Every year, Kelley Blue Book tests and reviews hundreds of vehicles in side-by-side comparisons to determine which ones provide the best value. Each year, as those at KBB say, “…there’s always a vehicle that offers a stronger mix of attributes than its competitors.” This year, that vehicle is the 2018 Honda Accord, which was named the Overall Best Buy for 2018. (Winning this award is no surprise to anyone who drives a 2018 Accord, but the fact that Honda brought home seven of thirteen KBB trophies may be.)
Overall Best Buy: 2018 Honda Accord
How did the new Accord bring home the KBB bacon for 2018? It starts with a complete redesign and a bolder, sleeker, and sportier exterior. LED headlights, fog lights, and active grille shutters with air curtains improve aerodynamics. But its style is something out of this world, too!
Inside, the ergonomic design, high-quality trim, exceptional headroom and legroom, and 12-way power adjusting seats (with two savable positions) ensure the highest level of comfort. The 2018 Accord is rich in details: a versatile center console, ample trunk space, and so much more abound.
One of the highlights of the 2018 Accord is Honda Sensing, which comes standard across all trim levels. The suite of driver-assistance and safety features is the most comprehensive in its class. Honda Sensing includes:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System: Slows or stops the vehicle for you when it senses an unavoidable collision.
- Road Departure Mitigation System: Tells you when you’re about to veer off the road and corrects course if needed.
- Adaptive Cruise Control: Allows you to maintain a consistent speed and following distance, slowing to a set interval with the traffic in front of you.
- Lane Keeping Assist System: Keeps you away from the center line and side of the road.
- Traffic Sign Recognition: Notifies you of speed limit changes and other road conditions.
The 2018 Accord wasn’t the only Best Honda on the list. Honda had a strong showing overall in the Kelley Blue Book awards, winning a total of seven of the twelve best-of top honors.
- Best Midsize Car (2018 Honda Accord) – Best of its class and best overall, you can’t go wrong with the all-new Accord!
- Best Small Car (2018 Honda Civic) – KBB calls the 2018 Civic “…fun to drive but comfortable, safe but exciting, reasonably priced but well-equipped, powerful but fuel efficient.” View our current selection of Honda Civics for sale in Miami.
- Best Small SUV (2018 Honda CR-V) – The CR-V has won this category three out of four times, and no wonder: it has 40 cubic feet of space in the back, which expands to nearly 75 cubic feet if you fold the seats down. For the driver who values that space for their dogs, equipment, or simply the flexibility, combined with fantastic features for safety and comfort, the 2018 CR-V is a great choice.
- Best Midsize SUV (2018 Honda Pilot) – The Pilot has maintained this honor for three years in a row with its seating for up to eight people, ample cargo space, extra features, and a low price point. “It’s comfortable, refined and civilized, offering the best all-around balance you can find.” Fall in love with the new Honda Pilot at one of our Miami dealers.
- Best Minivan (2018 Honda Odyssey) – In a category with tough competition, the 2018 Odyssey came out on top. The second-row outboard seats move forward and back as well as side to side. The in-cabin camera gives the driver a safe, easy way to keep an eye on those backseat passengers. “It’s the best-driving minivan we’ve ever driven.” If you need a new minivan in Miami, take a peek at our Honda Odyssey
- Best Electric/Hybrid Car (2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid) – KBB called the Clarity PHEV the benchmark for eco-friendly cars. The Honda Clarity is exceptionally efficient, with a smooth transition between electric and gasoline, yet drives like a typical vehicle and is expected to hold a high resale value.
Get an Award-Winning Honda in Miami
If you’re itching to test drive a 2018 Honda Accord or any of the Honda models that have earned gold this year, we invite you to visit your Honda dealers in Miami, FL. No matter which Honda model you prefer, your South Florida Honda Dealers will be happy to help you find your perfect match. Take a look at our current offers and think about wrapping up a set of Honda keys for the special person in your life this holiday season.
Visit the nearest Honda dealer in Miami to find out for yourself why the 2018 Accord was named this year’s Best Overall Buy.
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