Double Down: Honda Accord and Civic Win Car and Driver 2023 10Best Cars Awards

  • Honda is the winningest brand in Car and Driver 10Best history
  • Sleek, powerful and electrified, all-new 2023 Accord honored for a record 37th time, including a streak of 25 consecutive years
  • 11th-generation Civic repeats as 10Best for simple and sporty design, class-leading safety performance and fun-to-drive personality – and arrival of the all-new Type R

In a show of design and engineering excellence, Honda has earned two coveted Car and Driver 's 10Best Cars awards. The magazine 's editors honored the all-new 2023 Accord and the Civic lineup that includes the all-new 2023 Civic Type R, the most powerful car Honda has ever sold in the United States.

"You can feel the award-winning richness of the Accord before you even leave the parking lot, " said the editors at Car and Driver. "It 's smooth, quiet, refined to the nth degree, and good-looking. With a spacious back seat and a cavernous trunk, it serves well as comfortable transportation for five adults. "

"The reason the entire Civic lineup wins 10Best is because even the most sensible models—the base Sport sedan and hatchback—are a joy to drive, with balanced chassis, refined road manners, and accurate steering, " said the Car and Driver editors. "Both the Type R and the Si are offered only with a six-speed manual. These are "if you know, you know " cars. But the best thing about the Civic is that its affordability across a wide range of models means more drivers can join in on the fun. "

With 68 total awards, Honda is the winningest brand in Car and Driver 10Best history. At least one Honda has earned a spot on the annual list since the award's inception in 1983. Accord is also the most awarded vehicle in Car and Driver 10Best history by a wide margin. It has made the prestigious list an incredible 37 times, including the last 25 years consecutively. Click here for the complete 2023 Car and Driver 10Best Awards story.

"It is great to have a Honda product selected as one of America 's 10 Best cars, but to have the editors of Car and Driver select two different vehicles, Accord and Civic, is an incredible honor for the entire Honda family," said Lance Woelfer, assistant vice president Honda National Sales for American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

America 's best-selling car over the last five decade1, the all-new 2023 Honda Accord reinvigorates the midsize sedan segment with sophisticated design and an advanced fourth-generation two-motor hybrid-electric system that 's more powerful for a sporty and exhilarating driving experience, while also achieving high fuel efficiency. Inside, a new sporty and modern interior offers fine craftsmanship, high-quality materials and must-have tech features including Honda 's largest touchscreen ever and Honda 's first integration of Google built-in for seamless on-the-go connectivity.

Learn more about the new Honda Accord here.

A major gateway to the Honda brand, Civic continues to lead the industry with key customer groups, including Gen Z buyers, Millennials, first-time buyers and multicultural buyer2. Winner of the 2022 North American Car of the Year award, the Civic Sedan, sporty Civic Hatchback and performance Civic Si Sedan deliver fun-to-drive dynamics, stylish design and an award-winning interior with cutting-edge standard technology. For 2023, the all-new, high-performance Civic Type R joins the lineup as the ultimate hot hatch with a racetrack-tuned suspension and 315 hp (SAE net @ 6,500 rpm). It 's the perfect capstone to the 11th-generation Civic lineup, the sportiest, most fun-to-drive Civic in Honda history. Learn more about the Honda Civic lineup here.

1 Source: Wards Intelligence cumulative U.S. light vehicle sales among passenger cars, 1970-2022CYTD Oct.
2 Source: Strategic Vision New Vehicle Experience Study, 2016-2022

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda 's electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord hybrid, CR-V hybrid, and, in the future, Civic hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, Honda 's first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024.  

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2021, more than 95% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with nearly two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

More information about Honda is available in the Digital Factbook

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