their outstanding Olympic achievements, we also have something to brag about. It takes dedication, commitment, and a passion for excellence to come out on top. It’s that same winning attitude that motivates Honda’s team of designers and engineers to create some of the automotive industry’s finest vehicles. Honda’s thousands of team members in the U.S. and around the world share this same laser-focused commitment to excellence.

Born To Win

Many of the engineering breakthroughs you’ll find on today’s Hondas were born on the track through Honda Performance Development, Honda’s supercharged performance, and racing division. Honda Racing has racked up their own impressive victories over the years, competing in a variety of major racing events here in the States and around the world.

From 2006 to 2011 Honda engines powered the entire field of the Indy Racing League’s IndyCar® Series without a single engine-related failure. Additionally, Honda-powered teams to Indy 500 victories in 2012 and 2014. Honda has also scored big wins on the grueling LeMans Series circuit, as well as Formula racing and others.

Simply put, winning is in Honda’s DNA. Here are just some of the most notable auto industry awards and accolades Honda automobiles have recently received.

Car and Driver

Source: Car & Driver

Honda Accord – Car And Driver Magazine’s “10Best” A Record 30 Times

The 2017 Honda Accord Sedan for sale in Phoenix at your Valley Honda Dealers is to the automotive industry as gold-medalist Michael Phelps is to swimming. The 2016 Accord was just named a Car And Driver 10Best for the 30th time. That’s more trips to the podium than any other car in the magazine’s history. Maybe Mr. Phelps should consider getting one.

Also, gave the Accord, Accord Hybrid, and the Accord Plug-In their “Top Rated Vehicle” award.


Source: North American Car of the Year

2016 Honda Civic – North American Car of the Year & Car of the Year

Not to be outdone by its larger sibling the Accord, the completely redesigned 2016 Honda Civic for sale in Phoenix at your Valley Honda Dealers has also turned in a solid gold performance of its own. Automotive journalists and industry experts at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit bestowed this prestigious award on the brilliant new Civic, besting many other worthy contenders.


Source: Kelley Blue Book

Kelly Blue Book 2016 Best Buy Recipients

Kelly Blue Book has long been one of the most trusted resources for fair and unbiased automotive reviews and consumer information. That’s why it is truly a shining achievement for the following Honda automobiles to receive the coveted Best Buy Award for 2016 in their respective categories:

  • 2016 Honda Civic
  • 2016 Honda CR-V
  • 2016 Honda Pilot
  • 2016 Honda Odyssey Best Overall Brand & Best Value Brand

If this was NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” hit TV show then Honda would get the “Golden Buzzer.” America has spoken through’s Brand Watch™ non-luxury shopper survey, winning’s Market Intelligence Award as Best Overall Brand & Best Value Brand. In fact, Honda was named a Kelly Blue Book Best Value 4 out of the last 5 years.

2016 Honda Fit A Consumer Reports “10 Top Picks for 2016.”

Being named a top-10 pick by Consumer Reports is no small feat for the fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient 2016 Honda Fit. As stated in the publication’s April 2016 automotive issue “We set a high bar for the cars rated the best in the U.S. Each leader in its category drives beautifully, boasts solid reliability, did well in crash tests, and makes owners happy.”

Top Safety Awards

To become an Olympic medalist, you have to stay focused on your ultimate goal. When it comes to designing and building some of the world’s safest cars, Honda never takes its eyes off the ball. In fact, Honda was the first car manufacturer to develop pedestrian crash test dummies to help determine how human bodies react in a collision.

Two independent agencies conduct extensive testing of vehicles to determine the level and quality of their safety features. These agencies are the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


Source: IIHS

We’re pleased to say that the following Hondas received the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick+ Award for 2016:

  • 2016 Honda Pilot SUV
  • 2016 Honda Accord Sedan
  • 2016 Honda Accord Coupe
  • 2016 Honda CR-V SUV

Source: NHTSA

The following 6 Honda models received the NHTSA’s highest 5-star Overall Vehicle Score:

  • 2016 Honda Accord Sedan
  • 2016 Honda Fit
  • 2016 Honda CR-V
  • 2016 Honda HR-V
  • 2016 Honda Odyssey
  • 2016 Honda Pilot

Go For The Green

Honda believes in doing whatever it can to protect and preserve our planet’s fragile environment. In 1999, the Honda Insight was the first hybrid sold in North America. So we’re pleased that and the American Council for An Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named the 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid and 2016 Civic Natural Gas their “Greenest Vehicles for 2015.”

Greener Cars


Also, the new 2016 Honda HR-V Crossover was recently named “2016 Green SUV of the Year™” by Green Car Journal Magazine.

Green SUV

Source: Green Car Journal

Winning By The Numbers

Finally, the major automotive industry analytical organization IHS-Polk Automotive crunched the numbers and conducted extensive research on dependability, reliability, and longevity of various automotive brands. When the scores came back, once again Honda topped the leaderboard as “The most durable, longest lasting brand in its class.” In fact, IHS-Polk determined that 78% of all Hondas manufactured in the past 25 years are still on the road today.

Get An Olympic-Sized Deal At Your Valley Honda Dealers

With this remarkable string of Olympic-sized awards and industry accolades, it’s no wonder that all of us at your Valley Honda Dealers in Phoenix are truly proud to sell Honda automobiles. We’re also proud to offer award-winning customer service at each of our Phoenix-area Honda dealers.

Now is the time to stop into one of our conveniently located Phoenix Honda dealerships for gold-medal deals on our new 2016 Hondas for sale near Phoenix.

Or save thousands compared to new vehicles with our top-quality Honda Certified Pre-owned vehicles for sale in Phoenix.

Our championship sales teams will assist you in achieving your goal of owning an award-winning Honda today. Click here to find a Valley Honda Dealer near you.

Go for the gold. And go for the savings at your Valley Honda Dealers.

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