Honda Wins Their 36th Car and Driver 10Best Award for the Accord

November 26th, 2021 by

For a historic and record-breaking 36th time, the Honda Accord has found itself on Car and Driver’s 10Best Award list this year. The Honda Accord has long found itself on this prestigious list, however, landing on it for the 36th time is a true marvel to behold. Honda is the most winningest brand in Car and Driver 10Best history, with at least one Honda vehicle making it to the prestigious list every year since its inception in 1983, making a total of 66 awards. Known for their incredible reliability and outstanding value, its no surprise that Honda has once again found itself topping Car and Driver’s 10Best Award list for the 36th time.

Earning a spot on Car and Driver’s 10Best Award list is no easy feat, as it is comprised of the best cars, trucks, and SUVs available on the market, and competition is quite fierce. Despite such fierce competition, Honda, and more specifically the Accord, finds itself at the top of that list year after year. The Accord performs at such a high level, even the team at Car and Driver finds it hard to resist recommending.

“Year after year we find ourselves recommending the Honda Accord to friends and family looking for a fun-to-drive, safe and fuel-efficient sedan,” said Eddie Alterman, Chief Brand Officer of Car and Driver. “Refined, dynamically engaging, and affordable, the 2022 Honda Accord is the benchmark of the midsize sedan class. Congratulations to Honda on Accord’s impressive winning streak.”

Honda holds Car and Driver’s 10Best list in quite a high regard, seeing it as a list that even represents the same core values that Honda does. This is evidenced by a quote from Honda’s Vice President of National Sales, Michael Kistemaker, as he is quoted as saying — “At Honda, we have long appreciated Car and Driver‘s recognition of its own core values in our Honda Accord –intelligence, irreverence, and independence. It helps that Accord also happens to be fun-to-drive, safe, and fuel-efficient…Thank you to the editors of Car and Driver for honoring the Accord for a record 36th year. It never gets old.”

In order to keep themselves appearing at the top of Car and Driver’s 10Best list, Honda has always flowed with the times, keeping their vehicles on the cutting edge of technology and design trends. Keeping the Accord up with the times, Honda has replaced the EX trim level on the Accord Hybrid, with the new and exciting Sport trim level. Some of the key features on the new Accord Hybrid Sport include the following:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Headlamps
  • LED Fog Lights
  • A black rear spoiler
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Heated front seats
  • Sirius XM Radio
  • An 8-speaker audio system
  • Sport pedals

With so many exciting new additions and features, it’s easy to see why the Honda Accord is consistently rated by Car and Driver as one of the best cars available on the market, year after year. However, the Accord hasn’t just built its name based on the features and technology it offers, its name is built upon a strong foundation of performance and reliability.

Reliability is one of Honda’s strong suits, as they have been known to produce some of the most reliable and longest-lasting vehicles on the market today. Honda has not strayed from this mindset, as they are offering some of the most reliable powertrains their cars have ever had in them. The 2022 Honda Accord made its way to the top of Car and Driver’s 10Best list thanks to these three wonderful and reliable powertrains:

  • A 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and CVT transmission; capable of 192-horsepower.
  • A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 10-speed automatic; capable of 252-horsepower.
  • A 2-motor hybrid powertrain; capable of 212-horsepower and up to 48mpg combined.

These ultra-reliable and high-performing powertrains helped propel the 2022 Honda Accord to the top of Car and Driver’s 10Best list, and it’s no secret as to why. Honda’s efforts on the 2022 Accord have once again set the bar for other cars in the midsize sedan segment, a segment that Honda has long dominated. For the last 50 years, the Honda Accord has been one of America’s best-selling cars, selling over 14 million units in the United States, with over 12 million of those units being made right here in the U.S.

Are you located in Allentown or the surrounding areas, and looking to get your hands on the award-winning 2022 Honda Accord? Then Lehigh Valley Honda is the Honda dealer for you, as we keep the largest inventory of new, pre-owned, and certified pre-owned Hondas in the Allentown area. Stop in today and speak with one of our sales professionals about test driving the award-winning 2022 Honda Accord, as it was voted into Car and Driver’s 10Best list for the 36th time in its illustrious history. If you want the best deals on Honda cars in the Allentown area, they can be had right here at Lehigh Valley Honda today!

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