What Car Was the 2016 Car of the Year?
For years, consumers have relied upon the North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year awards to find the best models for each model year. The recognition is awarded by votes from 53 automotive journalists in the United States and Canada. So, what car was the 2016 car of the year?
Honda Civic Named 2016 North American Car of the Year
When all votes were tallied, the 2016 Honda Civic was awarded the recognition of being the 2016 North American Car of the Year (Volvo XC90 named Truck/Utility of the Year). Voting for the top three models came out as such:
- Honda Civic – 203 votes
- Chevy Malibu – 181 votes
- Mazda MX-5 Miata – 146 votes
Honda’s Civic compact sedan is capable of up to an impressive 42 mpg highway and comes equipped with a standard 158-horsepower engine or available 174-horsepower engine. Perhaps most impressive is that this isn’t the first time the Civic has been named the Car of the Year, as it also earned the recognition in 2006.
Benefits of Used Honda Vehicles
For used car buyers, the fact the Honda Civic is a current and previous earner of the Car of the Year award says a lot about the level of quality they can expect from Honda models. So, with all the options you have when purchasing a used vehicle, why should you choose a Honda?
There’s no doubt that each make and model has its own advantages, but Honda is a true standout for reliability. J.D. Power’s 2015 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study ranked Honda as one of the top auto brands. Another study last year from Consumer Reports ranked the 2013/2014 Honda Civic and 2008-2012 Honda Accord as having above average reliability in the $15,000-$20,000 used vehicle category.
In addition to being reliable, Honda models often have great fuel efficiency, quality craftsmanship and premium-quality features. You’re probably thinking all of this must come at a hefty price, but when buying from Joe’s Auto Sales, we help you get the vehicle you need at the price you deserve. Now that you know what car was named the 2016 Car of the Year, be sure to return to our blog here at Joe’s Auto Sales, a buy here pay here dealership located in the heart of Indianapolis.