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Honda Civic wins 2016 North American Car of the Year

Award Winning 2016 Honda CivicAward Winning 2016 Honda Civic
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This week the winners of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards were announced at the Detroit Auto Show and the all-new 2016 Honda Civic beat out rivals from Chevrolet and Mazda to take the award for the second time. Fifty three automotive journalists from the United States and Canada considered more than fifty vehicles and rated them based on innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar to narrow the field down to the three finalists for cars and three finalists for trucks. All vehicles must be new or “substantially changed” to be considered.

For 2016 Honda completely redesigned the Civic, reducing weight and improving rigidity, resulting in nimble handling and a sportier aesthetic. The new Civic also offers a wider stance and lower center of gravity as well as an all-new suspension. The redesign also resulted in the largest cabin space in its class. Available in five different trims with two different powertrains, the Civic offers fuel efficiency and a luxury feel not usually found in compact cars at this price point. The 2016 Civic is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ thanks to features like lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning and collision mitigation braking. This is a great choice for students and families alike.

In the truck category the Volvo XC90 was named North American Truck of the Year for 2016, beating out the Honda Pilot and the Nissan Titan XD. This is also the XC90’s second win. For 2016 the XC90 has a new body structure, smoother exterior lines, and a larger interior with more space in both the second and third row seating areas. Refined interior design offers luxury materials and the largest touch screen outside of a Tesla. The XC90 is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ with two firsts: automatic braking in intersections if a car drives into the path of travel from another angle, and Run Off Road Design, which works to keep passengers safe if the car goes off the road.

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