Honda Scores High in J.D. Power Study

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Thanks to vehicles like the 2013 Honda Civic, Honda was one of the top brands in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

Honda was one of the top non-luxury brands in J.D. Power and Associate’s 2013 Initial Quality Study.

The study is based on customer responses after 90 days of ownership. When you remove the luxury brands, Honda was among the top 5 vehicles in Initial Quality, their score of 103 is much higher than the industry average.

Honda is traditionally a top non-luxury brand and they are always above the industry average. J.D. Power says their Initial Quality Study has always been in great indicator of long-term durability among models.

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Waikem Honda wins another award

The sales staff at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales staff in Northeast Ohio

The sales staff at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales staff in Northeast Ohio

The sales team at Waikem Honda has again been named the top Honda sales team in Northeast Ohio.

Waikem Honda again has the Northeast Ohio Honda championship belt on display in our Massillon showroom. The award goes to the dealership with the highest sales percentage for the month. Waikem Honda had one of its best months ever in March 2013, and the team got to pose with the title once again.

Waikem Honda in Massillon, Ohio, is the area’s top rated dealer, receiving an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau. The staff is also very familiar with Honda’s championship belt.

It has never been a better time to test drive the Honda lineup. The 2013 Honda Accord and 2013 Honda Civic were redesigned this year. The Honda CR-V was redesigned in 2012, and the Honda Odyssey wins many minivan awards. The staff at Waikem Honda also has access to more than 250 used cars at one location.

Learn more about Waikem Honda now, and visit Waikem Honda managers Darren Sponseller and Harry Card for your test drive.

Several Hondas Make Best Used Cars List

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Consumer Reports has put together a list of the best used cars.

And, not surprisingly, Honda has graced that list with the Fit, Accord, CR-V, and Pilot.

Honda has a reputation for retaining its value. With a solidly built line up, Honda has set themselves up to be useful for years after they leave the assembly line.

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2013 Honda Civic Named a Top Safety Pick Plus

 

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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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Review: 2013 Honda Pilot

 

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The 2013 Honda Pilot adds a backup camera standard on all models, along with room for 8.

The 2013 Honda Pilot is one of the best choices for a larger families. It’s one of the few vehicles that offers comfortable seating for up to 8 people, and with a backup camera now standard across the lineup, the Pilot is one of the most practical choices for those seeking a large SUV.

We’ve always found the Pilot to be one of the most underrated vehicles in Honda’s lineup. There isn’t a wasted millimeter of space in the Pilot. There’s room for 8 people to sit inside, and even taller passengers will fit comfortably in the back of a Pilot. Sometimes we look at 3-row models and think “who would fit in that third row,” but we don’t think that’s the case in the 2013 Honda Pilot.

While the Pilot is relatively the same as previous models, a backup camera is now standard on all 2013 Honda Pilot models. This is a big step forward, because we know it can be hard to fit a larger SUV into a tight space. Those problems are now a thing of the past.

VIEW THE DIGITAL BROCHURE OF THE 2013 HONDA PILOT 

Watch Waikem Honda salesman Dustin Shahan’s walk around of the 2013 Honda Pilot:

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Honda Places High in Consumer Reports List

 

2013 Honda Accord

2013 Honda Accord

Honda continues to put smiles on people faces.

That’s according to Consumer Reports, who ranked Honda in the top ten of its annual reliability survey.

Consumer Reports analyzes subscribers’ experiences with 1.2 million new vehicles to predict future reliability.

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Honda, Ford, Kia have Top 3 Row Models

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If you have  big family, you know the need for third row seat.

It can be a crowded and complicated quest to find that perfect third row choice though.

Should I get the SUV? The Extended Wagon? Or the Minivan?

Luckily for us, KBB recently announced which are the best three-row vehicles less than $30,000. Not surprising, the Honda Odyssey was KBB’s No.1 Choice. But many other top models also finished in the top ten:

Best Three Row Vehicles Under $30,000, According to Kelly Blue Book:

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Honda is Tops for Quality

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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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