If your car reflects who you are, then you ought to go with a winner. Of the many reasons why car shoppers in South Florida should stick with the Honda Accord, its award-winning nature tops the list. The new 2019 Accord is a high-quality performer and thoughtfully designed sedan that continues the model’s impressive year-after-year run as America’s most wanted car. Let’s break down why the 2019 Honda Accord is once again the best sedan on the market.
Car and Driver: 10Best List
Car and Driver reviews hundreds of cars and trucks for this coveted prize every year, so you can hardly downplay the fact that the Honda Accord has appeared on their 10Best List a record-breaking 33 times. (We’ll repeat: the Accord has been one of the best cars in America 33 times!)
Critics at Car and Driver note that the Accord’s repeated appearances are largely due to “…the culmination of Honda’s fastidious fine-tuning and dogged attention to detail.” Among the many highlighted features of the new Accord, these stand out:
- finely tuned primary controls, which are lightweight and provide good feedback to the driver
- ergonomic and delicate placement of pedals
- smooth and supple ride quality
- seamless hybrid performance
“The model continues to balance engagement, quality, and practicality more consistently than any other car.” And who are we to say Car and Driver is wrong?
Kelley Blue Book: Best Buy Mid-Size Car
Following up such a glowing review is another coveted award from Kelley Blue Book. South Florida car buyers will be interested to note that the Best Buy Mid-Size Car award relates to the level of value the buyer receives for the money invested into the car. The 2019 Honda Accord won this KBB award thanks to the following features and systems:
- The largest and most elegant interior in its class.
- Top-level power train and engine.
- Incredible fuel-efficiency, both in the sedan and hybrid.
- Advanced Honda Sensing safety features and response sensitivity.
- Highest resale value in its class.
In summarizing their choice, Kelley Blue Book notes that “the midsize segment is one of the most highly competitive in the industry today with few if any marginal choices. However, the 2019 Honda Accord continues to set the bar high and remains the choice as this year’s Midsize Car Best Buy.” We agree.
Edmunds Buyers Most Wanted Vehicle
Echoing the claim that the 2019 Honda Accord is America’s most wanted vehicle, Edmunds also awarded the Accord the Buyers Most Wanted Vehicle prize for mid-sized cars. The criteria for winning this award include “overall sales figures, average time on the lot, and shopper interest data on Edmunds.com.” Edmunds highlights two primary features that set this car apart in the mid-size segment: its improved interior design and its fuel-efficient turbo-charged engine. Perhaps that’s why the 2019 Honda Accord outpaced the Camry for the third straight year to land in the top spot.
IIHS TSP Winner
Being named as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety adds another level of buyer confidence to the list of reasons to own the Accord. The 2019 Honda Accord was rated by the IIHS in 8 different categories, receiving the highest ratings in all of them, including:
- Good ratings in all six categories of crashworthiness
- Superior rating in crash avoidance and mitigation
- Good + for child seat anchors and ease of use
These ratings represent Honda’s ongoing commitment to driver safety, which has allowed the Accord to remain on the TSP list for four years in a row.
ALG Residual Value Award
One more award to grab the attention of South Florida-area buyers, which speaks to the Accord’s overall value on investment, is the ALG Residual Value Award. Using “its market insights, industry expertise and leading analytics to become the benchmark for forecasting vehicle values,” Auto Leasing Group has brought 50 years of experience to choose the cars with the highest residual value. The inclusion of the 2019 Honda Accord on this list demonstrates that it is expected to retain its resale value better than any other mid-size sedan on the market.
Test Drive a Honda Accord in South Florida Today!
Buyers in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and all of South Florida can stay in the winner’s circle by choosing the 2019 Honda Accord: America’s Most Wanted Sedan. Safe, chic, fuel-efficient, reliable, and sporting worthwhile residual value, the new Accord is a better investment than comparable mid-size cars. Visit a South Florida Honda dealership near you to test drive and fall in love with the ’19 Accord this spring, and the rest will be history.
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