Domestic Cars Making a Comeback

2013 Ford Fusion

The age-old argument between the Domestic and Import has raged on since what feels like forever. And for the past decade it seemed rather one-sided.

That is until auto industry research and consulting company Strategic Vision released its 2013 Total Quality Index study recently. Strategic Vision has been at this since 1994 and looks at factors from traditional counting of reported problems to examining subtle elements that influence car-buying decisions.

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2013 Honda Civic Named a Top Safety Pick Plus

 

2013-Honda-Civic

The 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, the highest safety rating a vehicle can receive. The Civic is now the first and only small car to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation.

“If you want a compact car with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the 2013 Honda Civic is the only choice,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “We believe this is a distinct competitive advantage, especially as more and more consumers place a premium on crash rating performance.”

Top Safety Pick Plus is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s newest top ranking, which separates out the best of best for safety. IIHS scores the 2013 Honda Civic Good in the moderate overlap front test results, Good for the small overlap front test, good for side impact test results, and good for roof strength test. To achieve Top Safety Pick Plus status, a vehicle  must receive a score of good in at lease 4 of 5 tests and no less than acceptable in the fifth test. Less than 20 vehicles across the United State have been designated as a Top Safety Pick Plus.

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Honda Wins Top Quality

2012 Honda Accord Crosstour

Some of Honda’s top models received another award for total quality.

The Honda Accord Crosstour, Honda Odyssey and Honda Ridgeline each received awards in their class for Total Quality from Global Marketing and Communications firm Strategic Vision.

Total Quality surveyed owners of 2012 model year vehicles from September through December 2011.

Honda winning a quality award is monthly occasion. They just keep winning, winning and winning more awards.

And if you want the top quality dealer, there is only one to choose.

Congrats to Honda for another quality award!

Honda is Tops for Quality

2012 Honda CR-V

Honda is the top ranked non-luxury brand in the world.

That’s according to J.D. Power and Associates, who released its annual Initial Quality Study on Tuesday.

In this study, J.D. Power survey buyers and lessees of new 2012 model-year vehicles 90 days after their purchase to get their opinion of their new vehicle.

The study proved well for Honda, as they finished fifth overall, and were the top non-premium model –the top four models were Lexus, Jaguar, Porsche and Cadillac.

As you dig deeper into this year’s study, things keep getting better for Honda.

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