BY GERRY MILES
There may not be too much of a good thing, or as someone once opined “there’s an embarrassment of riches”. The folks at Honda may well agree after the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan, Civic Sedan and CR-V compact SUV were all named to the 10 Best Family Cars list compiled by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com. Honda’s hat-trick were selected over hundreds of models for excelling in the safety, fuel efficiency, technology and connectivity.
“As one of the most purchased brands by families and the leading manufacturer on this list, this recognition represents our laser focus on customer satisfaction,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda. “The Accord, Civic and CR-V all lead their respective segments in retail sales and Honda continues to focus on selling high value vehicles to one customer – or family – at a time.”
All-new for 2013, the Honda Accord was recognized as one of the top sedans for families by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com. The Accord features available technology features like the LaneWatch™ blind spot display. With safety a top shopping consideration for families, the Accord earns industry-leading safety scores, having been rated as a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and distinguished by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.1
For the second straight year, the Civic was named among the top rated family cars for budget shoppers. Receiving significant upgrades for 2013, the Civic boasts class-leading standard features like a rearview camera, HandsFreeLink™ Bluetooth®, Pandora® internet radio interface, SMS text message feature and steering wheel audio controls. The Civic was also the only small car to be rated a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and distinguished by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.1
Recognized for a second year as a top crossover vehicle was the CR-V. It is also rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a TOP SAFETY PICK and is distinguished by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.1
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1Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). Vehicles tested under the new program cannot be compared to MY10 and earlier vehicles.