Honda’s all-new 2015 Fit and refreshed 2015 CR-V take home two awards as most satisfying vehicles in their segments
07.09.2015 – Two of Honda’s most popular and hottest-selling models, the 2015 Honda Fit and Honda CR-V, have been recognized as the most satisfying vehicles in their respective market segments, winning AutoPacific’s customer-driven 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Award. The Honda Fit has posted high double-digit gains every month since October 2014 and is up 63 percent for the year, while CR-V continues as the best-selling SUV in America with all-time record sales of 163,018 vehicles in the first half of 2015.
“These two models represent Honda’s core and growth segments, and we’re gratified to know that our customers are satisfied with their purchases,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of Honda automobile division at American Honda. “Honda’s products are created by passionate engineers who take joy in producing the highest quality automobiles, and AutoPacific’s awards validate that enthusiasm, as well as tell us how well regarded the CR-V and Fit are in the industry.”
AutoPacific’s 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs) are based on over 66,000 surveys completed in first quarter of 2015 by owners of new cars and light trucks in the United States between October and December of 2014. The VSAs are based solely on owner input, and are an accurate measurement of how satisfied new car and light truck buyers are with their recently purchased vehicles.
- Accord recognized as one of the top family sedans for the third straight year by parenting and car experts
- The subcompact Fit is honored as one of the best budget cars
- CR-V highlighted as a standout in the crossover category of the annual list
The 2015 Honda Fit, Accord and CR-V have been named to the 10 Best Family Cars list compiled by the parenting and car experts at Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. The three family-friendly Honda vehicles – each earning the top crashworthiness ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and equipped with a standard rearview camera – were selected out of hundreds of models for excelling in the key areas of safety, convenience features, performance and value.
The Accord was recognized as one of the top sedans for families for the third straight year. The Accord features sophisticated styling, fuel-efficient powertrains and advanced technology features like the available LaneWatch™ display and a standard multi-angle rearview camera. With safety a top shopping consideration for families, the Accord shines by earning a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
The spacious, fuel-efficient and versatile 2015 Honda Fit was chosen as one of the best budget cars on the annual list. The all-new 2015 Honda Fit is even more of a standout choice in the subcompact segment with its small-on-the-outside, big-on-the-inside packaging, incredibly versatile second-row Magic Seat® and a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at just $15,790. The Fit features a fresh and modern design, a sporty and efficient engine, plus a highly versatile interior loaded with equipment essential for urban driving, including a standard rearview camera and Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity. Occupant safety features for the 2015 Honda Fit are further enhanced through the use of Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, helping Fit earn a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from IIHS and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
The 2015 CR-V, also recognized as one of the best crossovers for families, received the most significant mid-cycle redesign in its history, with a new direct-injected EarthDreams™ Technology i-VTEC® engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) to improve performance and fuel efficiency. A new suite of Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive features, available on the Touring trim, contribute to the vehicle’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from IIHS. Additionally, the CR-V features significantly enhanced exterior and interior styling, while a long list of new family-friendly standard and available features brings a new level of sophistication to America’s top-selling SUV.
2015 CR-V applauded for its optimal balance of family-friendly features, interior room, excellent visibility and rewarding driving experience
05.27.2015 – The 2015 Honda CR-V, America’s most popular SUV for the past decade, has won the top spot in the Cars.com/USA TODAY/”MotorWeek” Compact SUV Challenge, with a panel of experts and customers choosing CR-V over six competing models.
“The compact SUV segment is among the most competitive in the industry, and we took nothing for granted with the 2015 CR-V,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “The CR-V has been America’s top SUV choice for many years now, and it’s great to see that real-world customers and experts from Cars.com, USA TODAY and “MotorWeek” agree that the 2015 CR-V continues to live up to their high expectations.”
In winning the competition, the CR-V earned praise for its rewarding driving experience, generous interior room and family-friendly features. The 2015 CR-V features upgrades to styling, performance, fuel efficiency and family-friendly technology.
“The 2015 Honda CR-V came out on top because it provided the best blend of good interior room, excellent visibility and a surprisingly rewarding driving experience,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief. “The CR-V was also packed with great family-friendly features like easy-to-fold seats, a low load floor, rear air vents and much more.”
The Challenge pitted seven of the most popular compact SUVs against each other in a series of expert and consumer testing, which determined that the 2015 CR-V was overall best-in-class. To qualify for the competition, vehicles had to cost less than $28,000 and achieve a combined city/highway EPA fuel economy rating of at least 26 mpg.