Honda Wins Two Awards In
Car And Driver Magazine’s “10 Best Cars”



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18th December, 2005

The US publication Car and Driver Magazine has named the 2006 Honda Accord as the "Best Family Sedan," and the Acura TSX (Accord Euro) as the “Best Sports Sedan” in its annual "10 Best Cars" award.

This year’s win sees the Accord achieve "10 Best" status for the 20th time in the 24 years that Car and Driver editors have been conducting the competition, more than any other vehicle in the award's history.

The full lineup of Accord vehicles - including the Accord Hybrid and the four-cylinder- and V6-powered Sedan and Coupe - have been recognised by the magazine's staff as outstanding vehicles in their respective classes. Honda vehicles have made the magazine's 10 Best list 41 times - more than any other automotive brand in the award's history.

"The editors of Car and Driver give the Accord high marks for its excellent road manners, first-rate ergonomics, exemplary reliability, rock-solid construction, and strong value," said Csaba Csere, editor-in-chief of Car and Driver Magazine. "The Accord's consistent ability to flatter average drivers and engage expert drivers helps explain why Accord has made the 10 Best list 20 times in the past 24 years, which is more than any other vehicle in the award's history."

The seventh-generation of the Honda Accord remains one of the most popular cars in America.

The Acura TSX – sold in Australia as the Honda Accord Euro – was described by Car and Driver Magazine as “one of those rare cars that make their owner happy to buckle up every time, every day.”

“When it comes to the other virtues that distinguish the best from the also-rans – agility, comfort, quality construction, luxury features – the TSX has the field covered,” said Car and Driver Magazine.

"The Car and Driver "10 Best' award demonstrates how the Accord leads the family sedan segment with Honda's emphasis on performance, quality and safety," said John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Honda is honoured to have its vehicles regarded so highly over the years with one of the most coveted awards in the industry."

Honda's Car and Driver “10 Best” Award History

Honda Model 10 Best Award Model Year
Accord 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994,1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983
Civic 1996, 1991,1990, 1989, 1988
CRX 1988, 1985
Prelude 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995,1994,1993, 1992, 1986, 1985, 1984
S2000 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000

2006 Honda Accord
2006 Honda Accord

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